December 6, 2010 |  I finally made the trek out to Captain Tom’s Seafood and Oyster Bar (yelp) after hearing great things about this place for years!  The first thing I noticed is that the restaurant is shaped like a boat!  We seated ourselves at the outer bar that lined the perimeter of the restaurant– there weren’t any actual individual tables.  First, we ordered Michelada’s.  If you’ve never had one before, think of it as the beer version of a Bloody Mary.

Between the 4 of us, we shared a gumbo, 2 dozen oysters, hush puppies, stuffed jalapenos, and a fried flounder!  It was a lot of food but it was awesome!

Besides the michelada, the gumbo and oysters were the most memorable– I’d definitely order those again!   I like fried foods, but not too often and in small quantities.

We were pretty stuffed by the time we were finished.  I’ll definitely be back!!

Captain Tom’s Seafood and Oyster Bar
13955 East Fwy
Houston, TX 77015
(713) 451-3700


Neptune Oyster

June 2, 2010

August 1, 2009 | After a loooong walk, I arrived at Neptune Oyster (yelp), located in the North End, not too far from Giacomo’s.

I had intended on ordering the lobster roll and perhaps a small cup of chowder, but it was just way too hot.  Instead, I ordered a variety of local oysters.

The oysters were yummy!  I was surprised to see one of the sauces that came out– I’ve only ever had it with cocktail sauce, lemon, horseradish, and a dash of Tabasco sauce!  I did some googleing and I believe it was a classic mignonette sauce.  I can’t recall if I tried it or not.  After finishing the oysters, I ordered a blue fin tartar.

Mm, this was really good.  Very light.  Ordinarily, this probably wouldn’t have been enough for lunch, but it was just so damn hot outside that my appetite wasn’t like it usually is.   One day, I’ll go back and try the chowder and lobster roll!

Goode Company Seafood

July 26, 2009

May 27, 2009 | My second visit to Goode Company Seafood did not disappoint.  We finally ordered the campechana de mariscos (crab and shrimp).  It’s like a ceviche.  Actually, I’ve been wondering what the difference is between a campechana and a ceviche?  Anyone?

I love ceviches!  I can’t wait until we’re in Panama for Thanksgiving!  I hear they have some good ceviche.  Anyway, we also ordered a crawfish empanada (not sure if that’s the actual name).

I’ve had their empanadas before so this one was fairly similar (except with crawfish instead of shrimp).  Yum!  Now, as for my main entree, I got a soft-shell crab po’ boy. They’re in season and I read some good review on yelp, of course.

The po’ boy came with two sauces- I think it was a cocktail sauce and the other was their own tartar sauce.  The tartar one was pretty good with the po’ boy.  It was pretty damn good.  The batter for the fried soft-shell crab was just right and the crab was fresh!  It was a bit messy, but who cares?