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Captain Benny's Half Shell Oyster Bar

8506 S. Main
Houston, TX 77025
713-666-5469
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Jeff Balke

Details

  • Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
  • $
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Accepted
Don't be put off by Captain Benny's boat-shaped restaurants that litter the city; these low-key seafood joints are some of the best places to grab inexpensive, reliably good Gulf oysters in season. Sit at the "bow" of the ship inside and they'll be shucked right in front of you. The rest of the year, Captain Benny's specializes in Cajun standards and fried seafood platters that will please even the pickiest eaters.

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