17550 NW Freeway
Houston, TX 77065
Phone: (713) 856-5005
Fax: (713) 856-2221
Rudy's is old school Texas BBQ, which is definitely a place you take out-of-towners (provided they are not vegetarians). Study your scrumptious options while zig-zaggin in the fast moving line, where you can also sample the juicy smoked meats before deciding. The best way to go is to create your own sampler. Get a half-pound of sausage, a half-pound of 2 kinds of ribs, and then you must try the Moist Brisket (a Texas BBQ staple). Also, try some fresh creamed corn on the side. Spread out your Texas-size feast on their provided butcher paper since there are no plates at Rudy's. Wrap up your excess and take it home for later. - Adam Rosen
A delicious combination of Spanish and Italian, the food served here is original. The patio is the best place to enjoy your meal, especially in the evening. The portions here are not very big, so you might want to order a little more. Some of the frequent orders here are Wild Mushroom Ravioli in a Morel Cream Sauce and the Rotisserie Chicken Merche! The pizzas here are cooked in a wood-fired oven and are all delicious. The Wood-Fired Ahi Tuna Steak is also a good try.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
A festive Mardi Gras atmosphere fills the air at this popular restaurant. Cajun and Creole fans are attracted to the food, the feel and the live entertainment frequently playing. It is not the place for peace and quiet but is perfect if you are interested in having a good time while you dine. With an assortment of steaks, pasta and Cajun dishes on the diverse menu, you are certain to find something to make all the adults in your party happy. Kid-appropriate items are scarce, but the atmosphere is more suitable for adults anyway. Check the website for other locations.
Casa Ole's decor consists of typical Mexican memorabilia and it holds a lot of appeal for families, especially those on a tight budget. Inexpensive prices are the main attraction at this Tex-Mex eatery, but most diners are pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. Get your fill of Fajita Quesadillas, tasty buritos, tacos and healthy salads. End your spicy meal with a Mexican Sundae for a complete experience.
Guests are instructed upon arrival to "use their imaginations" and enter "the boat." Ropes, anchors, life preservers and nautical trimmings go a long way to put you in the spirit of things. Take a tour of the game room and note the big screen TV if you're a sports fan or simply settle in and prepare to enjoy a great meal "on the boat." You will have your choice of many repasts from the sea. Oysters, shrimp, crawfish, salmon, catfish and crab are prepared numerous ways. Try the frog legs if you are feeling adventurous, or if you are not in the mood for seafood, the ribeye steak is equally impressive. Patrons love the great service as well as the large portions for a reasonable price.
Sombreros, baskets and crates of Mexican beer set the tone for an authentic Mexican dining experience. Wooden tables and chairs invite you to have a seat and soak up the attention of the friendly staff. The overall atmosphere is casual, fun and distinctly Mexican. From the appetizers to the platters, the dishes are prepared from scratch with the freshest ingredients every day. Choose from a large selection of entrees, including enchiladas, tacos and spicy, hot barbecue ribs. Both Mexican and domestic beers are available to complement every meal.
Pho Vang 2 is an oasis of flavor and freshness amidst a sea of chain and fast-food restaurants in this bustling Northwest business district. Inside the plain strip center shop, patrons are treated to wondrous Vietnamese delights, including piping hot, perfectly seasoned pho, deliciously crisp egg rolls wrapped in lettuce, mint and cilantro, and any number of noodle and rice dishes. The book of a menu offers countless combinations of seafood, beef, poultry, and pork. Order by number for ease. The décor is simple, white - almost sterile. Service is quick and no-nonsense. Prepare to pay at the register. The focus here is on the food - by both those cooking and eating.
This hidden gem of a restaurant is located in the Willowbrook area of Houston. Serving authentic Dominican Republic cuisine, patrons can expect to find freshly squeezed guava juice, perfectly fried plantains, yuca, fall-off-the-bone meat dishes and more. The restaurant is on the small side and features Dominican artifacts and photography throughout. For a truly authentic taste of the D.R. Punta Cana Caribbean Restaurant is the place to try.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu—cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
The skin on Hartz' fried chicken shatters on impact then dissolves on contact with every bite. And whatever they marinate the meat in must be the secret to keeping it moist and oh-so-tender. The meal deals come with their famous yeast rolls and a choice of two sides-including such southern classics like fried okra, pinto beans and rice, and even liver and gizzards. Don't worry-they also have the standards of creamy cole slaw, mashed potatoes, and corn too. It's fast, easy and delicious. And the good news is that there is more than one location to get that southern-fried chicken craving satisfied! - JoAnn Takasaki