Top 7 Local Eats in Houston

Hey sweet friends! I hope y’all are doing well. Thanks for your emails! I’m still with ArtBLT and will be back ‘home’ to Atlanta in a jiffy! As they say, there’s no place like your own bed! When Tamika came to Houston a several weeks ago, I took her around the city and a belle discovered some great phone tracker gps spy app (and not so great) places to eat at. Allow me to introduce our top 7 local eats in H-Town. The numbers aren’t in any particular order.

1.) Luby’s

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Luby’s is a local chain that’s all over Texas. They’re a meat and three cafeteria style restaurant. Their prices are lovely and the food is oh so divine! A belle was in healthy eating heaven (in prep for all the fried goodness we were to embark on!) as we dined on grilled chicken, broccoli, green beans and salad. Luby’s has that down home food that a southern girl just loves.

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The best part? phone spy app They serve SWEET TEA (and it’s good). Living in Houston has been hard for a southern belle. Every time I dine out and ask for sweet tea, I get the strangest looks and am politely told that iced tea is available. I’ve been to Luby’s quite a few times since I’ve been in H-town, so y’all know I had to take the sis there! Fortunately, she loved it just as much as I did.

2. Star Pizza

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The sis & I read great things about this eatery, but I wasn’t that impressed. However, the sis enjoyed her slice of “cheesy heaven” along with a salad. I shared the Chicago style pizza, but the toppings didn’t even come up to the top of the pizza!!! They don’t call it deep dish pizza for nothin’ and I wasn’t too happy. Tamika thinks it’s a must-try for fresh bread, huge tasty salads, and excellent toppings, thus, it’s on our list.

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Check out how this “Chicago style” pizza is supposed to look like. This ain’t that! Agree?

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3. Resie’s

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The eyes never lie, right? Well, our eyes are telling you we’re about to get into some good food. I discovered Resie’s when a pal of mine introduced me to this chicken and waffle joint. persuasive writing to give money to charity Talk about mmm mmmmmm good!

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These aren’t just any waffles!!

Resie’s Chicken and Waffle Restaurant is not your ordinary chicken and waffles place. On Saturdays, they have a waffle of the day, which is the pound cake waffle. I can’t begin to describe how good the waffle is. The chicken is perfectly seasoned, so you won’t need the hot sauce, honey. The portions are huge, so I suggest saving your appetite for lunchtime, and letting Resie’s be your only meal.

For $10.99 you get 4 large wings (not pigeon wings) and a huge Belgian style waffle. Their meals can easily be split if you’re watchin’ your dancer figure!

Tamika had the plate below and really enjoyed it, but said the yams weren’t that sweet (added some syrup from my waffles) and that some of the okra was undercooked. We think the culprit was pieces of okra being frozen/stuck together when frying that didn’t separate during cooking. Overall, we give 4 sticky thumbs up!!!

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On top of that the spot is uber cool. Old vinyl records adorn the wall/tables and ‘Soul Train’ is on repeat. Step back to the good ole days when you had to have talent to pick up a microphone, and enjoy this good ole cooking.

3. Eleven XI

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Eleven XI bills itself as a Southern Coastal restaurant, and does not disappoint. Expect creative drink offerings, artfully prepared food, and OUTSTANDING service! Named 11:11 after the wishing hour, the place makes you wish you could go there everyday. You know a place has it going on if Tamika is drinking–and she RARELY drinks. We had several between the two of us and they all were icy perfection.

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“Adult Cherry Limeades”

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This was a real crab cake. Not that imitation crab, but true lump crab meat. I thought it was a little pricey at $13, but when you see that you’re eating the real stuff (and it’s exquisite) you’ll gladly know the price is well worth it. I devoured this crab cake in about 5 minutes!

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Tamika had 1/2 of a house salad with a fruit vinaigrette and fresh cracked black pepper. It was so tasty. Also, she had their grilled pork chop with a broccoli slaw plus veggies. She couldn’t stop talking about how she enjoyed her plate.

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We both left nothing to scrape off our plates by the time we were done. She only had a bone left and I only had a few fries left! Ha!!!

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This filet mignon changed my life! Talk about juicy and cooked perfectly. The asparagus and grilled zucchini just took me overboard y’all!

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This Country Apple Crumble with sharp cheese was divine! Initially, Tamika & I were scared to try it. I mean, do apples and sharp cheese go hand in hand? Sure they do! Try it. You’ll love it.

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This peanut butter tower resurrected me. I don’t know how the chef came up with this ingenious creation, but I’m determined to try to make it someday. Take a sweet look inside.

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Sisterly love. I think it’s time I retire this shirt though.

We met Joe, the owner, who showed us the wine room at Eleven XI. If you’re an ArtBLT regular, you know I LOVE me some wine! I was oohing and ahhing all over the place. The room is spectacular and is a perfect place for weddings, rehearsals, corporate gatherings, and more. If you’re in Houston and in need of event space, don’t sleep on Eleven XI.

4. 59 Diner

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If you want grub that’s cheap and good then take a step back into time and head on over to this cute little diner. The walls are jazzy and the place is filled with lots of classic eats. They have everything from malts to patty melts. Check out what was shared!

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Philly cheese steak with fresh onion rings!
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Mild wings with crispy curly fries!

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This apple pie doesn’t look fancy, but it was fancied! Too good for words. Really. It was!!!!!! We have no more words.

6. The Breakfast Klub

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Though packed you won’t have to wait long for a table.
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Awards galore!
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You have to try this muffin grilled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tamika & the mom tried this place out and LOVED it. She told me how the service was on point and how they got there early, waited in line, and enjoyed some good eats. I recently tried The Breakfast Klub (TBK) last week and really enjoyed my food too. They are known for their chicken and waffles and koffee.

Mom said she liked the chicken at TBK better and the waffles at Resie’s better. There’s always a line at TBK! Overall, the food was very tasty. Compared to some other places we’ve tried, TBK is a tad bit too pricey in my opinion, but it’s easy to share a plate since the servings are so large.

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Chicken & Waffles
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Grilled Banana Bread Muffin

7. James Coney Island

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I’m not much of a hot dog person, but I enjoyed the dogs at this local chain. Tamika and I grabbed some late night grub after a show. James Coney Island’s are all over Houston and are a great stop for a quick bite. The staff was friendly and we enjoyed their house punch, too!! We both had their popular hot dog. Sorry! Can’t remember the name. Bad belle…. I know. 🙂

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Been to Houston and tried any of these joints? Any favorite places traveling you love to check out when in town? Comment and let us know!

* Disclosure: Though some of these good eats were provided, it doesn’t affect a belle’s opinion!


Shermika is a writer constantly in search of her next freelance gig and an ending to her short stories. She loves to plan trips, eat tasty delicacies, and tip toe in heels. She enjoys unique jewelry, good music, reading, and chic dresses.

4 thoughts to “Top 7 Local Eats in Houston”

  1. This whole post has made me really hungry! I don’t know what looks tastier that country apple crumble or the peanut butter tower.. I’m not big on desserts but that looks so good! The chicken and waffles have inspired me to go find waffles for lunch. LOL


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