Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

4.6
1515 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Own and operated by the Teas family for over 12 years, Eugene's (formally Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen), continues to serve Houston's finest Cajun-style Gulf Coast Cuisine. Conveniently located between Montrose and River Oaks. The restaurant is a neighborhood spot where everyone feels at home.

Join us in celebrating the flavors and traditions of the Gulf Coast in a charming, casual-fine dining atmosphere. All our dishes are made from scratch (except the Ranch dressing and Blue Bell ice cream) and our seafood and steaks are grilled over a wood-burning fire of oak and hickory. The freshest seafood, certified angus beef steaks, delicious sides, daily specials, decadent desserts, wonderful wines, best martini’s in town and genuine Southern hospitality are a few of the things that will keep you coming back.

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4.6
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vipKayR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Music was too loud. Great service, but mediocre food

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vipLauraK
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was yummy and great. The waiter gave us more oyster shells then we ate. Thank u for that! Craft project!

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vipDorothyS
Houston
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service!

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vipSteveS
Central Texas
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Cajun dishes, great variety of seafood and beef, decent wine list.

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Jcasti99
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service. good noise level and over all an very enjoyable meal experience.

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vipZtraveler
Houston
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. We had a loud table next to us so it was a little loud. Crab Au Gratin and fried oysters were delicious.

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MOTY
Houston
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (delicious seafood) and great service ( attentive, patient, not pushy, prompt, helpful)?. A perfect night out for my wife and me. We will definitely go back!

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MaryV
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, staff and food. It’s become one of our favor neighborhood spots.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Onion rings are some of the best in town!

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vipKellyB
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic outdoor seating! Our waiter was very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely be back. Amazing menu and quality of food. Amazingly good raw oysters.

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vipCindy8000
London
160 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious. Service was very good. Get the shrimp creole. It’s the best I’ve ever had!

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MarkO
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an unforgettable experience. Staff and food was great. Music selection was outstanding. Looking to return.

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vipJaneS
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic; best we have had!! The shrimp creole, and salad delicious. Service was good, and they did a good job of spacing tables apart. We sat outside which was nice also.

JD
vipJDSp
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside since it was such a beautiful day. Our server was attentive but not overly so. We were able to have a relaxed lunch and time to catch up. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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EugeneR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Well the food was excellent but the server decided to keep my money after I paid and took over $23 dollars she must have really needed it. Didn't even bring my change back to the table.

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DavidHouchins
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here, on recommendation of colleague. Great menu. Great seafood. Great value. Highly recommend.

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vipSally
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Eugene's. The wait staff took very good care of us, making sure we had everything we needed. The sauteed crab fingers are always a favorite - that sauce is divine! I had the stuffed redfish, which was tasty, and my friend had the stuffed shrimp, which he liked. It was an enjoyable experience - one which I hope to repeat soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Great menu and food is to die for. Gumbo is fresh and down home!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous, will definitely be back!

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DavidD
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Everything was great with the exception of my shrimp in the shrimp Creole. It was not very fresh tasting and was a bit fishy. Everything else was great!

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JackM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Eugene's, and we ordered off the Houston Restaurant Week menu. Wedge salad was huge and nicely adorned. Two of us had the the Salmon Bianca and we had to resist the urge to lick the sauce off the plate. The Shrimp Alfredo was impressive due to the nice size of the shrimp. Service was nicely attentive but did not smother. We will definitely return!

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Pablo
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We have now eaten here three times since its opening. On the first occasion it was quite enjoyable as we were following it as an inheritor of Danton's. The last two times has seen it get progressively more mundane and expensive for what it is. The three of us had, trout (nondescript sauce and a bit overcooked), scallops (smokey, without mention in the menu and inedible for the diner) and crab au gratin (good).

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Bonita
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, quiet, great food and service, diners not crowed together.

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vipHoustonian2000
London
28 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Nothing BAD about this restaurant except that I found it exceptionally expensive for basically average seafood - not bad but not good enough to make me want to come back.

Two cups of soup, two entrees, a Diet Coke and an iced tea (no alcohol, no desserts) was over $100.

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TammyM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were first time visitors and were very impressed with the food and overall experience. Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning.

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vipasdf
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The owner wandered through the restaurant talking to everyone without a mask, against Texas and CDC guidelines. I guess the rules don't apply to everyone.

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vipBryanH
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and definitely will be added to our rotation of great dining venues in Houston.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. Awesome food and Great service by Kierra.

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vipvirginia
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot for dining with friends or family. The food is always good, and atmosphere is wonderful.

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vipSusanS
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved going to Danton’s but Eugene’s is even better! Our waiter, Henry was amazing. So many things we wanted to try! We will be back!

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DennisN
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in. I’d been to Danton’s many many times over the years. Glad to see many core recipes unchanged, and some interesting new ones.

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viphgp4lsu
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eugene's is my new "go-to" restaurant! I ask for Christopher and he is the best! He doesn't rush our meals and he is very respectful of interrupting a conversation. The food is really really good! The crab and corn bisque is to die for - even in this HEAT! The crab salad is fabulous and oysters were perfect - a little on the small side, but that's how I like them. Try this place if you are craving some good Southern seafood and ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoyed the last minute reservation. Kyle came around and greeted each table personally. Chef Tony prepared a Pontchatrain sauce for the stuffed shrimp at the request of our table. Overall a great dining experience and Eugene’s a definite hidden gem!

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vipDorothyS
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always exceptional.

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vipCindy8000
London
160 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. Get the shrimp creole. It’s to die for. Oh, and the onion rings are the best in town. My friend shared two with me. So good!

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viplcp1411
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eugene's is an amazing restaurant. The food and service are always on point and I can't say enough good things about this place. It is a go-to spot for so many and I hope everyone gets out to support this local gem.

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KelliD
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food at Eugene's. I've been twice over about a 10 day period, and food was very consistent and always delicious. Service is stellar, and I love the ambiance. Fantastic and well priced wine list. My new favorite for seafood in Houston!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday!

FAQs

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 807-8883.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine is rated 4.6 stars by 1515 OpenTable diners.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eugenes.ackroo.net/en/gifts/new.

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.