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Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands, Shenandoah, TX

Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands

4.3
4.3
539 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Babin's Seafood House offers you the finest taste of New Orleans, where we deliver a unique brand of hospitality, culture and cooking. South Louisiana customs come alive with authentic recipes, generous helpings and our Bon Temps hospitality.

There is nothing like soul-satisfying New Orleans style seafood. Sample our world-famous gumbo, made with dark brown roux and the Cajun trinity (bell peppers, onions and celery). Blue crabs from the Gulf of Mexico, catfish from the Atchafalaya swamps, oysters shucked to order and a whole fish filleted in-house bring New Orleans right to your table.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (281) 296-8829

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Cross street

    David Memorial Dr.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 539 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • The Woodlands

    Kid Friendly

  • The Woodlands

    Great for Lunch

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  1. BT

    BrendaT

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super shrimp kisses-appetizer! Brandy was an awesome server. Cost was moderate, but worth it!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and ambiance was excellent. Thank you
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I celebrated my birthday there and I was greeted by our server Theresa who was superb! My family enjoyed the food!! It was our first time dining there. We plan to come there again. Great atmosphere, wonderful service and delicious food.
  4. LM

    LMEA

    Houston

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    First, there was a water leak when entering the restaurant that was all over the main corridor. The service was good and our waitress was friendly and attentive. I had a Diet Coke that tasted off. I had reviewed the menu online before going and it said that they have the lunch menu every day until 4pm (we went at 11:45am). But we were given the dinner menu and dinner menu prices. I had the crawfish half and half and my guest had the shrimp and grits. Both the shrimp and crawfish were tiny and disappointing. I understand the hard economic times and cutting back and rising prices but the food was disappointing and sadly I will be reticent to return anytime soon.
  5. UP

    UpsetPatron

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The food was not good at all, everyone from our 3 party table was feeling quit ill afterward. The green beans tasted like rubber, the red beans and rice were the worst we had ever tasted and the crab cakes were indescribable, my husband actually spit his out it was so disgusting. Our server was very energetic and very talkative, almost too much as we couldn't hold a conversation without him interrupting. But he was very prompt and helpful with the menu options. However due to the poor quality of food we will not be returning to a Babin's restaurant again.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was good. It was a bit noisy. The food was disappointing. Not the Babins I remembered.
  7. DT

    DebbieT

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good but too much sauce on the red fish, drowned the fish and could not taste it.
  8. JM

    JayM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Table for four all eating from the Houston Restaurant Week menu. One couple got their appetizers and waited for us to get ours. We told them to go ahead and eat. Soon after, all four entrees were served. Where are our appetizers, I asked. The server said, "I didn't know that you wanted any appetizers". While the food was good, that experience was not. We ended up getting our appetizers bagged to take home. There was no compensation offered for botching the order.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    They seem to be going along with the 'raise prices and cut portions' trend. Several in our party ordered fish (which most have ordered the exact same before here) and we received significantly smaller portions. Excellent service with a large party though.
  10. PG

    PaulaG

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner! Would come again to enjoy!!
  11. AF

    AdrianeF

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was our anniversary, and it was great. Everyone was very friendly, and our waitress was great. Everyone helped each other so our turnaround time was excellent. Food was hot and tasted amazing. I could go every day and there are so many menu selections, you will not get bored. It was very clean and not very loud. Thanks for making it a great night.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Kids running around, thought we were at Chucke Cheese
  13. HV

    HenryV

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great menu selection, food was delicious and service was great from host to server.
  14. H

    Hazeliiz

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall our first time going here was decent but the food was just ok. From the cold bread and butter to the cold unmelted cheese in the seafood dip, we probably won’t return!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had not been to Babins in years. Ordered the avocado shrimp cocktail as appetizer and wow ! Huge and delicious. Also had blackened snapper and fried okra. Outstanding. Server , Keisha , was delightful and the perfect host.
  16. GW

    GladysW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was on salty side. And we ask for dressing on side and had to send it back it was put on top of salad.
  17. KS

    KennethS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The food was not seasoned very well. It was a nice restaurant, but the food was not good. I would not recommend or return.
  18. EK

    ErickK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Great Service, Great Atmosphere. Presentation was adequate. Value as viewed as a combination of Quality/Quantity/Price left some room for improvement. Portion sizes were sufficient (not huge, not small), prices were fair, but quality was off. The texture, quality, and amount of protiens was lacking. Plenty of pasta and bread and sauces covering small portions of fish, a few crumbles of crab, and shrimp that could use a discerning eye of a Buyer or Chef. An entre that featured "Shrimp, Scallops, Crawfish, and Crab" had two pathetic sized scallops and literally 1/2 oz. of crab crumbles that we thought was feta cheese sprinkled over the top.
  19. DA

    DARRELLD

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was good. Nice variety. Service was good at a time when the restaurant was very busy. Pricing is “OK”. But right now EVERYTHING is high. So Babins is in line.
  20. r

    romans3839

    Houston

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Must have new chefs as fried platter was awful. We eat here a lot and have loved all the food but not this time. May go to another place next time.
  21. w

    woodseater

    Houston

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is consistently good and the service is good as well. It can feel a bit rushed but is easily slowed if you want a longer meal time.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good , friendly staff and accommodating
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent, the restaurant was fairly busy on Father’s Day evening. We had a good meal and time together.
  24. CS

    CSparkie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Babin's. We have so many choices for seafood nearby and this is one of my favorites. Quality of food is excellent, and service is always spot on. It was crazy yesterday being Father's Day but the food was delicious and service great!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fathers Day perfection!!
  26. W

    Wildcat

    Houston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exceptional. I like the fresh seafood options on the board, and the waitress (Theresa) was very friendly and provided excellent recommendations. Portion sizes were more than generous as all four people in our party could not finish their plate (although everyone wanted to because the food was so good). Service was exceptional from the moment we arrived (hostess), to our waitress, and even the manager visited our table. Would recommend to those fans of fresh seafood and a varied menu.
  27. BR

    BelindaR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  28. WB

    WendellB

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good evening with friends
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Billy was great! The food was usual was wonderful. I had the Crawfish Cream Bisque and my friend and I both had the 1/2 Etouffee and 1/2 Fried Crawfish Tails. Also while there I picked up a gallon of Seafood Gumbo roux in case you don’t know it can be bought! Makes cooking gumbo so much quicker and I think Babin’s has the best gumbo of any Texas restaurant. My grandparents were 100% Cajun from New Iberia so I’ve eaten excellent gumbo all my life.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Great service
  31. S

    Scott

    Houston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We went early for Happy hour and the bar area was overflowing as they did not have enough staff. They said they could seat us at our table since it was our 50th Anniversary and we could order the Happy Hour specials before ordering dinner. We took their suggestion and then they apologized that neither the bar menu or Happy Hour pricing could be applied if we were not in the bar. Very disappointing
  32. BO

    BranO

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Heard kitchen was short staffed as an excuse for the poor tasting and wrong food given. I’ve been to a few Babin’s and nothing tasted as good as it use to. I use to love the bread pudding.. it was horrible. Won’t be back to this location.
  33. B

    virginiaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I love Babins one of my favorite restaurants love shrimp and catfish dirty rice oh so good
  34. S

    Shana

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robb the waiter was excellent! Food was superb!
  35. RO

    RhondaO

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great, pleasant and tasty dining experience at Babins The Woodlands. Excellent, friendly service.
  36. HV

    HaleighVK

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here for Mother’s Day. The specials were very good. We love this restaurant generally, but they do an excellent job for mothers day and any special occasion. We’ve even been there on Christmas Eve, awesome service!
  37. M

    Michael

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Terrible service for our group. Food took forever, server seemed overwhelmed.
  38. SM

    SteveM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent! The service was outstanding! The price was good! Rebecca was the serve, and she was courteous and did an excellent job!
  39. AT

    AndyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Mother's day was a very busy, but we had reservations when we arrived on time they took us right in to be seated. The food was excellent and the waitress was very attentive. This one of my favorite sea food restaurant, recommend highly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We went to Babins for a late “Mother’s Day Lunch”… Reservation for 6 and we were sat quickly. The waitress was excellent and answered all of our questions about certain dishes. Cream Style Crab Bisque was excellent (after I added a little salt/pepper), the crawfish, in the crawfish bisque , were not good at all… not sure if I got a bad bowl or just a few bad crawfish. The salads, fried catfish, and the creole gumbo were good. The main courses included the Texas redfish ( smaller portion then I anticipated, and need salt/pepper), the blackened catfish was good, as well ( just needed a little more seasoning). We also ordered the snapper, that came out cold and really difficult to cut with just a fork. We had to send that back, but the manager quickly replaced it and provided desserts for everyone for the inconvenience. The chocolate Tuxedo cake, Cheesecake, and key lime pie were all excellent and they were healthy size portions.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands using the Order Online button. Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 296-8829.

Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands is rated 4.3 stars by 539 OpenTable diners.

Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for Babin’s Seafood House - The Woodlands

19529 IH 45 S, Shenandoah, TX 77385

Additional information

  • Cross street

    David Memorial Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    The Woodlands

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Cajun

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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