Tony Mandola's

Tony Mandola's seafood shrimp gumbo
Mama's Seafood Gumbo with Shrimp at Tony Mandola's. Photo courtesy of Tony Mandola's
The scene at Tony Mandola's
The dinner scene at Tony Mandola's. Courtesy of Tony Mandola's / Facebook
Tony Mandola's exterior
The exterior of Tony Mandola's. Shelby Hodge
Oysters on the Half Shell at Tony Mandola's
Courtesy of Tony Mandola's
Hereford 16 ounce T-Bone Steak at Tony Mandola's
Hereford 16 ounce T-Bone Steak and Seafood Enchilada. Courtesy of Tony Mandola's / Facebook
Flatbread pizza at Tony Mandola's
Tony Mandola's flatbread with clams. Courtesy of Tony Mandola's
Tony Mandola's seafood shrimp gumbo
The scene at Tony Mandola's
Tony Mandola's exterior
Oysters on the Half Shell at Tony Mandola's
Hereford 16 ounce T-Bone Steak at Tony Mandola's
Flatbread pizza at Tony Mandola's

In a city that constantly changes, there's something reassuring about Tony Mandola's. This River Oaks establishment has been serving up fresh and delicious Cajun-style seafood since 1982, and although the address has changed — the new building on Waugh has loads of space and New Orleans charm — the loyal clientele follows Tony wherever he goes. Just walk in and you’ll smell the mouthwatering aromas of garlic bread and gumbo cooking away. The classic casual setting is perfect for lingering over chargrilled shrimp, whole fried catfish, crawfish etouffée, oysters, shrimp and crab quesadillas, and a rave-inducing ciopino, an Italian bouillabaisse. For the best deal, drop by for lunch on Tuesday or Thursday and order the $7 T 'n' T special.

It's all in the restaurant family. Tony's wife, Phyllis, is the daughter of the legendary Ninfa Laurenzo. His brother, Vincent, owns Nino's, Vincent's and Pronto. He's a cousin of Damian Mandola, owner of Damian's, and the Carrabba clan is mixed in there somewhere, too.

Address

1212 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77019
713-528-3474

Hours

Sun: 10:30 am-9 pm
Mon: 11 am-10 pm
Tue: 11 am-10 pm
Wed: 11 am-10 pm
Thu: 11 am-10 pm
Fri: 11 am-11 pm
Sat: 11 am-11 pm

Good to Know

  • $$
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Valet Parking
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Takeout