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The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar

4.2
4.2
373 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located on the Kemah Boardwalk®, The Flying Dutchman® serves legendary seafood on the waterfront. As one of the best seafood restaurants in Kemah, our fresh selections have delighted guests on the boardwalk for decades. We offer a variety of fresh seafood dishes from live seasonal crawfish to Louisiana Cajun gumbo and much more! Located directly on Texas’ Gulf coast, the waterfront views are enough to bring you in. So come on in and enjoy our Texas-hospitality and fresh seafood.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (281) 334-7575

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next private event at The Flying Dutchman! The friendly staff will work with you to choose a custom menu and accommodate the needs of your guests. Enjoy the waterfront views while you dine in our private room which can seat up to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (281) 334-7575

  • Neighbourhood

    Kemah / Seabrook

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

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What 373 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LJ

    LizJ

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After Kemah’s Toughest 10K, we ate outside at The Flying Dutchman. The service was EXCELLENT! The food was very good! The price was comparable to Joe’s Crab Shack. I was surprised by that!! The food was better than Joe’s for the same price!!
  2. PP

    PattyP

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Servers did not know menu, all of the waitstaff was arguing. Waitress complaining another girl took her table. A BUNCH OF KIDS with no supervision apparently.
  3. FL

    FeleciaL

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is very tasty and delicious. Food Is always great when I come.
  4. DM

    DavidM

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. View, as always, was spectacular. Fried shrimp, calamari and pickles for appetizers. Only main course that was problematic was the tuna steak — one of our guests complained it tasted “fishy.” Manager came right over and expressed concern. Offered a replacement dish but ultimately credited us for that entree. We WILL return!
  5. SB

    SarahB

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Ladies Bathroom was disgusting. If you aren’t cleaning the bathroom I assume you aren’t cleaning the kitchen. Food was fine but overpriced. The pasta sauce I had was greasy. I’m shocked it’s a Landry’s with how poorly we thought of the food and service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our server was pretty good. They were busy but we got our food pretty quickly. But my wife's fish was not done. They did remake her entrée so they tried to make it right. Food tasted ok. Not great But, but not horrible. But for the price, I expected something a little nicer.
  7. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Arrived 10 mins early for reservation. Waited for "the table to be cleaned". 20 mins later we're taken to an outside table and chairs still wet and dirty from an earlier rain. Asked to move inside to a clean and dry table, and was taken to a nice table. The waitress misheard no tomato or mushroom as no tomato no onion. She then told my wife, rudely, that she ordered no onion. My wife informed her that she likes onion, but cannot eat mushrooms. Then the server returned my wife's food without any vegetables. She then proceeded to seemingly ignore my wife. So, I left the table and walked up to her and asked her for the things my wife requested while the waitress walked away from her. (Maybe she didn't hear her, but my wife's voice carries pretty well, and the server turned around twice as she was walking). The rest of the food was pretty good, with undercooked broccoli, and a very sweet sourdough bread being the only exceptions. It wasn't a horrible experience, but it certainly wasn't what I expected for what we paid.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Anniversary dinner was great!
  9. AW

    AnnibelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my goodness everything was awesome. Service was awesome atmosphere was amazing. Food was delicious. I will be back
  10. B

    Bodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I had redfish Pontchatrain and was disappointed. It didn’t have the advertised lump crap meat on top and had very little crab at all. I mentioned this to the waiter, but he ignored it. The dish was mostly tasteless. I will not return.
  11. TS

    TomS

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience1
    Service was not professional or attentive; bar service was a disaster.
  12. LR

    LisaR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance having a waterfront view. Great service. Arrived late due to near by construction and road closure and was still seated. Waitress did a great job. However, the food and alcoholic drinks were not good at all. My date and I ordered the catfish poboy. We both agreed it was not tasty. I Did not like the chipotle sauce. Should have been the traditional tarter sauce. We both had 2 of their popular alcoholic beverages and agreed they were both not good. Both were room temperature and not properly shaken.
  13. t

    txweslawyer

    Dallas

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was extremely slow and food was mediocre. Looked good, but the mango salsa really didn’t have any flavor and neither did the vegetables.
  14. D

    Dela2010

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Food was very overpriced for the quality. The views are nice which is why we continue to go.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was very attentive even after we found out he also had a 26 top table on the other side of the restaurant. Food was excellent, atmosphere was relaxing. We will be back!!
  16. MT

    MaryT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service sucked. The waiter did not come back once my husband steak was messed up . No one came back to refill drinks or ask about dessert . Finally talked to the manager he mumbled that they were understaffed . Don’t waste your money ZERO customer service food not stellar for the price.
  17. JR

    JacklynR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall it was nice, Food, ambiance and service... The only problem was that my Dad its extremely allergic to Shrimp at the point where we need to carry EpiPen in case something happens. We talked to our guy to tell him and unfortunately not sure where the gap was, but the Calamari we ordered came with shrimp. My mom caught that on time and my dad didn't eat it.
  18. TM

    TyneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was nervous to eat breakfast here after reading the reviews. However, I was pleasantly surprised and would eat here again. We had the big breakfast, pancakes, bacon and eggs. Mimosa was good as well.
  19. JP

    JackiP

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Today’s birthday lunch at the Flying Dutchmen for my mom was perfect. We have been celebrating on April 29 every year (except 2020) since 4-29-2000 (22years!!) The manager,Jerry, made the celebration so special. Everyone was so friendly and wished my mom a happy birthday. It truly made a difference..thank you!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service. Food was disgusting. It was loud. And service was slow. Never go there.
  21. JP

    JackP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Decent meal. Nice deck. Good service. Enjoyed my Banana Daiquiri as well.
  22. JG

    JenniferG

    Amarillo

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and I loved sitting on the patio near the water.
  23. R

    Raymond

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Not what it used to be at all! We used to really enjoy the formal dining upstairs. Now it’s just casual and catered to the tourist. As a local, the ambiance and quality of food leave a lot to be desired. Might as well just go Joe’s Crab Shack on I-45…
  24. ET

    EthanT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood and great view. Would eat here again.
  25. MF

    MarianneF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The whitebait and tartar sauce were excellent and the chicken and steak were very good. The wine was good too. We enjoyed the experience.
  26. LC

    LucyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait time was not an issue short handed and all they did an amazing job. Our server was super.
  27. TH

    TerriH

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious, they know their oysters! we had them on the half shell and grilled, both ways were excellent. They also allowed us to move inside when outside was too cool for us. Great place!
  28. i

    ihopat2am

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Went for my husband's birthday dinner. The food was just OK. Overpriced for sure. Server seemed annoyed that he had to wait on any of his tables, including us. I cannot eat gluten (celiac) and the server advised, "Just get something grilled. Nothing breaded, and it'll be ok." Did NOT instill confidence that he knew what he was talking about.
  29. RR

    ReRe

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A nice place to have breakfast, but wish they had brunch. By having brunch there would be more menu choices.
  30. C

    Coolchange

    Mississippi

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    We made reservations for 2 about a week ahead of time, however we still had to wait about 30 minutes for "our table to be bussed". Ordered a bottle of wine...after about 10-15 minutes was told wine was not available. So we ordered Plan B drinks, appetizer and asked for 2 glasses of water. Appetizer came with no plates, no napkins and no utensils. Waiter came with utensils and drinks, no water. Overall the experience was subpar.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience for Valentine’s Day!
  32. JG

    JasonG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing. Sat outside on their deck kn the water. Amazing!!! Huge portions too
  33. P

    Pearlandfoodie80

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    I used to eat at this restaurant with my family years ago, but now it is different from what it used to be. We were excited to try this place again since we haven’t been back since 2018 and we didn’t miss anything. Between the new menu that limits any other sides and the food that was subpar, it took a total of 45 minutes to get our food because the cook did not receive the ticket to cook our food. Finally, we get our food, and our waitress was very apologetic and offered us a free dessert on the house. 3 minutes later, the manager came by and said he was going to alter our ticket. As we waited for the ticket, the waitress brings this little piece of dessert to share between 3 people and the manager did not alter our ticket. It was not worth it at all.
  34. VN

    VenessN

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Saturday evening date night. Shrimp kisses, cajun shrimp and adult beverage all worth braving the frigid cold outside.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was phenomenal. I was traveling and visited this restaurant in the winter after dark but I can imagine that during the summer, this would be an excellent spot to have dinner on the water. Our party had oysters, gumbo, clam chowder (in the most perfect sourdough bread bowl I have ever seen), Cajun shrimp, catfish and fried shrimp. The catfish fillets were the largest I have ever seen served. The breading on the shrimp was flaky and spiced to perfection. The Cajun shrimp was the bomb! I highly recommend The Flying Dutchman!
  36. GS

    GlenS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We stopped in for a snack about 3:00 before our reservation at 7:00. got seated right away on the patio and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon. At 7:00 we were back for supper and again were seated right away and asked for the same waiter. It was an excellent meal and we stayed for the fireworks at 9:30. we were never rushed through and sat as long as we wanted. We will be back.
  37. c

    cdawn2500

    Houston

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I was pleasantly surprised. I haven't been here in 6 years and had a bad experience with the food. This was the only place with a reservation available for New Year's Eve. Food was good, server was good, my drink was good, & table was ready on time. Glad it turned out well.
  38. V

    Veronica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were excellent with the butter sauce & bread. My stuffed shrimp & veges were perfect. Enjoying it by the waterside was ideal.
  39. AF

    AngelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious! Everything came out at a reasonable time too! During these times where most establishments are suffering employee shortages, I was very surprised the food and service didn’t lack quality and no time was wasted. Thank you for having us the day after Christmas!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Took 2 hours to get dinner

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

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You can order delivery directly from The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 334-7575.

The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 373 OpenTable diners.

The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Flying Dutchman Restaurant & Oyster Bar

#9 Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah, TX 77565

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Kemah / Seabrook

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 8:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (281) 334-7575

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next private event at The Flying Dutchman! The friendly staff will work with you to choose a custom menu and accommodate the needs of your guests. Enjoy the waterfront views while you dine in our private room which can seat up to 50 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (281) 334-7575

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