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Downtown Aquarium at night  - Downtown Aquarium, Houston, TX

Downtown Aquarium

4.6
4.6
2114 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

The Aquarium Restaurant offers guests an exciting and unique dining experience in an extraordinary setting. Your underwater adventure begins as you are seated around the 150,000 gallon aquarium with excellent views of giant groupers, reticulated rays, majestic sawfish, and other fascinating creatures as they swim right by your table. The Aquarium is not only a feast for the eyes, but also for the palate. Make a splash with deliciously fresh seafood, steak, chicken and decadent desserts all served in an unbelievable underwater setting.

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Booked 97 times today

Additional information

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Memorial Drive

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    METRORail Train: Travel northbound (Fannin North). Exit train at Preston and Main. Walk west on Preston to Bagby.

  • Entertainment

    Aside from our amusement rides, midway games and Aquarium exhibits - guests can enjoy holiday brunch weekends, festivals, live music and events throughout the year. Some of these include Shark Weekend, Smash the Squash Halloween event, Latin Beats, Romance Under the Sea, Easter Brunch, and Breakfast with Santa. Our full calendar of events is on our website.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 2,114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Child Friendly

  • Houston

    Child Friendly

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  1. MG

    MariahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first time here and it was awesome our waitress Katy was amazing

  2. SB

    SavannahB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great experience, will go again. My son loved the dish and the food was great.

  3. LM

    LindseyM

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The restaurant is cool with the giant aquarium however the food was subpar at best. Zero flavor on everything, cold, and the fish smelled like it had gone bad.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family vacation. Our server Jasmine did an amazing job in helping select our beverage choice and gave a great selection of food. She was kind and professional.

  5. CG

    ChristieG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing. We had a great time. Will definitely be back.

  6. GH

    GretchenH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Shrimp Tacos were great and the atmosphere even better! Very relaxing

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Teníamos reservación y todo fue muy rápido, desde la entrada todos muy amables!

  8. KH

    KathyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father's Day and we were able to get reservations for 12:15. We were able to park in their private parking area and were seated with no wait. We were served in timely manner by our wonderful server, Imler. Food was excellent, and drinks icy cold and tasty! Highly recommend the Shrimp with Grits and the Seafood gumbo. I want to give special thanks to the staff for finding my husband's cell phone and keeping it in their safe for us until we could retrieve it the following day!! We were four adults, and found the environment Very fun and interesting. Kids would surely love it!

  9. JD

    JaneDoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1

    The restaurant was a disaster. I get it’s an aquarium but children should be under control. There were kids SCREAMING. No staff went to tables to ask the children to be respectful of others. For how expensive the food was I assumed it would be more quite and peaceful. It’s an aquarium for goodness sake not a playground. If the kids are gonna scream send them outside to the rides. Also your sting rays look very sick and harmed. Several of them were covered in blisters and scars. There should be staff ever 5 feet along sting Ray petting exhibit. PEOPLE were obviously hurting the rays. Also the actual aquarium exhibit was a let down.

  10. KJ

    KaylannJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious and the waitress was great! Would highly recommended this restaurant for families or special occasions.

  11. JR

    JavierR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wife and kids really enjoyed it. We were there for my little boys birthday. Waitress and manager did a great job to help celebrate the joyous occasion.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing scenery and great atmosphere. Friendly staffing and delicious food

  13. RG

    RicardoG

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice and good food

  14. b

    barbaral

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The servers were friendly and helpful. The food was good.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    With the reservation, was able to sit quickly. Server was polite and knowledgeable. Food came out in an adequate time,

  16. KL

    KaeleeL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Our waiter seemed very impatient with us and was not the most pleasant to us. The price of the food was not cheap so we expected nice service.

  17. LG

    LarhondaG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was amazing service & food excellent very relax vibe

  18. GR

    GeovanniR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    We got to the place and they took us right in we went ahead and went upstairs to meet the Host and hostess to be seated but made us wait an extra 20 min to be seated.

  19. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The hostess and are server were both excellent, as they did their best to accommodate our needs.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    My girlfriend's birthday, and her first time coming to your restaurant. Had a wonderful time!

  21. k

    khadijaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the experience! Very kid friendly for my 6 year old! Staff was nice and professional.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3

    Everything was great

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Took my family for the day .

  24. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were celebrating a retirement. Good food, good service.

  25. SS

    ScottS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Met with frowning faces at the hostess stand when I checked in. Not welcoming and happy to see a paying customer. Our waiter was accommodating with our requests, but was quick to rush us out the door. Obvious management needs to train or re-train their wait staff on proper full-service dining etiquette. Bathrooms had discarded trash on the floors. I'm a Landry Select Club Cardmember and will continue to frequent their venues but will lower my expectations. In the end, our kids enjoyed themselves inside the restaurant and on the rides and that's all that matters.

  26. S

    Skippy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved it! Our waiter was Fabulous and was on top of everything! He even took our pic multiple times :)

  27. SW

    SameraW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The experience was well worth it my daughters had a blast.

  28. NW

    NicoleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful dining experience to be had by ALL! Simply amazing and very delicious food.

  29. SC

    SopranoChick

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall outstanding dining experience! Our server, Jordan was very attentive to our needs and also very helpful and friendly. The ambience and atmosphere was wonderful and certainly enhanced by the beautiful aquariums and fish. My mother really enjoyed her celebratory 70th Birthday dinner. Thank you for a great experience! (We enjoyed and highly recommend the Fried Seafood platter, shrimp kisses appetizer, castaway combo appetizer, and the megalodon burger)

  30. J

    Jamie

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great blackened snapper!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5

    The food was nasty, had no taste at all. The stuff catfish and gulf snapper entrees were the worst I have ever had. The only good things was the shrimp & crabmeat appetizer and my coke. I would not recommend anyone go here for food only go for the ambiance.

  32. AA

    ArturoA

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    This is my last visit to the Aquarium. The food was bland, there was very little to no enjoyment of my food. As a Landrys member, the visit to this location was below average.

  33. ST

    STEPHANIEC

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our family of 4 (two adults, two children) visited the aquarium and had dinner afterwards during the week, which was a wonderful overall experience. It wasn't crowded so we were seated immediately and it was relatively quiet. The restaurant is a beautiful extension of the aquarium and the food and drinks were really good! Our server was really nice and helpful, no complaints overall.

  34. DM

    DanieleM

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I loved it! We ordered the gator as an appetizer and it was delicious. I ordered the mahi mahi and I thought that it was a little too salty. Our waiter was outstanding. I love the fish lights hanging down. So cute! I would definitely come here again.

  35. BM

    BriaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience and the food was sooo good and fresh.

  36. CL

    CurtisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, and a fun environment.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome experience

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The atmosphere should have been relaxing and enjoyable,but the toddlers that were allowed to run around screaming put a damper on our experience. One toddler put a cracker in his mouth ran around then spit it out onto a chair at an open table and said yuck. Granted the cracker was brought by the child’s parents so it wasn’t the food just the poor parental supervision which was yuck! Other children enjoyed watching the sea life peacefully and even though I thought it rude in the restaurant at least they were not running and screaming or knocking into my chair. That kind of behavior is understandable downstairs, but not upstairs at the restaurant. People should be allowed to eat in peace. This isn’t a fast food kid friendly place for the prices it should have been a more adult atmosphere. Perhaps even though they are customers the parents should be held to keeping their kiddos at their own table. The Server was amazing and the food was flavorful.

  39. S

    Simpson

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The menu definitely needs to be updated. Brussel sprouts is listed as a side item waiter stated they don’t sell brussel sprouts nor the mixed vegetables just green beans.

  40. BE

    BETHC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, manager was extremely helpful and friendly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Downtown Aquarium offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 315-5126.

Downtown Aquarium is rated 4.6 stars by 2114 OpenTable diners.

Downtown Aquarium does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 97 times today
Google Map for Downtown Aquarium

410 Bagby St Houston, TX 77002

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Memorial Drive

  • Area

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Public Transit

    METRORail Train: Travel northbound (Fannin North). Exit train at Preston and Main. Walk west on Preston to Bagby.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Aside from our amusement rides, midway games and Aquarium exhibits - guests can enjoy holiday brunch weekends, festivals, live music and events throughout the year. Some of these include Shark Weekend, Smash the Squash Halloween event, Latin Beats, Romance Under the Sea, Easter Brunch, and Breakfast with Santa. Our full calendar of events is on our website.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access

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