Top Seafood Restaurants In Houston

March 12, 2014 8:00 AM

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Living so close to the ocean in the Gulf Coast, seafood has become a staple here in Houston. So it is no surprise that so many restaurants and cafes here serve some of the best seafood around. That is the great thing about experiencing food in Houston, you can find great seafood food just about anywhere, even if you are craving all things Cajun.
Banana Leaf Malaysia Cuisine 
9896 Bellaire Blvd., Suite A
Houston, TX 77036
(713) 271-2338

Located in Houston’s China Town, Banana Leaf brings to life some of the best seafood Malaysian recipes have to offer. Just a few of the favorite dishes include the mango shrimp, mango calamari, mango and shrimp salad, stir-fried seafood flat noodle with egg, taro shrimp, Singapore stir-fried rice noodle, Cantonese stir-fried flat noodle, shrimp noodle soup, pad thai, crispy golden fried calamari, coconut jumbo shrimp, curry crab, BBQ fish, mango fish, special fried fish, pineapple shrimp with rice, shrimp scramble egg with rice, salted fish with eggplant casserole or the sizzling shrimp. With more seafood dishes to offer, make sure you pair your dish with and Indian pancake and a banana pancake for dessert.

Cafe Taipai Chinese Restaurant
1416 Eldridge Parkway
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 497-0233

Cafe Taipai offers some of the best seafood dishes. With many dishes to choose from, you will come back wanting more. Try the shrimp with broccoli, the shrimp with cashews, sweet and sour shrimp, garlic shrimp and chicken or the kung pao shrimp and chicken. The fabulous seafood specialties don’t stop there; be sure you eat the basil shrimp, angry pepper shrimp, orange shrimp, the family delight, crab puffs or the house special fried rice which includes pork, chicken and beef as well as shrimp. One of the favorite dishes at Cafe Taipai is the butterfly jumbo shrimp, some of the best shrimp in Houston.

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Bonfire Wings and Creole Cafe
12303 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77077
(281) 496-6656

Bonfire Wings and Creole Cafe is well known for its amazing selection of wings, but few may know about its amazing catfish. The St. James special is some of the most mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth catfish in all of Houston. It comes with your choice of sweet potato or french fries. Make sure you eat them with the seasoning and some boudain balls with a slice of the Louisiana pecan pie for dessert. Bonfire Wings and Creole Cafe brings some of the best wings and Cajun food to Houston. You don’t want to miss it.

Denis’ Seafood House
9777 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 464-6900

Located in Memorial City, Denis’ Seafood House offers fresh New Orleans seafood like no one else. Here you can have your seafood blackened, grilled, broiled or sauteed. Choose from favorites like the traditional red beans and rice with fried catfish or sausage, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo and Greek salad, crabmeat crepes, stuffed crabs, poboy sandwiches with either shrimp, oyster, catfish or crawfish, pecan crusted snapper, the sampler platter, jumbo lump crabcake, the fried seafood platter and the king’s dinner. You can find everything and then some on this fantastic array of a seafood menu.

2600 Travis St.
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 526-8282

With nothing but fresh-water fish, REEF has some of the best seafood dishes in Houston. Its menu changes daily based on the fish it catches, but you can always count on amazing dishes with recipe ideas ranging from everywhere around the world and an array of freshly grown vegetables. A few of the favorite dishes are the oysters on the half shell, spring roll shrimp, jumbo crab cakes, red fish on the half shell, mixed seafood grill, grilled salmon blt, roasted gulf coast shrimp, seafood and andouille sausage gumbo, steamed shrimp salad and crunchy calamari. Choose vegetables, mashed potatoes, crispy fries, fried mac ‘n cheese, cauliflower grits and other dishes for a side. Be sure you try REEF’s milkshakes and gelato because they are such a delectable treat.

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Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and quick using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at

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