Restaurants in South Central Houston

Up to 60% Off at Majorca Bistro and Tapas

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

45% Off at Nelore Churrascaria

Nelore Churrascaria

Neartown/ Montrose

$50 $29

Up to 15 unique cuts of meat—including leg of lamb and filet mignon—roast over spits as guests share meals beneath wrought-iron chandeliers.

Half Off Italian Food at Birraporetti's

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

40% Off Sunday Jazz Brunch at Red Cat Jazz Cafe

Red Cat Jazz Cafe

Downtown

$40 $28

Chefs make hot entrees at a buffet-style brunch, as guests listen to live jazz

Up to 53% Off at Little Napoli Italian Cuisine

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

44% Off at Sandy Witch Sandwich Company

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

45% Off Fresh-Mex Food at Berryhill Baja Grill

Berryhill Baja Grill

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(99)

Baja-style favorites such as burritos, fish tacos, and tamales

BB's Cafe – 30% Off Gumbo and Drinks

BB's Cafe

Multiple Locations

$21.30 $15

(239)

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

Up to 39% Off at Mark's American Cuisine

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 56% Off Pub Fare at The Mezzanine Lounge

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

44% Off at J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

J. Black's Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

Houston

$27 $15

Eatery dishes out starters such as pigs in a blanket and wings; sliders with beef or pulled pork; or plates of crab cakes and steak frites

Up to 38% Off Mediterranean Cuisine

Turquoise Grill

Multiple Locations

$19.50 $13

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

Up to 45% Off Italian Cuisine at Polovina Italian Cafe

Polovina Italian Cafe

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

$25 $14

(137)

Chefs cook traditional and gluten-free pastas and toast up thin-crust pizzas for dine-in or takeout affairs

Up to 45% Off at Son Nam Restaurant

Son Nam Restaurant

Gulfgate/ Pine Valley

$40 $22

Eatery creates steamed dumplings, pho with steak and tripe, steam rice with broiled pork, shrimp fried rice, and banh mi with fried tofu

41% Off Combo Meals at Lenny's Sub Shop

Lenny's Sub Shop

Braeswood Place

$20.30 $12

Hot and cold subs filled with fresh slices of cold cuts, cheeses, and crisp veggies alongside classic philly cheese steaks

44% Off Cajun Food

Purfekcatch

Greater Heights

$18 $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 50% Off Steakhouse Meal at Embers American Grille

Embers American Grille

Great Uptown

$96 $49

(12)

Steaks, seafood, and classic American dishes with modern touches in a casual neighborhood setting

50% Off at Romero's Trattoria Italian Grill

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

$11 for Cuban Cuisine at Cafe Piquet

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

Half Off at Live Oak Bar and Grill

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

49% Off at Angus Grill Brazilian Churrascaria

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

Half Off at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Lounge

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

40% Off Fried Chicken

Church's Chicken

Houston

$10 $6

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

Fish Place – Up to 44% Off Cajun-Style Seafood

Fish Place

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Sides of jambalaya rice pair with fresh Cajun and creole specialties, such as blackened catfish, shrimp étouffée, and hot seafood gumbo

Up to Half Off Colombian Fare at Mi Pueblito Restaurant

Mi Pueblito

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$30 $16

(103)

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

50% Off Burgers at Hi Snacks!

Hi Snacks!

Houston

$12 $6

Chicken breasts alongside cheese burgers topped with onions or thick-cut fries doused in ranch, melted cheddar, and bacon bits

$10 for Dim Sum at Golden Palace Restaurant

Golden Palace Restaurant

Sharpstown

$20 $10

(48)

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

30% Off Malaysian Cuisine at Banana Leaf

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 50% Off at Pradaria Steaks & Churrascaria

Pradaria Steaks & Churrascaria

Westchase

$85.90 $49

(66)

Dinner includes cuts of slow-roasted meats, such sirloin, pork loin, and leg of lamb, supplemented by salad and sides

Up to 52% Off Quiznos Subs

Quizno's

Multiple Locations

$11.78 $6

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

Up to 44% Off Tea and Fondue at Snowflake Cafe and Bakery

Snowflake Cafe and Bakery

Westchase

$31.90 $18

(18)

Sip tea and sample desserts, such as crème brûlée and bonsai ice cream, and dip bite-sized fruit and sweets in dark or milk chocolate

Up to 50% Off at Scoops Ice Cream and Coffee

Scoops Ice Cream and Coffee

Stafford

$5 $2.75

32 flavors of ice cream, gelato, and italian ice packed into waffle cones; specialty coffee drinks

Up to 51% Off at Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen

Houston

$55.85 $29

(22)

Shrimp and grits, herb-crusted seared salmon with quinoa, roasted pork tenderloin with brussles sprouts, and pecan-crusted chicken breast

Up to 48% Off at Curry Bistro

Curry Bistro

Eldridge - West Oaks

$25 $13

(43)

Paneer in tomato sauce and curried mahi mahi; appetizers include mirch pakora, green chiles stuffed with spicy mashed potatoes

Up to 37% Off Railroad Crossing BBQ

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 53% Off Steak-House Dinner at Fernando's Restaurant 

Fernando's Restaurant

Sugar Land

$104.95 $49

The four-course dinner includes appetizers and salads, seafood and chop entrees, and dessert

Up to 45% Off Italian Food at Birraporetti’s

Birraporetti's

Friendswood

$20 $12

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

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

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 50% Off American Food and Drinks at Houston Sports Hub

Houston Sports Hub

Houston

$20 $11

Burgers, hot dogs, nachos, and wings; cocktails include the Cotton Carry with orange-flavored vodka, fresh lemon sour mix, and cotton candy

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches at 4 Girls Deli

4 Girls Deli

Houston

$15 $8

Massive menu of hot and cold sandwiches ranges from the classic turkey and swiss to chicken-parmesan and pulled-pork creations

Vietnamese Food at Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant

Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant

Houston

$30 $15

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

40% Off Cajun Cuisine at Yahu Cajun

Yahu Cajun

Houston

$30 $18

Customizable crawfish, shrimp, and snow crab, spicy jambalaya, and po'boys of the catfish and alligator varieties

41% Off Murder-Mystery Show

Murder by Chocolate

Webster

$76 $45

Guests find clues and solve puzzles to solve a mystery; includes a dessert buffet and non-alcoholic drinks

Up to 48% Off Pizza Dinners at Cherry Pizza

Cherry Pizza

Houston

$19.28 $11

Classic pizzeria serves specialty pies such as meat lovers and BLT

50% Off Spanish-Italian-Mediterranean Fusion Food at Merche!

Merche!

Cypress

$40 $20

Chefs synthesize three culinary traditions into buttered snapper, pastas, and tapas served indoors or on outdoor patio with fireplace

Up to Half Off at Kababi Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

Kababi Zaytoon Mediterranean Restaurant

Spring

$16 $8

(28)

Tender kabobs of beef, chicken, and kofta, as well as meaty lamb chops, light seafood plates, and freshly squeezed fruit juice

50% Off Healthy Meals from Eatfitters

Eatfitters

Vintage Park

$30 $15

Nutritionists work with a culinary team to create healthy, prepared meals that help clients stay the course of healthy lifestyles

Half Off at Puffabellys Old Depot Restaurant

Puffabellys Old Depot Restaurant

Spring

$20 $10

(14)

Burgers, chicken-fried steak, and gulf shrimp in an eatery built to resemble an old train depot; live music on Wednesday nights

Up to 45% Off Cajun Food at Cravin' Cajun

Cravin' Cajun

Houston

$20 $12

Chefs summon Cajun flavors with Asian touches when whipping up spicy plates of crawfish, shrimp and crab that's served by the pound

Up to 47% Off at Russo's New York Pizzeria

Russo’s New York Pizzeria

Sugar Land

$20 $11

(13)

Hand-tossed New York–style pizzas covered in toppings such as buffalo chicken, artichoke hearts, and a fresh margherita blend

Up to 50% Off at Belize 1st Island Kitchen

Belize 1st Island Kitchen

Katy

$10 $6

Rice and beans w/ stewed chicken, fried plantains, tamales, and other traditional Belizean dishes served from the kitchen

Up to 38% Off at Houston Dinner Theater

Houston Dinner Theater

Huffman

$60 $39

Customers choose any show on the dinner theater's lineup, including a celebrity murder mystery and performances by a hypnotist or magician

40% Off at Tuscany Italian Restaurant

Tuscany Italian Restaurant

Highland Farms

$20 $12

Family-friendly Italian restaurant crafts a wide variety of dishes, from hearty chicken-and-pasta dishes to a kid-sized fettuccine alfredo

45% Off at Trios Mexican Grill

Trios Mexican Grill

Mason Park

$20 $11

Guests enjoy Mexican dishes such as tamales and chimichangas in several distinct dining areas, from an elegant wine room to an outdoor patio

Up to 43% Off New American Cuisine at The Cellar Door

The Cellar Door

Houston

$30 $17

Artisan flatbreads with toppings such as chicken pesto or pancetta with tomatoes and red peppers; trays sample fine cheeses and meats

40% Off Indian Food at Kurry Walah

Kurry Walah

Mason Road

$20 $12

North Indian cuisine, Hyderabadi dishes, and Indo-Chinese fusion all make appearances on the vegetarian-friendly menu

45% Off at Fajita Depot

Fajita Depot

Katy

$20 $11

Eatery that specializes in fajita delivery also dishes out street tacos, quesadillas, flautas & bacon-wrapped cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeños

40% Off at Nikko Sushi & Steak

Nikko Sushi & Steak

Springfield

$30 $18

(38)

Eatery’s menu pivots on steak & sushi, with signature roles such as tempura shrimp, avocado & potato strings or hibachi-seared meats

40% Off Cajun Food at Katy Cajun

Katy Cajun

Springfield

$20 $12

Cajun mainstays such as blackened soft-shell crab, po’ boys, and gumbo accented with scratch-made sauces

$9 for American Food at All Stars Family Grill

All Stars Family Grill

Katy/Fulshear

$16 $9

(27)

Casual family eatery serves fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps, burgers, steak, chicken & seafood entrees in a fun, kid-friendly environment

Up to 43% Off Tapas at 1252 Tapas Bar

1252 Tapas Bar

Town Center

$30 $17

(32)

Eatery voted one of the best tapas restaurants by Houston Press dishes out lamb meatballs, baby octopus with squid-ink aioli, and paella

45% Off at WhichWay Pizza

Whichway Pizza

Katy Mills

$20 $11

Guests load their own uncooked pizza with as many toppings as they can muster before cooking the pie in the oven

Up to 45% Off Dinner at Ray’s Gourmet Country

Ray's Gourmet Country

Fulshear

$89 $49

(221)

Executive chef uses locally sourced ingredients to prepare gourmet dishes including burgundy braised lamb shank & crispy juniper duck confit

Up to 50% Off Comfort Food at The Red Brick Tavern

The Red Brick Tavern

Conroe

$30 $15

(103)

Gourmet takes on comfort-food classics such as skillet corn bread, burgers, and pulled pork sandwiches

Up to 46% Off at La Riviera Restaurant

La Riviera Restaurant

Bryan/ College Station

$38 $22

(216)

Starters such as crab cakes and fondue; entrees such as Caribbean jerk tilapia, pork chop, and chicken crepes

Select Local Merchants

On Sundays after church, Myrtle Zachary-Jackson’s family of cooks and bakers gathered to make meals for one another. Her elders rarely used recipes, so Myrtle had to study every step until she could replicate their dishes herself. Just as her grandparents and aunts imbued her with a passion for baking, she inspired her daughters, Andrea and Rosharon, to start cooking at a young age. When Myrtle decided to open Not Jus Donuts Bakery in 2000, she turned to her daughters and grandchildren for help in re-creating their family recipes, by then some five or six generations old.

Sticking to tradition, every dessert at Not Jus Donuts is made from scratch. The ladies crack every farm-fresh egg by hand before whipping up cheesecakes with Philadelphia cream cheese, cookies baked fresh daily, hand-decorated cupcakes, and exquisitely designed cake balls and cake pops. Made without preservatives, their cakes range from standard sheet cakes to 3-D creations designed to resemble bowling balls and turntables and 8-D cakes shaped like time itself.

2020 Dowling St
Houston,
TX
US

The cooks at Fish Place fill their menu with Cajun and Creole-inspired seafood dishes, such as rich seafood gumbo and shrimp po-boy sandwiches with jalapeño mayonnaise. They also fry up oysters, redfish, and popcorn shrimp, and assemble 25-to-75-piece “Family Seafood Packs” with combinations of catfish, tilapia, chicken, hushpuppies, and fries.

Words such as “shrimp” and “gumbo” decorate the wallpaper in a handwritten pattern, just as they did in the oval office during the Jimmy Carter presidency. Furthermore, the cooks’ daily specials appear as vivid chalkboard portraits.

3511 Elgin St.
Houston,
TX
US

Sink your teeth into an authentic New Orleans-style po' boy at Calliope's Po-Boy. Today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of Big Easy bites for just $15. Grab your fiery, Cajun-cuisine-lovin' cousins and a Cajun-load of wet naps.

2130 Jefferson St
Houston,
TX
US

At Skol Casbar & Grille, flames waft aromas of sizzling steaks, fish fillets, and sandwiches to tables where patrons pore over a full menu. Grilled catfish, salmon, and pork chops can be topped with a choice of grilled onions, tomatoes, or mushrooms, and sides such as blackened green beans and garlic potatoes let patrons surprise their mouths without hiding a firecracker in their napkin. Skol Steak Mondays sate twosomes by layering plates with a duo of steaks, garlic mashed potatoes, salads, and drinks.

Skol Casbar & Grille also equips catered events and in-house parties on the restaurant's patio. A selection of barbecue, Mexican, and Italian dishes fuel conversation and can easily be consumed while celebrating birthdays or hosting model U.N. meetings.

1701 Webster St
Houston,
TX
US

Cafe TH

At Café TH, Minh makes the meal. Besides owning the restaurant, Minh Nguyen acts as the head chef and host. You might expect a harried, frantic fellow sprinting about amid a clatter of broken dishes, but somehow he pulls it off. Not only that, his auteur attitude makes dining out feel more like attending a dinner party. Before he starts folding made-to-order Autumn rolls, he takes the time to learn each guest’s name and their tastes. As local food critic, Alison Cook, has pointed out, “he’s won a loyal following that ranges from tattooed young bicyclists to Asian families to grizzled cops.” Using fresh, local ingredients, Minh crafts classic banh mi sandwiches, and such entrees as Cantonese-styled fried eggs over preserved turnips or vermicelli with chargrilled chicken. He also maintains a section of the menu devoted to vegans, which landed Café TH a spot on the Houston Press ’s Top 10 Vegan Spots.

2108 Pease St
Houston,
TX
US

As an international jazz club, Cafe 4212 Jazz Bar & Grill treats guests to a rotating lineup of blues singers as well as a seasonal menu of eclectic and classic dishes. Cafe 4212’s chefs use fresh and locally grown ingredients when available to crafts hors d'oeuvres such as fruit kebabs and Jamaican-style meat patties as well as entrees of praline-pecan ham and Cajun shrimp. Diners can also sip international wines, imported and microbrewed beers, specialty cocktails, and martinis.

Jazz performances on weekend nights and during Sunday brunch send patrons heading for Cafe 4212’s dance floor. Walls ornamented with red and gold hues pop against the restaurant’s ivory-clothed tables and tan leather couches, and a large outdoor patio supplies a romantic setting for couples to take in some fresh air or scream at passing airplanes.

4212 Almeda Rd
Houston,
TX
US