Downtown Aquarium

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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!

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We are offering restaurant menu and Buffet options on this date.

Open Table Reservations on Thanksgiving Day are for restaurant menu only (not Thanksgiving Buffet). Thanksgiving Buffet reservations can be made by calling the restaurant.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1069 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lunch with our 18 month year old son.

T
Houston
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant at a great location - we came here before going to a show at the Revention. Nice service and good food . The fish swimming around when you dine is lovely to see. The desserts were the best part.

CS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

More for the ambiance than the food. But food is still good

P
Tallahassee
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation dining - service from all staff was amazing but especially AJ in the Restaurant - he is a superstar!!!!

RC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Great service. Good food. Pricey

WM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and Halo was very nice efficient and knowledgeable of both the menu and the aquatic life. She really made the experience that much more special. Thank you!

IG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar, muy recomendado. Me encanta todo la comida el ambiente el servicio y sobre todo el lugar 😍

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had not visited for some time. We were very pleased with the service and food .
Kudos.

HG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at the Downtown Aquarium. It's big enough that we feel we have options but not so big that we feel like we miss out on anything. It's the perfect place to elevate a weekend for that vacation feel without venturing too far from home. Love it.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at the Downtown Aquarium in Houston. Staff was polite and attentive while remaining unobtrusive, service was timely given the number of patrons, and the food was excellent. We enjoyed our dinner and the tour afterwards of the Aquarium itself.

S
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The Aquarium fosters an environment where Dining etiquette is frowned upon.

Bring your 5 kids and have them screaming, running around, and eating off others plates. We're cool with that. Want to facetime with your friend for 30 minutes standing at someone else's table. We're cool with that.
Say you are on a date and want to be away from the noise. Nope. We have a special table right down in the action. No you cant sit in the quite section with those 2 other couples.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to take our daughter. The atmosphere is entertaining to both adults and children and the food is always worth the cost. A place we will continue to cherish throughout the years to come.

LE
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Quality of food was just "ok" considering the prices. I definitely would not return.

AW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was exceptional. He made our experience the best.

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The downtown aquarium is a unique and beautiful dining experience. The seafood ravioli was incredible and the tank of fish was mesmerizing.

BL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I’m satisfied but disappointed because I made reservations for my Anniversary this pass Monday and when making the reservations through opentable it asks if there are any extra accommodations I would like, so I filled in two glasses of red wine on the table, one candle lit and one rose and then I submitted it. When I got to the Aquarium it wasn’t done, so I asked the waiter what happen and then showed her what I submitted and she said that they don’t receive those requests. So my question is why have it as a request if you don’t get the request? That was the most important part of our Anniversary. So can someone explain why you do t receive the requests and since you don’t why can’t you remove that from the reservation page.

DF
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little to loud

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was good. The tank inside is really awesome and kept the kids busy.

S
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

If you're going with kids, this is the place to go. If you're going w/out or on a date don't.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time with grand children

m
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very cool setting with giant fish tanks. Be prepared for lots of children running around and screaming.
The dozen oysters were a great price but very bland. The etouffee was very good, but the shrimp were slightly overcooked. Go hungry or share food. Mai Tai and Blue Marlin drinks were good.
Would recommend.

D
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike was amazing

VV
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved, loved, loved it! Food was amazing! Tasted fresh and authentic! The desert was amazing! I would definitely go back! Perfect for families as well.

IR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there; man it was awesome!! The food was so so good! Our waiter was very professional.. we had a great time...we loved it!!!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my niece's birthday ( not a party just to take her). The food was really good, the noise level and kids running by our table was a little stressful, but overall we had a wonderful time!

DC
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good experience for kids, but the food and activities are about 50% overrated

DD
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an unexpected, very nice surprise! I thought this restaurant was going to cater to children but learned that the food, atmosphere and service compared to some of the finer restaurants in Houston. I'm sorry it took us so many years to dine here. My husband and I will definitely be coming back soon.

KB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Aquarium is not big enough to be worth 20 dollars a person. Also, the food was horrible. No favor or taste what so ever.

JF
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time. Server was incredible, food was awesome. I will definitely be back!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful aquarium and food was delicious.

TL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but food was amazing. The waiter was very attentive. And everything was timely

NK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful dining experience! It was fun eating and watching the fish. Our waiter was personable and efficient. The food was delicious.

E
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our 2-1/2 yr old Granddaughter enjoyed the experience so much! She ate the whole kids pizza and applesauce all the while watching the gorgeous fish in the Aquarium from her chair at the table. Our server was very informed about the fish and species. All very enjoyable!

FG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Bartender (Preston) provided us with service in dining room and did excellent job!
He was attentive and made sure to check on the satisfaction of some of the requests we made.
Good visit with family overall!

KC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son has several severe food allergies and with the help of our great chef he was able to eat safely!

JA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! Waiter was awesome and very knowledgeable about the fish that were in the aquarium. Great service! Food was delicious!

JS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really neat place to eat. The kids loved it and the food was delicious.

JF
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kid birthday

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

For the price the food is not good. The experience is not worth it.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food was great and very filling.

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