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410 Bagby Street
Aquarium Restaurant Description
Although the kids will probably be too distracted by the giant residents of the wall-size aquariums to notice, the food at the simply named Aquarium Restaurant is good -- really good. Sure parent-pleasers include the tortilla crusted shrimp salad (a house specialty) and sautéed gulf snapper. Although the kids' menu is not quite as inspired (pasta, miniature burgers, and chicken tenders), your little ones will devour every bite if they can tear themselves away from looking at the fish.
- No admission required. The restaurant has its own entry, so aquarium admission is not required to dine here. It's a great way to see aquatic life without touring the entire aquarium.
- Brain food. Feel free to ask your server about more than just the menu -- they are so well schooled on fish lore that they can tell you about virtually any fish in the tank. Some of the fish even have pet names.
- Branch office. Look for another (free standing) Aquarium Restaurant at the Kemah Boardwalk.
- Expect the expected. The aquarium's theme park rides are right outside the restaurant door. Expect the inevitable pleas to ride.
Just the Facts
Hours: Sun.-Thu. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.