The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar

4.2
318 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located on the Kemah Boardwalk®, The Flying Dutchman® serves legendary seafood on the waterfront. As one of the best seafood restaurants in Kemah, our fresh selections have delighted guests on the boardwalk for decades. We offer a variety of fresh seafood dishes from live seasonal crawfish to Louisiana Cajun gumbo and much more! Located directly on Texas’ Gulf coast, the waterfront views are enough to bring you in. So come on in and enjoy our Texas-hospitality and fresh seafood.

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 318 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Spending $35 on steak which was the worst we have ever had. Not the best seafood either . Disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and super yummy food!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

MW
45MW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food was not good at all. I couldn’t even chew the chicken that came in the salad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and pleasant ambiance. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening.

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vipTexasT
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this boardwalk eatery. We went here for Independence Day July 4th. Outstanding service. Great seafood platter delicious. Fun RWB frozen drinks. And the fireworks on the water spectacular. So glad to be here.

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vipRobertL
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, food, ambience galore, nice menu with many selections

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food is kinda plain. Waiter claimed redfish had complex flavors. I'd you call salty a complex flavor, then ok

KC
KristenC
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood with a beautiful view. Great and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was mediocre. Waitress was fantastic. Won’t be back.

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Palopinto1
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

How can an Oyster Bar be completely OUT of Oysters at 5:30 PM? Very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable. She made suggestions when asked. Which all turned out fabulous. She was very friendly and attentive. She seemed to know what we might need before we asked for it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends from out of town came in for rock the dock

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BrandonR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday and he loved it. Great food. Great drinks and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great service.

RC
RichardC
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was mediocre at best. Service was also mediocre. Only positive was being able to stare at the water. Won’t be back. Ever.

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RubyR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was comfortable with guests not wearing masks but very uncomfortable with staff not wearing masks when standing over us talking and taking orders.

PJ
PhyllisJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The meal was a bit skimpy...like most other restraunts a $21.99 shrimp dinner would have had a salad and bread...Not sure if I will be back...too many other choices with better prices for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was mediocre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Took 25 minutes from the time we were seated for the waitress to even approach our table to take a drink order

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service for Mother’s Day!

SA
SherryA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our draft beers tasted odd. Told server who explained tap just cleaned. Never offered to replace with bottled beer. This was surprising given the caliber restaurant.

JP
vipJackiP
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the best ever. We came to celebrate my mom’s birthday. We have been coming for 20 years since 2000. Our waiter made the day so special. Thank you!!

LO
LeighO
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food is sub par but the ambience and view is great.

GS
GinaS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The server seemed to be overwhelmed at the end of the evening. She was pushing us to hurry up and order at 8:45. To our understanding the restaurant was open until 10 pm. She did not seem to remember when we asked for water, drinks, condiments etc. The restaurant was not that full when we were there. Nor did she seem to have a lot of tables. She just seemed really overwhelmed.

On the upside, the hostesses were great. We had some extra people that ended up coming with us. They found us a table immediately and were very accommodating. Food was very good. So that was a plus as well.

GZ
GabyZ
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were outside but our server didn’t have a face masks. OpenTable needs to update their COVID-19 guidelines.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They were clearly struggling- worst catfish ever

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vipLittleAnn
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat inside but still had a great view of the water! The blackened redfish with maque choux was delicious! The blackened catfish topped with crawfish etoufee was good but on the sweet not spicy side. Service was great!

GS
GabrielaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

After driving 1.5 hours to this restaurant and half hour looking for a parking spot available, finally we sit to eat. Service was great, but food was not as expected, and very pricey.

CW
ChelseaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend was busy but dining inside by the window was beautiful. Food was great! Oysters a must!

JM
JustinM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, didn't seem to busy but server was slow at things. Noise seemed a bit excessive, was a lot of peoples birthdays though. Overall would recommend and go back again.

MD
vipMarcD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

enjoyed watching all the boats and people to by....

JH
vipJohnH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal with friends.

BG
BryanG
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great seafood and wonderful views of the gulf. Lots of outdoor seating made the dinner perfect for social distancing.

RN
RyanN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When I arrived, the whole boardwalk like a ghost town and the restaurant was not open. Waisted time and had to find another establishment to eat for Valentine’s Day.

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Bama55
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had not been here in at least 20 years and it will probably be that is long again. Just an okay restaurant on the Boardwalk.
I had the $20 fish and chips and I have had better at fast food places. The $9 "Kemah lime" pie was small and not as good as Ms. Edwards pies.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great service, food was great. We went early so there was alot of empty tables. Price was reasonable for what you get.

AJ
ArethaJ
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food great atmosphere outside dinning a plus. out

DE
DeborahE
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food served did not exactly match description on menu (no oysters). Grilled shrimp was dry and rubbery, but the bacon wrapped shrimp and tilapia were both excellent. Service was good.

SA
SherryA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was open with lots of fresh air to enjoy a lunch with friends.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 334-7575.

The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 318 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.