The Flying Fish

 1815 N. Durham (Heights area) Houston 77008 713.377.9919


The first of two affordable and casual small local restaurants serving The Heights, The Flying Fish’s amazingly large menu offers Cajun and creole and just plain American seafood favorites. Self-serve at the counter saves an extra 15% off your bill, which adds up over a year. Patio seating is inviting on a cool day or evening. And then there is the downright homey atmosphere. Eat in, or to go. Starters: Crawfish chowder; Seafood gumbo; Lobstah (I mean lob-ster) stew; Crispy calamari. Cool cocktails: Shrimp; Ceviche; Mexican cocktail. Grilled salads: Salmon salad; Catfish salad; Chicken salad; Shrimp salad. Baskets: Catfish; Oysters; Chicken strips; Frog legs-all baskets served with fries and hush puppies. Southern favorites: Grits and gumbo; Jambalaya. Grilled plates: Catfish; Rainbow trout; Salmon filet; Shrimp ka-bob w beans & rice; Grilled chicken; Grilled veggies. Boiled platters: Snow crab legs w corn & new potatoes; Chilled boiled shrimp; Hot boiled shrimp; Mud bugs in season. Snapper Veracruz: fried whole snapper w rice, veggies, Veracruz sauce. Fish tacos, Poor Boy Loaves, Burgers & Fries…self-explanatory. Additions: Cole slaw; Pickled green tomatoes; Jalapenos; Fried okra basket; Beer battered onion rings; Borracho beans & rice; Green beans; Grilled squash & zucchini. Desserts: Key lime pie; Fried pies; Banana and bread puddings. Drinks: Beer, wine, frozen margaritas.