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Downtown Aquarium

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1258 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1258 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
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4.6
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimberlyT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience my family and I loved the food and the aquarium atmosphere

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CarlY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did not expect that many children.

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Mabel
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and customer service.. food was delicious

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RuthM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious! My main concern was how busy it was... when we arrived we were guided to our table, only to find out- our table wasn’t ready. We were then told to wait... so we waited. We weren’t expecting this place to be so crowded knowing there’s COVID guidelines. While everyone was told to wear masks to and from restroom, I saw a lot of kids walking around with no masks. Tables were also close to proximity. We didn’t enjoy ourselves (too concern with the lack of covid regulations).

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday dinner for our 13 year old daughter. We had a great dinner and the food was delicious!

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We sat at the bar. Bartender we great. Lots of people ... too crowded, some guests did not wear a masks. Food had been better in the past. My mai mai was dry and the fried oysters were overcooked. It was not worth the money we paid. The exhibits were fun.

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CarlaD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Ambiance was great and amazing... food was ok. Food was good but def not worth the cost.

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David
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for my 3rd year anniversary with my wife and boy was it great !! Love the atmosphere and memorable dinners like this will always be Remembered!! Next time we will bring our whole family so we can enjoy together !!

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BL25
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Experience and environment were exceptional. I thought the food was good not great and over priced, but I expected that. Would go back though.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was great service was ok!

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KristinC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked from the Restaurant Weeks menu and it was amazing!!

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LindaH
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I was disappointed with the fisherman's platter which is offered fried but they were able to accommodate me and give it to me broiled. The fish was obviously frozen and would probably have tasted better if it were fried.
In the past, I liked this restaurant due to the freshness of the seafood. Today my experience was that it was not fresh and felt overcooked and limp.
As a result, I will not be going back for some time. (I used to visit at least 3 to 5 times a year).
I do understand that due to the COVID I should be grateful that they were even open.The service was outstanding and the waiters were very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it
The service was great
Food was awesome

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vipKathyR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Service were good

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

There was too many people by the entrance of the dining but where we were sat was fabulous loved it ! They didn’t do anything for my sisters bday

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MaddieM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and the experience was cool. Was a cute surprise date.

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Ashleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a gorgeous aquarium. We really enjoyed our dinner and watching beautiful sea creatures next to our dinner table.

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JessicaP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my daughter’s 11th birthday. Of course with Covid-19, some stuff was closed down, but that’s no fault of their own. Food was good and she enjoyed getting to watch the fish while we ate.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress. Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall it was a nice early dinner for us. Wish that a dress code would be enforced a little more.

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MandyB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My only issue is that we are currently asked to social distance but towards the end of our service a table was set very close to me and my daughter, like handshaking close. I was very surprised they were set so close being that there were so many open tables. If that table wouldn’t have been sat so close I would have stayed longer and spent more money. Bought dessert, another drink, probably a special Togo because my husband couldn’t join us.

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NanaK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great, service was very good, the food was okay. The server had me cut my steak when first brought out to make sure it was cooked properly, which it wasn't. But he immediately took it back to be fixed. Manager came by to check on us and brought my food out the second time. Very professional and courteous. Loved the fish tanks everywhere. Great family restaurant, but pricey if you're on a budget.

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AshleyR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

great food and service! the fish are awesome! lots tom do

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SteveP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience4

First and foremost, we were extremely disappointed at the level of care given to the COVID-19 rules and regulations. People were allowed into the facility without masks and there were no markings on the floor anywhere (like everywhere else in the world) for 6’ spacing. If some state official were to visit I would imagine that they would shut the place down. We were also disappointed in the fact that some things were not operating, like the automated shark that is supposed to come out of the water. Also, the menu was cut way back and that was not mentioned anywhere until you sit down at the table. Truth be told we would not have gone if we had known (it says nothing about it on line) that all of the preferable menu items were not available. Then to top it off I ordered a $35.00 steak Medium Rare and received it well done. Then waited 25 minutes for one cooked correctly to arrive. All in all it was a very expensive disappointing experience.

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JanandaG
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Ambience is gorgeous but the food isn’t that great for the price

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was spread out & we ordered Fish & Chips and Popcorn shrimp(kids menu). It was all Delicious & will definitely come back

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NatalieS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I come to the aquarium every month during the summer and always look forward to a meal at the restaurant. The staff and management are always so accommodating and helpful. The manager, William ,and waitress Sam provided great service.

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Momof3
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience but Sadly had to cut our visit short as there where to many people and not able to social distance in the exhibits. Lines or exhibits where not monitored to enforce social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We will be back next year for his 3rd birthday, my son loves the fish tanks while we eat

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AshleyG
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Food was cold. And super small portion for way too expensive price

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GlennB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to bring the kids. Great food and excellent children’s menu. Kids loved the make your own sundae. Fun to dine amongst sea creatures!

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was surprisingly good, and the pricing was definitely fair.

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ShawnS
East Texas
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our kids really loved the atmosphere with sharks, grouper, and other fish swimming by why we ate lunch. Make sure you are a Landry's Member to avoid the long waits.

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stevenb
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food wasn’t great, salt brought in a weird useless container and service was par at best

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DouglasJ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Small meal size for the money. Better food and cheaper at other restaurants.

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Zach
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Menu is very small, and extremely pricy, having to pay 8 bucks for parking when the menus is already expensive is not cool

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LindaW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was fantastic. Food was okay. Doesn't compare to Papadeaux's food. But awesome ambiance.

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AkilahB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Horrible the waiter took 35 minutes to bring drinksbring my food and not my husband so my food just that they're getting cold waiting to eat with my husband had to send that back had is all sitting like in the same area felt like I needed to wear my mask the service with overall horrible although when the food did come out it was pretty good and we was able to eat at the same time to talk in the alcoholic beverage was good but they bring out the wrong size I tried to charge us for that so we got that straight it was just horrible

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Laurel
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

While the view of the fish tank is wonderful and the service was good, you're definitely paying for the fish tank, not the food itself. It was mediocre and extremely overpriced for what it was.

I find it strange that the only sharks in the ENTIRE AQUARIUM are in the expensive restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my girlfriend’s birthday and her first tine in Houston. I picked the aquarium because it was different. I loved the host, the vibe and the experience!! She did too!

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 1258 OpenTable diners.

Downtown Aquarium does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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