Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands

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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

First We Gobble, Then We Wobble
Thursday, November 28 | 11am - 6pm

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 203 People Are Saying
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TS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Our sever Lauren was simply amazing. Can't wait to come again.

OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and food was delicious!

RG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service provided by our server. Gave good recommendations for some of our party that never really ate seafood. Loved the decor and setting. Overall very happy

MS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was mediocre at best and the portions were extremely small.

C
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was ok. Honest mistake with the order but the waitress fixed it up quickly. Thank you for that. A bit over priced and food not really authentic. Landry’s is a much better choice

S
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My wife and I always enjoy Babin's in The Woodlands. We always ask for PJ. The oysters on the half shell are always good and I enjoyed the crab cakes. My wife enjoyed the oysters Rockefeller.

AM
Shreveport
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, and good prices. Great place to dine with family and friends!

H
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service and great food but I did miss having my favorite dessert “chocolate indulgence “ .

AG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The Service was GREAT, but Food was disgusting...Will never eat there again...well technically I didn't even eat there then I sent everything back. GROSS!

CH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall great-My waitress and my bartender (after dinner) were exceptional
My server or runner seamed to be lost- hopefully he was new

MM
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good except the stuffed shrimp had a sour taste so I did not eat them. Everything else was good.

DT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is the first time I have done and was actually disappointed with the food. I ordered the Fish and Chips; the fish was go greasy and was not drained properly, there were more "crunchies" on my plate than fish. I had requested extra, extra, extra crispy fries and they still came out limp.

Was just not my great experience that I usually get. And I gave up Pappa's Seafood years ago for Babins!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Babins and our server, Teresa, is always amazing!

AL
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation was going great and lunch at Babin’s added to the positive experience. As Cajun/Creole folks the environment felt very welcoming

DM
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

I go to Babins for the quality of the food. No other restaurant comes close to the taste of their food. I was disappointed in the fried oysters appetizer that I ordered on my most recent visit. It was very apparent the oysters I was served had been made quite some time prior to my arrival as they did not have that freshly cooked look or taste and some one in the kitchen was very stingy with the cream sauce that is poured on top of the oysters. The rest of my meal was spot on.

J
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I had two stomachs!! The food here was phenomenal and the service was the same. Kayla waited on us and she couldn’t have been nicer. She gave out great suggestions and recommended delicious food. The ambience was relaxed and inviting. We would definitely come here again for our few and far between date nights!

M
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent seafood. Redfish was prepared perfect. My wife had the Soft Shell Crab and she was raving about it. Excellent prepared seafood for a fair price.

SH
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Never dined at Babins before this weekend. Had a party of six and made a reservation ahead of time. No wait to be seated. Server was very friendly and helpful. Drinks, appetizers and meals came promptly. Nice selection of seafood and some other dishes. Food was good overall. Would recommend it but personally like pappadeaux food a bit better.

MM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out with friends. One of our favorites.

EJ
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonder because our dessert wasn't placed on the ticket and we had to wait for over ten minutes we were given it on the house.

RF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and always smiles with the food.....pleasant wait staff and not over the top with inquiries like some other establishments when your trying to enjoy your company at your table.

WM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Was very busy as it was a mother’s day but worth the noise and busy time.

WM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a little noisy but the place was packed for Mother's Day. Great place and food.

MA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great as usual, little noisier than usual, but it was Mother's Day.

RG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My wife but into 3 pieces of oyster shell in our oyster appetizers. A different server brought us a bread tray even though our server had just refreshed ours. The bread in this one was individual pieces instead of a solid loaf. It appeared to us that it was old and we were offended by it. Our bread pudding desserts were not warmed up. My wife 3ncountered sections of hers that were cold. We took them home and heated them there. Our tab with tip was $92.

RF
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The selection is always great. The food is always delicious. I was sad to find they no longer serve Sauce Pacante as a topping for fish entrees.

AL
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Johnna did a fantastic job of making us feel welcome and helped with our indecision!

G
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Babin’s; however, we were extremely disappointed that they no longer have stingrays (stuffed jalapeños) on the appetizer menu! Bring them back!

D
Houston
99 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the amazing variety of offerings on the menu. I only wish they would have had fresh caught tuna on the day we were there.

MM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food!

MW
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! ! Our waitress was the best!!! I highly recommend you visit this location if you seafood and a taste of New Orleans! !

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good Easter lunch — food was good but service was chain-like with servers who were only moderately professional.

HP
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Our waitress was wonderful and very on top of things! Will be going back :)

KL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waitress was forgetful, drinks were awful compared to last weekend .

B
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except the gumbo. It was very salty

OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place for s get togather nice lever was perfect. I will come back.

KL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food

DD
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always dependable; good quality and excellent service. Will definitely revisit.

DH
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

I try to go to Babin's when I'm in Houston aa I'm from Louisiana. My mother lives in Kingwood, so we drove 25 miles or so to eat lunch, even making reservations as I thought there might be a large crowd
for Mardi Gras day. The waiter raised his voice to me which really irritated me as I worked in the restaurant industry for most of the 80's with this behavior quite amateurish. He forgot my Mom's appetizer, so we asked to have it prepared for take out. Earlier, my mother requested another bread which was never delivered at all. Another thing that puzzled me was when he took away a dirty fork which I did not question as I still had another, but the fork was resting upon a dirty knife. Why wasn't that taken, also?

The food & drink were good with my Sazerac quite nice, even though it was garnished incorrectly with an orange peel? Give me a break. Good service can make or break a meal. I will probably not return.

s
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Great staff but food highly priced for portion size
Broiled fish is very bland. Blackened is the only option for a savory meal . Sides are passable but not at this price point. Pappadeux blows this place away