Restaurants in Houston

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Carrabba's Italian Grill 7540 Hwy 6 N, Houston Italian • $$
7540 Hwy 6 N, Houston

“I come here every month for the wine dinners. Kenny is always so friendly and welcoming and chats with everyone and makes us feel comfortable. Kat was our waitress and is always so awesome! She knows what we want before we even ask and always does a phenomenal job! I look forward to coming each time.”

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4.9Superb1313 Reviews
The Backyard Grill 9453 Jones Rd, Houston American • $$
9453 Jones Rd, Houston

“I visit the Backyard Grill bar/cocktail area quite frequently. Olivia and Taylor are always spot-on servers, and they always make me feel welcome. Gabby and Destiny are wonderful bartenders, with great drink-making skills and friendly personalities. I visited on 2/15, and Destiny took excellent care of me at the bar, and the skinny margarita was on point. Joa, the Chief, is always very quick to take care of issues, with professionalism and a good sense of humor. If you're looking for a comfortable neighborhood spot with good food and better people, this is a great spot! Would recommend the Bubba Gump shrimp, the Sandbox, or one of their legendary mesquite-grilled burgers.”

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4.9Superb691 Reviews
Hunan Garden Restaurant 23940 US-59 North, Kingwood Area Chinese • $$
23940 US-59 North, Kingwood Area

“This is my absolute favorite Chinese food restaurant. I had not ordered from them since they moved to the front of Kingwood. We ordered takeout for my birthday and we were not disappointed. My favorite is the General Tsaos Chicken, and I get extra sauce to put over their wonderful shrimp fried rice. Everything I have ever eaten there over the last 27 years has been great.”

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4.9Superb642 Reviews
Lopez Mexican Restaurant 11606 Wilcrest Dr, Houston Mexican • $$
11606 Wilcrest Dr, Houston

“Fun fact ?I had no ideal they had a drive through till yesterday ?which means now I'm going to visit more. Service was great like always food was delicious ? keep up the great work. It's hard find places that keep up great food services for years. This is 1 of those places!”

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4.8Superb1378 Reviews
Los Cucos Mexican Cafe 16216 Clay Rd, Houston Mexican • $$
16216 Clay Rd, Houston

“We came here for authentic tex mex with family who lives in the area. Needless to say we loved it! The food was outstanding and the service matched . Thank you all for the great ”

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4.9Superb588 Reviews
Gatlin's BBQ 3510 Ella Blvd Bldg C Ste A, Houston Barbecue • $$
3510 Ella Blvd Bldg C Ste A, Houston

“Had a long layover in Houston and this was absolutely worth the 30 minute drive to get real food. Best brisket I have ever had and all the sides were banging.We had a lovely time chatting with Mary and the whole staff was warm and friendly.Can't wait till I make it back someday”

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4.8Superb914 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Barnaby's Cafe 414 W Gray St, Houston American • $$
414 W Gray St, Houston

“Been coming here for almost a decade and the menu and service has never let me down. Best burgers ? Their grilled chicken sandwich is delicious. French fries with just the right seasoning and crunch. Caesar salad has the best dressing with just the right kick. Support local, lunch here, and bring your friends!”

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4.8Superb735 Reviews
George's Pastaria 1722 S Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston Italian • $$
1722 S Dairy Ashford Rd, Houston

“This place definitely satisfied my pasta craving. We came here for lunch and was seated upon entering. I love the warm and casual decor. The place has a very homey vibe to it. Their menu is literally pasta heaven. So many great choices with a wide variety.We ordered fresh mussels as appetizers. It came out sizzling hot, deliciously soaked in very flavorful sauce. While we waited for our pasta, we also ate a ton of garlic bread. For the main course, my linguine with clams came out perfectly cooked. Services were also very attentive and friendly. We had a great experience here and enjoyed everything we ate. Would definitely come back for me.”

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4.8Superb707 Reviews
Taste of Texas 10505 Katy Fwy, Houston Steak House • $$$
10505 Katy Fwy, Houston

“We booked our reservation about a month in advance. We were immediately seated and after the waitress took our drink order we were free to get appetizers bread, fruit etc. I ordered a small steak medium well and it was AMAZING! Highly recommend however it is very pricey, the bill for three people including myself came out to be around $300.00 no tip included.”

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4.7Superb1931 Reviews

Recommended Restaurants

Ray's Italian Kitchen 1303 E NASA Pkwy Suite 100, Houston Italian • $$
1303 E NASA Pkwy Suite 100, Houston

“Oh my goodness, I can't believe I haven't tried this place before.The gentleman at the register had super great attitude, the food was even better! Food came out quick and fresh.My friend had the chicken Alfredo and a flatbread pizza -she asked for generous amounts of green olives and Ray's definitely accommodated her request.I had the tomato basil soup, it had fresh basil and great taste. The salad has crunchy croutons. Will definitely be going back on further lunch breaks.”

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4.8Superb508 Reviews
Common Bond Bistro & Bakery - Montrose 1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston Cafe • $$
1706 Westheimer Rd, Houston

“Marvelous Common Bond Kouign-amann! Our most favorite pastry shop EVER! We have been to Common Bond since it opened until today. We probably have a hundreds or two of Kouign-amann ( and many other pastries) and no place else could compete with Common Bond, we are a die hard fan!Notably, so far, Niko is the best server we have ever encountered! As a healthcare provider, I could attest that his hygiene practice in handling food is second to none. His customer service and welcoming words made my teens kept complimenting him, an asset to CB!We give our highest recommendation!”

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4.7Superb1040 Reviews
Bellissimo 902 E 33rd St, Houston Italian • $$
902 E 33rd St, Houston

“Wonderful food and service - we were a little hesitant to park and enter for lunch because there were no cars around and the restaurant is located in a “very transitional area.” I parked on the street (I didn’t know there was a gated private parking lot) and hoped for the best as I had suggested to my girlfriends that we try this restaurant. When we tasted the food, we laughed at ourselves that we had been hesitant to enter and give the restaurant a try. The food was wonderful. I’m a bit of a foodie being raised by an Italian father who loves to cook and a french mother who own a restaurant in Louisiana. The food did not disappoint. The Greek salad was flavorful and fresh. The Veal Marsala was fragrant and delighting. The 25th St pasta was a spicy surprise. The portion sizes were large so we didn’t have room for dessert, but we want to try it next time. Thank you to the proprietors for bringing great food to those of us who live in “transitional areas” and for opening for both lunch and dinner! We can’t wait to come back.”

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4.8Superb487 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

Los Perez 9439 S Texas 6, Houston Mexican • $$
9439 S Texas 6, Houston

“Very good Tex Mex, though it has gotten a bit pricey. They always provide excellent service.Parking: Completely adequate.Wheelchair accessibility: Wheel chair access available.”

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4.8Superb461 Reviews
Athena's Greek & European Kitchen 13250 Farm to Market Rd 529, Houston Greek • $$
13250 Farm to Market Rd 529, Houston

“Tonight, Maria, the owner of Athena’s Greek and European Kitchen, made our evening truly special. Upon learning that I was Turkish, she affectionately referred to me as her lovely neighbor throughout our time there. Her visit to our table resulted in laughter and a warm connection. The restaurant impressed us with its cleanliness and authentic ambiance, while the food was exceptionally delicious and well-prepared. It's not just Maria; the entire staff, including the waiters and waitresses, are remarkably friendly and welcoming. I wholeheartedly recommend Athena’s Greek Restaurant.”

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4.8Superb454 Reviews
Soto's Cantina 10609 Grant Rd, Houston Mexican • $$
10609 Grant Rd, Houston

“Top notch customer service!! I thought I was at home, it was that friendly! Meet and greet by all staff, managers etc. Lovely atmosphere!!! Fantastic food, healthy as well because it’s not greasy…just great tasting. When one puts out great service, it must be written about.”

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4.7Superb893 Reviews

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Paulie's 1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston Italian • $$
1834 Westheimer Rd, Houston

“Amazing Italian food. We ordered the rigatoni bolognese and canestri alla funghi. The sauce of both were flavorful, aroma and delicious. If you love heavy Italian pasta this is the place for you. Be careful the food portion could be huge.”

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4.8Superb445 Reviews
Texas Roadhouse 13345 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston Steak House • $$
13345 Farm to Market 1960 Rd W, Houston

“I came here,a few times. I absolutely love it! Everything was so good! Only restaurants,I don’t get food poisoning. The staff was wonderful,my husband and I going to celebrate my birthday Feb 25th for birthday dinner. ”

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4.7Superb868 Reviews
Hickory Hollow Restaurant and Catering 8038 Fallbrook Dr, Houston Southern • $$
8038 Fallbrook Dr, Houston

“Overall it was a great experience. The food was really good, and the quality was great - I would have given it a 5-star had the meat had flavor if the crust falls off. We knew that they season after it’s cooked - but the breading does come off when you cut it so if you get a bite with no crust, it is a little bland. However, it was delicious and a fun place to go with family.My husband and I shared the large and it was more than enough for two people. Our son had a large and three of his kids shared a small - and they couldn’t eat it all.”

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4.7Superb856 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

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Malai 2900 Travis St Suite B, Houston Thai • $$$
2900 Travis St Suite B, Houston

“This food was BANGIN. The atmosphere and decor is beautiful. The waitresses were so nice the whole time. It took a minute to get the food because there was a table of 12 that got here before us and they only have 1 or 2 cooks, but it was well worth the little wait that we had.10/10, would recommend to a friend! ?”

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5Superb222 Reviews
The Gypsy Poet 2404 Austin St, Houston Pizza • $$
2404 Austin St, Houston

“Some of the best, if the not the best, pizza in Houston. I've been fortunate enough to live in Italy and travel around the Mediterranean. This pizza is on par. Crust is king (or queen?) at Gypsy Poet. Perfectly salted--a sign, in my opinion, of true artistry--, with the right chew, and a ripe flavor that comes from well-thought out fermentation. The sauce that they put on their pies is a complement to the dough. Slightly sweet and reminiscent of summer tomatoes. It doesn't taste cheap or like an afterthought. My only wish is that they would be more generous with the cheese. While high-quality, the cheese is more condiment than an essential element of their pies. Their vibe is an Italian marinara pizza--in Italy this is a pizza with just red sauce.I would highly recommend the salads, if you go, especially the wood-fired portobello. The tangy goat cheese holds up to this meaty mushroom. A virtuous start to a carb-centric meal.Be aware, future patrons, that the menu is limited (so is the space). A small list of pies and two salads. Gypsy Poet knows what it does well and leans into it. However, I really wish they would add an appetizer or two: arancini?”

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4.8Superb420 Reviews
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 15770 North Fwy, Houston Italian • $$
15770 North Fwy, Houston

“I'm not usually a big fan of olive garden, but I went with a group of 8 and was very impressed with this location!! The service was amazing, the food was very good, and although it was a little busy, we were seated right away. Our waiter needs some recognition. He did an outstanding job! He kept us very well taken care of the entire visit, he really went above and beyond!”

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4.8Superb419 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Aga's Restaurant & Catering 11842 Wilcrest Dr, Houston Pakistani • $$
11842 Wilcrest Dr, Houston

“I just had to share this amazing dining experience I had recently. I went to this restaurant and tried their Haleem, mutton chops, white mutton grey, and Biryani. Let me tell you, the food was absolutely delicious! The service was great too, and the ambience added to the whole experience. It's no wonder this place is always packed with people who love the food. I highly recommend checking it out if you're ever in the mood for some amazing food! ?️? #foodie #amazingexperience”

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4.7Superb716 Reviews

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Ciro's

Ciro's 9755 Katy Fwy, Houston Italian • $$
9755 Katy Fwy, Houston

“Our server, Jhone, made us feel at home from the moment he arrived at our table. The food choices were incredible and once they came out, it was so much better than expected. Delicious. . . delicious. . . delicious. You have a lifelong customer.”

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4.7Superb685 Reviews
Bacaro Kitchen & Wine Bar 14021 Memorial Dr, Houston Italian • $$
14021 Memorial Dr, Houston

“I stopped in for a happy hour, and discovered a great new place on Memorial Drive. This is a wine bar that also has beer and the food is quite exceptional. It's a small place that is run personally by the owner. He was ever present walking around making sure everyone had what they needed and giving suggestions about wine. This is our kind of place and we will definitely be back and I will take some photos next time.”

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4.8Superb375 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Escalante's Fine Tex-Mex & Tequila 590 Beechnut St, Houston Tex-Mex • $$
590 Beechnut St, Houston

“Nestled in the heart Bellaire, Escalante's one of my favorite Tex-Mex spots. The vibrant atmosphere, complemented by the welcoming smiles of the staff, sets the stage for a great experience. Service here is impeccable, with each staff member displaying a genuine passion for customer satisfaction. Its prime location is easily accessible. The happy hour is particularly noteworthy, offering an array of drink and appetizer specials that provide a fantastic opportunity to sample a variety of flavors. The margaritas, perfectly balanced and crafted with high-quality tequila, stand out as a highlight. The menu's impressive variety caters to a wide range of tastes and dietary preferences, from classic dishes like tacos and enchiladas to innovative creations that showcase the chef's flair for fusion, all prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients that vividly bring the flavors of Mexico to life. Escalante's is a jewel in the city's culinary scene, blending authentic flavors, exemplary service and a welcoming atmosphere.”

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4.8Superb354 Reviews
Stanton's City Bites 1420 Edwards St, Houston Hamburger • $$
1420 Edwards St, Houston

“Google helped us find a fantastic burger spot in downtown Houston area tonight. It’s a retro diner-ish place that serves up some super tasty burgers and such. Don’t get a double unless you are REALLY hungry. The singles are 1/2 pounders. It’s decorated in a retro 50’s kinda theme that’s fun to look at all the things. Clean and not overly busy when we arrived. Got busy by the time we left. Parking is not plentiful.Parking: There are about 5 spots in front of building. Other than that, not sure what you do. We got the last spot in front.”

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4.7Superb594 Reviews
Teotihuacán Mexican Café 6579 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston Tex-Mex • $$
6579 W Bellfort Blvd, Houston

“I really enjoyed my time. They serve complimentary chips and 2 kinds of salsa, which I always appreciate in a Mexican restaurant. I got the chicken quesadilla and it was delicious, I ate half there and took half home for dinner. It was delicious both times. The vibe is really cool, too.”

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4.7Superb570 Reviews

Fine Dining

Lasagna House III 217D Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston Italian • $$
217D Cypress Creek Pkwy, Houston

“We no longer reside in this area of town, but we happened to be passing by and wanted to stop in since it has been quite some time. It is delightful to observe that the quality of food and service remains excellent.”

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4.7Superb568 Reviews
Eddie V's Prime Seafood 2800 Kirby Dr A100, Houston Seafood • $$$
2800 Kirby Dr A100, Houston

“Our server, Sam, was attentive and made great recommendations. She took the time to understand our expected dining experience and really delivered. The food was excellent and lived up to the expectations we have for Eddie V's. Hostesses, manager, valet, and others contributed to a great experience One of my favorite places to dine and I'll be back.”

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4.7Superb558 Reviews
The Raven Grill 1916 Bissonnet St, Houston American • $$
1916 Bissonnet St, Houston

“Lovely restaurant. Wonderful food and great service. Tucked in a Houston neighborhood, this place is a gem. I’ve had brunch, lunch and dinner here. My favorite menu item is the pecan chicken but I also enjoy the Tex Mex items. Chicken fried steak is great if you go on the right day when it’s the special.”

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4.7Superb533 Reviews

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