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Despite Hurricane Harvey's havoc, some Houston restaurants remain open

Despite Hurricane Harvey's havoc, some Houston restaurants remain open

State Fare interior
State Fare is open Saturday. Photo by Julie Soefer

UPDATE: CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler has compiled an updated list of restaurant openings as of August 29. You can access it here.


As they always do when severe weather threatens the city, Houstonians have hunkered down to ride out Hurricane Harvey. Although forecasts continue to call for severe rain and a high likelihood of flooding, some Houston restaurants are open and serving customers. 

Staying close to home is probably key here. No matter how tempting a croissant from Weights + Measures might sound this morning, it isn't worth risking a sudden change in conditions that leaves someone stranded 10 or more miles from safety. 

With that in mind, these restaurants have either contacted CultureMap or posted to social media that they are currently open Saturday morning. Diners are strongly encouraged to check social media to confirm 

Want to be on the list? Email eric@culturemap.com.

Doughnuts/Coffee/Pastries: Lee's Chicken & Donuts, Morningstar, Blacksmith, and at least some area Shipley's are all open.

Lunch and Brunch: State Fare, Canopy, the Garden Oaks and Heights locations of Liberty Kitchen, the H-Town Restaurant Group (Backstreet Cafe, Caracol, Hugo's, and Xochi) and Weights + Measures are open.

Barbecue: Pinkerton's Barbecue, Roegels Barbecue Co., and Killen's Barbecue (limited menu) are open.

Update 12 pm:

Lunch and Dinner: Ninfa's on Navigation, B&B Butchers, A'Bouzy, Picos, Sozo Sushi, The Union Kitchen (except Kingwood), Pi Pizza, Goode Co restaurants (except Armadillo Palace), South Bank Seafood Bar, Toulouse, The Del, Firehouse Subs, Himalaya, all three Fielding's restaurants, La Mexicana, Balls Out Burger, Cafe East 3, Buffalo Grille, McDonald’s (most Houston-area restaurants are open, though some are drive-thru only)

Sunday brunch: Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse (three locations)

Dinner: Underbelly, Hay Merchant (3 pm), Provisions (2:30 pm), The Pass, Vic & Anthony's, Star Fish, Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse (three locations)

Snacks: Crave Cupcakes

Bars: Bar Munich, Mongoose Versus Cobra, Under the Volcano, Bovine & Barley, Edison & Patton

Was open, now closed: Weights + Measures

Update 3 pm:

Dinner: King’s BierHaus and King’s BierGarten, L’Olivier, Jonathan’s the Rub, Beaver’s Westheimer, El Patio, Grub Burger Bar (both locations), Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse, Fuzzy’s Pizza, D’Amico’s Italian Market Cafe, Bistro Provence, Salento Bistro, Gyu-Kaku (both locations), The Fish (Midtown), Sud Italia, Brennan’s of Houston

Craft Grill (Tomball), Steak 48, Restaurant Cinq at La Colombe d’or, Bollo Pizza, Pepperoni’s Pizza, Inferno Pizza, El Big Bad, Don Teos Mexican Restaurant, Frank’s Americana Revival, Grotto (three locations), Brenner’s, Brenner’s on the Bayou, Willie G’s, House of Pies (3 locations), El Burro and the Bull, Cane Rosso (Heights only, UberEATS and to-go only), Hopdoddy (Rice Village and Vintage Park), Bernie’s Burger Bus (Heights and Katy)

Jenni’s Noodle House (until 8:30 pm), Killen’s Steakhouse, Killen’s STQ, Killen’s Burgers, Adair Kitchen, North Italia, True Food Kitchen, FM Kitchen & Bar, Gumbo Jeaux's, Izakaya, Cafe Brussels, Kenny and Ziggy's, Prego, Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, Southern Goods

Sweets: Three Brothers Bakery (Braeswood only, closing at 5 pm), Petite Sweets

Bars: Wooster’s Garden, Heights Bier Garten, Brewery Tap, Revelry on Richmond, The Harp, McIntyre’s, Flying Saucer downtown, Boheme, The Barking Pig, Sterling House, Conservatory Beer Garden, Bad News Bar

Was open, now closed: Roegels Barbecue Co, The Union Kitchen Memorial, The Union Kitchen Bellaire closes at 5 pm