Babin’s Seafood House Katy

4.5
384 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 384 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nathanc
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Gone mediocre, probably because of the times, gumbo poor, bread stale and so on

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vipJerry
Central Texas
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place that never disappoints. Food is always first rate the service is always good but this trip it was outstanding

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marsha
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service! My servers name was Michael and he was fabulous. Very attentive friendly and he had a great personality!

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LarryV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

We did not enjoy the food from this location. We have eating at babins at willowbrook. We always have enjoyed it.

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viplucky
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

They were not really crowded- my fries came out cold and greasy
Wife’s green beans cold.
Yes they brought out fresh ... but how, if you’re busy, how can you bring out sub pare food.
Asked for cocktail sauce had already finished my catfish before they brought it out...
This is Landry’s- it should be better than that.

Most likely want be back anytime soon

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nathanc
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reasonable place for dining with decent food and good however acoustics are bad so don’t plan normal level conversation

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Havingfunat50
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babins did a fabulous job of spacing all the parties within the restaurant. As usual, the food was amazing and the portion large enough that I took half of mine home.

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geoTX
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dine here often. Food always great. Was much slower than normal this time. But maybe staff cut back due to COVID

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CoreyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our service was fine but the quality of food was poor for that style and level of a restaurant. Ordered the babins mixed grill, the fished had no taste and could definitely tell it was frozen right before it was cooked. Everything seemed to be grilled quickly on top that has been used a lot . Only thing that tasted decent was the crab cakes

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

Food was great and waitress was better than the food.

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GinaS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Catfish dinner is a wonderful entree! Shrimp in Caesar salad very overcooked. Waitstaff is accommodating and friendly.

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vipTJTJ
Houston
162 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The seafood platter for lunch was excellent with the complimentary bread. The N’AWLINS PUNCH drink from the bar was pretty good. Bread pudding was excellent.

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Boudain
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for couples!
Had our 33rd anniversary dinner.

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vipJohnJ
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was great but I was not excited about the food.

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MekaS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We had pretty good service. I just wonder what happened to servers giving you their names? Anyway, my pasta was bland and flavorless. Blackened shrimp had no flavor. Catfish was delicious!!! Fries were old and rubbery! We reluctantly mentioned it to our server and he promptly brought out a new fresh order. Thanks!!! my Dr Pepper was not good!! I will say that the crab bisque was really good! I was hyped for a really great Cajun seafood meal and it was not that at all!! I don’t eat fries food or pasta very much so when I do, it needs to be worth it! This is was not! We will not be returning!

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robine
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The location is hard to get to. The service was excellent and the food was good.

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Gigi
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was good. Our server was attentive to everything we needed. Very courteous.
The food was prepared very well. Overall the experience was great.

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our meal at Babins. Great service, good food. Out go to place for seafood out!

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TexasEddie
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and service here have always been fantastic. The ambiance is terrific if you like the feeling of being in New Orleans. Many of the dishes are the same as you would get at a Creole/Cajun New Orleans seafood restaurant. COVID-19 has caused a minor impact in that not as many people can dine at once thus a scaled down menu from previous visits. The virus also appears to have affected the portion size. The side salad was noticeably smaller then previous visits and the red beans and rice had less sausage included with the dish. In spite of these minor items it is still one of our favorite seafood places to eat.

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vipWildBill
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess, Lindsey, greeted us with a smile, even behind the mask and our server Paulina was fantastic! Paulina was attentive, lively and easily one of the best servers I have had ever!!

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GarrettH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

I hate to write this because my family has always enjoyed this Babin’s location, but after our recent experience this past Saturday we will never return. Service was absolutely abysmal. Terrible would be an understatement, especially considering the amount of money we were planning on spending. Water service never happened. My wife’s glass of water sat empty and was never refilled once the entire night. As soon as our appetizer was brought I ordered another drink from my waitress. It showed up twenty five minutes later. At the twenty minute mark halfway through our meal I flagged down another server since our waitress never checked on us. I explained to him that I was still waiting for a drink and that we would also like a beer. Well, that beer never showed up. When the mixed drink finally arrived after we had finished our meal I politely declined it. On top of all the terrible drink service our waitress never once checked on us throughout our meal, never noticed our waters were bone dry, never noticed we never received our alcoholic drinks. All in all it was very disappointing considering we were planning on drinking multiple mixed drinks as well as ordering a dessert which we never had the chance to do since she never checked on us and gave us the opportunity.

I could maybe understand the bad service if they were super packed, but considering the Covid guidelines you’d think we would’ve received much better attention. It’s a shame because the food was good, but oh well. Pappadeux will get our business now.

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VickiZ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bread was outstanding and the stuffed flounder was awesome. Just wish their crawfish were a bit larger.

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MarkL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All in all, a very good dining experience. Anything that was not perfect, our server made sure we were taken care of. The food was great and service good. I'll definitely eat there again.

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FrancesT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, seasoned entree. Wait staff (Nancy ?) was super! Prompt, knowledgeable, friendly yet professional, gave a wonderful, memorable customer service job! Fabulous Tanqueray tonic mix & New Orleans punch (spouse) drinks!

We don’t frequent Babin’s as much as we want to, and we’d always enjoy the dinner & service. Continue providing great customer service, we appreciate it!

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Ready2Eat
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent here. Tried a couple different items out of the norm and was just as happy and full

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RexR
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During these trying times (COVID), the restaurant went above and beyond to ensure patron comfort and safety. The food was very good and cooked/seasoned to everyone's liking. The service was fantastic and no detail was overlooked. Highly recommended!

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Pauline
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband had mahi mahi and I had rainbow trout with onion rings and sweet potato fries. The fish was grilled to perfection and was very fresh - tasted great. Not many people there as it was July 4th. The staff were very welcoming and did a good job.

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Sandy
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for birthday celebration and was excellent food, nice atmosphere and wonderful service.

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ReynardTheFox
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Babin's is one of my favorite restaurants in the Landry's chain . This is the first time I'd visited the Katy location . The manager had a great table waiting for my old friend and I .
The server was prompt , friendly , and efficient and the food was great .
My friend and I had not seen each other in twenty years . this was a great spot to reunite
reminisce , and catch up .

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vipTandT
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, currently a great place for a quiet lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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Noelle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

a good place to go eat creole style seafood for dinner or lunch

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FernandoS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great from beginning to end. The gumbo and food were delicious and will definitely be back.

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JudyM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently good and always fresh. Service is amazing. The wait staff is knowledgable. The only complaint is that the bar service is somewhat slow. The crab bisque is always a favorite as is the catfish.

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stclairR
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food!!! Love the shrimp po boy!!
Gumbo is great too!!
Bourbon street Pasta is delicious!!

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BruceB
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Atchafalaya Blackened Catfish, Gumbo, French Quarter Salmon. Do yourself a favor.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our waitress wasn't the bes, slow considering there were very few patrons in the restaurant.

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JosephD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to get a reservation. Taken right into our table. Order a drink that came fast and order our appetizer and main dish. the main dish was Goldern Tilefish it is the most delicious item for us so we knew what we wanted to celebrate our anniversary.

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Select Club members and Babin’s guests for many years. Got bad for a while and now seems to have gotten better once again.

FAQs

Babin’s Seafood House Katy does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Babin’s Seafood House Katy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 829-9200.

Babin’s Seafood House Katy is rated 4.5 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

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.