Still Shuckin' Since 1967


"Was that a boat?!"

Yes! Since 1967, Capt. Benny has been docking his oyster boats in Houston and Austin neighborhoods. Those humble boats are a promise of fresh seafood made to order. From our earliest days, we have been known for serving the freshest oysters, shrimp and catfish available anywhere. Since then our menu has expanded to include mouth-watering seafood platters for every taste – and Cajun favorites to rival anything from New Orleans.

We now have 6 locations in the great state of Texas, but our family owned and operated restaurants all remain true to our roots. We follow time-honored family recipes and use only the freshest ingredients. That is why generations of customers have always “felt at home” at The Boat. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

About Capt. Benny's "The Boat"
“The Boat” has been the place to go for regulars and newcomers alike for over 50 years.

Freshness & Quality

For over 55 years we have operated our own fishing boats and pride ourselves on serving you the freshest seafood. Authentic cajun dishes with a gulf coast really doesn't get any better than this.

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