If you’re in the Houston area, you’re close enough to the Gulf Coast to take advantage of some truly delicious seafood. There are restaurants serving up cajun-style crawfish, raw oysters on ice, fried catfish, and any combination of crab or shrimp you can think of. Take a look at our list of the best seafood restaurants in Houston to find the spot for your next outing with friends and family.
Houston Seafood Restaurants
1. State of Grace
State of Grace is the place to go for true oyster aficionados. The restaurant has an oyster bar with a variety of different oysters–including Murder Point and Mon Louis–for $1.5o a piece. The menu is seasonal, so as the ingredients go in and out of season, the offerings will change. Still, you can expect dishes like blue crab salad and redfish on the half shell, as well as gumbo and andouille.
Where: 3258 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77098
2. Field & Tides
For a gourmet Southern-comfort take on seafood, Field & Tides is a great pick. You’ll get to enjoy fried snapper, chorizo, and braised octopus. Other options include seafood risotto and crab soup. Of course, if you’re looking for shellfish, you can’t go wrong with the fried oysters with a cornmeal crust.
Where: 705 E 11th St, Houston, TX 77008
3. Acme Oyster House
Acme Oyster House serves, as you might guess, oysters. What makes it stand out among the seafood restaurants in Houston, then? Well, for one, it’s a New Orleans transplant–the original location is still in the French Quarter. Customers who stop by Acme get to enjoy an authentic New Orleans experience right here in Houston. The menu is chock full of oysters–raw and ice-cold, fried, in vodka shots, and covered in cheese. You can also branch out with the étoufée, crawfish dip, or gumbo.
Where: 1201 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
4. La Fisheria
La Fisheria is a Mexican restaurant that specializes in seafood dishes. If you love the fresh citrus tang of ceviche, margaritas, and shrimp tamales, head over to La Fisheria. The tortillas for the seafood tacos (lobster, shrimp, and red snapper) are made in-house, and the spices definitely bring the heat.
Where: 213 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002
5. Lotus Seafood
Lotus Seafood has four locations to choose from, so you’ll probably be able to find one nearby when you’re in the mood for seafood. Lotus is a casual eatery with affordable prices. The menu has plenty of fried fish and shrimp option, po’boys, and market-priced snow crab and crawfish. It’s best-known for its Louisiana fried rice and “crack sauce,” or homemade cajun garlic butter.
Where: 2825 S Kirkwood Rd #300, Houston, TX 77082
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6. 1751 Sea and Bar
For a more upscale experience, visit 1751 Sea and Bar. Named for the Gin Act of 1751, this restaurant and bar is very much gin-themed. There are a hundred varieties to serve as companions to your seafood of choice. The options include some Asian-fusion flavors such as mussels in Miso broth, soy cured salmon, and tuna poké with mirin and wasabi. For more classic seafood, you can opt for Gulf oysters, caviar with blinis, and seafood towers.
Where: 191 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007
7. Eugene’s Gulf Coast Cuisine
Eugene’s Gulf Coast Cuisine serves classic Gulf Coast dishes such as Gulf shrimp and oysters, Texas catfish, and blue crab-stuffed redfish. Of course, you can also enjoy oyster shooters with hot sauce or lime at the oyster bar. The menu includes a lot of Cajun favorites, too, including dark roux gumbo and shrimp en brochette.
Where: 1985 Welch St, Houston, TX 77019
8. Caracol Restaurant
Caracol Restaurant is another one of the best seafood restaurants in Houston that’s also a delicious Mexican restaurant. Look forward to red snapper ceviche with pineapple, campechana, roasted Gulf oysters in Chipotle butter, and fire-roasted shrimp. The restaurant’s focus is on coastal Mexican cuisine, and it delivers with fresh fish and vibrant flavors.
Where: 2200 Post Oak Blvd #160, Houston, TX 77056
9. Goode Company Seafood
One of the many Goode Company restaurants, Goode Company Seafood is focused on Gulf Coast cuisine. The campechana, a spicy mix of pico de gallo, shrimp, peppers, and avocado, is an appetizer that most can’t help but order. Grilled oysters, catfish po’boys, and shrimp empanadas round out the offerings on the menu.
Where: 2621 Westpark Dr, Houston, TX 77098
10. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette
Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette has you covered for all things seafood. If you’re looking for oysters, they have it. In the mood for poké or sashimi? They’ve got that, too. Their menu has everything from fish tacos to caviar to fried lobster bites. Chances are good that they’ll have something for everybody– their menu even includes vegan poké options.
Where: 4224 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027
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