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The Captain's Seafood & Oyster Bar

5700 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78751-1501
+1 512-452-1417
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“seafood” (11 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
5700 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78751-1501
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have been to this restaurant probably 40 times over several decades, but it is not my favorite. It doesn't offer many choices for extras. Most entrees are minimal with a mound of french fries. Since I don't eat the fries, it is too expensive...More

Thank fr0maustintexas
Reviewed 12 May 2017

So the restaurant is right next to my hotel, so I call over an order an appetizer and a combo seafood basket with fried catfish and shrimp. I either had two cooks on my food or a chef with two personalities. First off, their idea...More

Thank Cathijoon
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Clean, not fancy, paper napkins... BUT the food is fresh and well prepared, the staff is friendly. Don't expect an elegant place, but for good food you can't beat it.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good. We were really surprised, it's been tough finding good seafood spots were you can order and go. We ordered quite a few dishes and everything was good. We had the stuff jalapeños, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, fried scallops, a dish that...More

Thank JSLoveis13
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Stopped here for dinner on a NOT busy night. Everything about the place was mediocre, the service, the food, the drinks... not really sure why, but I'd blame it on poor management. The staff was bickering, few people seemed to just wonder around, the hostess...More

Thank edge46
Reviewed 18 January 2017

we ordered oysters on the half shell then whole catfish, fried dinners. The service was excellent. the catfish was hot and tasty with good sides. the cole slaw was a bit too creamy and sweet for my taste but everything else was better than the...More

Thank nhvcinc
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stop by for a later than normal dinner, ordered a combo plate which included fish, shrimp. scallops, fries and hush puppies. I also got an appetizer of a sausage of some type. It was great spicy and very full of flavor kind of reminded...More

1  Thank jraleighsr
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch. There's a lunch n dinner menu n one for the kids. Reasonably priced. Since I didn't want 2 big pcs of catfish, waitress suggested I get child's portion n just add the shrimp. Excellent idea! Was good n the place is right...More

Thank rebecca c
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I have been going every week to Captain Benny's for about 20 years. We have our family gatherings out on the patio at least 4 times a year. Today it all changed. We were served miniature oysters on the half shell, our shrimp diablos were...More

Thank queen259
Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is an extremely casual place on the IH 35 service road surrounded by chain motels. But the fried shrimp and oysters are cooked perfectly. The raw oysters are also excellent - and they give you extra horseradish to heat up the cocktail sauce. If...More

1  Thank 2cool4theroom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5700 N Interstate 35, Austin, TX 78751-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-452-1417
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