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Backstreet Cafe

#32 of 7,174 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
+1 713-521-2239
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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131 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for brunch, very nice patio but the food was terrible! I ordered the eggs Benedict, not good at all! Ordered the chicken salad... uhh! Biscuits below average! Patio is great, good service , not cheap at all.

Thank hnasr
Lake Jackson, Texas
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ambiance is wonderful. Great dishes and the vegetables are wonderful - can definitely eat vegetarian here.

Thank Melinda L
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a couples happy hour and dinner in the patio. Food was outstanding and staff attentive. Works perfect as a pre-theater spot.

Thank Susan R
Houston, texas, USA
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386 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,875 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner with friends on the patio of Backstreet last night and weather and atmosphere made for a great evening. Indoors or out this is a good restaurant, but when the temperature is right a night of dinner and drinks on the patio is a wonderful way to spend an evening. My wife loves the red corn enchiladas and I... More 

2 Thank jsthouston
College Station, TX
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service. I had duck spring rolls. Superb. They are crispy fried with tasty blend of duck and veggies. Spouse had the pecan chicken with mashed potato & spinach. The sourdough bread was wonderful. I had one of the most flavorful Bloody Mary's. You must have one. Very distinctive spice! We ate on the patio and it was lovely.

Thank Sherry P
Houston, TX
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Backstreet has ample outdoor dining areas to enjoy when the weather is appropriate, plus plenty of indoor space. It has a wide menu of interesting and innovative dishes, including a couple of vegetarian dishes.

1 Thank ReallyLoveTraveling
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Valet when you m arrive. Suggest making a reservation. I ordered the brisket risotto - best risotto I have ever had. Great vegetables wrapped up into it. Their bloody Mary's have a good kick and the pickled Okra is yummy.

Thank Julia V
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This cafe is very quaint. Fantastic food and service. We went for brunch and the Backstreet Benedict was awesome. Make sure you have a reservation.

Thank Suzanne W
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Boyfriend and I wanted a nice dinner without a "pinkies up" attitude. Perfect place! Outdoor dining was beautiful and casual. I had the pecan crusted chicken and he had the seafood risotto. Both delicious.. new favorite go to!

Thank Alexa H
Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We had a late lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. The roasted pear salad was fabulous. The seafood risotto was excellent with lots of meat. Attentive service and the menu had great choices. The back porch was a nice and pleasant experience.

Thank Larry B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?