Top 12 Seafood Dishes To Try In Houston

HOUSTON – This year, Lent runs from Wednesday February 26 to Thursday April 9. Whether you’re committing to a fast during Lent or just craving seafood, there’s no shortage of seafood in the greater Houston area. From Peruvian ceviche to spicy Thai-inspired cuisine, we’ve handpicked a list of 12 memorable seafood dishes to appeal to any palate!

1751 Sea & Bar

191 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas 77007

(832) 831-9820

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

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

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

Alice Blue

250 W 19th St, Houston, Texas 77008

(713) 864-2050

When it comes to the fish of the day, what’s fresh is what’s for dinner. Chef Brandi Key offers a rotating menu of fresh market 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 rockfish with arugula, basil pesto and asparagus.

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

Local roadhouse-style fish restaurant serving American and Cajun classics with beer and hurricanes.

This appetizer combines the flavors of crayfish stew with the pleasure of a hand mug made of crisp French bread. When fried, French bread takes on the consistency of a delicious donut.

Crawfish Gun get the recipe HERE.

Local roadhouse-style fish restaurant serving American and Cajun classics with beer and hurricanes. This appetizer combines the flavors of crayfish stew with the pleasure of a hand mug made of crisp French bread. When fried, French bread takes on the consistency of a delicious donut. (Bluewater seafood)

Caracol

2200 Post Oak Blvd # 160, Houston, Texas 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’s called.

What to try: Tacos de Pescado Estilo Baja – crispy fish tacos with nappa 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’s called. Try: Tacos de Pescado Estilo Baja – crispy fish tacos with nappa cabbage and chipotle mayonnaise on homemade corn tortillas. (Caracol)

Davis Street at Hermann Park

5925 Almeda Rd A, Houston, Texas 77004

(877) 328-4778

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

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

Chef Mark Holley likes to combine contemporary flavors with classic Southern cuisine and Pan-Asian dishes with Latin flavors. Its menu reflects the diversity and uniqueness of Houston. Try: Thai snapper served with kimchi cabbage and hoppin ‘john stir-fried rice. (Davis Street at Hermann Park)

The cuisine of the Gulf Coast of Eugene

1985 Welch Street, Houston, Texas 77019

(713) 807-8883

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

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

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

Eunice

3737 Buffalo Speedway Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77098

(832) 491-1717

Cajun-Creole cuisine in a setting that exudes the chic charm of the south without claiming to be refined cuisine.

What to try: Fresh Gulf Fish – with cauliflower, golden brown butter and almonds.

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Cajun-Creole cuisine in a setting that exudes the chic charm of the south without claiming to be refined cuisine. What to try: Fresh Gulf fish – with cauliflower, golden brown butter and almonds. (Eunice)

Himalayas

6652 Southwest Fwy, Houston, Texas 77074

(713) 532-2837

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

What to try: Goa prawns with shrimps sautéed in a bath of green coconut curry sauce. The seafood platter with grilled fish and masala shrimp 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 have a wonderful evening without breaking the bank. Try: Goa Shrimp with shrimp sautéed in a bath of green coconut curry sauce. The seafood platter with grilled fish and masala shrimp is also a great choice. (Himalayas)

Freedom Kitchen

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

Liberty Kitchen has recently revamped its “Modern Coastal Cuisine and Comfort Food” menu with an extensive, fully customizable seafood selection. Customers can enjoy fried, grilled, grilled, charred, 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: Taco tortillas with fried oysters, coleslaw, coriander-jalapeno sauce, fries, grilled jalapeño and pico de gallo.

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Liberty Kitchen has recently revamped its “Modern Coastal Cuisine and Comfort Food” menu with an extensive, fully customizable seafood selection. Customers can enjoy fried, grilled, grilled, charred, 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. Try: Fried oyster tacos – corn tortillas, coleslaw, coriander-jalapeño sauce, fries, grilled jalapeño and pico de gallo. (Freedom Kitchen)

Pasha Nikkei

2445 Times Blvd, Houston, Texas 77005

This dining gem located inside Politan Row specializes in the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine featuring ceviches, tiraditos, cold dishes, sushi rolls, and weekly specials.

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

This dining gem located inside Politan Row specializes in the fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine featuring ceviches, tiraditos, cold dishes, sushi rolls, and weekly specials. Try: Peruvian Ceviche – generous chunks of quality fresh fish marinated in a bath of aromatic citrus juice sprinkled with choclo (Peruvian corn), mashed sweet potato and cancha (corn). (Pasha Nekkei)

Phat Restaurant

23119 Colonial Pkwy suite b-2, Katy, TX 77449

(832) 913-6382

Malaysian street food specialties cooked from scratch.

Malaysian street food specialties cooked from scratch. (Phat Restaurant)

Tookie Seafood

1106 Bayport Blvd, Seabrook, Texas 77586

(281) 942-9445

At Tookie’s Seafood, you can feast on everything from ahi tuna tacos to freshly landed Gulf shrimp and oysters. Whatever you order, be sure to pair it with one side of 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 providing a natural sweetness with every bite. You can participate in this indulgent experience every Thursday for just $ 8.99 a bunch.

At Tookie’s Seafood, you can feast on everything from ahi tuna tacos to freshly landed Gulf shrimp and oysters. Whatever you order, be sure to pair it with one side of Mama Ethel’s onion rings (you’ll thank me later). Try: their grilled snow crab legs. These thighs are packed with succulent meat providing a natural sweetness with every bite. You can participate in this indulgent experience every Thursday for just $ 8.99 a bunch. (Tookie Seafood)

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