Downtown Aquarium

4.4
1410 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Aquarium Restaurant offers guests an exciting and unique dining experience in an extraordinary setting. Your underwater adventure begins as you are seated around the 150,000 gallon aquarium with excellent views of giant groupers, reticulated rays, majestic sawfish, and other fascinating creatures as they swim right by your table. The Aquarium is not only a feast for the eyes, but also for the palate. Make a splash with deliciously fresh seafood, steak, chicken and decadent desserts all served in an unbelievable underwater setting.

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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 1410 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahB
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second time visiting the aquarium. It was my son’s birthday and we decided to take him to his favorite spot. The staff is very courteous, kind and extremely attentive. The food was delicious and the chocolate cake as a dessert was a great pick.
Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Our son loved being able to see the fish during our dinner.

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ColleenT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love Love the Aquarium. The food is great. When I lived in Houston and they put one Downtown I used to order to go just for my lunch break. The cost can seem a bit pricey but if you’re like me you don’t mind paying for good food. Plus they give you a descent amount that it could actually serve as 2 of your meals for the day. If you get to dine in what an awesome ambiance it is, It feels like you’re dining underwater. And not to mention the great pics you will get. They also have entertainment such as the actual aquarium tour and rides you can take. An all around great date night or fun night out for the kids.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good fun for family and kids

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my daughter took a girls trip this is one of the best aquarium I have been to

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AutumnN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Took 20 mins. To find a parking spot, and because of that we lost our reservation. The music was loud, and it was hard to go up to the tank because the only way to look at it is to stand in the middle of the walk way.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Had an amazing time holy recommend

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Char
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful environment...friendly workers. I will definitely come back

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PhillipH
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual atmosphere was very good. Food was MUCH better than expected. Would suggest this for anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great family dinner. Great food, large portions (order less), great service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My steak was salty. Everything else was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Great experience. Will be back soo.

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AlexisB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was so perfect and the atmosphere was exactly what I was expecting, but the food was NOT worth the money. Food was super greasy and just not worth the money

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Miranda
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

There was nothing wrong with the establishment. The service was obviously very understaffed. Our waitress was running too many tables and certain things got lost or never taken care of. But other than that, a beautiful place.

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JESUP
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

food was excellent, server was a bit slow but very friendly and apologetic. had reservations so seating was quick.

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CarlosA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent environment in overall. Recommended highly to anyone

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Andrewg
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Waiter was terrible and did not have knowledge of menu made me feel like I was not cared for at all

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I love how it looked! The food had no seasoning really. Service great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very special

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Soup
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Train never opens right at 11.

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Nolaboiy
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The environment was very nice. But for the price you pay for the seafood, it doesn't match what you get. Mac and cheese was luke warm and the salmon was underdone and unseasoned.

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Char
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!! Cool fish and awesome staff!! Very knowledgeable about the fish and answered all my questions. Beautiful place!!! Love it

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Javi
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Food was not good steak was rare when we asked for Medium rare.
We barely ate them too expensive for the food quality we were served.

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LeslyA
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! And service
Wishing the shark 🦈 chocolate cake came back 🥺

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CristinaJ
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food and ambiance were everything we expected, but we got badgered 3 times about joining the Landry’s rewards club during our meal. One time the guy who stopped by our table gave his spiel for way too long while I was trying to focus on my kids and didn’t want to be overly rude in front of them to get him to stop. I tried but he didn’t get the cues to stop. Almost ruined the experience but the tanks of fish made up for it barely

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The tanks are gorgeous the food was disgusting my husband doesnt eat seafood he cant the food i ordered him tasted & smelled like fish he literally had to spit. It out at the table like a child. The alfredo was pounds of butter and noodles the chicken so bad by the time i got home its was like a container of lard was barely cooked chicken i spent over a 80.00 dollars and the only thing you could eat was my daughters grilled cheese. We had pay full price for 1 ride and the animals at 4:30 at night thats a rip off the lady said it was the cheapest Way so i paid 70.00 dollars just for train and sting rays nobody even new I f we had a band on so i paid for what? 8.00 parking. And 100.71 at restaurant for a grilled cheese and a great tip for that grilled cheese. This is wrong so heres beautiful scenery and disgusting food i couldnt even give to someone unfortunate or a animal it was a container of lard. This is not right
We just moved here i will be contacting corporate and i will no return to this establishment that rips people off.table 122/1 melvin was best person ever 02/02/21 4:58pm this needs to made right. This morally wrong.

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EranC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Our waitress was awful. Service was slow and the food was cold even after she replaced it she still brought me cold for and it didn’t taste good at ALL

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ArtieS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was great! The place was beautiful. This would be a nice place for a drink or to take the kids for dessert. The food however was horrible and over priced. I know these type of places are for the experience. However when I eat at a seafood restaurant I expect real crab meat especially when the plate was $40.00.

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NicoleK
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had an amazing time for my birthday! Kenneth was an amazing waiter the food was sooooooo good!

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CurtisD
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was great atmosphere amazing food was pretty good except the side dishes We plan on going again real soon

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LornaB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We made reservations for a birthday party but ended up having to add 2 people to the reservation. The staff was very understanding and got a table together for us really quickly. It was very loud inside the restaurant between the music and other customers talking. The waitress for our table was very slow. I'm sure they were very busy as it was Saturday but service was slow. The food was great and had a lot of flavor. They brought out a cupcake for the birthday girl which was very nice. Overall it is a nice place to go just noisy and slow service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Reservations for 10- no problems/ had a great time

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RyanN
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for my 11 years old birthday. We loved the activities and all of the kids had a great time.

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Celia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going during lunch was the best decision. We had a great table with a great view. I don’t think it would have been as memorable had it been a busier time of day. But our toddler loved being able to walk around the entire tank and look at the fish. Food was great. Not a cheap place but worth the splurge.

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good dining experience. I would recommend this place for dates but go early so you get to experience everything. The only thing missing is a closing fireworks display.

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DrKevinWashington
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our sister birthday party and we had
A blast the food was amazing,our waiter Alexander was stupendous and he made our night exceptionally perfect

Shalom

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TammyD
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great - cool experience - will bring the kids next time we come back to Houston

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience3

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary we ordered the steak and lobster with mashed potatoes and mixed veggies the steak was extremely chewy I was unable to eat the steak lobster was great it was just sad that my steak was so chewy that’s what I was really going for

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EricaH
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My family enjoyed it and the food was great. Reservations helped.

FAQs

Downtown Aquarium offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 315-5126.

Downtown Aquarium is rated 4.4 stars by 1410 OpenTable diners.

Downtown Aquarium 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.

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