Restaurants in Central Northwest

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Restaurants in Central Northwest Houston

The Central Northwest neighborhood of Houston boasts a diverse range of restaurants, from casual burger joints to upscale dining experiences. Some of the most well-known restaurants in the area include:


Cottonwood HoustonLocated on 19th Street, Cottonwood offers a laid-back atmosphere with an extensive selection of craft beers and pub-style food.

Trailer King Builders

Trailer King BuildersAnother popular spot on 19th Street, Trailer King Builders serves up delicious tacos and other Mexican street food from their food truck parked outside the bar.

Gatlin's BBQ & Catering

If you're in the mood for some mouth-watering barbecue, head to Gatlin's on Ella Boulevard. Their brisket and ribs are not to be missed.

Little Bitty Burger Barn

Little Bitty Burger BarnFor a classic burger joint experience, check out Little Bitty Burger Barn on Pinemont Drive. They offer a variety of creative burger options and tasty sides.

Heights Bier Garten

Heights Bier GartenLovers of beer gardens will enjoy Heights Bier Garten on Shepherd Drive. They have an extensive drink menu and offer German-inspired cuisine.

Wakefield Crowbar

Wakefield CrowbarWakefield Crowbar on Wakefield Drive is a local hangout spot with a cozy atmosphere and tasty pub fare.

The best streets for restaurants in Central Northwest Houston are 19th Street, Ella Boulevard, Pinemont Drive, Shepherd Drive, and Wakefield Drive. Whether you're in the mood for barbecue, burgers, or beer, there's something for everyone in this vibrant neighborhood.

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What people say

If you're looking for some great dining options in Central Northwest Houston, you're in luck. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, serving up a variety of cuisines at all price points. Here are some of the best restaurants in the area according to online reviews and comments.

For a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, locals and tourists alike recommend La Hacienda. This hidden gem is tucked away in a shopping center, but the food is worth seeking out. Reviewers rave about the fajitas and enchiladas, as well as the margaritas. Prices are reasonable, with most entrees falling in the $10-$15 range.

If you're in the mood for Italian food, head to Sorrento's Ristorante. This family-owned restaurant has been around since 1987 and has earned a loyal following. Reviewers recommend the lasagna and chicken Parmesan, and praise the friendly service. Prices are moderate, with most entrees falling in the $15-$25 range.

For something a little more upscale, check out The Capital Grille. This steakhouse chain has locations all over the U.S., but reviewers say the Houston outpost is particularly good. The steaks are top-notch, as are the sides like truffle fries and lobster mac and cheese. Prices are on the higher side, with most entrees costing $40 or more.

Another high-end option is Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. This Houston institution has won numerous awards for its steaks and service, including a coveted Michelin star. Reviewers say it's worth splurging on the filet mignon or ribeye, but note that prices can be steep (most entrees are $50 or more).

If you're in the mood for seafood, look no further than Eddie V's Prime Seafood. Reviewers say the crab cakes and lobster tacos are must-tries, while the steaks are also excellent. Prices are on the higher side, with most entrees costing $30-$50.

Of course, these are just a few of the many great dining options in Central Northwest Houston. Whether you're in the mood for Mexican, Italian, steak, or seafood, you're sure to find something delicious here. Just be sure to check online reviews and comments before you go to ensure a great experience.

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