From inside the loop to Houston’s happening suburbs, this map of Houston’s most essential restaurants is the perfect way to answer a question that everyone has to ask at one time or another: What’s for dinner tonight?
Notably, this map doesn’t track the city’s trendiest or hottest new spots — those live on the Eater Heatmap. Instead, the Eater 38 tracks the Houston restaurants that consistently offer excellent fare, with a variety of price points and cuisines, that can pretty much satisfy any dining needs on any given night.
Every few months, the Eater 38 is updated with the eateries that best reflect Houston’s diverse culinary culture. New to the Eater 38 this Spring is Eater Houston Chef of the Year Jonny Rhodes’s Lindale Park restaurant Indigo, along with beloved West African restaurant Afrikiko and Montrose favorite UB Preserv.
Everyone has their favorite establishments, but if you see a glaring omission on this map, make your case in the comments.
23. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
In a city full of steakhouses, Pappas Bros. still stands out in this ridiculously-crowded field. Cuts of Prime beef are seared to perfection, and paired with classic Pappas favorites like lump crab mac and cheese and lobster deviled eggs.
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