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These Houston restaurants are now open despite the devastating winter storm

These Houston restaurants are now open despite the winter storm

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A few Houston restaurants are open on Tuesday, February 16. Photo by Becca Wright

As Houston heads into another day of disruption from the winter storm, a small-but-growing number of local restaurants plan to be open for service. They're prepared to offer hot food to neighbors, many of whom have been without power since early Monday morning. 

The list below comes with several caveats. First, only travel if it is safe to do so. Authorities continue to encourage people to remain in their homes as many roads are still iced over. Second, expect limited menus and longer than normal wait times due to limited staff. Finally, restaurants will close if they lose power. 

In addition to the establishments listed below, fast food restaurants may be open in areas where they have power. CultureMap columnist Ken Hoffman discovered the Popeyes near the Galleria was open and very popular on Monday.



CultureMap will update this list throughout the day. Owners or official representatives should email to be included.

Restaurants confirmed open on February 16

Alicia's Mexican Grille (Cypress location only)
The Annie Café & Bar (4-8 pm)
Antone's Famous Po' Boys (Galleria and Oak Forest locations)
Avondale Food & Wine
Barnaby's Cafe (all locations)
B.B. Italia (beginning at 4 pm)
BB's Tex-Orleans (Montrose and Oak Forest only, to-go only, boiled items and gumbo only)
The Burger Joint (Montrose only, to-go only)
Cafe 101
Christian's Tailgate (Heights and Midtown locations)
Ciro's Italian Grill (opens at 3:30 pm)
City Cellars HTX (closed at 3:30 pm)
Coltivare (very limited menu, 3 pm - sold out)
Cuchara (to-go only)
DaddyO's Pizza (Memorial only, to-go only)
Down the Street (pizza and small bites beginning at 12 pm)
Fat Cat Creamery (Heights only, 1-6 pm)
Feast Urban Eats (limited menu, 12 pm until sold out)
The Fish The '401 Table and Tap (limited menu, to-go only)
Frank's Americana Revival (dinner only)
Grotto Westheimer
Harold's in the Heights (11 am - 5 pm)
Henderson & Kane (limited menu, 1-4 pm)
Houston Sauce Pit (2 pm - sold out)
Hunan Garden Kingwood (to-go only)
Jasmine Asian Cuisine
Kin Dee Thai Cuisine (5-10 pm) 
La Calle Tacos
Liberty Kitchen (River Oaks location, 4 pm - closed)
Millie's Kitchen & Cocktails
New York Deli and Coffee Shop
Ninja Ramen (tacos and beer until midnight)
Onion Creek
Permission Whiskey 
Phat Eatery (limited menu, curbside only beginning at 3:30 pm)
Pistoleros (opens 4 pm)
Pizaro's Pizza (Montrose only beginning at 4 pm)
Pondicheri (limited menu, to-go only)
Plum Coffee Shop Cypress 
Ragin' Cajun (oysters, crawfish, and gumbo beginning at 3 pm)
Roostar Vietnamese Grill - Richmond Ave.
The Sporting Club (pizzas only)
Studewood Cantine (4 pm - close)
Toulouse Cafe & Bar (limited menu, 12-8 pm)
Turkey Leg Hut (food truck only)
Twin Peaks (Webster location only)
Twisted Grilled Cheese (restaurant only)
Uptown Sushi (to-go and delivery only, 4-9 pm)
Valencia's Tex-Mex Garage (limited menu, to-go only)
Velvet Taco (Washington Ave. and Heights locations)