Houston is loaded with a huge selection of restaurants to fit any budget, style or craving. From steakhouses to burger joints, this city is the place to be when it comes to having a good meal, so take a look at the list below, and this year, treat your dad to a nice brunch, lunch or dinner on Father’s Day. No matter which establishment is first on your list, they are all sure to please not only the man of the day but also everyone involved.
Saltgrass Steak House
9110 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 771-1777

Saltgrass Steak House actually originated in Houston back in 1991. This restaurant is the ideal family place to take dad for a great meal consisting of anything from steak to shrimp or even barbecue. The relaxed atmosphere makes this venue perfect for a family meal anytime of the year but is especially appealing for celebrating Father’s Day with the overall rustic charm and decor. Unlike other local steak houses in and around Houston, Saltgrass Steak House is moderately priced while still maintaining a menu filled with quality entrees, appetizers and more.

1180-1 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 963-9032

Featuring authentic Tex-Mex cuisine with a dash of sophistication, this restaurant is sure to make your dad very happy on his special day. All of the culinary creations are based upon traditional recipes and ideas, but are showcased in a wonderful way that tastes divine and pushes the boundaries of what is usually considered the ultimate Tex-Mex dish. The atmosphere of Anejo could be described as bold, beautiful and utterly romantic, but is perfectly suited for a family as well as a couple. The menu is priced so that the meal can be enjoyed without breaking the bank. If a cultural, Tex-Mex meal is what Dad craves, Anejo is sure to deliver the best this Father’s Day!

Backstreet Cafe
1103 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239

For many years, Backstreet Cafe has been known as a “top table” restaurant in Houston and is a popular place for families and other groups to come together for a nice meal while dining in a cozy atmosphere. The menu is so versatile and changes seasonally, so there is never the risk of being bored with the selection. The New Orleans style patio is beautiful with flowering shrubbery and adorning trees that make this particular spot more than desirable for a special occasion. Although a bit pricey, those that appreciate fine dining will certainly appreciate the care and attention that goes into each and every dish served. Excellent food, drinks and atmosphere, in addition to live music, make this an ideal choice for a Father’s Day celebration.

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Thai Gourmet Restaurant
6324 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 780-7955

Overflowing with delicious Thai food and welcoming hospitality, Thai Gourmet Restaurant is a top choice for the dad who appreciates and loves great Asian dishes. Special key ingredients and attention go to into every creation, making this restaurant very successful with appealing taste, quality, presentation and consistency throughout. As a family-owned business, Thai Gourmet Restaurant is an ideal setting for a family lunch or dinner, and the staff is especially accommodating to all guests, whether for a particular occasion, catering event or special gathering.

Goode Company Seafood
2621 Westpark Drive
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 523-7154

This family owned establishment has found a way to combine the local seafood fare with the roadside dining atmosphere to create the ultimate in coastal dining. Signature dishes, such as campechanas, seafood gumbo and whole stuffed flounder, are staples here and are cooked over mesquite wood or fried in a light oil with a special batter, never with a heavy sauce that would overpower the meal and leave you wondering what the real flavor was really all about. The food at Goode Company Seafood is authentic and cooked to perfection, while providing a delightful one-of-a-kind family setting for any occasion.

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