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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Italian Restaurant
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“They don’t take reservations, but if you’re willing to wait in the garden with a cocktail amongst your live, leafy dinner waiting to be plucked, you won’t regret it. Their deliciously light and perfectly flavored pastas and pizzas will dazzle you.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Café
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“Located at Oxford and White Oak Dr. This place could also be listed under restaurants because the food is so good, but is primarily a bar. It has a low key vibe if the idea of a loud, busy bar isn’t what you are looking for.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Good coffee and healthy breakfast. Neat shops around 19th street to walk around too.”
  • 43 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Known for its brunch, amazing drinks and cocktails, and otherwise great atmosphere.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great brunch on weekends but pricey unless you arrive for their early specials Also a great dinner option”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Originating out of Austin, Torchy's has grown with several locations around Houston. This location offers a full bar (try a peg-leg). They offer a rotating Taco of the Month, a "secret menu", and a variety of everyday favorites (trashy trailer park and baja shrimp are my favorite).”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“A Texas Ice-house style bar & grill. Enjoy a burger and beer outside next to the creek!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“Texas flair and Cajun fare collide at this beloved Houston chain. Open 24/7, it’s always an excellent option for po’ boys, a steaming bowl of gumbo, or enough fried seafood to satisfy any Gulf cravings.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ “BEST BREAKFAST TACO!” – Houston Press, Readers’ Choice, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Specialty market & cafe with a seat-yourself setup offering delicious coffee, sandwiches, soups & weekday breakfast.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Hot Dog Restaurant
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“Out of this world hotdogs...I know hotdogs but seriously must try! Try the guacadog or the curious frank. Also vegetarian friendly with tofu option. Bar with wine and beer.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Organic, gluten free, and decent pricing. My favorite is the goat cheese salad. All their salads are large and can be shared. They have a wood burning oven for their pizza as well. Try the margarita with fresh basil/fresh mozzarella. You won’t be disappointed.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Great spot for fellow meat lovers! All there meat is high quality and aged/butchered in house. Best burger I've had in years! They also have a solid brunch and cocktail menu.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Kirby Lane of Houston...a staple diner in Houston that offers gigantic salads, burgers (including 5 different veggie burger options), breakfast, and their famous rainbow cake. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“They have karaoke on weekends. The food is good bar grub. They have a ridiculous amount of shots. Also, LSU fans are seen here on Saturday during college football season.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Delicious pizza (and good wine selection too) -- go on a nice day and enjoy the patio! ”
  • 18 locals recommend