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Find Chilled Seafood Dishes Perfect For Summer at These 13 Houston Restaurants

Freshly shucked oysters, ceviche, and more dishes perfect for ridiculously hot weather

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The shrimp cocktail at Georgia James
| Julie Soefer for Georgia James

Thanks to Houston’s typically high temps during these months, summer is synonymous with chowing down on heaping plates of chilled seafood.

Cooling down with a hydrating cocktail or refreshing plate of chilled, fresh caught seafood from your favorite restaurant is always invigorating, but for folks who are still not ready to dine out just yet, there are plenty of summer seafood favorites that are available for takeout.

Looking for chilled Gulf Coast gems to enjoy in the comfort of your home or for spicy ceviche to cool down with on your patio? Finding a way to bring the fun of oysters into your home? Use this map as a guide to the best raw bar dishes and summer seafood staples available for takeout and delivery in Houston.

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Jonathan's The Rub at Memorial Green

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Bountiful, chilled ceviche is vibrant and bright at Jonathan’s the Rub where the option to include two proteins begins with white fish, shrimp, salmon or tuna, and is jazzed up with poblano, red jalapeno, ginger and mango. Want a loaded bowl with all four proteins? It’s worth the extra $12. Call 713-808-9291 to order curbside pick-up.

Brasserie 19

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Available daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Brasserie 19’s new “Happy Hour at Home” menu offers tons of chilled options perfect for pairing with wine at home. Cool down with tuna tartare presented with seeded bread or deviled eggs with caviar and cold boiled jumbo shrimp tossed in horseradish and served traditionally with cocktail sauce — available in orders of 5 or 10. Place orders for pick-up on Toast.

Keep cool and carry on with items from Uchi’s cool tastings menu, available for curbside pick-up. Refreshing crudo plates like scallop with aguachile and gooseberries and amberjack with cherry tomato are vibrant in color and flavor as precursors to a larger meal. Visit uchihouston.com or call 713-522-4808 to place an order for curbside pick-up.

Georgia James

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Elevate steak night at home with the addition of selections from Georgia James’ coveted raw bar. The Montrose steakhouse makes available its classic shrimp cocktail, and alternatively its tuna tartare with a twist, enhanced with sweet gochujang and toasted peanut, for diners looking to carry out. Both items are available for curbside pick-up via Toast.

Caracol Restaurant

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With a summer of no international traveling for most, Caracol helps bring the exotic flavors of regional Mexican cuisine home with colorful crudos available to-go. Mexico City-style campechana is thick with shrimp, crab, octopus, tomato and serrano, while raw tuna tostadas are sweet and spicy with sour orange mayonnaise and guava. Feeling adventurous? Try the Ceviche de Caracol, a festive mix of raw conch, pineapple, papapya, ginger and red jalapeno. Call 713-722-6899 for curbside pick-up and find Caracol on Grubhub.

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

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Bring the fun of rolling their own sushi at home with one- and two-person maki kits from this Katy sushi favorite. All-inclusive kits include all of the raw proteins, fillings and toppings to recreate Tobiuo’s classic sushi rolls, along with a bamboo rolling mat — and with demos available on Instagram, every member of the family can play chef. Call 281-394-7156 to request a maki kit and to place an order for pick-up.

Hugo’s ceviche verde offers a fresh take on ceviche every single time, incorporating the catch of the day as its protein and including avocado, cucumber, cactus, tomatillo, olive, cilantro and lime juice. Call 713-524-7744 for curbside pick-up or delivery, and find Hugo’s on Grubhub.

a'Bouzy

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Summer 2020 just got saved with A’bouzy’s fabulous new delivery service, bringing raw oysters on the half shell directly to your door! For $69, a member of the restaurant’s staff delivers a bottle of yellow-label Veuve Cliquot champagne, a dozen East coast oysters on ice, and stays to shuck them for you. Call 713-722-6899 to schedule a delivery within an 8 mile radius.

Local Foods

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With two new Japanese dishes, Local Foods is totally summer-ready. Chilled thinly sliced salmon sashimi is presented in a traditional way, while a vegetable sushi roll, sans fish, finds grilled asparagus, curry cauliflower, seeds, carrots and tempura okra rolled with beet rice. Visit houstonlocalfoods.com for curbside pick-up and delivery or find Local Foods on Toast.

Tasty options abound at Shun’s raw bar, but land on the Firefin poke, and find a loaded bowl of salmon, purple onion, cucumber, jalapeno, fried garlic, roasted corn, avocado, and spicy chili soy atop a bed of rice — a hearty way to go. Call 832-409-5888 for pick-up.

Christie's Seafood & Steaks

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Hot summer evenings and cold boiled shrimp go together like quarantine and chill, which is why Houston institution Christie’s Seafood & Steaks is making it easy for Houstonians to score its famous menu of Gulf shrimp finds to-go. Visit christies-restaurant.com to order pick-up or delivery.

Kata Robata

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In addition to plenty of sushi choices and rolls, lauded Japanese restaurant Kata Robata serves two options of simple, sliced sashimi to cool down with on a hot day — the citrusy yuzu-marinated salmon sashimi and the jalapeno-topped yellowtail sashimi. Just add sake. Find Kata Robata on Toast to place curbside pick-up.

Ragin' Cajun

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Oysters are a summer must-have, and yes, the thrill of enjoying them can be had at home! Fried and char-grilled Gulf Coast oysters are available on the take-out menu at Ragin Cajun. Add on an order of Louisiana fried crawfish tails, ask Alexa to play some zydeco tunes and let the good times roll. Find Ragin Cajun on Uber Eats and Door Dash.

Jonathan's The Rub at Memorial Green

Bountiful, chilled ceviche is vibrant and bright at Jonathan’s the Rub where the option to include two proteins begins with white fish, shrimp, salmon or tuna, and is jazzed up with poblano, red jalapeno, ginger and mango. Want a loaded bowl with all four proteins? It’s worth the extra $12. Call 713-808-9291 to order curbside pick-up.

Brasserie 19

Available daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Brasserie 19’s new “Happy Hour at Home” menu offers tons of chilled options perfect for pairing with wine at home. Cool down with tuna tartare presented with seeded bread or deviled eggs with caviar and cold boiled jumbo shrimp tossed in horseradish and served traditionally with cocktail sauce — available in orders of 5 or 10. Place orders for pick-up on Toast.

Uchi

Keep cool and carry on with items from Uchi’s cool tastings menu, available for curbside pick-up. Refreshing crudo plates like scallop with aguachile and gooseberries and amberjack with cherry tomato are vibrant in color and flavor as precursors to a larger meal. Visit uchihouston.com or call 713-522-4808 to place an order for curbside pick-up.

Georgia James

Elevate steak night at home with the addition of selections from Georgia James’ coveted raw bar. The Montrose steakhouse makes available its classic shrimp cocktail, and alternatively its tuna tartare with a twist, enhanced with sweet gochujang and toasted peanut, for diners looking to carry out. Both items are available for curbside pick-up via Toast.

Caracol Restaurant

With a summer of no international traveling for most, Caracol helps bring the exotic flavors of regional Mexican cuisine home with colorful crudos available to-go. Mexico City-style campechana is thick with shrimp, crab, octopus, tomato and serrano, while raw tuna tostadas are sweet and spicy with sour orange mayonnaise and guava. Feeling adventurous? Try the Ceviche de Caracol, a festive mix of raw conch, pineapple, papapya, ginger and red jalapeno. Call 713-722-6899 for curbside pick-up and find Caracol on Grubhub.

Tobiuo Sushi & Bar

Bring the fun of rolling their own sushi at home with one- and two-person maki kits from this Katy sushi favorite. All-inclusive kits include all of the raw proteins, fillings and toppings to recreate Tobiuo’s classic sushi rolls, along with a bamboo rolling mat — and with demos available on Instagram, every member of the family can play chef. Call 281-394-7156 to request a maki kit and to place an order for pick-up.

Hugo's

Hugo’s ceviche verde offers a fresh take on ceviche every single time, incorporating the catch of the day as its protein and including avocado, cucumber, cactus, tomatillo, olive, cilantro and lime juice. Call 713-524-7744 for curbside pick-up or delivery, and find Hugo’s on Grubhub.

a'Bouzy

Summer 2020 just got saved with A’bouzy’s fabulous new delivery service, bringing raw oysters on the half shell directly to your door! For $69, a member of the restaurant’s staff delivers a bottle of yellow-label Veuve Cliquot champagne, a dozen East coast oysters on ice, and stays to shuck them for you. Call 713-722-6899 to schedule a delivery within an 8 mile radius.

Local Foods

With two new Japanese dishes, Local Foods is totally summer-ready. Chilled thinly sliced salmon sashimi is presented in a traditional way, while a vegetable sushi roll, sans fish, finds grilled asparagus, curry cauliflower, seeds, carrots and tempura okra rolled with beet rice. Visit houstonlocalfoods.com for curbside pick-up and delivery or find Local Foods on Toast.

Shun

Tasty options abound at Shun’s raw bar, but land on the Firefin poke, and find a loaded bowl of salmon, purple onion, cucumber, jalapeno, fried garlic, roasted corn, avocado, and spicy chili soy atop a bed of rice — a hearty way to go. Call 832-409-5888 for pick-up.

Christie's Seafood & Steaks

Hot summer evenings and cold boiled shrimp go together like quarantine and chill, which is why Houston institution Christie’s Seafood & Steaks is making it easy for Houstonians to score its famous menu of Gulf shrimp finds to-go. Visit christies-restaurant.com to order pick-up or delivery.

Kata Robata

In addition to plenty of sushi choices and rolls, lauded Japanese restaurant Kata Robata serves two options of simple, sliced sashimi to cool down with on a hot day — the citrusy yuzu-marinated salmon sashimi and the jalapeno-topped yellowtail sashimi. Just add sake. Find Kata Robata on Toast to place curbside pick-up.

Ragin' Cajun

Oysters are a summer must-have, and yes, the thrill of enjoying them can be had at home! Fried and char-grilled Gulf Coast oysters are available on the take-out menu at Ragin Cajun. Add on an order of Louisiana fried crawfish tails, ask Alexa to play some zydeco tunes and let the good times roll. Find Ragin Cajun on Uber Eats and Door Dash.

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