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Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands, Shenandoah, TX

Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands

4.6
4.6
627 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (281) 296-8829
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    The Woodlands
  • Cross street
    David Memorial Dr.
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 627 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • The Woodlands

    Kid-friendly

627 Reviews
  1. Bryan

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was good; food could have been better. The food was cold when it was brought out.

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  2. woodseater

    Houston

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and the service was good. My only issue is the pace of the meal. It often seems the wait staff is in a hurry to get through the meal.

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  3. JacquelineM

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The red onaga was absolutely delicious. It is my favorite fish, and it was prepared perfectly.

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  4. DariusM

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our Valentine's Day at Babin's! We will be back again! Thank you!

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  5. GaryH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our go to favorites and prices are very reasonable.

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  6. ChrisL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! This is my new favorite seafood restaurant

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  7. Eataroundtheglobe

    Houston

    146 reviews

    5.0

    146 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic seafood platter. Great oysters. Superb service. We had fun with all the Mardi Gras decor

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad I made a reservation zi never saw it so busy. The service as usual is on time & friendly. Food is excellent & well priced. We go there almost every Sat after church because it is always a fun evening

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  9. SherryF

    San Antonio

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was great food was good and all and all good

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  10. WendelW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as usual. The service was good, however, our server assumed we were done when we did not ask for a to go box. She immediately brought the check without asking if we wanted dessert or coffee or anything. We decided to pass on dessert.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was very nice and attentive. Ambiance was nice.

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  12. DARRELLD

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food. Service was great. Smart choice for an early NY Eve dinner.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Babins is a great New Orleans restaurant experience

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  14. lovetoeat

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was phenomenal. My husband really loved his pasta. I ordered the golden tile and I didn’t like it at all. But the sweet potato and the bisque was very tasty.

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  15. ArtereiaC

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was cooked to perfection. Our waiter’s zeal to serve us was impeccable and made for a delightful dining experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was sub par but service was excellent. Food was cold when arriving at the table.

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  17. DebbieT

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Felt rushed and we had a reservation at 3:00. Let people enjoy the moment and salads. Food was great but not very hot.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience. I requested special accommodations on open table when making the reservation. Those accommodations were completely meet. Thanks!

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  19. SEH93

    Fayetteville

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress was lovely. She was cheerful & worked so hard. Atmosphere is sort of junky. Very loud. Food is good, not great.

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  20. WendellB

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. We dined with old friends and stayed an hour past dinner, but our server continued providing excellent service. A special night was treated very well, thanks to Babin’s.

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  21. woodseater

    Houston

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quality was excellent. The service was very good as well. We enjoyed our meal at Babin seafood House.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always We’ve gone for the past few thanksgiving abc it’s always been great

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  23. JasonS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu, attentive and friendly, food was very good and served timely, and the chocolate pecan pie was scrumptious. Definitely will be back.

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  24. CathyS

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The dressing was dry and could use some improvement, the cranberry was excellent, since there was no inclusion of pumpkin pie or drinks, the price needed to be adjusted. We still left a very good tip for our excellent waitress and the staff was very good

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  25. 20andCounting

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Spoke to manager and she was very cordial and made sure that we were pleased with everything.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was quickly served hot and tasted great. Definitely will return.

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  27. TexasGirl20

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first trip to Babin's, and it won't be our last. The hostess let us have a quiet booth off to the side which was perfect! The drinks were great! I had the N’AWLINS Punch which was delicious. Packed a punch just like the in New Orleans, so go slowly...if you can. The food was yummy, and the chef even let me make a modification to my order. Add our server, Vanessa's, superior service to the mix, and it made the whole experience outstanding! Can't wait to go back!

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  28. JoeC

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent, I always just a few things but one simple thing for me…I drink a lot of tea….fairly quickly. The server never let me go empty, maybe once for like 2 minutes and we had a 10-top with 3 children.

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  29. SuperImpressed

    Houston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is great and fresh. If you are looking for spicy Cajun, this is not the place for you as food is prepared on the milder side. It is more Cajun fusion restaurant. All of our dishes needed seasoning (including salt), but tasted good and fresh. We ordered fried Green tomatoes, and was surprised not to get a remoulde sauce. They supplied a marinara sauce which is not traditional Cajun. Overall, we will return, and left satisfied.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was awesome! Kesha was tremendous. Her attentiveness and patience was superb. The entire experience is always awesome. Highly recommend for truly authentic New Orleans seafood cuisine.

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  31. MaryB

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have previously visited Babin’s in the past and liked the variety offered on the Houston Restaurant menu so we decided to visit again. We all enjoyed our meals.

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  32. Nelly

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My experience was great. We were seated immediately upon entering the restaurant. Asked if we wanted a table or booth. Waiter was good, friendly and knowledgeable.

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  33. StephenK

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here during Houston Restaurant Week. The food was enjoyable, not what I remember from living/working in New Orleans, but still good. Our waitress was great. We ordered shrimp gumbo, catfish Atchafalaya and cajun chicken pasta.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice atmosphere and awesome food, would recommend.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dining experience is normally a good one when greeted and served with smiling hostesses and waiters. Such was the case tonight. The Mahi Mahi topped with lobster was outstanding. Service was prompt and very courteous.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always have an amazing time at BABIN'S My waitress Keisha is the best. We request her every time. Love her.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. The food was extraordinary!! Very pleasant experience. Highly recommend!

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  38. JoseB

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Babin's is one of favorite restaurants to visit, we love their seafood variety and the food is excellent and reasonable prices. WE vist Babi's once or twice a month. Highly recommend it. I have used Open Table several times to make reservations and it never has let me down. Highly recomend them too.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    They were very nice and very accommodating! Whatever we asked they did without complaint. We had asked for seating for 9. When we arrived they had two long tables set up and ready to go. My daughter saw round tables for 8 and asked about them. The hostess volunteered that that might work very well with our group. It took just a minute and it was set up ready for us. She was right! It was so nice being able to talk and hear everyone at the table. Major kudos for our lovely hostess! The food was great and our two birthday celebrants had a blast!! Thank Babin’s, we will be back.

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  40. RhondaD

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff was spread too thin! Food was excellent!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands using the Order Online button. Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 296-8829.

Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands is rated 4.6 stars by 627 OpenTable diners.

Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands

19529 IH 45 S, Shenandoah, TX 77385

Additional information

  • Cross street
    David Memorial Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    The Woodlands
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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