Restaurants in Houston

Half Off New American Fare at Sambuca Houston

Downtown

$20 $10

(590)

Dinner club hosts live bands while serving lobster enchiladas, tzatziki-sauce-glazed gyros, and smoked pork chops

49% Off at Angus Grill Brazilian Churrascaria

Angus Grill Brazilian Steakhouse

$79.90 $42

Chefs carve unlimited portions of sirloin, filet mignon, and chicken directly from roasting skewers to plates

40% Off Vietnamese Food

Neartown/ Montrose

$20 $12

(25)

Locally sourced ingredients flavor of banh mi sandwiches, lemongrass chicken bowls, and pho filled with brisket in beef broth

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Fratelli's Ristorante

Fratelli's Ristorante

$30 $15

Rustic Italian dishes such as handmade pasta in bolognese sauce, brick-oven pizza layered with grilled veggies & veal in a marsala reduction

45% Off Southern Cuisine at Neal's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(14)

Homestyle Southern favorites, including hand-battered chicken fried steak, housemade gravy, and fried catfish

$10 for Asian Food at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot

Sharpstown

$20 $10

Communal diners dunk meats and veggies into a pot of boiling broth, producing cooked bites and a flavorful soup

Up to 60% Off at Majorca Bistro and Tapas

Mid-Town Houston

$84.70 $35

Chefs craft small plates of shrimp, fried calamari, and spanish olives marinated in garlic and Moroccan spices

$69 for Mystery Dinner Theater Package for Two

Sheraton Suites Houston

$109.90 $69

(8)

Theatergoers dine on a three-course meal as they attempt to solve a mystery unraveling before their eyes

Half Off at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge

Houston

$20 $10

(15)

This restaurant's name celebrates mankind's roots in East Africa, while the menu boasts meat and veggies mopped up with enjera bread

Up to 52% Off Quiznos Subs

Multiple Locations

$11.78 $6

Meats such as prime rib, turkey, bacon, and chicken climb onto toasted buns

$10 for Dim Sum at Golden Palace Restaurant

Sharpstown

$20 $10

(48)

Dim sum and Chinese classics such as beef with broccoli and walnut shrimp

51% Off Family Sports Pack from Bonfire Wings

Multiple Locations

$60.80 $30

(20)

Chicken wings in 11 styles, such as Cajun-spice and honey-barbecue, as well as Creole-seasoned fries and boudain balls

40% Off Southern Comfort Food at Aunt Bea's Restaurant

Houston

$20 $12

(34)

Cooks prepare chicken fried steak and fried-catfish sandwiches; open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday with breakfast served all day

30% Off Malaysian Cuisine at Banana Leaf

Multiple Locations

$22 $15.50

(295)

Cooks make roti canai in a semi-open kitchen beneath a thatched roof, as well as craft more than 250 authentic Malaysian dishes

Up to 39% Off at Mark's American Cuisine

Neartown/ Montrose

$311.20 $190

(275)

Under the vaulted ceilings of a restored 1920s church, guests dine on an ever-changing seasonal menu prepared by acclaimed chef Mark Cox

Up to 50% Off Casual American Food at Westfield By The Railroad

Houston

$20 $11

Inside this newly renovated eatery, chefs whip up fresh, casual sports-bar fare that's made in-house daily

Up to 56% Off Pub Fare at The Mezzanine Lounge

Neartown/ Montrose

$28.25 $14

(43)

Two-story bar with pool tables, jukebox & 30 TVs serves sandwiches, gourmet burgers & sharable fare, such as potato skins

Up to 50% Off American Food at The International Office

Rosewood Manor

$20 $10

Eclectic menu features burgers, wings, sandwiches, tacos, and kebab-like parrilladas inside sports bar atmosphere

$5 for 25% Off Vietnamese Food at Ba Mien Bistro

Houston

$5 $5

Chefs whip up pho, pork and chicken banh mi, and vegetarian dishes such as spicy tofu rice plates

Half Off at Live Oak Bar and Grill

Live Oak Bar and Grill

$20 $10

(28)

Homestyle bar food such as jalapeno sliders and half-pound burgers served in a 19th-century house surrounded by 140-year-old live oak trees

$8 for Italian Eats at Pizza Fino

Houston

$16 $8

(16)

Made-from-scratch pizzas layered with spices and housemade sauces anchor an Italian spread that includes pastas and salads

Vietnamese Food at Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant

Houston

$30 $15

Vietnamese-style dishes include pork spring rolls, rice noodle soups, and fried fish and seafood platters

Half Off Italian Food at Birraporetti's

Downtown

$20 $10

(61)

Traditional Italian entrees such as chicken piccata with veal cannelloni and stone-oven-baked pizzas served in a pub-style atmosphere

Up to Half Off Colombian Fare at Mi Pueblito Restaurant

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$30 $16

(103)

Ajiaco, bandeja paisa, steaks, corn arepas, & seafood dishes pair with cocktails & creamy coffee amid walls of Colombian memorabilia

$10 for Peruvian Food at The Lemon Tree Restaurant

Briarforest

$20 $10

(37)

Ceviche, seafood paella, sliced beef over rice and beans, and other Peruvian specialties

BB's Cafe – 41% Off Gumbo and Drinks

Multiple Locations

$25.30 $15

(239)

Duos feast on shrimp or chicken-and-sausage gumbo with soft drinks

44% Off at Sandy Witch Sandwich Company

The Museum District

$18 $10

Creative sandwiches made with fried chicken, Dr. Pepper–braised pork ribs, chana masala patties, and homemade meatballs

53% Off at Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir Fry

Fairbanks - Northwest Crossing

$15 $7

(41)

Restaurant revives ancient traditions with stir-fry creations cooked atop a mongolian grill, along with roti and noodles

Up to 37% Off Railroad Crossing BBQ

Houston

$16 $10

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 47% Off at Hurricane Grill & Wings

Houston

$33.84 $20

(3)

Slather 20 or 50 wings in a choice of 30+ sauces; add-ons such as fries, ice cream, and soda make the meal complete

Up to 25% Off Sicily Pizza and Pasta

Alief

$20 $15

Hand-tossed crusts loaded with meatballs, jalapenos & other treats, plus gourmet pies such as Mediterranean pizza with gyro meat & olive oil

50% Off Dinner at Gourmet India

Eldridge - West Oaks

$30 $15

(43)

Indian specialties include chicken tikka masala, lamb chops, and saffron-flavored basmati rice

Up to 38% Off Mediterranean Cuisine

Multiple Locations

$19.50 $13

Turkish, Italian, and Greek influences collide on menu featuring hummus, gyros, and Moroccan chicken

Up to 60% Off Bubble Tea

Downtown

$5 $2.20

Shaked green and black tea, fruit-flavored slushies, and icy milk drinks filled with tapioca balls

Half Off at Taps House of Beer

Houston

$10 $5

(82)

Frito pie, nachos, sliders on ciabatta buns or potato rolls, and pizza

Half Off at Sleepy's Poboys

South Main

$16 $8

New Orleans–inspired southern eatery specializing in po’boys packed with shrimp, hamburger, and smoked sausage

Up to Half Off American Dinner at The Union Kitchen

Multiple Locations

$85 $45

Chefs craft deft twists on international dishes, including burgers deemed "best" by H-Texas magazine in 2012

40% Off Middle Eastern Cuisine at Al Aseel Grill & Cafe

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$20 $12

(25)

Traditional Middle Eastern meals that include humus, rice and meat dishes, and grilled specialties

Up to 49% Off Wine and Beer Event

Greater Heights

$98 $50

A day of food and drink represents hundreds of local small-batch wineries, breweries, and distilleries, set to live music by a local band

Up to 53% Off at Little Napoli Italian Cuisine

The Wine Cellar- Tasting Room

$30 $15

Pastas and grilled entrees spotlight traditional Italian ingredients such as mussels, garlic, mozzarella, and basil

$11 for Cuban Cuisine at Cafe Piquet

Bellaire

$20 $11

(78)

Creole sauces and plantain sides decorate the award-winning restaurant's Cuban entrees such as ropa vieja and whole red snapper

50% Off at Romero's Trattoria Italian Grill

Bellaire

$30 $15

Fried and sauteed calamari with scallops in cilantro Bianco sauce, half chicken roasted in lemon pinot grigio sauce, and salmon with risotto

Houston Restaurant Guide

With over 8,000 restaurants in the Houston area, finding a place to eat is easy, but choosing one is the real challenge. Houston restaurants are as diverse as the city’s residents, with a variety of different cuisines and styles. Dining in Houston can be a rewarding experience, whether one's in search of greasy, dive bar food or an elegant entree from a fine dining establishment. Eating in Houston is an adventure all its own!

For cheap dining in Houston, without sacrificing flavor, the Hubcap Grill serves up mouth watering burgers that are never frozen and come on toasted buns. Dive into a chili cheeseburger in their small, relaxed dining room and receive excellent service from their friendly staff. In historic downtown, Frank’s Pizza is a popular Houston restaurant that specializes in serving the late night crowd. For dine-in slices and downtown delivery, Frank’s New York style pizza is a great deal.

A chic, modern environment sets the stage at the award winning restaurant, Reef. The chefs at Reef are world class and they are very proud of what they are able to offer the customers at the restaurant. Chosen as the best seafood restaurant in the U.S. by Bon Appetit Magazine, Reef serves up dishes like roasted Gulf shrimp with bacon and slow baked salmon with meyer lemon risotto. Comfort food dishes, like fried macaroni and cheese and crispy snapper, are served with an elegance that is truly a unique experience.

Brennan’s is another great place in Houston that allows for an excellent dining experience. They have a variety of items on their menu, and there is anything from seafood to elegant items like old fashioned duck.

Gather an adventurous spirit and venture out to explore the culinary experiences that Houston has to offer. Great Houston restaurants provide southern hospitality, unique eats that are surely unforgettable.

Dining in Houston can be a rewarding experience, whether one's in search of greasy, dive bar food or an elegant entree from a fine dining establishment.
 

Select Local Merchants

Serving Houston 100% made from scratch burgers and fries using three cuts of only the Best Black Angus Beef, Local Texas Cheddar Cheese, and freshly homemade condiments, you’re sure to fall in love!

2715 Sackett St
Houston,
TX
US

Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks and locally brewed beer to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. A long table stretches in front of every row of seats, enabling servers to unobtrusively pick up written food and drink orders throughout each screening. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.

Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it “one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,” and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."

1000 W Oaks Mall
Houston,
TX
US

Sitting inside Bombay Pizza Company, owner Viral Patel watched the Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, waiting alongside family and friends for a mention of his Slumdog pizza, a fusion of Indian and Italian flavors. After the 30-second spot, the restaurant erupted into a standing ovation.

Patel's journey to that moment first began when he quit his job in restaurant management to travel around India learning how to cook. Hoping to one day open a restaurant of his own, Patel returned to the United States and became interested in pizza, buying his own pizza stone and experimenting with new recipes, which fused Indian flavors with the traditionally Italian pies. He opened Bombay Pizza Company with the help of his mother, Sonali, who also inspired the Sonu's Rita pizza, which combines house-made cilantro-mint chutney with a margarita pizza. Soon after the restaurant opened, it was awarded Houston Press's Best Pizza in 2010. In addition to pizza, the menu features Indian street fare such as the kati roll with tandoori chicken and paneer and traditional Italian dishes such as lasagna and chicken parmagiana.

Today, Bombay Pizza Company has two locations, the original in Houston and a second, larger location in Sugar Land. Both eateries feature saffron-hued walls, the soft glow of Thomas Edison–style filament light bulbs, and photos of Bombay residents performing daily activities including washing clothes, fishing, and playing chess. The Sugar Land location also features an outdoor patio, microbrews on tap, and a private dining area.

914 Main St
Houston,
TX
US

You could say fate is the reason Merida Mexican Restaurant is able to purvey its authentic Mayan and Mexican dishes today. Founders Olga and Rafael Acosta started their culinary journey in the 1950s after U.S. citizen Olga personally wrote President Eisenhower to request a visa and passport for her new husband. The young couple then moved to Houston, where, after much toil in the refrigerator repair business, Rafael converted his shop into the family’s new restaurant, crossing numerous hurdles as new business owners to set up their original 12-table eatery. Soon the restaurant began to grow around the unique recipes from Rafael’s home, Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, drawing in customers with specials and flavors lovingly prepared by Olga. Today the restaurant continues to thrive thanks to its fresh, home-cooked dishes and the continuing spirit of the Acosta family, who stills run it.

Merida’s recipes have spanned three generations, with Rafael’s grandson Junior now behind the restaurant and its culinary specialties, such as cochinita pibil. To prepare it, chefs marinate seasoned pork in an adobo paste, top it with pickled onions, and serve it with Yucatan style black beans. These flavors join the menu’s other subtle flavors and nuanced Mayan dishes that mingle with the crispy tacos and burritos of their traditional Tex-Mex dishes. On weekends, live entertainment injects Merida with the lively sounds of contemporary Latin soul and other energetic acts, creating a destination for fans of the menu’s unique recipes and authentic spirit.

2509 Navigation Blvd
Houston,
TX
US

When husband-and-wife team Otto and Annie Sofka first founded Otto's Barbecue and Hamburgers in 1950, they never dreamed barbecue would become the meat and potatoes of the family's livelihood. The small corner grocery store specialized in canned and boxed goods—that is until Annie started cooking up hamburgers at the request of hungry regulars. As the popularity of Annie’s burgers grew, the store’s shelves were cleared out to make room for tables and chairs to accommodate the growing lines of customers. Within two years, the Sofkas were officially in the burger business. By the ’60s, they were ready to add old family barbecue recipes to the menu, and Otto’s has been a favorite pit stop for Houston barbecue lovers ever since.

Three generations have now manned the kitchen at Otto’s, satisfying customers as varied as George Bush Sr., Liberace, and George Foreman with barbecue that has been smoked in a hickory grill for 18 hours. Chefs pair seven meat choices, including beef brisket, slow-smoked pork ribs, and sausage links, with a range of homestyle sides and giant stuffed potatoes, creating full meals that showcase the flavors of the South better than an art installation built from chicken-fried steaks. The chefs at Otto’s also serve up their own line of bottled sodas, ensuring enough frothy root beer, orange soda, and cream soda to wash down the saucy eats.

500 Dallas St
Houston,
TX
US

Whenever a customer orders a side of hush puppies, Seafood Cafe manager Asad Jawad likes to joke with them a bit. "Ma'am, there is a little problem," he'll say. "When I got these puppies, they were little, and now they are grown dogs." Whether or not this elicits a chuckle, it only takes a glance at the eatery's portion sizes to see what Asad means. At Seafood Cafe, helpings of Cajun-style seafood are as generous as the staff is friendly.

That should be no surprise, since Seafood Cafe is built on a foundation of friendship. Asad and his friends John Herpin and Misael Cortez, also known as The Three Amigos, started the restaurant after they met working at another eatery five years ago. Bringing together traditional recipes from Louisiana with their restaurant-industry experience, they mix up each recipe with their own twist. The cuisine blends classic Cajun dishes such as blackened catfish and gumbo with Mexican-inflected meals including tilapia tacos. The trio only cooks up food they feel passionate about, and will even distribute free samples to convert people to the menu's more unique flavors. They also plan to encourage big appetites with a wall of fame that will honor those patrons who have made the most of the menu's all-you-can-eat catfish option. And on the weekends, jazz and reggae bands play, filling the dining room with jaunty melodies to match spicy Cajun scents.

12039 Antoine Dr.
Houston,
Texas
US