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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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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I just read another review that could be mine. Backstreet used to be a favorite but we haven't been there in years. We were going to the theater in the neighborhood so we decided to give it a try. Wrong choice! Menu totally different -...More

Thank houstontravelingfool
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous transition from a large family home to an intimate restaurant and small bar! Can’t say anything without mentioning first that it’s one of James Beard Award winning restaurants! But this wonderful place has been here Before his international acclaim. Couples, parties, anniversaries, etc. ALL...More

Thank StewDu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Backstreet on a weeknight, for a lovely meal. One of our party needed a gluten-free meal, which proved to be no problem for the Backstreet kitchen. Our server was courteous and knowledgeable, the food very good. A very enjoyable experience for us all.

Thank rob s
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I just read a review that could have been mine. I used to frequent Backstreet. Service, menu, outdoor patio was great. So we went back. We should have lived with the memories. Service was great, although the service staff all looked like little Hugo's. Patio...More

Thank EscapingHeat
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The menu features great vegetable dishes alongside the excellent meat and seafood. Even the biscuits they serve pre-meal are outstanding. Inventive and interesting dishes well prepared in a lovely setting. Service is usually good, but sometimes harried, as this is deservedly popular for weekend brunch.

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious! Calamari, but not really a chimichuri sauce. More like a BBQ. Loved the dressing on our shrimp avocado salad. .

Thank Claudia W
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I dined at Backstreet Cafe regularly for years, but had not been for about 3 years so we went back and planned to become a regular again. The food was a terrible disappointment. The unpleasant duck gumbo could have been canned! There were pieces of...More

Thank texastraveler92
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The three-course HRWeek brunch menu was quite enticing and lavish.You could choose your picks from a selection of dishes for $22 per person. The food was appetizing and adequate and the presentation was top notch.The only problem was probably that the restaurant seemed too cramped...More

Thank Khushboo_Golyan
Reviewed 20 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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

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11 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...
25 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
25 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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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