Top 12 Must-Try Seafood Dishes in Houston

HOUSTON – This year, Lent is from Wednesday February 26 to Thursday April 9. Whether you’re committed to fasting during Lent or just craving seafood, there’s no shortage of seafood offerings in the greater Houston area. From Peruvian ceviche to spicy Thai-inspired cuisine, we’ve compiled a list of 12 memorable seafood dishes to please every palate!

1751 Sea & Bar

191 Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX 77007

(832) 831-9820

This place offers all the atmosphere of an intimate neighborhood restaurant. Whether you’re looking for a traditional dining experience with simply prepared seafood or a multi-course experience of small plates to share, you can find it at 1751 Sea & Bar.

What to try: Shrimp curry – Thai green curry with tomato, shiitake mushrooms, onions, texmati rice and herbs.

This place offers all the atmosphere of an intimate neighborhood restaurant. Whether you’re looking for a traditional dining experience with simply prepared seafood or a multi-course experience of small plates to share, you can find it at 1751 Sea & Bar. What to try: Shrimp curry – Thai green curry with tomato, shiitake mushrooms, onions, texmati rice and herbs. (1751 Sea & Bar)

Alice Blue

250 W 19th St, Houston, TX 77008

(713) 864-2050

As for the catch of the day, what’s fresh is what’s for dinner. Chef Brandi Key offers a rotating menu of market-fresh fish ready to be seasoned with careful thought and preparation.

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What to try: If it’s on the menu, you MUST try the grilled redfish with arugula, basil pesto and asparagus.

As for the catch of the day, what’s fresh is what’s for dinner. Chef Brandi Key offers a rotating menu of market-fresh fish ready to be seasoned with careful thought and preparation. What to try: If it’s on the menu, you MUST try the Grilled Rockfish with Arugula, Basil Pesto and Asparagus. (Alice Blue)

Bluewater Seafood

3 Northside locations to choose from.

Roadhouse-style local fish joint serving American and Cajun classics with beer and hurricanes.

This appetizer combines the flavors of crawfish stew and the pleasure of a hand cup made from crispy French bread. When fried, French bread takes on the consistency of a delicious donut.

Crawfish Pistol get the recipe HERE.

Roadhouse-style local fish joint serving American and Cajun classics with beer and hurricanes. This appetizer combines the flavors of crawfish stew and the pleasure of a hand cup made from crispy French bread. When fried, French bread takes on the consistency of a delicious donut. (Bluewater Seafood)

Caracol

2200 Post Oak Blvd #160, Houston, TX 77056

(713) 622-9996

For connoisseurs, the name of chef Hugo Ortega is synonymous with quality, creativity, integrity, diligence and talent. Caracol’s menu is extensive and features a variety of fresh seafood, coastal Mexican cuisine, as it is called.

What to try: Tacos de Pescado Estilo Baja – crispy fish tacos with Napa cabbage and chipotle mayonnaise on homemade corn tortillas.

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For connoisseurs, the name of chef Hugo Ortega is synonymous with quality, creativity, integrity, diligence and talent. Caracol’s menu is extensive and features a variety of fresh seafood, coastal Mexican cuisine, as it is called. What to try: Tacos de Pescado Estilo Baja – crispy fish tacos with Napa cabbage and chipotle mayonnaise on homemade corn tortillas. (Caracol)

Davis Street in Hermann Park

5925 Almeda Rd A, Houston, TX 77004

(877) 328-4778

Chef Mark Holley likes to pair contemporary flavors with classic Southern cuisine and Pan-Asian dishes with Latin flavors. Its menu reflects Houston’s diversity and uniqueness.

What to try: Thai snapper served with kimchi cabbage and hoppin’ john fried rice.

Chef Mark Holley likes to pair contemporary flavors with classic Southern cuisine and Pan-Asian dishes with Latin flavors. Its menu reflects Houston’s diversity and uniqueness. What to try: Thai snapper served with kimchi cabbage and hoppin’ john fried rice. (Davis St. to Hermann Park)

Eugene Gulf Coast Cuisine

1985 Welch Street, Houston, TX 77019

(713) 807-8883

Formerly Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood, Eugene’s continues to serve fine Cajun-style Gulf Coast cuisine.

What to try: Montrose Oysters – 6 oysters cooked to perfection with garlic butter and topped with giant crab, breadcrumbs, parmesan.

Formerly Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood, Eugene’s continues to serve fine Cajun-style Gulf Coast cuisine. What to try: Montrose Oysters – 6 oysters cooked to perfection, laced with garlic butter and topped with jumbo crab, breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. (Eugene Gulf Coast Cuisine)

Eunice

3737 Buffalo Speedway Suite 100, Houston, TX 77098

(832) 491-1717

Cajun-Creole cuisine in a setting that exudes chic southern charm without pretending to fine dining.

What to try: Fresh Gulf fish with cauliflower, browned butter and almonds.

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Cajun-Creole cuisine in a setting that exudes chic southern charm without pretending to fine dining. What to try: Fresh Gulf Fish – with cauliflower, golden brown butter and almonds. (Eunice)

Himalayas

6652 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074

(713) 532-2837

Indian and Pakistani specialties in a friendly setting. Special Note* This place is BYOB, so grab a bottle and plan to enjoy a wonderful evening without breaking the bank.

What to try: The Goa Shrimp with prawns sautéed in a bath of green coconut curry sauce. The seafood platter with grilled fish and prawn masala is also a great choice.

Indian and Pakistani specialties in a relaxed setting. Special Note* This place is BYOB, so grab a bottle and plan to enjoy a wonderful evening without breaking the bank. What to try: The Goa Shrimp with sautéed prawns in a bath of green coconut curry sauce. The seafood platter with grilled fish and prawn masala is also a great choice. (Himalayas)

Liberty Kitchen

3 locations to choose from among the Heights, River Oaks and Memorial.

Liberty Kitchen recently revamped its “coastal cuisine and modern comfort food” menu with an extensive, fully customizable seafood selection. Customers can enjoy fried, broiled, broiled, blackened, buttered or boiled seafood, with the option to enhance fish dishes with additional servings of shrimp, blue crab, bacon-wrapped scallops, oysters fries and more.

What to try: Fried oyster tacos – corn tortillas, coleslaw, cilantro-jalapeno sauce, fries, grilled jalapeño and pico de gallo.

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Liberty Kitchen recently revamped its “coastal cuisine and modern comfort food” menu with an extensive, fully customizable seafood selection. Customers can enjoy fried, broiled, broiled, blackened, buttered or boiled seafood, with the option to enhance fish dishes with additional servings of shrimp, blue brab, bacon-wrapped scallops, oysters fries and more. What to try: Fried oyster tacos – corn tortillas, coleslaw, cilantro-jalapeno sauce, fries, grilled jalapeño, and pico de gallo. (Liberty Kitchen)

Pasha Nikkei

2445 Times Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005

This gem of a food court located inside Politan Row specializes in the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine offering ceviches, tiraditos, cold entrees, sushi rolls and weekly specials.

What to try: Peruvian Ceviche – generous chunks of quality fresh fish marinated in an aromatic citrus juice bath sprinkled with choclo (Peruvian corn), mashed sweet potatoes and cancha (corn nuts). Get the recipe HERE.

This gem of a food court located inside Politan Row specializes in the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine offering ceviches, tiraditos, cold entrees, sushi rolls and weekly specials. Must try: Peruvian ceviche – generous chunks of quality fresh fish marinated in an aromatic citrus juice bath sprinkled with choclo (Peruvian corn), mashed sweet potatoes and cancha (corn nuts). (Pasha Nekkei)

Phat Eatery

23119 Colonial Pkwy Suite B-2, Katy, TX 77449

(832) 913-6382

Malaysian street food specialties cooked from A to Z.

Malaysian street food specialties cooked from A to Z. (Phat Eatery)

Tookie’s Seafood

1106 Bayport Blvd, Seabrook, TX 77586

(281) 942-9445

At Tookie’s Seafood, you can indulge in everything from ahi tuna tacos to shrimp and Gulf oysters fresh off the boat. Whatever you order, be sure to accompany it on one side with Mama Ethel’s onion rings (you’ll thank me later).

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What to try: Their grilled snow crab legs. These thighs are packed with succulent meat offering natural sweetness in every bite. You can join this indulgent experience every Thursday for just $8.99 per cluster.

At Tookie’s Seafood, you can indulge in everything from ahi tuna tacos to shrimp and Gulf oysters fresh off the boat. Whatever you order, be sure to accompany it on one side with Mama Ethel’s onion rings (you’ll thank me later). What to try: Their grilled snow crab legs. These thighs are packed with succulent meat offering natural sweetness in every bite. You can join this indulgent experience every Thursday for just $8.99 per cluster. (Tookie’s Seafood)

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