2600 Travis St (McGowen St), Houston, TX 77006, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • seafood
  • roasted grouper
  • snapper
  • milkshakes
  • chef bryan caswell
  • happy hour
  • crab cakes
  • fish
  • salmon
  • mussels
  • mac & cheese
  • wine
  • oysters
  • sliders
  • calamari
  • Shiner Bock
  • gumbo
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • risotto
  • Houston Press

    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Milk Shake: The age-old milk shake gets a kick in the pants, adding brandy and Kahlúa to its delicious ice cream base. Yowzah!

    Houston Press · January 25, 2011
  • CultureMap Houston

    Caswell and Reef have earned accolades from pretty much every local, state, and national arbiter—Texas Monthly, My Table, Food & Wine, Bon Apetit!, Travel & Leisure...

    CultureMap Houston · December 6, 2011
  • Bobby W.

    The Happy Hour Beef and Pork Sliders are delicious!

    Bobby Witcher · July 24, 2013
  • El🏀na K.

    Every single thing i tried was absolutely delicious. Try: Crab Cake, tuna, redfish and mac&cheese. For dessert they brought out a boozy milkshake that was really good.

    El🏀na K · December 7, 2013
  • The Daily Meal

    We know you're here for fish, but the mac 'n cheese comes in a perfectly geometric panko cube! That said, the mussels swim in a broth chock-full of Texas-born Shiner Bock and are a must-try. Read more

    The Daily Meal · February 22, 2011
  • Emily H.

    Try the mac and cheese!

    Emily Hurst · December 14, 2009
  • Amyn Z.

    Mac n cheese is fried and it is awesome. Service is little laid back so take your time and not be in hurry. Read more

    Amyn Zindani · January 26, 2010
  • Mark C.

    Loved the crab carbonara. The crème fraîche cheesecake was divine!

    Mark Collado · April 20, 2013
  • Greg C.

    Fantastic Happy Hour with $1 sliders, $5 flatbread pizzas & $4 shakertinis. Rachel and Summer tend bar very well. Read more

    Greg Candelaria · July 10, 2010
  • Keelan H.

    The Gumbo rocks!

    Keelan Hamilton · May 29, 2010
  • Shkelzen H.

    The grouper was excellent as well as the mac&cheese!

    Shkelzen Hoxhaj · September 10, 2014
  • Laura B.

    Houston Press Best of Houston 2011 - Reader's Choice - Best Seafood Restaurant

    Laura Bosche · October 2, 2011
  • Dani R.

    The wine list is great and reasonably priced. The seafood is great. Love the redfish on the half shell. Other great non-seafood selections as well, such as the sliders.

    Dani Rose · September 26, 2011
  • Hugh A.

    Try the Redfish on a half shell. Awesome!

    Hugh Arrington · September 18, 2011
  • Mark A.

    The salmon BLT is serious business, guys. The bread only is fantastic! Their happy hour specials are legit too. Read more

    Mark Austin · February 18, 2010
  • Andrew C.

    Redfish on the half shell w/ mac n cheese

    Andrew Chee · December 25, 2009
  • Jackie L.

    I went for my twentieth birthday, and it was great! The calamari and snapper carpaccio were fantastic appetizers. I was disappointed by my entree, but the bread pudding was THE most fantastic dessert.

    Jackie Luo · February 1
  • Christy L.

    Great ceviche and mixed drinks. Menu changes often so it's hard to recommend an entree. Loud but cool. Great service. Definitely one of Houston's best.

    Christy Landes · October 2, 2014
  • hamad k.

    Amaizing place

    hamad khalaf · August 6, 2013
  • Lorie S.

    Can't beat their Happy Hour!

    Lorie Simon Fortson · June 27, 2013
  • Michael R.

    get the lollipops!

    Michael Ryan · May 29, 2010
  • Ashley W.

    Cocktails, appetizers, and dinner all on point! Had the seared tuna with a side of fried mac and cheese.

    Ashley Wilson · 1 week ago
  • Nono D.

    HVA 2014 company annual dinner and meet!

    Nono DanY · December 15, 2014
  • Reginald H.

    Jalapeño Jelly

    Reginald Hendricks · September 6, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Reef as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
  • Travis C.

    Never had a bad meal here. Tonight, the slow baked salmon, seafood hot pot, and mussels were all really good. Service is also always good.

    Travis Combel · August 23, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Ronnie Killen, chef of Killen’s Steakhouse, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Kinilaw. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Michael L.

    Worth the hype- go for Grouper!

    Michael Lawless · August 15, 2014
  • Rhi M.

    I dream about the crispy snapper. My husband loves the red fish on the half shell. It's easy to see why this has been rated the #1 seafood restaurant in the states.

    Rhi M · August 9, 2014
  • Michael R.

    Best seafood restaurant and the milkshake is heaven

    Michael Rochman · August 8, 2014
  • Adam C.

    Snapper, fried macaroni and cheese

    Adam Cooper · August 6, 2014
  • Houston Press

    Chef Bryan Caswell is reeling them in with his imaginative new take on Gulf seafood. Read more

    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
  • Houston Chronicle

    Inside track: Managing partner Bill Floyd's wine list — another local trendsetter — offers a wide and interesting range of bottles at remarkably low prices. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
  • Houston Chronicle

    Don't miss: Marinated crab kinilaw; crispy-skin snapper with sweet and sour chard; roasted grouper with bacon-braised collards; beefsteak tomatoes with o-rings and Russian dressing. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
  • Atlanta Food & W.

    Roll up your sleeves and get crackin' with Bryan Caswell at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival May 29 - June 1 and learn how to barbecue crab! Read more

  • Kevin

    Outstanding place. Food was delicious. Had the roasted grouper and crab cakes. Adult milkshake was out of this world

    Kevin · March 28, 2014
  • Robert B.

    Great food, but the waiter was aloof.

    Robert Bell · March 21, 2014
  • Natasha T.

    Crabcakes are the best!!!

    Natasha Torres · March 15, 2014
  • Melanie C.

    The crispy skinned snapper is my favorite!

    Melanie C · March 14, 2014
  • Saf an

    Dish: tomato salad with Russian dressing and onion rings

    Saf an · January 31, 2014
  • Jessica T.

    Roasted grouper! Slow baked salmon! Red fish on half shell! Baked oysters! Fried oysters! Friessssss!! Soo crispy! You really can't go wrong unless you choose something basic.. Try something new!

    Jessica Tran · December 21, 2013
  • Melanie C.

    The crispy skinned snapper was wonderful!

    Melanie C · October 27, 2013
  • Holly S.

    Cauliflower grits.

    Holly Shoals · October 6, 2013
  • Kale P.

    Reef Bahn Mi was legit!

    Kale Petersen · September 19, 2013
  • Jen P.

    Shrimp Shooters are the best way to start your meal!!

    Jen Prejean · August 17, 2013
  • Alba S.

    Steamed mussels amazing. And the milk shake dessert is a must!!!!!

    Alba Sandoval · July 12, 2013
  • Tara O.

    The food is absolutely awful. If they put any more spices in it, they would be in violation of the fire code. And apparently, all vodkas are billed as Ketel One and $8.50 a piece.

    Tara Osborn · July 11, 2013
  • Gena D.

    Loved it! Great service, more than reasonable wine prices, delicious food.

    Gena D · July 6, 2013
  • Scott F.

    Their lunch is surprisingly inexpensive. The salmon BLT is awesome and only $11!

    Scott Fisher · June 12, 2013
  • Jen P.

    The oyster shooters are fab!

    Jen Prejean · April 27, 2013

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