Open Restaurant Update

Latest update of Houston restaurants that are open and serving right now

Latest update of Houston restaurants that are open and serving

Kenny & Ziggy's giant deli sandwiches on counter
Kenny & Ziggy's has reopened its Post Oak location. Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen/Facebook

UPDATE: CultureMap food editor Eric Sandler has compiled a new list of additional restaurants that are open as of August 30. You can access that list here.


As the inner loop slowly starts to dry out, more and more Houston restaurants are returning to business. Hopefully, today (Tuesday) will be the last day of updating this article, because eventually most restaurants will return to business.

Houstonians who have hunkered down and been lucky enough to avoid the floodwaters are eager for a meal outside their homes. Those who have had to evacuate are even more ready for the comforts of a restaurant meal. All those hungry people can unintentionally overwhelm a restaurant that’s working with a limited staff and limited ingredients.  

Still, the message from chefs and restaurant industry workers on social media has been that they’re ready to get back to work feeding people. Just be aware that the situation at any individual restaurant is fluid; it could run suddenly run out of food or service could be slow.

Be patient. Be safe. Hopefully, things will get back to normal as soon as possible.

CultureMap will update this list at noon and 3 pm (6 pm update has been cancelled). Restaurants that wish to be added should post in the comments or email

Open as of Tuesday morning:

Dandelion Cafe - 8 am to 2 pm, will collect donations for GRB shelter.
Dish Society - Both locations open beginning at 11:30 am. Limited menu.
Cafe Adobe - Sugar Land location open beginning at 11 am. Limited menu.
Third Coast - Open regular hours, 7 am to 10 pm.
Kolache Shoppe - Sold out
Kenny & Ziggy’s - Post Oak location only. Full menu until 9 pm or sold out.
Harry’s Restaurant - Open beginning at 8:30 am for breakfast only.
Roegels Barbecue Co - Open at 11 am, limited menu.
Riel Restaurant - Open at 5 pm, limited menu
Barnaby’s Cafe - Binz location. Breakfast until 10:30 am. Lunch and dinner from 11 am until sold out.
McDonald's - Check Facebook page for specific locations and times.
Cafe Azur - Regular lunch and dinner service.
Sud Italia - 12 pm to 8 pm. Limited menu.
The Burger Joint - 11 am until sold out
Jenni's Noodle House - Shepherd location only. Noon to 8 pm.
Supreme Sandwiches - Full menu.
Coppa Osteria - 12 pm to 5 pm. Collecting donations for GRB shelter.

Update, 12 pm:

First responders only:
Killen’s Barbecue
Peli Peli Kitchen
Peli Peli Cinco Ranch

Lowbow - Full menu.
Katz’s Deli - Resumed 24 hour service.
Woodbar - Limited menu.
Pepperoni’s Pizza - Montrose location open all-day.
Bambolino’s Italian Kitchen
Brasil - Serving coffee and breakfast tacos.
Anvil Bar & Refuge - Open beginning at 2 pm
Hay Merchant - Open from noon to 6 pm with a hybrid Hay Merchant/Underbelly menu
Ramen Tatsu-ya - Open from 1 pm to 8 pm, weather permitting
Siphon Coffee - Open from 11 am to 6 pm or sold out.
Brooklyn Athletic Club
Nidda Thai - Open for lunch and dinner with a full menu.
BB's Cafe - Open beginning at 1 pm.
The Phoenix - Open until 10 pm.
Oui Banh Mi

Aladdin Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine - Open for lunch and dinner.

Retrospect Coffee Bar - Open until 4 pm with coffee and crepes
Wooster’s Garden - Open beginning at 4 pm with a full menu.
South Bank Seafood Bar - Open beginning at 2 pm with a limited menu. Collecting blankets for GRB shelter
Oporto Fooding House

The Heights, Washington Avenue, and nearby neighborhoods:
The Rice Box - Open until 6 pm.
Eight Row Flint - Open beginning at 1 pm with a limited menu.
Field & Tides - Open from 11 am until sold out with a limited menu.
Samurai Noodle
Good Dog Houston - Open from 11 am to 5 pm.
Heights Bier Garten - Open beginning at 3 pm with a full menu.
Henderson Heights - Open beginning at 2 pm.
Dacapo’s Pastry Cafe - Full menu
Sonoma Wine Bar
Fat Cat Creamery
- Open from 12 pm to 7 pm
BB's Cafe
Kraftsmen Cafe
Down House
- Limited menu and staff, accepting donations for the GRB shelter.

Melange Creperie at Conservatory
Prohibition - Open beginning at 12 pm with a limited menu.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company - Open from 1 pm to 5 pm to accept donations. First beer free.

Brothers Tacos
Sparkle Burger
Pappa Charlies Barbeque - Sold out.

River Oaks/Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza:
Bollo Woodfired Pizza - Open beginning at 4 pm.
Chick-fil-A - 2715 Southwest Freeway location is open serving a limited menu.
A’Bouzy - Open beginning at 3 pm with a limited staff.
Oporto Cafe
The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen - Limited menu.
Ragin Cajun
​Kenny & Ziggy's West U
Halal Guys

Galleria area:
Jenni’s Noodle House on Post Oak.
Amalfi Ristorante - Open for lunch and dinner beginning at 11 am.
Beaver’s Westheimer - Open for dinner beginning 3 pm, collecting supplies for the GRB shelter
El Patio - Open beginning 11 am. First responders eat free.
Bubba's Texas Burger Shack

Babin’s Seafood House - Katy and Woodlands locations open beginning at 11 am.
Katz’s Deli - Shenandoah location open all day
Brooks’ Place BBQ - Open beginning at noon with meat by the pound only, no sides.
BB's Cafe - Katy location
Jason's Deli - See website for specific locations and times.

Bellaire and West Houston:
The Union Kitchen - Bellaire location, first responders eat for free.
Cool Runnings Jamaican Grill - Full menu
Ragin Cajun
Cafe East 3
Moderno Tacos & Tex-Mex

North Houston:
Burns Burger Shack - Open from 11 am to 4 pm.

Update, 3 pm:

Aladdin Mediterranean Cuisine
Niko Niko’s
Provisions - 3 pm to 8 pm, drinks only
Osaka Japanese Restaurant
Red Lion British Pub - Open from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm.
Revelry on Richmond - Full menu available until approximately 10 pm.
La Grange - Opens at 4 pm with a limited food menu and bar service.
West Alabama Ice House - Open until 10 pm.
Tacos Tierra Caliente - Open until 10 pm or sold out.

Pho Saigon

The Heights, Washington Avenue, and nearby neighborhoods:
Presidio - Limited menu.
Ritual - Closes at 7 pm
Tacos a Go Go - Both White Oak and T.C. Jester locations.
Bubba’s Sports Bar - Opens at 6:30 with a limited menu.
Cottonwood - Opens at 4 pm with a limited food menu and bar service.
Lei Low - Open from 4 pm to 12 am.
Coltivare - Open beginning at 5 pm with a limited menu. Credit card payments only.

South Houston:
Habanero & the Guero

Bohemeo’s - Open from 2 pm to 8 pm.

River Oaks/Upper Kirby/Greenway Plaza:
La Griglia - Will close by 8 or when sold out.
Backstreet Cafe
Goode Co. Hamburgers & Taqueria
Goode Co. BBQ
Snap Kitchen
Rustika Cafe & Bakery

Rice Village:
Island Grill

The Brisket House
Willie G’s - Will close by 8 or when sold out.
Grotto - Will close by 8 or when sold out.
Ambassador Chinese - $3 corkage fee donated to JJ Watt's Harvey relief fund.
Island Grill
Christie’s Seafood

The Brisket House - Deer Park and Cypress
Goode Co. BBQ - The Woodlands and 290

West Houston:
The Branch
Goode Co. BBQ
Goode Co. Seafood - I-10 location only
Niko Niko’s
Crespo Pizza
George's Pastaria
​Jonathan's the Rub
- Opens at 6 pm with a special menu.

Southwest Houston:
Lopez Mexican Restaurant