Diners in University Place

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Inside each 59 Diner location, friendly chatter ripples from booth to booth and white-capped servers scurry around dishing out retro classics. Recognized by the Houston Press as among the city's best in 2009, 59 Diner's made-from-scratch milk shakes and malts slide across tables in old-fashioned glasses before coating tongues in such flavors as mocha, fudge, and Oreo. Sweet sips offset savory burgers, patty melts, and all-day breakfast specials, which can also be ordered in pint-size portions for younger patrons. Meals transport tongues to the past, and jukeboxes release vintage tunes into the air, inspiring guests to try to catch their favorite notes inside empty glasses.

3801 Farnham St.
Houston,
TX
US

House of Pies

No matter what the hour, the lights are always on and the pies are always fresh at House of Pies. Staff serve up classic diner fare 24 hours a day, and breakfast is served at all hours so clients can dig into an acapulco breakfast––scrambled eggs with taco meat, cheese, veggies, and hot flour tortillas––or a stack of belgian waffles whenever a craving hits. Though the servings are generous, seasoned patrons know to always leave room for a slice of Bayou Goo pie, which layers sweet cream cheese, vanilla custard, chunks of chocolate, and whipped cream into a pecan crust. The rich creation is just one of more than 30 other pie options, ranging from classic apple and Washington cherry to southern-style buttermilk or french silk. Of course, if a customer is looking for a slimmer dessert, they can always opt for one of the bakers’ sugar-free creations or gaze at a full-calorie slice through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars.

3112 Kirby Dr
Houston,
TX
US