410 Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
This restaurant experience will be outstanding even before any fireworks begin. The Aquarium dining features tables nestled among the exhibits, and fish of all sizes and kinds are on display while you enjoy your meal. The menu has something for everyone – seafood, of course, but also steaks, chicken, vegetarian dishes and much more. After you eat, head outside and enjoy the patio with its games and activities for the whole family. The city of Houston fireworks display will be visible across the bayou – you could get an even better view if you ride the ferris wheel during the show.
5701 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
Across the street from Hermann Park, the Hotel ZaZa is one of the finest boutique hotels in the city. Its restaurant, Monarch, is run by Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Wicks and Sous Chef Mark Whitaker, who use locally sourced, fresh ingredients to create delectable dishes for their patrons. The patio has a view of Hermann Park and the fireworks show over Miller Outdoor Theater. If you’re lucky, you may be able to hear some of the Houston Symphony’s performance along with the fireworks – though you won’t be able to miss the cannons accompanying the 1812 overture.
1802 Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77007
Have some fiery tacos or enchiladas with your fireworks. The Cadillac Bar features traditional Tex-Mex favorites on the Kemah Boardwalk. The waterfront views will give you a front row seat to the fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico later in the evening. Sip a margarita or one of their 70 boutique tequilas during the show itself for a great end to your evening.
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#3 Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah, TX 77565
This buffet restaurant decorated with nautical themes and to look like a lighthouse will be a delight to families wanting to see the fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico. The family-friendly atmosphere and waterfront views are perfect for an Independence Day celebration. The buffet means everyone can get a taste of what they’d like most, and the wide variety means everyone will find something delicious to eat before the fireworks begin at 9:30. Don’t forget to save room for the frozen yogurt and dessert bar.
910 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002
If you’re able to splurge on yourself, the dining on the 49th floor of the One Shell Plaza building could create a spectacular July 4 evening. This members-only facility features stunning views of the city and delicious meals. You’ll need to plan ahead if this is something you’re interested in because their 4th of July Picnic In The Sky requires reservations. There will be a delicious buffet, children’s activities and more as you wait for the fireworks display over the bayou.