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Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine, Houston, TX

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

4.7
4.7
2311 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Owned and operated by the Teas family for over 15 years, Eugene's (formally Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen), continues to serve Houston's finest Cajun-style Gulf Coast Cuisine. Conveniently located between Montrose and River Oaks. The restaurant is a neighborhood spot where everyone feels at home.

Join us in celebrating the flavors and traditions of the Gulf Coast in a charming, casual-fine dining atmosphere. All our dishes are made from scratch (except the Ranch dressing and Blue Bell ice cream) and our seafood and steaks are grilled over a wood-burning fire of oak and hickory. The freshest seafood, USDA certified beef steaks, delicious sides, daily specials, decadent desserts, wonderful wines, best martini’s in town and genuine Southern hospitality are a few of the things that will keep you coming back.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (713) 807-8883
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jonny Valdivia
  • Private party facilities
    The entire restaurant can accommodate 150 guests, the Main Dining room is a private dining seats up to 50-60, the Oyster Bar seats up to 70, semi private Oyster bar can seat from 25, and The "Jail" is a semi-private area in the back of the main dining room that's enclosed that can accommodate up to 8-10 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kyle Teas: (713) 807-8883
  • Neighborhood
    Montrose
  • Cross street
    McDuffie Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking also available
  • Entertainment
    Live Music on Sunday from 11am-3pm. 4pm on Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,311 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Seafood

2,311 Reviews
  1. virginia

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is just our favorite restaurant in Houston to go to. The food is delicious, and the server always gives us good suggestions.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love my experience! Food is fabulous and so are the martinis! Service spot on!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, service and food were excellent! We enjoyed 2 of the fish specials, halibut and snapper and both were excellent (although a bit pricey). The gumbo and oyster stew were very tasty. Definitely a re-do!!

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  4. kathleen

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night with unexpected superior experiences. Great wine list. Try the fried crab appetizer special and do not miss the scallops. They were the best I have ever had. Device was attentive but poised and helpful. Cannot wait to go back.

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  5. Saenz666

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing. The horseradish alone is worth a visit here.

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  6. GretchenG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner last night was wonderful! We started with a variety of oysters - all good but we thought the Montrose one was the best! My husband then had the gumbo and stuffed redfish - he wants to go back for it again. I split the crab au gratin with my friend and it was delicious. Her date ordered the pecan crusted rainbow trout and he said it was amazing. We sat at the bar and watched the UT/Alabama game (Hook'em) and it was really fun - the bartenders were great. We will be back very soon.

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  7. DeniseS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Calamari was tender, lightly breaded and well seasoned! My Chilean Sea Bass was perfectly cooked and a good size portion, this too was very tender. Husband had shrimp and grits which was also nicely seasoned and delicious. Our server Jenny was great, pleasant, efficient and provided good suggestions. Will definitely be back.

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  8. BinH

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it all! Soft Shell Crab, Sea bass, fried oysters! Will definitely come back!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family really enjoy this restaurant. We found it by happenstance for happy hour on our last visit to Houston. On a return trip to the area we made a point to find it again for dinner. We were not disappointed. It is clearly a neighborhood favorite, has a business-casual sophistication, friendly and welcoming service and the food is phenomenal. It is a wonderful respite after a long day at the medical centers and we will return for every visit in the future.

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  10. MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    "Juan M" did an excellent job in providing service to our table of five (5) guests. He was very attentive and proactive in addressing our needs and knowledgeable about the wine list and menu options. Also, the hostess on duty @ 2:00pm (I don't remember her name, blonde hair, great smile) was very accommodating in meeting our last-minute request (our reservation was for four guests, but we ended up with five) and checked on us throughout our time spent in the restaurant.

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  11. MomoN

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    The food was not IT. I was looking forward to all their crab dishes, all their meals we ordered are soaked in oil. The bread pudding is literally bread soaked in condensed milk! The pasta had no flavor. The waiter was super sweet, I definitely tipped but the food was not IT. I wouldn’t recommend or go back. The only good thing about the restaurant was their H2O, I ain’t gonna lie, we never had water soooo good. I don’t know what it was about the water, but it was amazing!! Haha

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  12. TurtlePower

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Delicious boiled shrimp and poblano and crab soup were an excellent start. But the crab Kyle seemed to have been solidified under a heater and left much of the dish inedible. The fried oysters were very nicely done. The flavors of the bread pudding were top notch but the presentation left much to be desired. Not clear the server wanted us there (brusque seems the right word) and one of the spoons for dessert was tacky. End of restaurant week so flaws are to be expected.

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  13. KimM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and will be back! Already recommended and they are going tonight!

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  14. smokey

    Houston

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Fish portions are small, unless you get the very expensive specials. Oysters and crab meat probably best bet.

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  15. DonB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was very good. Good value for money. Will return

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite and consistently good food and service

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  17. DarrylC

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and value…. As usual.

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  18. rls725

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The salmon dish on the restaurant week menu was outstanding, enjoyed everything

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  19. birthdaygirl

    Houston

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We used the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. What a bargain! The food was excellent and well prepared. If you like seafood, this is the place to go. Our server was excellent, professional, and efficient. Recommend valet parking.

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  20. LisaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Highly recommend. The bar area was great too.

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  21. Houstondiner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I tried the Shrimp Kyle for the first time. The sauce is creamy but the lemon gives it a lovely zing. I'll be ordering it again! And the white chocolate bread pudding is luscious. Great dinner and great service.

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  22. Steven

    Houston

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Eugene’s is always excellent! Service was professional and personable.

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  23. savorythoughts

    Houston

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great evening with friends. The service was outstanding and the menu has something for everyone. The food was very good but could use a bit of improvement with flavor.

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  24. OonaghS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, cocktails and wine were wonderful, the wait staff outstanding. I have no hesitation recommending Eugene's.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great soft shell crab, onion rings, and THE best bread pudding in Houston.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and our server was nice. This restaurant is nestled in a nook away from the crazy Houston traffic.

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  27. AlexK

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was okay. The gumbo not great. Mine was just rue/broth and shrimp. Nothing else. The peanut butter pie is awesome. The rest seemed to need to be more seasoned. I had to add salt and I almost never do that.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come to Eugene’s quite frequently. We are absolutely in love with the food, atmosphere and staff. One of our favorites for a long time

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  29. Janet

    Houston

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, we had a nice experience with Houston Restaurant Week. Our server was nice and efficient. The famous Poblano soup was tasty but super spicy. The gumbo was good. The Shrimp Kyle and Crab Madison entrees were delicious. The creme brulee was good and covered in a lovely assortment of berries -- I'm very sad to say that the "bread pudding" was unforgiveable. It was slices of french bread swimming in a white chocolate-ish sauce. A soggy, unflavored mess. BUT... that one misfire didn't negate the whole dinner. We'd give the place another whirl but skip the bread pudding.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Our waiter seemed quite overwhelmed last night. It was difficult to get his attention to order and seemed reluctant to mention the specials. Perhaps so wine had called off work last minute? Everything else was great- and we have been before without any issues. So perhaps a one off.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Food, service and just delightful!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good menu for the Houston Restaurant Weeks. The food and service was great

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  33. RobertN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We learned first hand why Eugene’s gets a 4 star rating as opposed to 4.5 or better, and would preferably rate it as 3.5 stars out of 5. The food is not that good. Period. Perhaps our party of 4 just did not order the correct dinner, yet we all had different dinners, so a variety was tried. One interesting note: our waitress said the special was flounder and we better get it now because the season is ending soon. Being a born and bred Texan, I’d say this is hogwash since flounder season is Oct-Dec/Jan. I don’t know what she was told by mgmt, and perhaps the flounder came from another state or country. I don’t know. BUT, if it didn’t come from The Gulf and transported in a day’s drive, well, suspicions abound.

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  34. Debi

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We found all the food (boudin balls, stuffed flounder and fried shrimp (very small too) we had very bland and missing seasoning. The service and atmosphere was nice. The food was just tasteless. We might try the place one more but only because of all the good reviews we’ve read. Unfortunately not our experience.

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  35. EdwinT

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service / good variety / excellent food. Remainder of note is because there is a minimum size for a review.

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  36. MichaelF

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The server we had was one of the slowest ever. The gumbo was meh, the rice was meh. The fried shrimp was good but that was it. Even the crème brûlée was dark and had a weird flavor. We went for restaurant week and won’t go back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. And the service was awesome. New favorite place!

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  38. Lookingforyum

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive service. The variety of the menu was excellent and the ambience was pleasant. All of the staff was friendly and helpful.

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  39. JimR

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food and service is good. Be selective about where you want to sit as some parts of the restaurant not all but some parts are more dimly lit

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious grilled snapper topped with crabmeat! Waiter, Marcus, was the best!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 807-8883.

Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 2311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Eugene's Gulf Coast Cuisine

1985 Welch Street, Houston, TX 77006

Additional information

  • Cross street
    McDuffie Street
  • Neighborhood
    Montrose
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, Oyster Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking also available
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jonny Valdivia
  • Entertainment
    Live Music on Sunday from 11am-3pm. 4pm on Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (713) 807-8883
  • Private party facilities
    The entire restaurant can accommodate 150 guests, the Main Dining room is a private dining seats up to 50-60, the Oyster Bar seats up to 70, semi private Oyster bar can seat from 25, and The "Jail" is a semi-private area in the back of the main dining room that's enclosed that can accommodate up to 8-10 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Kyle Teas: (713) 807-8883
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