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Downtown Aquarium at night  - Downtown Aquarium, Houston, TX

Downtown Aquarium

4.6
4.6
2253 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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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Memorial Drive

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    METRORail Train: Travel northbound (Fannin North). Exit train at Preston and Main. Walk west on Preston to Bagby.

  • Entertainment

    Aside from our amusement rides, midway games and Aquarium exhibits - guests can enjoy holiday brunch weekends, festivals, live music and events throughout the year. Some of these include Shark Weekend, Smash the Squash Halloween event, Latin Beats, Romance Under the Sea, Easter Brunch, and Breakfast with Santa. Our full calendar of events is on our website.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 2,253 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Kid Friendly

  • Houston

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a amazing time.
  2. FB

    FeeBerrie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely wonderful for my birthday dinner. Truly enjoyed and beautiful restaurant.
  3. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We adopted our son in 2017 and we celebrate the day his adoption was finalized each year. We refer to it as his "Gotcha Day". We celebrated this year at the Downtown Aquarium and he loved it. Our waitress was amazing and she had kitchen write on his dessert "Happy Gotcha Day". The food was great, but the staff went over the top to help us celebrate.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a place for special occasions, the ambience is fantastic dining around large fish, swimming everywhere. Drinks were OK, food was much better than expected and well on the pricey side you do get a good meal for your money service is good, took a few minutes to get going, but once we had a server, they were very attentive.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Awesome experience!
  6. S

    Soup

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice for a Friday morning and lunch. Salad was good, but had way too much dressing.
  7. A

    Audrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kenneth our server was the best. He was so nice, very friendly and always checked on us if we need anything.
  8. E

    Erin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. The food was better than expected because after all it’s geared toward the 18 and under crowd. My daughter loved watching the fish while we ate. It was a great place for a special occasion.
  9. P

    Pablo

    Houston

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A diversion from standard restaurants due to the aquarium central theme. Captivating for adults and children. The food was pretty average and the wine list limited. Service was friendly, but disorganized. Noise levels were good and allowed conversation. It seems to be a big birthday venue, so be ready for regular renditions of Happy birthday. Acoustics were terrible for the larger circular tables. Overall an interesting once in a while eatery particularly with visitors to town.
  10. AE

    AngelaE

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Aquarium went above and beyond to make our day special.
  11. LH

    LesleyH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Great service, steak and seafood were great. It was so noisy, though. So so noisy. The people seated next to us let their kids get up and run around the whole time we were there.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful birthday experience with my family.
  13. c

    carolem

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Food and service were great. Friendly, helpful employees. Nice to see the fish swimming in the aquarium. Just be warned that this is an extremely noisy restaurant.
  14. ML

    MonicaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter who I do not recall his name but he is an older gentleman, was amazing, I hosted my birthday dinner and he answered everyone’s questions whether it was about food or the aquariums. He was very attentive and kind! Because of him alone the experience was a 10/10.
  15. L

    Lynn

    San Antonio

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Service excellent. Crowded and noisy, but not a problem because the food was very good. Chris, our waiter couldn't have more attentive, professional, and polite.
  16. CM

    ChristinaM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful huge tanks-almost like a whole second aquarium. The staff went way above and beyond accommodating food allergies. Super attentive and kind server. Very family friendly
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Kids were loud and I don’t talk about people bringing kids
  18. m

    michaelo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, good service, had a wonderful time definitely will return again and take in the other activities!
  19. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It's my third or 4th time there and it's always on my list when coming to Houston.My server was great and I liked the fact that I could change one of my sides from rice to mashed.I will certainly return when I'm back in Houston.
  20. CO

    CarolineO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal in a unique setting! Mango mojitos were delicious!
  21. BB

    BethB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    Asked on reservations for desert for my husband, did not get. Was seated with families and was loud. Couples should be seated separately. Food not worth the price.
  22. JL

    JamieL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Sonny declined to sing to me Happy birthday but he sang to another table
  23. VE

    VERENISES

    Houston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    The food was cold and the prices were high, not sure if I will return.
  24. JK

    JohnK

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter on a date.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my boyfriend for my birthday last weekend. The setting was romantic and the food was amazing! Everything came out quick and hot. The restaurant was so beautiful and clean. Our waiter was very helpful and made our experience memorable. I can't wait to come back
  26. MM

    MollyM

    Chicago

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining and bday experience!
  27. TC

    TonyaC

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The ambiance was wonderful but I would give a rating of 5 for the food!
  28. SR

    SandyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and restrooms were very clean and beautiful
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very beautiful and realistic place.. speechless
  30. LC

    LaChelleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! I make a special trip for the dining experience here.
  31. PR

    PRISCILLAL

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience2
    Food was great but service was sooo slow! I attribute it to being understaffed. I ordered a second cocktail but it didn’t arrive until we were paying the bill. Obviously didn’t want it by then.
  32. JC

    JenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit with our 3 year old who loves all things under the sea and we absolutely loved it. The food was excellent as well as the service. We would love to come back again in the future.
  33. CS

    CamilaS

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect! the food was really great and the service perfect!
  34. BL

    BreeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Herb crusted salmon was amazing. Probably the best I have had off of a boat fresh caught.
  35. JS

    JudeShawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atomsphere was lovely... We did not attend the exhibit(s). We only went for resturant week dining and it was delightful place to eat and take photos for my husband's birthday dinner
  36. JT

    JaredT

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our dinner was great! The only complain I have is the table next to us had children. One of the children shot me with a toy gun…. I wish guns weren’t allowed even if they are toys
  37. IV

    IsaiahV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was great, especially the food! Definitely recommend to others! Our server was awesome, definitely doesn’t compare to any server! Definitely will visit again!
  38. EA

    EstherA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! And worth every penny. Our server was simply the best. He had such a wealth of knowledge about the fishes and made such funny jokes. We had an amazing time.
  39. SC

    ShandaleC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Ate during restaurant week and the food was good!!!!
  40. QE

    QuiE

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ambience and great food! This is a spot to visit!

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

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

Downtown Aquarium is rated 4.6 stars by 2253 OpenTable diners.

Downtown Aquarium 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

10:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Downtown Aquarium

410 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Memorial Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    METRORail Train: Travel northbound (Fannin North). Exit train at Preston and Main. Walk west on Preston to Bagby.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Aside from our amusement rides, midway games and Aquarium exhibits - guests can enjoy holiday brunch weekends, festivals, live music and events throughout the year. Some of these include Shark Weekend, Smash the Squash Halloween event, Latin Beats, Romance Under the Sea, Easter Brunch, and Breakfast with Santa. Our full calendar of events is on our website.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access

Gift card

Gift card

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