Best Restaurants in Pearland for Fresh Seafood 

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Get hooked on great coastal fare in Pearland where fresh catches abound at local restaurants. Choose from grilled, steamed, fried or boiled — you can even pick out pre-cut and cleaned selections for home cooking. Dine at the following Pearland restaurants for a taste of the sea, and check out the Visit Pearland dining page for more great ideas.

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Find seafood boils and a fresh seafood market at All Season Seafood in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

All Season Seafood, 8201 West Broadway: Dine in or get food to go at this one-stop Vietnamese spot, or pick up fresh seafood from the onsite market to cook at home for dinner. Market selections vary by season and availability, but include a range of fish, shellfish, crab and oysters sold as-is or cleaned and cut to order.

The regular menu includes seafood boils with a choice of crawfish (seasonal), snow crab, colossal shrimp or lobster tail, plus combos with variations of those same items served with corn on the cob, potatoes and sausage. There are five boil flavors such as Cajun, Cajun butter and Cajun garlic butter available in six spice levels from mild to Burn Your Face Off Hot made with ghost peppers.

Popular seafood platters come with fries, and options include shrimp, oysters, fish and combinations thereof. Follow the Facebook page for seasonal specials and new menu items, such as crawfish deals available by the pound and bag for at-home cooking. 

bowl of mixed seafood with crab legs and shrimp at Boiling Dragon in Pearland
The massive Dragon Platter at Boiling Dragon in Pearland comes with two pounds each of snow crab and shrimp, plus corn, sausage and potatoes all doused with housemade garlic butter. Photo courtesy of Boiling Dragon.

Boiling Dragon, 11625 Broadway: Chef-owner Harold Wong opened his casual seafood spot in the summer of 2020, and fans love his selections of fresh-catch fish and seafood, housemade soups, po’boys and more. 

Try starters such as tempura-fried Fire Cracker Shrimp tossed in a sweet and spicy Korean aioli, Shrimp Krab Puffs, an addictively creamy-savory combo of tempura-fried shrimp, krab stick and cream cheese served with sweet chili, or Cray Cray Fries, which are signature garlic french fries smothered in a decadent alfredo crawfish sauce. Seasonal boiled seafood is sold by the pound at market prices, and available in three heat levels and six flavors, such as Thai basil and garlic butter. Choose from shrimp, snow crab or crawfish, or try a combination with the Captain’s Feast, which comes with snow crab and 10 shrimp, corn, potatoes and sausage. 

There are seafood baskets, too, filled with a choice of catfish, tilapia, shrimp, oysters; each comes with French fries. Handhelds include a variety of po’ boys and baos, the latter of which includes the Crab Daddy stuffed with fried soft-shell crab, spring mix, pickled garlic cucumber, tomato and Cajun aioli.

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The Kraken Roll at Edo Japan Pearland is one of the most popular items on the menu. Courtesy photo.

Edo Japan, 15818 Highway 288: This all-you-can-eat (AYCE) concept is popular for its extensive menu and no time restrictions, which can make for a more relaxing dining experience. Choose from a large menu of appetizers, soups, salads and rolls for a fully customizable meal at an impressive price.

Choose from lunch, dinner or Deluxe Dinner. Aside from the drink options, the primary difference between levels is the number of items from which to choose. For example, lunch includes kitchen appetizers only, while the dinners offer starters from the sushi bar, too, such as Spicy Tuna Tartar and Escolar Carpaccio. The maki and hand roll selections are expanded from lunch to dinner, too. Choose from 27 regular rolls and 21 specialty rolls at lunch, or 34 specialty rolls at dinner. Flavors include salmon avocado, California roll and sweet potato. Popular specialty rolls include the Texas City filled with tempura shrimp, spicy crab and avocado, and the new Kraken, which features shrimp, eel and avocado finished with a salmon topper. Note that dining rules include no sharing with customers who did not order AYCE, or between levels. Uneaten portions will be charged per piece but may be taken home.

Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and costs $5.99 to $8.99 for kids and $16.99 for adults. Dinners are Monday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to close: regular dinner costs $7.99 to $13.99 for kids and $23.99 for adults, and the Deluxe AYCE costs $10.99 to $15.99 for kids and $31.99 for adults. The latter comes with a choice of soft drink, iced tea with unlimited refills, first bottled domestic beer or first glass of house wine or small sake.

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Find a variety of seafood specialties at Fish City Grill in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

Fish City Grill, 11200 Broadway: This chic-casual franchise got its start in Dallas during the mid-90s, and has grown to multiple locations in Texas and beyond. Locals enjoy the consistent quality and laid-back vibe. 

Starters include Shrimp & Crab Queso made with three cheeses and sliced jalapeños, and Chargrilled Oysters spiked with lemon pepper butter and finished with Parmesan. There are sandwiches like the over-the-top Lobster & Shrimp Grilled Cheese that features cheddar, Jack, and American cheeses, queso blanco, Applewood smoked bacon, sriracha and green onions on grilled sourdough. There’s also the more restrained Fish City Sandwich made with a grilled tilapia fillet, remoulade, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles.

Choose your own adventure from catfish, shrimp and oysters available fried, grilled or blackened. The Seafood Platter includes all three, or pick a two-item combo at a lower price. Entrées include classics like Fish & Chips, Shrimp & Grits, and flavorful signature dishes, such as Garlic Caper Grilled Salmon. There’s a Snow Crab Boil, too, with three crab clusters, a half-pound of boiled shrimp, corn and potato. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for new menu drops and special pricing. Recent updates include Miso Glazed Alaskan Cod and Oyster Nachos for $9.99 every Wednesday.

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The Crab Cake Benedict is on the brunch menu at Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen. Courtesy photo.

Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen, 1329 East Broadway: Formerly a burger-focused concept, this inviting spot rebranded with a sea-focused menu in late 2021. Try starters from the cold and raw bar such as the Gulf Coast Ceviche Tostada topped with fresh shrimp, mahi, crab, lime juice and avocado, or Garlic Shrimp Crostini that features sautéed shrimp, white wine, garlic and butter over crusty bread. There are also fried oysters, crab cakes and bacon-wrapped Coastal Stuffed Jalapeños filled with lump crab and shrimp.

There are tacos, too, with fillings like the Grilled Harissa Redfish, Blackened Shrimp, and Sesame Yuzu Tuna alongside the Knuckle Sandwich filled with Maine lobster knuckles and a citrus tarragon dressing on a challah roll.

Entrée-style options include fried shrimp with a choice of 12 beer-battered or cornmeal-crusted jumbo shrimp, Shiner Bock-battered mahi-mahi fish-n-chips or the Crawfish Pasta, which includes penne tossed with sautéed crawfish, asparagus, sweet peppers and mushrooms in a Cajun garlic butter sauce.

Hometown Seafood Company, 5010 Broadway: Chef-owner Ram Aguilera helms the kitchen at this sleek seafood spot that opened in June with a flavor-packed menu and full bar. 

Cool snacks include Poke Nachos topped with soy-glazed tuna, avocado, edamame and jalapeños finished with teriyaki and spicy mayo, or an Oyster Shooter that features a chilled Gulf Coast oyster topped with cucumber, Tajín seasoning and jalapeño, and served atop sangria. Broiled oysters come in four flavors, such as Casino made with red pepper butter, bacon, panko bread crumbs and chives, Ranchera topped with grilled shrimp, cheese and house ranchera sauce, or The Dirty Dozen — three each of all four styles. Stop in for $1 oysters on the half shell every Monday, or grab bites like Crab Wontons and Mojo Shrimp during weekday happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m.

Choose from 10 appetizers like Seafood Fondue with shrimp, crawfish and crab, Steamed Mussels in a choice of chorizo beer broth or white wine garlic sauce, and Lobster Sliders. Entrées reflect a variety of flavors and textures such as Flounder Almondine, Grilled Salmon, and Puffy Tacos stuffed with a choice of shrimp or mahi. Save room for decadent desserts like Bananas Foster Trifle with rum pudding.

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Choose from more than 40 sushi rolls at Kappa Japanese & Chinese Cuisine in Pearland. Photo by Rebekah Burns.

Kappa Japanese & Chinese Cuisine, 9415 Broadway: This straightforward restaurant offers classic standbys. Try starters like Pepper Tuna Sashimi, Shrimp Tempura or Special Wonton soup that includes chicken, beef and shrimp plus a slew of veggies.

When it comes to entrées, shrimp is the primary seafood star and appears on many dishes. These include Thai Spicy Chicken & Shrimp or Mango Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, plus several rice and noodle dishes like lo mein, chow mein fun and Pad Thai Noodles. It is also highlighted in Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, or served alongside broccoli, snow peas, cashews or eggplant.

Find a variety of sea-sourced delights in sushi rolls, too. Choose from 34 standards like the salmon or tuna, spicy yellowtail and shrimp tempura, or opt for 24 specialty rolls filled with a variety of fish, crab and/or shrimp. The latter include the Pearland Roll with shrimp and cream cheese topped with spicy crab, masago, crunch and eel sauce and the Phoenix Roll with spicy tuna, salmon, avocado and crab meat that is deep fried and topped with Special Sauce, green onion and fish eggs. 

Find an assortment of fresh seafood and frozen daiquiris at Lotus Seafood in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

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Find an assortment of fresh seafood and frozen daiquiris at Lotus Seafood in Pearland. Courtesy photo.

Lotus Seafood, 11710 West Broadway: The first location of this hip seafood locale opened in Houston in 2006, and has since expanded to four area locations. Menu highlights include fried and boiled seafood, po-boys, specialty plates and more.

Fried plates include single seafood and combos of fish filets or nuggets (trout or tilapia), shrimp, oysters and fries. Specialty combos include the Loud Pack, which contains Louisiana Fried Rice, 12 peeled shrimp and one Crack Sauce, or the Fully Loaded Loud Pack, which adds corn, potato, sausage and boiled egg to the regular contents. There is a Hot Box, too, which includes a half-pound each of shrimp and snow crab, plus one each of corn, potato and sausage. Additional plates include Fried Lobster + Louisiana Fried Rice, bacon-wrapped shrimp, Cajun shrimp salad and fried crawfish. The new food truck serves as late as 2 a.m.; follow on Facebook for the current location.

You can also check out the Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau dining website and social media for the latest updates. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There is even a YouTube channel with videos that take you right to the people and places that make Pearland a great food and drink destination!

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