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Downtown Aquarium

4.4
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1287 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 1287 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.0
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RicyiaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good food wise the fish tank was amazing the service was very nice... completely unforgettable

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Texxanguy
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service by jose. Highly reccomend

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NurseNess
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Our server was almost non-existent. We barely saw him, barely checked on us throughout the meal and rarely spoke except for taking our order. He was very welcoming. You all have a bar but can only make the drinks that are on the menu I was told. What is the purpose of having a bar if you all don’t serve other type of drinks

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EzraP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time with great food and a great view.

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GingerB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great time celebrating our 40th anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son loved his first time

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Deanna
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The food wasn't good at all and it lacked flavor.

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NebiahB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very nice and attentive. Great all in one fun place that is affordable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every minute of it including our server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server Jose was super nice!

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Sonia
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very satisfying and Service was great! Overall we enjoyed and are likely to return!

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Tijuana
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time. Amazing
We had a party of 6 ranging in ages 1- 55 and everyone enjoyed

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MyrnaG
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was slow. Our appetizer (the calamari) was cold when it was brought out and two of the people in our party ordered ice tea and had to wait for several minutes before we could get someone to bring them sugar.

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NettaB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great brunch with my family & friends, Celebrating my husband and I 17yr Anniversary there.

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a blast, and the giant fish tank was really fun to look at while eating. Our 6 year old loves everything fish, and had the time of his life. We had arrived around 15 minutes earlier than our reservation time, and were seated right away. The food was good, although we did have to return a steak (we ordered it medium and it arrived very well done), but all of the staff were extremely understanding and provided us a new one as well as a couple souvenir cups to make up for it. (They also offered extra sides and such.) We really appreciated their efforts and the customer service. It was a super fun experience, and we will definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing time at the AQ. Great food and great service. Everytime im in Houston I stop by and have never been disappointed.

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ShannaS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Reservation at 5, the restaurant was not ready and hostesses did not seem concerned. Was not seated until 5:30p.

Food is overpriced.

Waiter that we had was very good though.

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AlanaV
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything thing was awesome! From the staff, to the food, and the display of the fish aquariums.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es maravilloso

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Sidd
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We sat on the patio and had a great view of downtown at night. The manager was very friendly and helpful. They were careful about cleaning and distance. The fish was rubbery but the shrimp was good.

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Yvettew
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our experience was great. Been leaving in tx for 11 yrs and have never been... i was something different to experience the kids and I loved it.

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ChamiyaW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service great learning
experience

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CourtneyM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the waitress we had was the best! We haven't had that great of service in a long time! The whole experience was so fun! The only thing that sucked was that the white tigers never came out and we really wanted to see them but everything else was so fun! My favorite part was getting to feed the sting rays! They were so cute!!

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Karmen
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We were really looking forward to a great experience at the Downtown Aquarium & hadn't eaten there before because of the cost. Since we spent about $300 we expected a really fantastic experience. The service was slow & disjointed. The appetizers & desserts were great but the meals were just ok.

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07vette
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I thought this would be a quiet romantic place for an anniversary. I even requested a romantic table. Did not happed it was more like Chucky Cheese! Will never go back or refer anyone to this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Too noisy!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just getting the kids outside! Change of online learning for some great food and a break.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was AMAZING and so was the food.

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KimberlyT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
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 on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did not expect that many children.

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Mabel
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
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.

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 1287 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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