Babin’s Seafood House Katy

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Seafood
Babin's Seafood House offers you the finest taste of New Orleans, where we deliver a unique brand of hospitality, culture and cooking. South Louisiana customs come alive with authentic recipes, generous helpings and our Bon Temps hospitality.

There is nothing like soul-satisfying New Orleans style seafood. Sample our world-famous gumbo, made with dark brown roux and the Cajun trinity (bell peppers, onions and celery). Blue crabs from the Gulf of Mexico, catfish from the Atchafalaya swamps, oysters shucked to order and a whole fish filleted in-house bring New Orleans right to your table.
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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service is always great at Babin’s!

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Seafood here is amazing

SL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

They were quite behind on reservation and had alot of frustrated people. We had reservations and were seated about 20 minutes late. We arrived 30 minutes early and waited at the bar, however, the bartender took our order and walked by us multiple times refilling others drinks and serving others still before getting to our drinks. I still don't know what took so long and even after asking if he forgot about us, he said no but made no attempt to explain anything or reassure us. By the time our table was ready, he finally gave us our drinks, which was 30-40 minutes. He was not over worked and seemed to be fine taking care of all the other orders. Why take ours if he couldn't prepare the drink right that moment, and worse make us wait so long.
When we were going to be seated, the hostess and the seater didnt communicate correctly and the seater took another couple first instead of us. That made us have to wait another 10 minutes to clean another table.
No one apologized for this they just played it off. I was highly annoyed by the time we were seated.
Once we were seated a waiter named Nancy just so happened to over hear us saying we were going to ask for napkins once our waiter returned. She stopped and asked what she could do for us and if we needed anything else, and met our needs. She was the first person to show us concern, interest and value, and most importantly she was genuine.

Our water, Joe , also turned out to be delightful. he went above and beyond for us. I was unhappy with the drink I waited so long for at the bar. When I went to order a different drink, he offered to fix my drink instead which would save me money. He was honest and helpful and sincere and that was all we could ask for.
Aside from the understandable business for valentines and the other dissatisfying experiences....
THE FOOD WAS PHENOMENAL! And I would definitely recommend.

KD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were of good quality. We waited about 40 minutes past our reservation time, but that's not too bad considering it was Valentine's Day.

AR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation. Waited half an hour, still not seated. It was Valentine's day, but you should know how to book for busy holidays so that your customers are seated at their reservation time. After half an hour, we left. Pretty much ruined our Valentine's day.

SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Everything was fine, except they overbooked. As long as you aren't going on a busy day, you will probably be okay. On Valentine's Day, people with a reservation were having to wait more than an hour to be seated.

SR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our reservations were for 7 pm. We waited in line for 20 minutes to even get up to the hostess desk. When we got there to check is...she snapped that we were 15 minutes late for our reservation. I explained that we had been in line for 20 minutes. I know it was Valentine's day...but they should have more staff at check in ...or have someone go down the long line to check on reservation status. Once seated which was another 30 minutes...the table service was wonderful as was the food.

HN
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was on Valentines Day but we had our grandchildren with us and I wanted to have reservations so we didn’t have to wait around. We arrived a few minutes early and it was really crowded. We stood in line and then told them we had 6:45 reservations. The hostess was very nice and told us our table would be ready shortly. We were not seated until 7:25! Ridiculous! I went back up to her and said what is the issue? She said well you have 7 people. I said I also had reservations for 7 people. The manage never apologized or spoke to us at all. The hostess was very nice and because of her we actually were seated. The last time I went up to her she turned around and pointed to an empty table and said “that is their table”!!! We had a great waiter and service even being that crowded, but our fish was dry and overcooked.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines. Crowded as expected but everything and everyone ran the restaurant like pros. Food was delicious.

SB
Houston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I made reservations for 6:00 PM on St. Valentines Day and was seated promptly when got to the restaurant. The wait service was very good and as I have come to expect the food was delicious. We were not rushed by the staff to leave our table and enjoyed an excellent dinner.

W
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great - it was Valentines Day but we had an early reservation- 5:45. They seated us immediately. All our food items were very good. Good fresh fish off the blackboard - we had snapper, rainbow trout and tile fish. Also a great crab dip and some fried shrimp. Benets were the dessert. When we left at 7:45 the plane was completely packed. Recommended.....similar to Pappadeaux but considerably less expensive.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful food. Server's recommendations were spot on.
Would like bread-pudding WITHOUT Raisins

NB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been going to Babin's for years. Always good service and food.

DB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Waitress was not at all engaging, just seemed to be going through the motion. Felt rushed to order as soon as we sat down. No waiter skills or just didn't care.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great waiter, food , place is cozy

TH
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Typical Landry’s dining. Great for the masses but nothing special otherwise. Service excellent

JD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. reserved my table using opentable, ang got a confirmation. upon arrival they could not find my reservation. I showed the confirmation I got via email, and they prioritized my seating on a aver busy Saturday night. Kudos to Babin's!

H
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was fast, service was great. Food as always was awesome. Our server Amanda was very attentive.great dining experience for my group.

C
Houston
71 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at this location at lunch! My favorite fish is Golden Tile and they had that on the menu this particular day. We began our meal with a salad and the Crab Bisque....both were excellent! Our fish was pan broiled and topped with the Beneville Sauce and fried oysters. It was an awesome dish!
Service was great!

BB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and personable service and delicious food! It was an enjoyable experience for our family.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It was my birthday. Used open table app to get a reservation. We were charged for a dish we did not order. Waiter was making many mistakes on our order. We had an appointment for 7:15 and were sat at 7:35. Just a lot of missed points of service.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for my grandparents anniversary. Everything was wonderful!

GQ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We had a 5:30 reservation. We were seated immediately.
The table top was clean, but the seating was not wiped down. It was a round corner table. I think kids may have been sitting there before us. So lots of crumbs in the seat.
The hostess handled it promptly. Our server was excellent. He made great suggestions. My redfish was fabulous!
Everyone at the table was pleased with their food and drinks. Overall a really good dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Actually a nice time

OT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. The food is always exceptional, but our waiter, Paul, made the entire experience exceptionally excellent.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

The shrimp and grits dish was disappointing. Thankfully the manager and server

L
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Babin’s Seafood- always good. I had broiled Rainbow Trout with lemon butter, crab and caper topping, my favorite. Their Greek salad and Dirty Rice are excellent.

E
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

For being New Year Eve dinner. Service was very decent and food delicious.

MO
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

While our server was very friendly and good - the food is not worth it. My Maui Maui Blacken was the only bright spot on our meal. Our first mistake was ordering the Calamari - which the menu states as lightly fried - what it does not state is that it is mostly batter - it came out looking like Popeyes chicken, while that might increase the perception of volume and value - there is no real taste of Calamari. Also with the idea of Babin's been from the French Quarter - I was looking forward to their bread - it was also disappointing - even the waiter stated it needs a lot of butter to have any taste at all. We asked the waiter to remove the calamari from the table when it was still 3/4 full - we said we did not like it because it was too much batter - we said we were not complaining. Even so I was surprised a manager did not do a quality check to come back to make sure our experience was fine. My wife salmon was just ok. Next time we want seafood we will go back to Tobiuo Sushi Bar.

AM
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was fine, but there was a piece of food in my mother's beer. Very disgusting! Also, her steak was very mediocre.

SG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was okay but we had 4 people who ordered platters and none of the orders were all correct.

H
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always outstanding and very plentiful. Our waitress was outstanding always checking on us and the place was really packed.

EH
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their crab bisque is the best! Wait staff extremely friendly. Nice choice of wines.

EO
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great Thanksgiving day family dining experience.

SF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving meal wasn’t plentiful and delicious. Table service was excellent.

RK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food at a great price. Nice place to go to when you do not want to cook Thanksgiving dinner

s
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server Austin was wonderful.

YG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Babin's for my birthday. The wait staff and manager were friendly and attentive, and helped to make it an enjoyable evening.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!

OT
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably our favorite seafood restaurant. Food is consistently excellent.

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