Where To Find The Best Seafood In Pearland

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Close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico means Pearland chefs have easy access to exceptional seafood, including locally caught goods and globally sourced specialties. Choose from crab, oysters, fish, shrimp and other water-dwellers available in a variety of flavor profiles such as Asian, Creole and Cajun, American and more. Visit 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. The extensive selection offers something for every taste, and the competitive prices keep customers returning year after year.

Follow the Facebook page for seasonal specials, such as crawfish deals available by the pound and bag for at-home cooking. 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. Though typically served for boils, you can request the same sauces for wings or even to pour over rice.

Popular Seafood Platters come with fries, and options include shrimp, oysters, fish and combinations thereof. There are Party Wings, too, available in six flavors, plus signature Salt & Pepper wings, Fried Rice, Garlic Noodles, Pork or Seafood Eggrolls, Boudin Balls and sides such as Onion Rings and Fried Okra.

At the market, selections vary by season and availability, but customers can expect a wide range of fish, shellfish, crab and oysters. Purchase as-is, or request your choices cleaned and cut to order. Seafood is sold at market prices, and is reflected in all relevant dishes throughout the menu. Call or visit for the most updated prices.

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Fried shrimp with hushpuppies and fries is a comforting classic at BB’s Tex-Orleans. Courtesy photo.

BB’s Tex-Orleans, 9719 West Broadway: Brooks Bassler opened the original BB’s Cafe in 2007, and hungry fans have visited ever since for his hearty menu of award-winning Texas-meets-Louisiana fare. At the Pearland location of BB’s Tex-Orleans, you can enjoy your order either indoors or on the inviting patio.

Whet the appetite with starters such as Cajun Empanadas with Shrimp and Crawfish Alfredo, and finger food such as fried seafood baskets. The latter come with fries, hush puppies, cole slaw and garlic bread, and choice of shrimp, catfish or two-protein combo. Heartier entrées hit a variety of notes with spicy, savory, creamy and crispy components. Choose from selections such as Mama B’s Shrimp N’ Grits with jumbo blackened shrimp, Boudin Flautas with crab meat, fish tacos and Rockdale Redfish, which is a shrimp-and-fish combo topped with andouille cream sauce. Diners who like to blend literal surf and turf can order salads such as Chipotle Shrimp Caesar Salad or The Bubba Lump with boiled shrimp and jumbo lump crab meat. Visit on Water Creature Wednesday for a rotating weekly special, or Fried Fish Friday for fish, red beans & rice, hush puppies and a choice of dipping sauce for $11.99. 

There are custom seafood boils, too, with proteins such as crawfish (seasonal), dungeness crab clusters, snow crab clusters, chilled peel-n-eat boiled shrimp or hot-n-spicy boiled shrimp. Customize with 14 add-ons, such as button mushrooms, smoked garlic sausage links, edamame, red potatoes, corn and Loaded Pollo Bullets

Dinner doesn’t get easier than with the bulk family packs, available hot and ready to eat. Choose from five combos that feed four to six people, such as Catfish & Shrimp with six fried catfish filets (12 strips) and 16 fried shrimp, Green Bean Medley, coleslaw, garlic bread, sauces and choice of fries or red beans and rice for $59.99. There is also a chicken gumbo pack with a half-gallon of chicken gumbo, white rice and crackers for $34.99.

The Voodoo Bar serves an assortment of libations, including cocktails, seltzers, wine and beer. There are eight alcoholic drinks available for to-go, including The Red Headed Wompus Cat hurricane with two kinds of rum, and Maw Maw’s Bayou Tea that is spiked with lemon vodka and mint.

Sign up for the Krewe of Royalty to receive rewards based on purchases good towards menu items. There are two loyalty programs, and benefits vary seasonally. The Crawfish Season loyalty program is generally January through August, and the whole menu program is September through December, although exact months can vary depending on when crawfish are available.

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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 summer of 2020 and kept it not just afloat, but growing, through the pandemic. 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, edamame spiked with garlic butter or campechana loaded with fresh shrimp, krab stick, lump crab, olives, onion and avocado. 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, crawfish and blue crab, or try a combination with the Captain’s Feast, which comes with snow crab, 10 shrimp, blue crab (when available), corn, potatoes and sausage. There are baskets, too, filled with a choice of catfish, tilapia, shrimp, oysters, chicken wings or chicken strips; each comes with French fries. Sandwich fans can try the po’ boys, which are filled with shrimp, crawfish, oyster, catfish, soft shell crab or chicken. 

There are plenty of sides from which to choose, too, such as garlic fries, egg rolls, hush puppies and more. Visit for dine-in and takeout, or order delivery from DoorDash and (soon) UberEats. Note: due to the pandemic and market variations, certain menu item prices are variable. Please contact the restaurant for current prices, including those on lunch specials.

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Ashby’s Alfredeaux Pasta with shrimp is a comforting favorite at Floyd’s Seafood. Courtesy photo.

Floyd’s Cajun Seafood, 1300 Broadway: Guests love this local hotspot for its classic and flavorful Gulf Coast fare at lunch and dinner. For festive evenings, make a meal from appetizers such as fried pickles, boudin, Cajun Ceviche and Seafood Fondue

Start with seafood-centric appetizers such as Shrimp Diableaux (bacon-wrapped with cream cheese and jalapeños), Seafood Fondue with lump crab meat, shrimp and crawfish or Cajun Ceviche spiked with namesake seasonings. Purists can order the classic shrimp cocktail, or venture out with Floyd’s Bar Trash, which is an enticing combination of blackened shrimp and lump crab meat served with lemon butter.

The restaurant is particularly well-known for its fresh fish, which is available in a choice of grilled, blackened or fried, and comes with one side. Crab stuffing for any fish is available for an additional $9.99. Choose from yellowfin tuna, Pacific sea bass, whole or filet of flounder, Norwegian salmon, mahi mahi, redfish or catfish. There are six additional toppings, too, available for $8.99 each, such as Evangeline with crab meat, spinach, tomato and citrus butter sauce, or Courtbouillon with shrimp, crab meat, crawfish, peppers and onions in a gumbo/Creole sauce. Crawfish, catfish, shrimp and oysters are also available fried, grilled or blackened.

There are assorted steak and seafood plates, too, plus pastas and platters. The latter include Floyd’s Seafood Platter loaded with two oysters, two catfish filets, two shrimp, one crab stuffed shrimp and one crab cake with fries and hushpuppies, and Bub’s Shrimp Platter with four fried shrimp, four grilled shrimp, two shrimp en brochette, two crab stuffed shrimp and choice of side. The oyster bar serves six styles such as Famous Oysters Floyd, Grilled Oysters Lafayette and Grilled Oysters Parmesan. Follow the Facebook page for current specials.

When the weather is good, dine on the spacious patio, which also has a stage for band performances on weekends. Picnic tables are first-come, first-served and seat up to eight; leashed dogs are welcome.

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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 the shareable Vibin’ Plateau loaded with a half-pound of peel ’n eat shrimp, six East Coast oysters, a poached lobster tail, tuna poke and smoked salmon dip that feeds two to four people. There are also fried oysters, crab cakes and bacon-wrapped Coastal Stuffed Jalapeños filled with lump crab and shrimp. 

Folks who like their seafood handheld can opt for the Knuckle Sandwich filled with Maine lobster knuckles and a citrus tarragon dressing on a challah roll, or the blackened mahi sandwich kicked up with spicy remoulade, baja cilantro and cabbage slaw on a toasted brioche bun. There are à la carte tacos, too, such as blackened shrimp, baja fish and Sesame Yuzu Tuna.

Entrée-style options include fried shrimp with a choice of 12 beer-battered or cornmeal-crusted jumbo shrimp, fried lobster tail, lobster quesadillas, Shiner Bock-battered mahi mahi fish-n-chips or the Seafood Platter with fried mahi, shrimp, oysters and fries.

Seafood and sweets may not go together in the same bite, but they do start with the same letter and you won’t want to pass up one of the desserts at Good Vibes. Favorites include S’Mores, which is a honey graham cracker cake topped with chocolate mousse, ganache, salted caramel gelato and homemade marshmallow, or Island Bread Pudding with warm pineapple rum sauce and vanilla bean gelato.

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Crawfish Pho at LA Crawfish is just one of the can’t-miss seafood selections. Courtesy photo.

LA Crawfish, 1910 Country Place Parkway: Despite its name, there is plenty of seafood at this cool kitchen that serves a variety of flavor-packed fare. The seafood po-boys come packed with shrimp, oyster, tilapia, salmon or crawfish tails cradled in pan-toasted French bread with slaw and housemade remoulade. Low-carbers can skip the bread and get the filling (sans the slaw and sauce) in a seafood basket instead.The sandwiches come with a choice of Waffle Cut Seasoned Fries or Waffle Cut Sweet Potato Fries, while the baskets include choice of either type of fries, Jasmine rice or Magic Cajun Rice.

Choose from three kinds of oysters on the half shell, taken up a notch with special toppings. Korean Style Oysters are drizzled with a sweet and spicy Korean pepper paste sauce and finished with sliced scallions and toasted sesame seeds, Japanese Ponzu Oysters are served with housemade citrus-based ponzu sauce and topped with red masago (capelin roe), shredded roasted seaweed and toasted sesame seeds, and customer favorite Thai Green Chili Oysters get a spoonful of a spicy-citrusy housemade Thai chili puree and fresh cilantro.

Crab, lobster and shrimp get their due here, too. Each is available boiled and served with garlic butter, House Cajun Rub or hot & sour sauce (or request a combination). In addition, try BBQ Blue Crab, BBQ shrimp, or boiled crab: king, snow or blue. An intriguing dish is the Salt-Toasted Lobster or Shrimp, in which the seafood is dredged in flour, fried, dusted with salt and pepper and topped with caramelized yellow onions and green jalapeños.

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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, and oysters plus 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 that 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 corn, one potato and one sausage. Additional plates include Fried Lobster + Louisiana Fried Rice, bacon wrapped shrimp, Cajun shrimp salad and fried crawfish.

Boiled seafood is sold by the pound, with options such as peeled or whole shrimp, snow crab and seasonal crawfish. There is a variety of seafood-spiked rice and noodle dishes, too, such as shrimp or crawfish fried rice, and shrimp lo mein. Po-boys come with a choice of crawfish, oyster, shrimp, fish or combo of two items, and a side of fries.

Pair your order with a frozen daiquiri, available for dine-in and to go. Order the sweet concoction for 20% off during happy hour Monday through Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. along with $10 per pound shrimp with corn and potato.

overhead view of multiple Cajun dishes with seafood
7Spice Cajun Seafood serves seafood boils, po-boys, gumbo, most of which contain at least 7 spices. Courtesy photo.

7Spice Cajun Seafood, 11011 Shadow Creek Parkway: Vince Thai opened the first 7Spice Cajun Seafood in Missouri City in 2012, and the company has since expanded to 11 locations throughout the greater Houston area. The name reflects Thai’s realization that most of his recipes utilize at least seven spices. Dishes are prepared from scratch using personal recipes, and patrons praise the low prices and high-quality food.

The most popular item is the EZ Peel Shrimp Combo served with corn and red potatoes, but there are plenty of other must-try dishes on the extensive menu of virtually endless combinations. Start with the Boudin Ball appetizer and then select from the Boiled Seafood Combos seasoned with 7Spice flavors and served with red skin potatoes and corn on the cob. Options include Head-On Shrimp, EZ Peel Shrimp, Snow Crab, Duo Delight (half pound of snow crab plus EZ Peel Shrimp), King’s Platter with a full pound of snow crab, and Crawfish (seasonal). You can also order shrimp, snow crab and crawfish by the pound. Smaller combos include solo mains such as Boudin Balls, Chicken Tenders, battered and Fried Fish, Shrimp, Crawfish Tails or a Po-Boy that each come with a side, toast and dip. Additional options include blackened preparations, étouffée combos and specialties such as Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo with choice of chicken, shrimp, crawfish tails, sausage or combination of all four and Fried Rice.

Serving a crowd? Try the fried Family Combos served with three large sides, five dips and four toasts. Choose from chicken tenders, fish, shrimp, fish & shrimp combo or the blackened fish and shrimp. There are also three sizes of party trays for up to a dozen people, plus bulk orders available for most items on the menu. Choose dine in, takeout or third-party delivery via GrubHub and UberEats.

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Steamboat Bill’s Ice House in Pearland has a family-friendly atmosphere, deck and plenty of fresh seafood. Courtesy photo.

Steamboat Bill’s Ice House, 1134 North Main: The story of Steamboat Bill’s started in the 1980s, when owner Kathi Bonamici Vidrine entered the shrimping business and eventually built upon that experience to open restaurants in Texas and Louisiana. Today, the Pearland location is a hotspot for its fresh Cajun fare and inviting family and dog-friendly patio. Visit for live music, a joyful atmosphere and festive food.

Order at the counter, then take a seat; a server will take care of the rest. Favorite seafood starters include pistolette, a lightly fried roll filled with the choice of shrimp or crawfish étouffée. Fried dinners feature oysters, shrimp and fish — or try a Captain’s Platter for a little bit of everything including stuffed crab. There are also specialty dinners, red beans and rice, gumbos, po-boys stuffed with fried fish, popcorn Gulf shrimp, oysters, crawfish and alligator, year-round boiled shrimp, seasonal boiled crawfish and much more. 

You can even get your seafood smothered on a baked potato! Try fried popcorn or boiled shrimp and crawfish or shrimp étouffée.

Throw a memorable event and let Steamboat Bill’s do the heavy lifting with an on-site crawfish or shrimp boil and fish fry. Choose from Superior, Grand and Budget packages that include everything needed to ensure happy guests. Call the restaurant to discuss reservations and event details.

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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