Renowned for top-notch eateries, Houston has more than 10,000 restaurants packed in the bustling city. And the whole being-one-of-the-most-diverse-cities in the country thing doesn't really help narrow down dinner options.
But it's okay, we gathered up a list for you so you can avoid the what-are-your-recommendations talk with every Uber driver you have and skip to the good stuff.
Address: 714 Yale Street Ste 1A, Houston Texas 77007
Why you need to go: Because they're spread out all over the city, so you can have a fresh and delicious meal anywhere you are with one-of-a-kind ambiance. And pssst, you have to try the pretzel bun.
Cuisine: American brunch and dinner
Address: 3614 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027
Why you need to go: Because it's Kate Upton's favorite, and pretty much everyone else's go-to brunch spot.
Ginger & Fork
Address: 4705 Inker St, Houston, TX 77007
Why you need to go: Taste some of these perfectly hand-crafted soup dumplings and pair it with the best craft cocktails in the city.
Taste of Texas
Address: 10505 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024
Why you need to go: If you're a steak lover, this is your spot. You come for the meat and stay for the attached Texas history museum. It's the total classy yee-haw experience.
Address: 3613 E. Broadway, Pearland, TX
Why you need to go: Ask any local for food recommendations, and they'll probably mention Killen's. This place has some of the best BBQ in the city, and that's saying something.
The Hobbit Cafe
Price: 💸 💸
Address: 2243 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77098
Why you need to go: Fall down the hobbit hole and try the Frodo Sandwich or the Hobbit Wrap.
Cuisine: South African
Address: 5085 Westheimer Rd, Ste B2515, Houston, TX 77056
Why you need to go: For one of the most romantic restaurants in the city, this Houston spot serves highly-rated South African food.
Address: 1200 Louisiana Street, Houston, TX 77002
Why you need to go: For a fantastic 360 of the city, Spindletop literally rotates so there's a new view with every bite.
Taste Bar and Kitchen
Cuisine: Everything plus waffles
Address: 3015 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77006
Why you need to go: If you're craving waffles, Taste Bar and Kitchen has over 20 types of 'em including a Cheeseburger Waffle.
Hearsay Market Square
Address: 218 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002
Why you need to go: For a super cute downtown lunch or dinner in a 1880s brick building.
Address: 800B Town & Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024 (CityCentre location)
Why you need to go: To try their tasty fish tacos or wood-fired pizza made 100% from scratch. There are plenty of locations across the city and even some in Dallas.
Cuisine: Mac 'n' Cheese
Address: 2617 Yale Street, Houston, TX 77008
Why you need to go: If you're looking for some stringy mac, this is the spot. With more than 24 different types of cheesy dish, there is a lot to try.
Cuisine: Vietnamese noodle soup
Address: 5901 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057 (Galleria location)
Why you need to go: The list wouldn't be complete without some good Pho, and this place offers some of the best of it.
Now you can confidently go off and eat like a true Houston foodie. And be sure to leave room for dessert. Houston has lots of that too, from chocolate crepes to giant bingsus to donut ice cream sandwiches!