Downtown Aquarium

4.5
1566 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 1566 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DannyM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Gerald was amazing! The host, manager, the whole service was very hospitable and made us feel like we were the only guests. You all were very personable.

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MaryC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience! The food was delicious, the staff was helpful and made great suggestions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tashy was exceptional, very courteous and attentive!! We had a great experience, the whole place was clean and everyone greeted us with a nice welcoming attitude. Thanks for making our day super extra special!!

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NatalieD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fun for our child’s birthday celebration to sit by the aquarium and have lunch! A very neat atmosphere!!

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LakeyiaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great way to cool off after a warm afternoon. My family enjoyed the meals and the ambiance. Our waiter Kenneth was outstanding, his service was unmatched. Listened to all our concerns, was helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be back.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!! Great waiter and great food.
Will go back again!

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Jessica
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great! Definitely going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and service is spectacular. The food is exquisite. I would highly recommend this place.

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server so so amazing! He went above and beyond!

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vipChristineB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

This restaurant has really gone downhill! It used to be such a great spot for the kids to watch fish and eat good food. Well food was either unseasoned or way too salty, and cold, clumpy servings- totally gross. All 6 of us were underwhelmed. A shame.

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justin
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

The service was awesome but the food was very sub par the price

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of toy

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and family visit

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carlosc
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was not up to par with the experience!
They can do better

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RebeccaN
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Aquarium with friends from out of town. Great time and a great value with the daily pass. Food was awesome and service was excellent.

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LorenzoE
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food! Not much else to say loved the environment.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice friendly, professional ,clean overall experience was wonderful. I will most definitely recommend this restaurant/museum it’s the best.

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GeorgiaS
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had a great menu and we had 2 delicious selections: Blackened chicken and shrimp salad and crab stuffed red fish. Both were beautifully served and wonderful. The staff was very attentive.

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HRD16
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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Leelee
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

For a first time expo can say I enjoyed it totally recommend

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T1gg3r
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Our waiter was kind and courteous, making special detail of my food allergies. Even a manager came to our table to make sure everything was done properly!

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SuzanneE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great and I would recommend the shrimp kisses for sure!!

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MelindaK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fabulous!! Both adults and 3 kids ate every bite! Of course, the 5 year old wanted mac and cheese. They serve Kraft mac and cheese and he loved it!

The kids wanted shrimp so we ordered the shrimp that is the added extras for the adult entrees. They ate every bite.

We also ordered fried fish tacos and the pecan crusted Salmon and they were also excellent!

We would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a fun experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

The ambiance is great, the actual aquarium walkthrough was quick but the fish & aquatic animals were nice to see. We enjoyed the stingray exhibit & the outdoor activities but the food was not worth the price I paid for my tastebuds. I don’t mind paying but it definitely has to taste good. The actual restaurant ambiance was amazing though! But the screaming & running children had me ready to run out of there!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

1st day of summer with the kids

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vipAngelaE
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

My daughter was just happy to be there. Service was a lottiecskiw and the food could have been better but that’s not why we go there so it was all good.

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! We are from Salt Lake City and we were impressed by the food and service!

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lunchy
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food was good. A bit pricey though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my sons 7th birthday. He is type 1 diabetic so I had to bring specially home made cupcakes for him. Everything was delicious, he loved his chicken, veggies and fruit. Great wait staff. It was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There was a child continuously running back and forth. It took the waitress 30 minutes before they came to ask us for our drinks. The valet appeared to be closed due to cones blocking it off. It was hard to find the entrance, you walk in there’s no one to tell you that you have to go to the second floor for the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved the blackened shrimp fettuccine alfredo...I wish though the cheese bread had some garlic on it to make it taste just a little more better but overall I loved the food and wait to eat there again one day

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TanniaM
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go with kids, it's brilliant to see all the sharks and stingrays while eating.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The place is quite outdated, very friendly staff , some good food options not great drinks nor cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 3rd wedding anniversary. The downtown aquarium is our special place. Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrating accomplishments. Always a great experience. ASK FOR JP he is the absolute best!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food is always cold when they bring it to the table I think I pay way too much money to eat cold food

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my anniversary. The best inejoyed the seaworld.the food scrumptious. Im ready to go back... I will be back with rest of my family

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GiselleM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold service was horrible. Waitress never came to check on us

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view of aquarium. The service was terrific. Highly recommend a meal here when visiting the Houston aquarium.

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MatthhewL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Food was great! I had fish & chips, the fish was incredible, Cole slaw was very tasty & the fries were hot!! Price kinda scorched my wallet!

FAQs

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

Downtown Aquarium is rated 4.5 stars by 1566 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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