The Best Houston Restaurants

If there’s one thing Texas does really well, it’s provide good, family-friendly food at a fair price. Back in 1998, it was heralded as the “dining-out” capital of the United States by USA Today, and not much has changed ever since. Residents of Houston eat out more often than most others who live in big cities, and they fall in second place when it comes to the lowest prices on food. If you’re in the mood for some good eats, then look no further.

  1. Aladdin is a great spot in Houston to enjoy premium mediterranean food with plenty of room to spread your legs. The food is beyond fresh. We recommend trying the freshly squeezed juice.

  2. BCN’s fare will remind you of traditional Spanish cuisine you’ll find in extravagant cities like Barcelona, Spain. This is another establishment for mediterranean food, but you’ll want to complement the experience by trying one or two of the Spanish wines while you’re there.

  3. Better Luck Tomorrow might seem like a poorly-named establishment you’d be better off avoiding, but you have to admit: the name does strike up a sort of curiosity. This was a small bar turned restaurant, and it’s a go-to place to enjoy brunch on the weekends. We recommend finding another time to visit unless you’d like to wait.

  4. La Table is a great establishment for seafood, but you’ll also find a massive 32-ounce ribeye steak if you have a hankering for blood. We recommend sharing.

  5. Admittedly it’s a weird combination, but something about Lee’s Fried Chicken & Donuts just strikes the right chord with customers. This is a great place to bring the kids, who’ll fall in love with the chicken tenders or fall asleep from the sugar-high induced crash after they scarf down those tasty donuts.

  6. Everyone loves pizza! Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana is a cozy restaurant with some of the best you’ll ever have, and you have tons of topping options. If you’re vegetarian, you’ll find plenty of options. Just remember: Pizza Hut is not pizza. You can do better.

  7. Weights + Measures is the place to go if you’re not sure what to eat at any time of the day. A lot of customers stop here for their morning coffee only to return later in the day for dinner, baked goods, or a relaxing drink before they head home from work. By the staff’s own admission, they don’t commit to a specific “cuisine culture.”