Captain Benny's

8506 Main St (Murworth)
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 666-5469
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 10:00pm

“Still shuckin’ since 1967,” Captain Benny’s has been supplying Houston and Austin with some delicious seafood. A fun family spot with great prices and a Cajun twist, seafood lovers in those cities should consider themselves fortunate to have a place like “The Boat” at their disposal.

Oysters and shrimp come from the Gulf coast, and appetizers include boudin balls, crab fingers, shrimp boil, baked oysters in four varieties, and spicy fried alligator. Dinners include crab and shrimp-stuffed redfish, catfish, or tilapia, whole fried or broiled catfish; crawfish tails; and fried oysters. Platters and baskets of lots of deep fried goodness are available, as well as shrimp, oyster, catfish, crawfish, and chicken po’ boys. Seafood gumbo and shrimp or crawfish étouffée are specialties of the house, and don’t pass up the hush puppies and garlic toast on the side.

Great Cajun food is harder to prepare than it looks, and at Captain Benny’s they’re doing it right. 



  • I never had raw oysters before and the staff was so kind and invested in my having an excellent first experience, which I did! Also the micheladas and parmesan baked oysters were great too!
  • 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 bar for the full show. Best oysters in town. An Houston main stay.
  • Great seafood gumbo!
  • Get the raw oysters! Yum!
  • Shrimp Poboy
  • Fried seafood
  • Delicious fried shrimp!
  • Big sweet raw gulf coast oysters & the catfish tasted so very fresh. I would ordered both again in a heartbeat but, they could use a better cocktail sauce, it was much to ketchupy for my tastes.
  • Great fried shrimp
  • Quick service. Nicely decorated inside. No fuss sea food.
  • Found a hair on my plate, staff made an issue about it, I could hear some of the staff swearing in their way out, but our waitress was necessary. Never coming back!
  • Try the micheladas
  • Try the Etoufee -
  • Try the Michelada With Raw Oysters -
  • Try the Oyster Po'boy -
  • Try the Parmesan Baked Oysters -
  • Online ordering is available and convenient if you don't like waiting in line.
  • Read the sign!
  • Great fried shrimp!!

Nearby places

8500 Main St (at Old Spanish Trail)
8130 Kirby Dr (at Old Spanish Trail)
1 NRG Pkwy (btwn Kirby & Fannin)