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Where to Eat in Houston: The Dish-Specific Edition

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

So, you know what you want to eat, but you don't know where to go get it. We know where you should go for that craving! Read more below.


 

For American (or Texan) breakfast....

  • Avalon Diner ($)

  • Langford Grocery ($)

  • Lola ($)

  • Buffalo Grille ($-$$) Insider tip: the pecan coffee is where it's at.

  • Goode Co. Taqueria and Burgers ($-$$) Insider tip: Pecan waffles are amazing. Chorizo and refried beans go together in a delicious way.

For tex-mex (that isn't Pappasito's or El Tiempo)...

  • Superica ($$)

  • Goode Co. Cantina ($$)

  • Candente ($$) Insider tip: If you can't decide between barbeque and tex-mex, this is your spot! They use Pit Room BBQ in their dishes!

  • Escalante's ($$)

  • Irma's ($$)

  • Killen's TMX ($$)

For fried chicken….

  • La Lucha ($$-$$$)

  • Gus's Fried Chicken ($$)

  • Mico's

  • The Cookshack ($-$$)

  • Breakfast Klub ($-$$)

  • Xin Chao ($$)

For burgers….

  • Langford Grocery ($)

  • Stanton's City Bites ($)

  • Mia's Table ($)

  • Rodeo Goat ($-$$)

  • Beck's Prime ($-$$)

  • Burger Joint ($-$$)

  • Squable or Nancy's Hustle ($$-$$$)

  • burger-chan ($)

For sandwiches…

  • Zero's ($) - Insider tip: Great spot to grab a sandwich during the week for the downtown crowd.

  • Common Bond ($-$$)

  • Kenny and Ziggy's Deli ($-$$)

  • Local Foods ($-$$)

  • Central Market ($-$$) Insider tip: Yes, this grocery store has a sandwich counter that does it RIGHT!

  • The Hobbit Café ($-$$)

  • Winnie's ($)

For Vietnamese food…

  • Moon Rabbit ($-$$)

  • Xin Chao $$)

  • Dinette ($$)

  • Hughie's ($-$$)

  • B&T Café ($)

  • Local Pho ($) Insider tip: Chicken pho can be hard to find, but you can find it here!

  • Saignon Hustle ($-$$)

  • Cali Sandwich ($)

For Italian food…

  • Giacomo's ($$)

  • Fiori ($$) Insider tip: Order the pasta carbonara and thank us later! They also make their own limoncello in house!

  • Trattoria Sofia ($$)

  • Rosie Cannonball ($$)

  • Paulie's ($$)

  • Zanti ($$$)

  • Vinoteca Poscol ($$)

  • Carrabba's - The Original ($$-$$$)

For dumplings…

  • Dumpling Haus (Heights/Washington)

  • Doozo's Dumplings (Downtown)

  • Trendy Dumpling (Upper Kirby/West U.)

  • Golden Dumpling (Chinatown)

  • Dumpling King (Uptown)

  • One Dragon (Chinatown)

For Thai food…

  • Rim Tanon

  • Songkran Kitchen

  • Thai Gourmet

  • Street Food Thai Market

  • Kin Dee

For pizza...

  • Betelguese ($) Insider tip: Great cocktails here!

  • Luna Pizza ($)

  • Pizaro's Pizza ($$) Insider tip: BYOB at this spot!

  • Tiny Champion's ($$)

  • Coltivare ($$)

  • Rudyard's ($) - Insider tip: Some of the best Detroit style pizza in Houston!

  • Southern Yankee Crafthouse ($-$$) Insider tip: This brewery serves great pizza!

For salads (or something healthy)…

  • Cochonita ($-$$)

  • Island Grill ($-$$)

  • H.S Green ($-$$)

  • Niko Niko's ($-$$)

  • Local Foods ($-$$)

  • Barnaby's ($)

For hot dogs...

  • Moon Tower Inn ($)

  • Eight Row Flint ($)

  • Burger Joint ($)

  • Sixes and Sevens ($)

  • Good Dog Houston ($)

For oysters…

  • Bludorn ($$-$$$)

  • Liberty Kitchen ($$)

  • Riel ($$) Insider tip: $1 East Coast oysters on Thursdays are quite a deal!

  • Caracol ($$$)

  • 1751 Seafood ($$-$$$)

  • Brennan’s ($$$)

  • Eugene's ($$-$$$)

For Cajun food and crawfish…

  • The Boot

  • BB’s Cajun Café

  • Ragin’ Cajun

  • Crawfish Café

  • LA Crawfish

  • The Boil House

For Southern food...

  • La Lucha

  • Indianola

  • Lucille's

  • Field and Tides

  • Bosscat Kitchen

  • Mo' Better Brews Insider tip: Yes, it's Vegan, and it's delicious.

For a taste escape from Houston…

  • Blue Nile (Ethiopian)

  • Reggae Hut (Caribbean)

  • Be More Pacific (Filipino)

  • Red Lion Pub (British)

  • MAD (Spanish)

  • Musaafer (Modern Indian)


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