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“Great "Underwater" Experience!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Aquarium

Aquarium
Ranked #5 of 72 Restaurants in Kemah
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great "Underwater" Experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

My second favorite restaraunt in Kemah!

They are a bit pricey, but the food is excellent and plentiful. About $17+
I chose the Broiled Seafood Platter, it has a special name on the menu but I can't remember. It has shrimp, stuffed flounder, scallops, crab, and comes with two sides and a salad. About $25. Tons of food on the plate.

Great eatery for kids. There is a gift shop downstairs, an aquarium, and stingray feeding exhibit ! Its only $6! Awesome experience to feed stingrays! They feel like wet velvet! Im an ocean animal lover so I was above happy!

The restaraunt atmosphere was nice, all blue lighting, huge aquarium that you eat next to and watch all the fish swim by. Perfect for couples whove been together for years with nothing to talk about HA! (Just joking) The bar was all lite up in blue ambiance for a clubby feel.

I love going here. A different experience.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mansfield, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

The food was excellent, especially the dessert! And the atmosphere was very nice. I took a 13 year old and a 14 year old and we all had a great time and really loved the food. Stingray reef was fun, too, but prepared to get wet! The stingrays come by and splash! They're also really cute opening those mouths for food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mandy B
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Unique But Underwhelming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

The restaurant itself is nice with one large aquarium and a smaller, two-story cylinder one as you enter. Our 2 and 4 year old loved looking at the fish but that was really the only appeal. We were seated immediately on a Sunday evening around 5:45p and the restaurant was about 65-75% full. The food was just mediocre and the prices were a bit higher than similar restaurants. You'd expect to pay more for the ambience but for the money I would have much preferred eating seafood at Pappadeaux, sans the aquariums. The appetizer took about 15 minutes to arrive, a little on the lengthy side, and then the entrees showed up less than 2 minutes later. Again the food was just average at best. The service was not bad but overall we were not impressed.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelingnewt
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Jacksonville, Texas
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266 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Nice views, but not worth the price of admission!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

First of all, this place doubles as an aquarium and a restaurant.......Has a great view of the fish and sea creatures just about anywhere you sit in the restaurant, however, expect to get lots of kids and rude adults bumping around your table if you are close to the tank. The place is super noisy and trying to carry on a conversation is almost impossible. If you are with a group, forget hearing anything the person on the far end of your table will have to say. The service is a bit above average as the wait staff usually have at least two folks to handle each large table. The menu is very pricey. I know, I know, seafood is expensive, but not that expensive. And the seafood you get doesn't appear to be of the highest quality either. I would presume that its probably frozen, commercial style seafood and by looking at what everyone in our party got, my suspicions were confirmed. My fish was inedible....all the menu said was "white fish", so no tell what kind it was. The fried shrimp were nothing more than "box style" straight from the freezer to the deep fryer.....nothing more nothing less. Quality is average. Save your money and your sanity by not having to listen to screaming kids, and walk next door to the other seafood place.....its got to be better than this place. I wont be going back unless its to look at the fish in the tank.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank gigem74
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Whitehouse, Texas
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good food, fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

The dining room has an amazing view,inside and out, and the food was good. We went at lunch and 3 adults shared a platter. Total for 5 of us still $50 plus tip but seafood is expensive everywhere. Next time we will go there for an afternoon dessert instead. Those are not listed on the online menu or we would have done that this time. You can go up to see the dining room fish tanks even if you don't eat there.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank alison_c1304
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