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“Once is enough.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Shrimp Haus

Shrimp Haus
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Shrimp Haus Restaurant features gulf views and great food. With 101 ways to eat shrimp, plus steaks, seafood, burgers, pizzas and more, all served in a family-friendly environment, the Shrimp Haus is well-known for its diverse, reasonably priced menu. Boasting the Island's best margaritas and featuring live entertainment most evenings, the Shrimp Haus is open year-round. Located adjacent to the Schlitterbahn Beach Resort and Waterpark, the restaurant caters to a wide array of guests. Signature dishes include Coconut Fried Shrimp, Lobster Burritos and Fried Ice Cream.
Skowhegan, Maine
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Once is enough.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

In January we were staying very near the Shrimp Haus and decided to try it one night. Margaritas were only $3.00 but seemed watered down as another reviewer has said. We ordered the all-you-can-eat fried shrimp and it was not bad but not succulent, either. I ordered shrimp in several places in South Padre and all were better. This is a place that handles crowds and there were not very many people that night. The service was a bit slow and we had to ask for more lettuce for the salad bar.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Marianne T
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Mike B, Manager at Shrimp Haus, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your Shrimp Haus visit. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the pricing on the Margaritas (voted Island's Best!) and disappointed that you were not as pleased as the majority of our Guests are. As one of a very limited few who purchase their shrimp fresh and local from local shrimpers, we pride ourselves on the value and quality of our dishes and hope to see you again soon so that you may enjoy fresh seafood at its best.
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Rochester, Minnesota
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Special Valentine's Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2013

Had an outstanding steak and shrimp dinner on Valentines Day. The dinner came as a five course meal. Very nice! There was a gentleman singing during the dinner-a one man band. Very entertaining and a beautiful voice! My husband and I got the dance floor moving. He said, "Now look what you started!" :)

Visited February 2013
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Thank Starrs15
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Mike B, Manager at Shrimp Haus, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thanks for your comments and spending your Valentine's Day with us! Our nightly live entertainment and gulf view are part of the experience we hope to provide. Our fresh gulf shrimp, purchased fresh and local, ensures quality seafood at fair prices. We look forward to seeing you back soon!
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“GROSS”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

This place was expensive and the food quailty was horriable. I do not eat sea food and they messed up pasta. It had no flavor and I couldn't even eat it because it was so bad.

Our shrimp lovers in the group said it was the worst shrimp they ever had!

STAY AWAY

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Michael53215
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“Horrible Service, cold food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

A group of 12 of us went to the Shrimp Haus restaurant as part of the Port of Brownville tour. After the four hour cruise we headed to the restaurant for our included meal, which had been pre-arranged by the tour company. Our party was split into two tables. we ordered our food at the same time and the other tables, including our friends were served promptly. We waited one hour and fourty five minutes for our food order, after having placed our order. The waiter kept coming by telling us that our order would be up any minute. By the time our food came up, everyone else in the restaurant had finished and left, including our friends, and the staff were clearing off the tables. The waiter finally, after an hour and ten minutes, admitted that the kitchen had lost our ticket. They finally brought out our food, the vegetables and fries were cold and the the orders were all wrong, we did not get what we ordered. Fortunately the chicken was good and we ate that and left. No appology, no comp nothing. Definetly not a place to go back to in a group, if at all.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Don B
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South Padre Island, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible stuffed flounder”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and we enjoyed the music. Some people ordered the fried shrimp and that was good, but several of us ordered the special which was stuffed flounder and it was AWFUL, mushy and bitter. It was a friend's birthday so we didn't want to ruin it by complaining but it was the worst meal I have ever been served. If you like fried shrimp, go ahead and go but don't touch the flounder.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Jenny L
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Mike B, Manager at Shrimp Haus, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to comment on your Shrimp Haus visit. I'm glad the atmosphere and our award-winning (fresh from the Gulf!!) shrimp were enjoyed and that you celebrated your friend's birthday with us. I certainly wish it would have been brought to our attention about your dissatisfaction about the flounder as it is one of my favorites and usually excellent. We would have made it right as we want to satisfy all of our guests. I hope you to see you again soon at the Shrimp Haus to enjoy the gulf views, food and live entertainment.
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