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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Cajun / Creole Restaurant and Seafood Restaurant$$$$
George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston
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  • Earl Q.
    "The Shrimp & Crawfish Fondeaux is the BEST thing on the menu!"(14 Tips)
    Esteban G.
    "Have the Lousiana Seafood Gumbo, it's delicious!"(8 Tips)
    Oliver B.
    "Crawfish Etoufee is the bomb"(3 Tips)
    Rahul A.
    "Tell him Rahul sent you and get the lunch buffet!"(5 Tips)
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  • M M.
    M MackJuly 19, 2013
    Ruben is FABULOUS!! Ask to sit in his section. The watermelon lemonade tastes like a jolly rancher. Great eats and short wait times. Def a must try for all traveling through and love Southern food.
  • Shop IAH Terminal E
    Shop IAH Terminal EFebruary 13, 2012
    Treat your sweetie to Pappadeaux for Valentine's Day! Try their Crème Brulee - Luscious creamy baked vanilla bean custard topped with a thin layer of caramelized sugar, served with fresh fruit!
  • Erin K.
    Erin KNovember 7, 2016
    The Seared Ahi and Crab is out of this world. The baked crab mac n cheese is well executed and just enough to share
  • lilian y.
    lilian yDecember 20, 2015
    Costa Rican mahi & lemon chile crab is awesome! It's spicy (I love spicy food) so, if you don't like spicy food, be careful.
  • Alane W.
    Alane WentzDecember 30, 2014
    Situated above the terminal gates, you can easily forget you're at the airport. Full service bar and restaurant is a nice break away from the food court in Terminal E, if you have the time to spare.
  • Marsha
    MarshaApril 19, 2013
    My favourite place to spend a layover or unexpected delays while at IAH. I always get the same thing: oysters and the seafood Cobb salad. Delicious and healthy!
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HaysFebruary 26, 2013
    This place is great if you have some time to kill. Best restraurant in the airport. The staff is super friendly, food is great, and of course some cold drinks!
  • Peter B.
    Peter BiddleFebruary 27, 2011
    This is a real-live, full-on Pappa's restaurant. Food was good - way better than most airport gigs. I had the crawfish platter - good, but I'd do just the crawfish étouffée next time. God service too.
  • Roxanne O.
    Roxanne OngAugust 26, 2014
    Hannah, our waitress is wonderful. She understands service. Otherwise food is huge porportioned and very generous with salt. Especially the spinach crab dip and gumbo.
  • Mary B.
    Mary BeeJanuary 6, 2016
    By far some of the best food I've ever had in an airport. Hands down. Costa Rican Mahi was on point! It's spicy tho (I love spicy food)
  • Nancy K.
    Nancy KJanuary 26, 2012
    Eat in the airport? Why yes! Grilled fish taco plate was a great alternative to fried Chinese slop in a styrofoam box. Worth the 10 min wait while they cooked toorder.
  • Lisa
    LisaNovember 8, 2012
    The tilapia and shrimp meal is delicious! Also, never had ZiegenBoch beer before but it's quite tasty too!
  • John B.
    John BardellJuly 12, 2014
    Food was excellent and Reuben the bartender was above and beyond. He is exceptional as a bartender and host/server. A+ @pappadeaux
  • Mario N.
    Mario NakamuraApril 19, 2014
    Known by the by the seafood, but i ate a delicious mingnon steak ! Excelent service !
  • Alinutza V.
    Alinutza VFebruary 23, 2014
    Great service: they re made all my food after they found out I'm lactose intolerant at no extra charge. Thanks David ( the waiter)
  • Jesus N.
    Jesus NunezNovember 3, 2014
    Cobb salad is great and light! Excellent for an intercontinental flight. Ask for a médium size plate, is more than enough!
  • Claudia M.
    Claudia Makki3 weeks ago
    Loved the seafood salad. Lots of lobster, shrimp, and cashews, not much lettuce.
  • Kristen
    KristenApril 7, 2013
    There is a second bar on the far right side of the restaurant by the kitchen. Sometimes it's easier to find a seat here!
  • Julie K.
    Julie KawaharaApril 15, 2012
    Nice place to hang in Houston's international terminal, but the bar plays disco in a Louisiana concept bar/restaurant and drinks have waaaayyy too much ice and too little drink...
  • Steve G.
    Steve G.January 24, 2013
    Oyster Duo is a great app choice if you're in the mood for a little variety.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SullivanMay 3, 2013
    Short wait, not too busy, I could see at least 8 empty tables. Took 35 minutes to get apps, 10 minutes after that we got our food, and one order was wrong. Two people, $60, pricey but delicious!
  • Rebecca E.
    Rebecca EsparzaSeptember 30, 2012
    Tell wait staff when your flight is, otherwise they'll take their time. Everything here is delish, but try the Fondue. ;)
  • Juan M.
    Juan MonroySeptember 23, 2011
    Go for the buffet! 9:00-300. $12 for a good variety of food. No need for seconds. But expect the hard sell from the staff on drinks and dessert.
  • Fozz M.
    Fozz MJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best airport meals you can have, it is a must do for me everytime I fly thru.
  • Ramon B.
    Ramon BourgeoisMay 1, 2015
    Incredible good! seafood Cobb salad! Ask for Allison she is GREAT!
  • Talbott C.
    Talbott CrowellDecember 27, 2015
    Really good sautéed spinach. Some of the best I've ever had. Nice garlic and vinegar preparation.
  • José Luis V.
    José Luis ValdésMay 20, 2016
    Really loved coconut shrimp! The shrimp sushi and the chocolate cake! The best place to eat !
  • jansen c.
    jansen cOctober 5, 2016
    Always glad to make a dinner stop at this airport to visit papadeaux, love their gumbos!
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SarverJune 3, 2012
    Other then them slicing my fiancé foot open with their clumsy waiters the Atlantic salmon diablo is amazing
  • Conrad H.
    Conrad HametnerMay 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a half order of Crawfish Etouffee if you aren't up for the regular order, but still want something good. The perfect meal before the long flight to Paris.
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.September 7, 2014
    Try the wood plank salmon. I go out of my way in the airport to get to it. Yum.
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley LouiseAugust 15, 2014
    Easily the best part about the Houston airport, complete with good beers and Southern girl approved crawfish étouffée.
  • Conrad H.
    Conrad HametnerMay 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Crawfish Etouffee, get the half order if you are watching your calories, but still want something good and filling.
  • Jake D
    Jake DAugust 25, 2013
    The catfish po boy is to die for, perfectly seasoned, as well as the lobster bisque.
  • Claudius v.
    Claudius van der MeulenFebruary 5, 2012
    This is a great airport restaurant. I had the Salmon Diablo. Perfect! And good service too.
  • Jimmy R.
    Jimmy RamirezJuly 8, 2014
    Great atmosphere at the bar and You can watch the world cup games too!
  • R M.
    R MAugust 16, 2013
    Halibut Duo is the way to! Great service. Hard to believe it is an airport restaurant.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussMarch 6, 2016
    It's all about the Blue Point oysters! In my top 5 five airport restaurants in America.
  • hector
    hectorSeptember 8, 2015
    Great service with great food. Can't go wrong with the catfish
  • Cary G.
    Cary GeeJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you've never been to a Pappadeaux, you'll love it. If you have been, they've reduced the portions and increased the prices. Disappointing from what I'm used to them delivering.
  • Denise F.
    Denise FerraraJuly 17, 2015
    Richard David (Departures) ranks the Shrimp Étouffée as one of his best airport dining experiences 2015. Just outside gate E9
  • David G.
    David GrummJune 27, 2013
    Try the catfish po' boy. It is tasty!
  • Gigi A.
    Gigi AvalosMarch 16, 2011
    Get the buffet! Its about 13 bucks but worth it! Great food! If you have the time stop and eat here'
  • Lee Y.
    Lee YiAugust 2, 2012
    Try the Jumbo Shrimp Brochette - Yes, it is wrapped in bacon
  • Adrienne C.
    Adrienne CampbellJune 17, 2015
    Great wine selection! Food was amazing. Didn't expect that at an airport!
  • Guillermo C.
    Guillermo CárcamoJune 16, 2014
    My bacon cheeseburger was delicious, decent size and nice place.
  • José Luis V.
    José Luis ValdésMay 20, 2016
    Coconut shrimp! Sushi! The chocolate cake was a dream!
  • Karalee C.
    Karalee ConoverDecember 29, 2011
    The alligator tail and beefsteak tomato salad are to die for!!
  • Arturo A.
    Arturo AmadorMarch 25, 2016
    Great service very open to changes and excellent food.
  • Albert C.
    Albert CattafiJuly 11, 2010
    By far some of the best food I've ever had in an airport. Hands down. Crawfish Bisque is what's up!!
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