Update: For a list of restaurants that are open on Tuesday, August 29, please see the newest update.
Houston has suffered unprecedented damage from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, but the city is resilient as always. Flooding has limited mobility across the Houston area, but a few restaurants are open.
Keep in mind that most are running with limited menus and limited staff. Be mindful of conditions and don’t stray far from safety just to get a hot meal.
The following restaurants have posted to social media or contacted CultureMap to confirm that they’re open. We will update this list again at 3 pm and 6 pm. To be added, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blacksmith - Coffee only, accepting donations that will be taken to the shelter at the George R. Brown.
Field & Tides - Closed at 3 pm
Oui Banh Mi - Open until 4 pm, accepting donations that will be taken to the shelter at the George R. Brown.
Balls Out Burger - Ran out of food
Siphon Coffee - Coffee and baked goods only
Paulie's - Ran out of food.
Down House - Limited food menu, hot coffee, cold beer
Corner Bakery - Kirby & 59 location
Brisket House - Cypress location only
Brasil - Limited menu
Empire Cafe - Limited menu of breakfast dishes
Picos - Lunch and dinner, limited menu
Pizaro’s Montrose - Opens at 4 pm
Revelry on Richmond - Drinks only
Four Seasons Houston - Both Quattro and Bayou & Bottle are open
Revolve Kitchen at the Hotel Derek
85C Cafe & Bakery - Chinatown location only, bread and cakes only, no coffee bar
Retrospect Coffee Bar - Coffee only
Crawfish & Noodles - 12pm to 8 pm
Down the Street - Limited menu, but includes steak
Buffburger - Free meals for first responders
Cafe Brasil - Limited menu
Bosscat Kitchen & Libations - No longer open
Grotto - Galleria-area location, limited menu. "The pizza oven is hot," per an employee.
Killen's Burgers - Limited menu
Update 3 pm:
Katz’s Deli - Both Montrose and Shenandoah locations
Harold’s Tap Room - Limited menu, closing at 7 pm.
Hay Merchant - Closed after three hours
Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine - Open until 8 pm.
Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill - Full menu
Al’s Quick Stop
El Burro & the Bull/Conservatory
Under the Volcano
Liberty Kitchen Bunker Hill - Ran out of food
Pimlico Irish Pub - Drinks only
McDonald's - Check Facebook page for specific locations and times.
La Mexicana - Ran out of food.
Jenni's Noodle House - Shepherd and Alabama location only
Update 6 pm
Liberty Kitchen - Heights location, limited menu
The Branch - Limited menu
Pondicheri - Limited menu
Porch Swing Pub
King’s BierHaus - One free beer per peron 6 pm to 8 pm. No food.
WanFu Cafe - Take out only; no delivery available.