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Things to do in River Oaks, Houston

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Indie Cinema
“Over in the River Oaks Shopping Center, this cool-looking art deco theater was built in 1939. Hit the grand showroom for the best lineup of independent films and foreign language cinema in town, plus special events like monthly midnight viewings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“This area has a lot of high end stores and really nice restaurants. Check out the nearby River Oaks District for more. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“There are several locations around town, so try to check at least one out. While they aren't traditional tacos, they are creative and delicious. Not to mention, their queso is probably my favorite in the city! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“American decorative arts & paintings displayed in a historic home set in a serene 14-acre garden.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“This is an amazing place to have brunch on the weekend! Saturday and Sundays ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Exceptional food, Exceptional atmosphere and views to match. Perfect date night!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Heart of the city with wide variety of food, drink, and sight seeing all within walking distance”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great atmosphere, and good food and beer selection. Great place with lots of character and delicious curry. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Always something new with seasonal menu of locally-sourced, somewhat-healthy options.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“My favorite Mexican Food restaurant. Make sure and order the Creamy Jalapeño dipping sauce to enjoy with chips.”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Perfect for date night, happy hour (at their oyster bar), and everything in between.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“I love everything here- from there happy hour food/drink menu to their dinner menu to the ambience! I had one of my birthday dinners here!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lively go-to for upscale Italian fare served amidst colorful murals & patio seating with fire pits.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Converted 1950s mansion is now an art gallery featuring 17th- to 19th-century antiques & home decor.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A casual counter service restaurant with comfort food favorites. Great breakfast options too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Its across the street, delicious food, affordable, has an outdoor patio that is dog friendly.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Electronics Store
“This area has a lot of high end stores and really nice restaurants. Check out the nearby River Oaks District for more. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Taco Place
“There are several locations around town, so try to check at least one out. While they aren't traditional tacos, they are creative and delicious. Not to mention, their queso is probably my favorite in the city! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Café
“This is an amazing place to have brunch on the weekend! Saturday and Sundays ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Exceptional food, Exceptional atmosphere and views to match. Perfect date night!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“Always something new with seasonal menu of locally-sourced, somewhat-healthy options.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“My favorite Mexican Food restaurant. Make sure and order the Creamy Jalapeño dipping sauce to enjoy with chips.”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Perfect for date night, happy hour (at their oyster bar), and everything in between.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“I love everything here- from there happy hour food/drink menu to their dinner menu to the ambience! I had one of my birthday dinners here!”
  • 8 locals recommend

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