Outriggers is a come-as-you-are waterfront hangout for cold beer, spicy seafood, passing boats and a sublime sunset.
Seabrook's hidden gem for fresh seafood and cold beer is across the bridge from the hustle of the nearby Kemah Boardwalk. Upstairs, locals congregate at the bar, watching sports and sipping Bloody Marys with house-made pepper vodka. Tables on the outside decks go fast on sunny days as folks linger for fresh breezes, lively conversation and boat watching. The waitstaff (mostly young folks from the area) is friendly and efficient.
Expect a solid menu of fried seafood and Cajun dishes. Start with the creamy Creole crab dip served with tortilla chips. Seasonal seafood selections include fresh fish, shrimp, blue crabs and crawfish, served steaming hot and spiced to perfection. Also popular are the calamari, crabcakes and the shrimp sampler platter, with bacon-wrapped, boiled, fried, grilled and stuffed varieties. Burgers and po-boys round out the offerings. Opt for the can't-miss crispy onion rings on the side.
Sit outside on the deck for the best views of the passing boats and sunset over the water.
There are several boat docks available for patrons arriving on the water.