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Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
+1 713-521-2239
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First timer.. Came here with some friends for brunch and everything from the food, atmosphere and service was great. The live music inside was very relaxing and outside on the patio was very shaded with plenty of fans to keep you cool. Shout out to...More

Thank Jeffery A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Backstreet Café had just the right amount of ambiance, service and food selection during Houston Restaurant Week. Menu selection as well as wine selection were top notch. We enjoyed our dinner with friends and were able to mix and match our dinner choices without a...More

Thank weddingmoons
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We haven't been to this restaurant for a while but have always heard good things about it. We started with drinks. The mojito and the sangria were both mediocre. However, the heirloom tomato appetizers were wonderful. Then we had the chicken dish and the chicken...More

Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter and Grandson to dinner at the Backstreet cafe. I wish I didn't! We should have stayed home and grilled hotdogs. The environment was okay, the service was untrained and the food was obviously prepared days in advance. We had to leave our...More

Thank Giuliano d
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Order the Vegetable Platter...that's all I really need to say, but I'll say more. I also ordered the Gulf Coast beignets, just because as soon as I see the word 'beignet', they are ordered. They were very tasty. The vegetable entree is a chef's choice...More

Thank Darlene D
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Charming atmosphere, comfortable great atmosphere! And always incredible food. Hugo Ortega is a magician with food and this restaurant is his little Ace up his sleave. Not too flashy, but the perfect move.

Thank 351boomer
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We planned an impromptu with 5 high school friends who all came from different places to meet in Houston - One person lived nearby in Kingwood and recommended this spot to meet - We were surprising the others in the group and the restaurant went...More

2  Thank Joannemccordreynolds
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

So, yes, the food was delicious: striped bass special, vegetable platter, gazpacho, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes and shrimp & grits .... ALL AMAZING. The chef is phenomenal, tastes and presentations were ask 5 star! We loved our cute alcove table for 6 just off...More

1  Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Great menu. We had crab cakes, zucchini casserole, shrimp and Grits. Everything was full of flavor and beautifully presented. You won't be disappointed! Enjoy!

Thank cushmeer s
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Lived in Houston several years ago and always enjoyed this place. The fact that it is still around attests to its food and service. Was visiting Houston recently and had lunch on the patio ( one of those rare days in Houston with perfect weather)....More

Thank exskygoddess
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12 December 2016|
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Response from evamariacampo | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if they have a children's menu, but I have taken children several times for brunch and they had a great time watching the fish by the pond in the terrace. No problem ordering food for children...
26 March 2016|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve online or call. Jazz music and brunch on Sunday Easter. Menu : APPETIZERS Oyster Chowder, crumbled bacon Spring Vegetable Salad - arugula, watercress, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini ribbons, hazelnut, goat... More
26 March 2016|
Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
$48 per person, $15 per child plus beverage, tax and gratuity Live Jazz by Bob Chadwick Easter egg hunt for the children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-521-2239
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