Captain Benny’s is one of my mom’s favorite places. She goes for the gumbo and the jumbo fried shrimp platter.
And the cold beer.
And the hushpuppies.
And she’s not wrong. For years, she and her best friend would drive out to the I45 South location from her home in the Memorial area. One day, I mentioned that there was a much closer location on US 290 so now we go much more often, as we did last Saturday along with my OBD, (OtherBrotherDarrell - “not” his real name!).
I was driving and only had iced tea and the six piece fried shrimp platter with extra hushpuppies in lieu of the bread.
Mom had the six piece fried shrimp platter with extra hushpuppies in lieu of bread and a cup of Seafood Gumbo. And two beers; (yeah, she’s wild I tell ya’).
OBD had the six piece fried shrimp platter with extra hushpuppies in lieu of bread and a cup of Chicken/Sausage Gumbo. And two beers.
It’s pretty good stuff. Both gumbos are great and the fried shrimp are so good that I never get anything else. A nearby patron had some of the baked oysters and he said they were great. I may have to try that soon. Another nearby patron had oysters on the half shell and said they were good also, but we noticed that as he was shucking them, the shucker was running the newly opened oysters under the tap of running water. Isn’t the oyster liquor a “thing”?
Anyway, we like this place. My mom likes this place.What else do you wanna know?
Here’s a LINK.