Downtown Aquarium

4.4
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Dive into food and fun at the Downtown Aquarium – an underwater adventure! Enjoy our one-of-a-kind Aquarium Restaurant and make a splash with deliciously fresh seafood, steak, chicken, pasta and decadent desserts all served in a spectacular underwater setting. You'll be seated around an elaborate 150,000 gallon aquarium home to over 200 species of aquatic life from around the globe. Pay a visit to The Dive Lounge, the perfect setting to unwind with one of our refreshing cocktails. Continue your adventure and explore our Aquarium Adventure Exhibit, touch and feed deep-water dwellers at Stingray Reef, catch a glimpse of the magnificent White Tigers of the Maharaja's Temple and play the day away with exciting midway games and amusement rides. Begin your Dining Adventure at Downtown Aquarium today!
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4.2
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4.4
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4.6
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrate my son memes 10th bday, he love the sirloin cook to perfection and the waiter was amazing, good place to celebrate your kid bday, thank you for the great evening

NM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this place. So relaxing while enjoying your meal.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun & awsome place, great food

FM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, food is priced for the atmosphere but my mahi mahi was overcooked.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all the way around. Great suggestions by the waiter.

R
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the scenery...everything was amazing!! The food was great.

TG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Took my daughters here and was disappointed. Atmosphere was wonderful, food was ok and the service was horrible.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had impeccable service from Necmettin! And when I say that I mean he exhibited perfect timing, cadence, knowledge and tact. I work in the industry and know what to expect, Necmettin exceeded every expectation I had! The food quality, temperature, presentation, five star! Came out fast too. Keep up the good work.

MG
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s just amazing. It is a wonderful place to go with your kids.

KA
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

great place to take someone who's never been - not the place for a quiet or romantic meal. Fun, yes. Shrimp and crab dip is outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice and friendly !

OT
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, great service... That is until my plate was taken prematurely (I stepped away from the table).

VB
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The only reason you eat here is because you're at the aquarium. I don't mind paying for a nice meal, but the food is below average. Could be made up with super attentive, friendly service, but sadly, that was a miss too. Had empty drinks, asked for a water multiple times, had to repeat order three times before server got it. My kids have almost outgrown the whole aquarium experience so hopefully, won't have to eat here again. My kids love the experience of dining with huge aquarium feet away and the tables are set up so there really isn't a bad seat.

FL
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My adult daughter has to avoid gluten, soy and dairy. The chef visited our table and worked with her to determine the best meal that met her dietary requirements. She enjoyed her dinner very much. Also, our grandkids loved the aquarium!

L
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very fun family experience. I recommend for a special occasion. We had a 5 and 3 year old in our group of six. They were very entertained by the aquarium.

PB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We also had a great server that did a great job with our group.

LW
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant for families looking for a unique environment, but forewarn not to have high expectations for the food or service. Three of us got salads, one soup, one the fish tacos and my son had the kids pepperoni pizza. He didn't like the pizza at all and when the adults tasted it, everyone spit it out because it was awful. The salads were pretty basic - no real complaints or complements there. And the soup came out warm, not hot, and was said to be "fair". We had some issues in getting our order out in a timely manor (people ordering after us served before us, despite the simplicity of the order) and still had to wait for one of the salads. Re: service, again, there was an issue in getting our order in a timely fashion. And while our waiter was polite, we felt the attention was lacking overall - especially to delivering some dirty serving utensils/mugs.

A
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! The food was perfect. Wait staff was attentive and friendly. The floor to ceiling aquarium is breathtaking. Definitely be returning

MV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Make sure you face the aquarium and get ready to get up and take photos!

SF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in the historical district for a live show. We were also on a time crunch to get to the show. Our waitress was amazing our food was perfect. The atmosphere with the fish tank was beautiful. We plan to go back with our grandchildren and spend more time doing rides and dining.

M
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Overall good food and great service. Loved, the night view very romantic when little kids aren’t around.

SM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazmin was our server and she was great. We were a party of 11 with three young children, and Jazmin was so sweet with the kids. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was family friendly, but it was Jazmin who made our experience exceptional.

L
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was great, love the atmosphere but food could have more flavor and variety on menu.

Z
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Grandson had a wonderful time. Great service, prompt and responsive to requests. Highly recommend.

BG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food variety and view while dining. Granddaughters loved it.

TM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish tanks are amazing and just make already a good meal amazing. We were surprised at how good the food was considering the draw is really the aquariums. We would certainly recommend this restaurant for both families and couples.

ER
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

e spent our Christmas dinner at the Aquarium. The food was great, fresh bread, we got a huge cataway platter. The food portions were large. Watching the stingrays and yellow tails sim around the massive tank as very peaceful. you are in like an ocean cave. Service was excellent, and we thanked our waitress for working Christmas, she was great. We ere surprised how many people were there, yet it didn't seem crowded at all. We had a wonderful tim, good food good memories. Thank you!!!

FO
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It's a must for out of town guests! Unique atmosphere and great service. The food is a little over priced , but they do have a diversified menu.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theater treat with our granddaughters.

MW
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our 8 year old grandson especially loved watching all the action in the aquarium. The food was great, and everyone had a good time trying to identify all the fish, etc. as we waited for our food to be served.

KR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Fun place but was very noisy, kids running around everywhere, punching the aquarium glass, etc. I had kids with me and they even said it’s so noisy in here. Food was pretty good, service was great. Still had to wait 20 minutes for our reserved table of three. Probably won’t come back anytime soon

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Amazing fish display. Steak was cold. Second one was raw and tasted horrible, worst steak I have ever had. Stick with the burgers.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening out with my daughter! Great food, very personalized service!

S
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Birthday for my son so we pick Aquarium so kids would be welcome. I had reservations but still had to wait 20 minutes. Walk ins (even large parties) were seated before us. Server was nice but made several errors in what we ordered. Food was just ok at very high prices. Lots of kids in restaurant which seem to up the energy of our kids. This wasn’t a great experience but had a very expensive bill.

AS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food was good. It's all overpriced. But, for a once in a while experience we loved it.

KA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was super attentive. Food was great!

D
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Host and hostess were aware that I was a Landry's card member and greeted me accordingly. A manager came out and greeted me. I told them that I was on a timetable and they made sure that we were done by my preset deadline. The meal was very good and was well presented. It was a very good evening.

DE
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious & served quickly. Our waiter was attentive & very courteous. And the decor is eye catching! Great place for either couples or families with children.

N
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about our dinner. The apricot glazed salmon and seafood lasagna were amazing.

F
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The ambiance is always great, the food is good and we had a terrific sever. We had an amazing family night out!

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