Babin’s Seafood House Katy

4.5
401 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support Babin’s Seafood House Katy during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 401 people are saying
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4.6
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnO
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time for a while. Menu reduced but they went out of their way to make what my wife really wanted top marks. Crab Cakes particularly tasty. Well done

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MichelleA
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Server was very nice. I ordered the Golden tile and it was sent to the table over cooked and not up to par.

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vipBethM
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Dined New Year’s Eve and there were some problems. First off, my son-in-law ordered an Old Fashioned with Woodford bourbon & our waiter said they didn’t have that. We all decided to have wine & ordered a bottle of Sonoma Cutrer chardonnay. We were told they were “out.” So we ordered Jordan, which is more expensive. When we tried to order a second bottle of Jordan, we were told they were “out.” We asked to speak to a manager & told him of our frustration. He somehow “found” another bottle of Sonoma Cutrer. We thought this was very strange, especially on New Year’s Eve. Our waiter was nice, but nervous. He spilled some of our wine while pouring it. We had to remind him of several things we had previously requested. However, the food was very good! It was an off night for service, even though they were not busy, but the seafood was delicious.

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BillG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the evening. We had a great waitress and the food was delicious.

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vipVictoriaM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New year! Awesome! Keisha our server was FABULOUS!!! Hard working lady totally on point!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She was very friendly & made sure we were doing good. The food was very good. My Golden Tile Could have had more seasoning on it. The fish portion size was a little small. My baked sweet potato was huge.

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Foodfan
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, including the chocolate pecan pie!

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OTreviewer
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were very good as usual, even on a holiday. However, the server did not ask if we were members to the Landry's Select Club and I never thought to show my card. I remembered after getting home and logged into my account to enter our dining information from the receipt. Unfortunately I learned that once you leave the restaurant you can not get credit and points for any purchases. Servers should be trained to automatically ask all customers if they are members of the Select Club.

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HenryL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Babin's was once our favorite place for seafood... unfortunately it seems to no longer be so great.
Ordered the Mixed Grill with a fish upgrade, to be done blackened, and specifically told them "spicy". It was bland. Fish was cooked ok, but the only spice was salt. Our favorite appetizer, the Shrimp Embrochete, has been replaced with something I strongly suspect comes from Salt Grass Steakhouse (also Landry's).. and it was "ok", nothing special.

Service was pretty good. Kid so new he was still a bit green, but he was busting his butt trying.

We have seen this decline in both Babin's and Salt Grass. I'm afraid we will no longer be frequenting either.

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vipVanezzaR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good for everyday casual dining or celebrations with family and friends

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johnj
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Outstanding service
Will be back again for sure

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thunders56
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Most of the food was cold/heated unevenly (as if it had been microwaved), except for the fried catfish nuggets that appeared to be freshly fried. The kitchen (not the waitress) messed up the order with white instead of dirty rice. The gumbo was more like soup, not much of a roux base and almost bland. Overall a very average meal. We were hoping for a great experience that we had at the Woodlands Babin's.

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vipCek66
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great meal here last weekend. Three out of four of us loved our food, the fourth found their salmon to be a bit greasy. Absolutely loved our server Keisha- an fantastic and efficient bundle of happy energy. Was surprised to see a table of about 20 people seated nearby, indoors - not a concern to me, but it could be for others.

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DanS
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Made a reservation a week in advance. Wanted the turkey plate that was advertised. Arrive 4:50 and ordered the thanksgiving turkey and ham plate special. Server returns and tell us that they are out of turkey!! This is the first time I can remember not having turkey of thanksgiving day. Even when I was in Vietnam I had turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Very disappointed that they could not plan better.

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Anna
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for their Thanksgiving dinner and the food and service were outstanding. The waitress did a great job and was very helpful in arranging an extra meal to take to a friend.

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vipnathanc
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Gone mediocre, probably because of the times, gumbo poor, bread stale and so on

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vipJerry
Central Texas
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place that never disappoints. Food is always first rate the service is always good but this trip it was outstanding

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marsha
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service! My servers name was Michael and he was fabulous. Very attentive friendly and he had a great personality!

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LarryV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We did not enjoy the food from this location. We have eating at babins at willowbrook. We always have enjoyed it.

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viplucky
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They were not really crowded- my fries came out cold and greasy
Wife’s green beans cold.
Yes they brought out fresh ... but how, if you’re busy, how can you bring out sub pare food.
Asked for cocktail sauce had already finished my catfish before they brought it out...
This is Landry’s- it should be better than that.

Most likely want be back anytime soon

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vipnathanc
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reasonable place for dining with decent food and good however acoustics are bad so don’t plan normal level conversation

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Havingfunat50
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babins did a fabulous job of spacing all the parties within the restaurant. As usual, the food was amazing and the portion large enough that I took half of mine home.

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geoTX
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dine here often. Food always great. Was much slower than normal this time. But maybe staff cut back due to COVID

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CoreyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our service was fine but the quality of food was poor for that style and level of a restaurant. Ordered the babins mixed grill, the fished had no taste and could definitely tell it was frozen right before it was cooked. Everything seemed to be grilled quickly on top that has been used a lot . Only thing that tasted decent was the crab cakes

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and waitress was better than the food.

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GinaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Catfish dinner is a wonderful entree! Shrimp in Caesar salad very overcooked. Waitstaff is accommodating and friendly.

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vipTJTJ
Houston
164 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood platter for lunch was excellent with the complimentary bread. The N’AWLINS PUNCH drink from the bar was pretty good. Bread pudding was excellent.

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Boudain
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for couples!
Had our 33rd anniversary dinner.

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vipJohnJ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was great but I was not excited about the food.

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MekaS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We had pretty good service. I just wonder what happened to servers giving you their names? Anyway, my pasta was bland and flavorless. Blackened shrimp had no flavor. Catfish was delicious!!! Fries were old and rubbery! We reluctantly mentioned it to our server and he promptly brought out a new fresh order. Thanks!!! my Dr Pepper was not good!! I will say that the crab bisque was really good! I was hyped for a really great Cajun seafood meal and it was not that at all!! I don’t eat fries food or pasta very much so when I do, it needs to be worth it! This is was not! We will not be returning!

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robine
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The location is hard to get to. The service was excellent and the food was good.

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Gigi
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was good. Our server was attentive to everything we needed. Very courteous.
The food was prepared very well. Overall the experience was great.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our meal at Babins. Great service, good food. Out go to place for seafood out!

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TexasEddie
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service here have always been fantastic. The ambiance is terrific if you like the feeling of being in New Orleans. Many of the dishes are the same as you would get at a Creole/Cajun New Orleans seafood restaurant. COVID-19 has caused a minor impact in that not as many people can dine at once thus a scaled down menu from previous visits. The virus also appears to have affected the portion size. The side salad was noticeably smaller then previous visits and the red beans and rice had less sausage included with the dish. In spite of these minor items it is still one of our favorite seafood places to eat.

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vipWildBill
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess, Lindsey, greeted us with a smile, even behind the mask and our server Paulina was fantastic! Paulina was attentive, lively and easily one of the best servers I have had ever!!

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GarrettH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I hate to write this because my family has always enjoyed this Babin’s location, but after our recent experience this past Saturday we will never return. Service was absolutely abysmal. Terrible would be an understatement, especially considering the amount of money we were planning on spending. Water service never happened. My wife’s glass of water sat empty and was never refilled once the entire night. As soon as our appetizer was brought I ordered another drink from my waitress. It showed up twenty five minutes later. At the twenty minute mark halfway through our meal I flagged down another server since our waitress never checked on us. I explained to him that I was still waiting for a drink and that we would also like a beer. Well, that beer never showed up. When the mixed drink finally arrived after we had finished our meal I politely declined it. On top of all the terrible drink service our waitress never once checked on us throughout our meal, never noticed our waters were bone dry, never noticed we never received our alcoholic drinks. All in all it was very disappointing considering we were planning on drinking multiple mixed drinks as well as ordering a dessert which we never had the chance to do since she never checked on us and gave us the opportunity.

I could maybe understand the bad service if they were super packed, but considering the Covid guidelines you’d think we would’ve received much better attention. It’s a shame because the food was good, but oh well. Pappadeux will get our business now.

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VickiZ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread was outstanding and the stuffed flounder was awesome. Just wish their crawfish were a bit larger.

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MarkL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All in all, a very good dining experience. Anything that was not perfect, our server made sure we were taken care of. The food was great and service good. I'll definitely eat there again.

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You can order delivery directly from Babin’s Seafood House Katy using the Order Online button. Babin’s Seafood House Katy also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Babin’s Seafood House Katy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 829-9200.

Babin’s Seafood House Katy is rated 4.5 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.

Babin’s Seafood House Katy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.