Skip to content

Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Aquarium
“The Ferris Wheel is a major bonus offering you fantastic views of Downtown Houston...in addition to all the cool Aquatic Life to explore! Only a 14 minute walk from the property! ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
$$
“Delicious and very popular restaurant. A local favorite! Be prepared for long lines especially on the weekends. ”
  • 126 locals recommend
Bar
$$
“A unique indoor/outdoor hangout. There's a local pizza place on one side and a bar with boardgames on the other.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Brewery
$
“Fun brewery large covered beer garden and counter service food. Check out cathedral dining room”
  • 79 locals recommend
Music Venue
$$$
“Sound quality is great. It's also easy to navigate through crowds to the merchandise, restrooms, bars, and food area. Usually shows are well staffed and lines for concessions move quickly. I know that cash is always appreciated and helps speed things along!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
$$
“This place is phenomenal! Their avocado on toast, and literally everything else is the BOMB! They have mimosas, and beer too. Their desserts, and fresh pressed juices are top notch too. DEF. check this place out. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Wine Bar
$$
“Charm and old-world accents abound at Houston native Morgan Holleman's Montrose-set outpost Boheme. The unpretentious, laid-back spot is popular with nearby residents and a post-college crowd that comes for happy hour specials, free WiFi, and live jazz music, as well as a killer cup of coffee. Choose from an array of organic, fair trade varieties brewed fresh-to-order and espresso made using vintage equipment.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$$$
“Chef Justin Yu joined forces with his pastry chef wife, Karen Man, to create a restaurant that's wholly Houston except for one notable thing: Instead of sprawl, the tiny Oxheart seats only 30 people. Yu and Man highlight locally grown produce and locally raised meats on their veggie-heavy menus, which change from week to week. Three different chef's tasting menus are available at night, priced from two affordable four-course menus to a more extravagant affair with seven courses. All three tasting menus are available with wine pairings, which are as joyfully unusual as the food: a sweet Blandy's Sercial Madeira paired with a dusky, savory sunflower seed soup, for example, or Kalin Cellars Sem”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lounge
$$
“The Dogwood is a "homegrown" concept with a small touch of southern hospitality. Dogwood offers spaces closed by a glass partition with their own audio/video source, bathrooms, and complete privacy when needed.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
$$
“Rock n Roll and great food and drink keep this place full most days and nights.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Taco Place
$
“Just writing about the breakfast tacos --my mouth is watering. The best breakfast tacos on this side of the Mississippi River! #SaRitaDean”
  • 41 locals recommend
Taco Place
$
“Set next to the iconic Continental Club on Main, this taqueria offers breakfast and Mexican street tacos morning, noon, and night. MMMMMMMMM TACOSSSSSSS To get here you would head downstairs hook a right and head out the hall. Walk towards main street and hook a right. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
$$
“Probably the closest eating establishment. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresh baked goods all day. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Houston has a super huge Vietnamese population. Mai’s is my go-to. Very close by.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Noodle House
$$
“Best Ramen spot in the city and it stays open super late. It’s right at the edge of Midtown, so it’s not far from lots of bars and clubs. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pizza Place
$$
“Local pizzeria chain serving NY-style pies, plus pasta, sandwiches & gelato, in a relaxed space.”
  • 31 locals recommend