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Nick’s Fish Dive

294 reviews
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$30 and under
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Oyster Bar
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Welcome to Nick’s Kitchen and Oyster Bar. We are proud to offer traditional American Comfort Food with an edgy new spin bringing the freshest, high quality ingredients to your table in a relax yet vibrant atmosphere, spectacular patio view and a fun craft bar supporting local breweries and boutique wineries from California, South America and Europe. The Oyster bar hand shucked Oysters are brought every day fresh from the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast offering a wide variety that makes us unique. All this in the best location of The Waterway at The Woodlands, TX. An experience You won't regret it!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Oyster Bar, American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday 10:30 - 9:00 pm
Brunch - Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Phone number
(281) 419-8885
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Justin Santellana
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Cross street
Waterway Square
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 294 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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vipMe1970 (Houston)
2.0  Dined a day ago

Service was reasonable. Crab cakes were the highlight of my meal, the butterfly shrimp hadn’t been cleaned properly and had a strong chlorine taste. The banana pudding was tasteless and just looked like mashed banana in cream with no pudding element to it. Wasn’t really value for money.

vipScottJ (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We started with a dozen raw oysters and the lobster poutine, and both were delicious. Our server suggested the north east oyster varieties and we really liked his choices. For our mains, my wife had the fish tacos and I had the crab cakes (an appetizer on the menu). My wife loved the fish tacos but I was disappointed with the crab cakes. They're normally served with a cilantro sauce, but I asked to leave that off as I'm not a fan of cilantro. What was left was something that tasted like a hush puppy with a lot of tarragon added to it. If there was any crab in there, its taste was completely covered up by the tarragon.

In spite of the crab cakes, we liked our dinner. The service was great. We didn't feel rushed even if we took our time trying to get at the last bit of gravy in the poutine. It wasn't a bargain, but the price seemed fair and reasonable, particularly given the setting right on the Waterway.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The food was so delicious ! Love the outdoor view !

Mer19 (Houston)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent oysters and fish tacos. Not impressed with some of our mixed drinks however. Service and atmosphere are great!

TexanintheWoodlands (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Went to Nick's for a birthday/Christmas combo celebration. Hostess was very fast, kind and helpful. Service was quick and attentive. Food was excellent, especially the oysters as one would expect. Very fresh. We ate and ate with good cocktails. bucket of shrimp is good value. Could use more local craft beers.
View of the Waterway from the patio is great, but inside seating is also good as the décor is nice.

Will be back!

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

The atmosphere is nice. Just is ok, similar to restaurants in the area

vipTexasTodd (Houston)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Spent an enjoyable Friday evening at Nick's. Both the grilled and raw oysters were a delicious appetizer. My redfish was delicious and my dining companion's gumbo was delicious as well. Their homemade spicy mix in the Bloody Mary made it one of the finest Bloody Mary's I have ever had. The service was good initially, but flaked out the last 1/3 of the evening. I've dined at most of the top restaurants in the area and think Nick's have overpriced themselves.

vipwine2much (Houston)
5.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Had dinner there last night. Food was good. we had the Lobster Poutine for an appetizer at the recommendation of our waiter it was delicious. My Husband had the fish tacos and he really liked them. I had the steamed mussels and they were good as well. We will be back to try the raw oysters.

vipDLAW (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent food. The fish tacos are outstanding. Tonight I ordered a side of collard greens that were on another dish. Wow were they delicious. Our guests ordered mussels and the fried oyster sandwich. They raved about the mussels but noted that ‘the sandwich was heavy on the bread (thick bread). Such a good place. The food is consistently good. Will be back again.

Bj56 (Houston)
3.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was really good as usual. However, the prices are too high for this area. If these stay at this level, Nick's won't make it. It was Friday night and not close to an expected crowd.

vipeatsoutalot (Houston)
2.0  Dined on November 14, 2017

Not very good.

We asked to be seated on the deck which was very nice. We could hear the fountains nearby.

But the food was just not very good. My husband and our friend both got the fried shrimp and oysters. Just kinda dry and tasteless. I had the lobster roll which was saturated in dressing and had a strong herb flavor. Couldn't really taste the lobster for everything else that was going on in the roll.

Service was good.

WineNdine (Houston)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything was made from scratch... Biscuits and gravy, scratch... Chicken & Waffles, amazing batter and obviously made from scratch. Bottomless mimosas btw!

Their menu has changed a few times, but that just keeps them creative. We ordered soul food most places serve, but they don’t do it like these guys.

We’ll be back

vipDLAW (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Lovely evening We will be Back.

vipfooddoctor (Houston)
5.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

Staff was extremely gracious. Great ambience overlooking the river walk. Food was delicious!

tahoedox (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

The oysters were cold and salty; ideal for early in the season and post-Harvey. We particularly enjoyed the octopus /scallop salad. A real treat. Oh, did I mention the perfect martini up front.

Heidi (Houston)
4.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was very good. Server was very nice as well. Would love to see a bit more Variety of Oysters.

Annie (Houston)
4.0  Dined on August 20, 2017

Only reason I did not give food more than 3 stars is because their on line menu is nothing like the actual menu. There were 3 dishes I was interested in but not one of them was on the actual menu. Very disappointed. The waiter said their web designer did not do her job well. Need to make a change then or add dishes back to menu.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

The first time I dined here was for Mother’s Day brunch and the food and service were great. The second time was for dinner and I must say, I was a little disappointed. The service was slow, and the food was mediocre. Oysters were just okay as I expected more from an oyster bar. I will give it another try.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

The oysters were out of this world!! Had the stuffed salmon and it was amazing!!! Tried the husbands grits and didn't want to stop eating them!!!

vipJean (Houston)
2.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

Raw oysters good and reasonably priced. Rest of food was poor. Certainly the worst food in the woodlands I have had.