By Bryan Carey

Seafood is in wide abundance along America’s Gulf of Mexico coast. Shrimp, oysters, crab, and other seafood are popular and plentiful, with thousands of restaurants serving food from the sea. Slapping a delicious piece of seafood between two pieces of bread can be even more gratifying and restaurants have created some interesting and unique combinations of toppings certain to tantalize the taste buds of all who try them. Here are some of the best fish sandwiches in Houston:

Texas Shrimp Shack
1617 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 528-4920

Located in Houston’s Museum District, Texas Shrimp Shack is an interesting restaurant specializing in seafood, but with a Texas twist. Shrimp entrees abound at Texas Shrimp Shack and a delicious combination of seafood and other meats is the Surf and Turf Burger. This sandwich consists of an all- beef patty topped with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno ranch, and popcorn shrimp. Beef and shrimp is not a pairing often found in restaurants, but Texas Shrimp Shack has created a delicious combination of seafood and hamburger, making the Surf and Turf burger one of the Houston area’s best fish sandwiches.

Liberty Kitchen And Oyster Bar
1050 Studewood St.
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 802-0533

One of the Houston area’s most acclaimed seafood restaurants, Liberty Kitchen Oyster Bar is the place to go for an assortment of seafood appetizers, entrees, and sandwiches. Start off your visit with a serving of Chesapeake Crab Balls before moving to the main course. For an amazing fish sandwich, ask for the Tuna Salad Melt A La BLT-Esque. This delectable sandwich is like none other, consisting of tuna topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato, and creamy apple dressing served on an English muffin with bacon jam on the side. With so many complex flavors, the Tuna Salad Melt A La BLT-Esque raises the tuna fish sandwich bar to unprecedented heights.

Fountain View Fish Market
2912 Fountain View Drive
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 977-1436

If you’re craving a delicious fish sandwich but funds are limited, then the place to visit is Fountain View Fish Market. Fish, coleslaw, and fries are a popular meal at this casual dining establishment but many agree that the sandwiches are even better. Build your sandwich by selecting either fish, shrimp, crab meat, or oyster and then wait for the folks at Fountain View Fish Market to combine your selected seafood with tartar sauce, onion rings, and lettuce, piled high on a hamburger bun. For a delicious fish sandwich at a low price, Fountain View Fish Market is one of the most economical seafood restaurants in Houston.

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Holley’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
3201 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 491-2222

Stop by Holley’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar for lunch and treat yourself to the New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp Po Boy. This signature sandwich is served with fried green tomatoes, grilled lemons, and mint aioli cane syrup for a flavor all its own. Holley’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar is a popular lunch option for business and the main dining area is business casual dress, so make sure you arrive prepared. Then, feast your senses on the New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp Po Boy and experience the flavor of the Big Easy right here, near downtown Houston.

Gumbo Jeaux’s
2155 Durham Drive
Houston, TX 77007
(832) 203-7270

Located in the Houston Heights area, Gumbo Jeaux’s prides itself as a Texiana eatery, and that means guests are treated to traditional seafood fare with a Texas flare. Gumbo Jeaux’s serves several incredible seafood dishes and sandwich lovers will find more fish sandwich options at this restaurant than most any other in Houston. Tops among the choices is the Crab and Shrimp Cake sandwich, a beautiful sight for the eyes and other senses. The sandwich is made with gulf coast crab and shrimp, topped with lettuce, tomato, cilantro, chipotle mayo, and sweet relish, served on a grilled sourdough sweet bun. This delicious sandwich is what Gulf Coast living is all about and it’s one of the best fish sandwiches in Houston or anyplace.

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