Comfort Inn East
1016 Maxey Road
Houston, TX 77015
Phone: (713) 455-8888
Fax: (713) 451-1984
Perched on the edge of the Houston Ship Channel, this restaurant offers an up-close-and-personal view of incoming ships that is often quite impressive. If the channel is not busy, you will still be blessed with an enchanting view of the water. Fresh seafood and juicy steaks dominate the menu. Your best choice would be to select an entree that combines the two. Many lobster, crab, shrimp and steak pairings are available. The popular Sunday brunch offers the perfect opportunity to sample a variety of specialties.
If you adore Mexican pastries, this little shop will satisfy your craving. Located on the East End, it is run by two sisters who spend a lot of time and effort baking up the finest homemade breads, cookies and sweets. They also cook wonderful biscuits, gorditas and breakfast tortas if you are in the mood for something a bit that is more filling.
If you enjoy casual dining and incredible food, definitely check this South Houston restaurant out. Large crates filled with fresh produce serve as the decor. The whole family can relax and have a good time in this atmosphere. The menu is broad and offers just about everything, including a nice selection of health-conscious items. Prime rib is the favorite of the house, and a salad bar is available for light eaters or for tossing your own appetizer. They also have a children's menu for the kids.
For the classic hot dog, there’s one place all Texan’s swear by. That’s Moon Tower Inn. Offering classic as well as some inspired versions, you can sample some savory dogs with the works and chilled beer. Their one point menu of hot dogs and beer, easy going atmosphere and smiling staff, will pull you back for more.
Located in the hip and posh Galleria area, this Tex-Mex old-timer offers a good time to all. The traditional Mexican decor inspires fun and conversation. Fajitas are always an excellent choice. Other delights on the menu include enchiladas, tamales and tacos. All are good and served in generous portions. Go easy on the complimentary chips or you will be full before your meal arrives.
This restaurant got its start by catering to the overflow crowds from nearby Ninfa's, but it was not long before it was attracting crowds on its own merits. The huge Mayan-based mural, transports diners to another world and inspires a lot of conversation. Specialties from the Yucatan, like black bean and pork combinations, join with Tex-Mex to form the menu. Order one of the stellar margaritas from the full bar and settle in for a fabulous meal the entire family will enjoy.
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.
Thankfully, they won't tell forced inane platitudes like "turn that frown upside down" to their patrons, but there is some level of expectation that all troubles will be checked at the door for pick up on the way out. All baggage is strictly the responsibility of the owner. Enter a magical place where indie bands can make a name for themselves, the suggested donation for beer and wine is a mere formality and no one has to feel ashamed to play with their puppets. More than just a bar with live experimental electronic music and underground jazz, this little bungalow also sports a gallery of quirky art to ponder and sock puppets and board games in the living room.
Take a break from local burgers and steaks, and head to Andes Cafe for a complete Latin fare. This place has a warm and welcoming ambiance; it is carefully furnished to accommodate larger parties and solo diners can eat in solitude at the high stools provided. The cafe art adds immeasurably to the character of the place and sums up the interior just right to set a perfect mood for the interesting food that comes next. From their menu, all of the signature dishes come highly recommended but the Pabellon Criollo deserves special attention because this dish is a culinary trip to Venezuela. Estraña, Tamal de me Abuelita and Chicharron Peruano are also must-try specials here. Their dessert menu is very creative; it's designed to ensure your palate is in sugary heaven. This place is BYOB, so feel free to arrive with your favorite beer or wine. Also, your four-legged friends are welcomed here.
Located not far from the William P. Hobby Airport, this Chinese eatery has a strong local following. The faux Chinese temple style facade greeting diners makes a good first impression. A striking mural forms the centerpiece of the interiors, while the wooden ceiling beams and elegant lanterns add a nice touch. The menu offers a vast choice of specialties separated by your choice of meat, seafood and vegetables. The wildly popular Crab Rangoon is not to be missed. Fixed price family dinners offer good deals. Check website for more.
If you happen to be downtown for breakfast or lunch, you should not miss Irma's Restaurant. Feel right at home as Irma comes out of the kitchen herself to gauge your satisfaction. Breakfast serves up amazing huevos rancheros, and the chile rellenos makes a divine lunch. To make it even better, your wallet will love the prices that are truly amazing. Alcohol is not available, but you will be too focused on the food and friendliness to care.
A speakeasy door reminds you of the history of this cafe. Located in the heart of the downtown warehouse district, it has been around since the 1940s. The patio out back is a wonderful spot to kick back and relax after a grueling day. Local bands play on a small stage for your entertainment. Typical Tex-Mex dominates the menu. Sink your teeth into seasoned and tender beef fajitas or a hearty beef, bean and cheese burrito.