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Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack

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310 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX 77565-2800
+1 281-334-5000
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Granbury, Texas
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visiting friends in Webster they brought us to the Swamp Shack for lunch. The place was very busy as our friends attested to it being typical. We were seated promptly, no wait. The menu is extensive with alligator, crawfish, tons of shrimp, boudin, oysters, and so much more. The appetizers are excellent and plentiful. Main dishes can be mild or... More 

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Thank simon2611
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I go to the Shack monthly by myself. The Dungeness crab is awesome and Chris makes excellent dirty martinis. They have live music and the staff has to be the hardest working group I've ever seen. Consistently great place to go.

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Thank TwinkieWunder
Alvin, Texas
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at the marina next door and thought we would give this place another try.... Okay... so.... The beer was cold and the waitress was a cutie and very helpful and attentive. I ordered Gumbo, they have this black assed roux with not near enough stuff in there... just a lot of flavorless stock! The char grilled oysters were... More 

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Thank Gaines A
Texas
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I chose Crazy Allan's Swamp Shack for our annual crawfish girls night out. They did not disappoint. Crawfish were a little small, but the flavor made up for lack of size. Our waiter/bartender was great. Looking forward to heading back soon.

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Thank Semperfiaussie
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Thanks you for you nice review. We have a new supplier for crawfish that will be supplying jumbo crawfish to us starting next week :) More 

Baytown, Texas
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is terrible. We waited 1 hour and 10 minutes after ordering our food before it started coming out. The only reason it finally started to arrive is we found a manager. Once it did finally arrived it came out in pieces so not everyone got there food at the same time. It took another 15 minutes before... More 

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Thank Chris D
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Chris I am very sorry to hear about your poor experience at the Swamp Shack. I will look in to the problem and message you soon. Thanks for the feed back! More 

New Iberia, Louisiana
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the Swamp Trash Platter.. consisted of fried fish fried oysters fried crawfish fried alligator and fried shrimp. The platter was huge, couldn't eat it all and was seasoned very well. Enjoyed the band playing while we ate. Great atmosphere the service was awesome.

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Thank Rwade2015
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Thank You for the nice review! Hope to see you again soon. More 

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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crawfish was good and priced at a good price. Service was good, things were just a little slow, but other than that I would recommend this place.

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Thank Melissa G
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Melissa thanks you for the feed back on your dinning experience. Thanks again! More 

League City, Texas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We typically go to Swamp Shack on Saturday or Sunday afternoons to sit on the patio so we know we'll have a wait but it's never that long because the place is big. Our favorite is the crawfish -- they're spicy and a good size. Cocktails are tasty and waitstaff are awesome.

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Thank kph2127
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time to give us some feed back. Hope to see you again soon! More 

La Porte
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family met on a Saturday morning at 11:00 - first ones there and the first ones grossed out! I love Kemah but this was our first visit to Swamp Shack. Easy to find, easy to park but not too easy on the eyes. Our server was not very friendly and looked like she had a rough Friday night. The... More 

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Thank IslandgirlLaPorte
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Island girl I am very sorry to hear about your experience. I will look in to the issues you brought up and try to correct them. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feed back. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

So my Fiancé took me to dinner tonight to the "Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack" and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. We were seated upstairs in which we could see the Marina quiet nicely before the sun went down. The view just after sun down of the Kemah Boardwalk was very beautiful with all the colorful lights. Well let's get to the... More 

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Thank GotmyBagsReady
Alan F, Owner at Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feed back :) Try the Blacken Chicken Pontchartrain over dirty rice. Hmm yum :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX 77565-2800
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Kemah
  • Phone Number: +1 281-334-5000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?