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Benjy's Restaurant

#112 of 7,111 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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2424 Dunstan Rd, Ste 125, Houston, TX 77005-2565 (Kelvin)
+1 713-522-7602
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had lunch at Benjy's last month and it was fantastic! We had the Braised Beef Carnitas and the Grilled Half Pound Burger. Both were excellent! The service was exceptional and very friendly. Loads of flavor to be found here! I'll be back!

Thank Tece50
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is my first TripAdvisor review and I chose to write it on this restaurant. What a fantastic experience. Just when I thought some restaurants make you feel like they are doing you a favor serving you food, we ate at Benjys. My two children even enjoyed it, they have a kids menu and cater for well behaved kids but... More 

Thank Planestrainsautomobi
Austin, Texas
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610 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This cool, hip joint has been around a while but is still one of the villages best kept secrets. The staff is great, the food eclectic but comforting and the wine line reasonably affordable. The quiet space allows for actual conversations and some of the dishes are epic. Get the fried brussel spouts that have this shaved salmon flakes on... More 

Thank Tony H
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I must say this is over-rated and over-blown, I get much better food elsewhere. I took my family which consists of me, wife and 2 children. It was not worth the 2 hour wait on Sunday to try this place for the first time. The prices were high for the portion you received. And why on earth is a kids... More 

Thank DrEitan
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I was looking for a place for dinner near Rice University and found this place among nearby. I was very surprised. Its a lovely if small room of tables (it appears they have an upstairs loft as well??). I was there on a Wednesday night and the place was packed. Its in a little eclectic strip mall of other interesting... More 

Thank Neal K
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204 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I last ate at Benjy's. We shared small plates and loved it all, especially the salmon on potato bread and the sprouts in Banyuls vinegar. It's a lively place with young and old having fun. Well worth trying.

1 Thank DineFrequently
Niwot, Colorado
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348 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a hip and lively restaurant, very popular with the local and Medical Center crowd. We came for brunch and enjoyed it. Try the breakfast plate, the Angry Shrimp, the Benedict, etc. The coffee is good. they have a local Kambucha which is good and unusual for Houston. You would expect to find it on a menu in Boulder,... More 

Thank Daniel G
Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very nice place with very creative food and drinks and we loved the taste as well. Mimosas were delicious . Ordered Garden Benedict and Shrimp fingers. Both tasted good but just felt that portion is really not value for money. But guess you are paying for creativity and location. Service was really nice and so was our server! You want... More 

Thank AmrutaG_13
San Andres Island, Colombia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The food was delicious! Pricey but very good. My problem was the waitstaff. I thought it was because I was in a t-shirt and most of the restaurant is filled with "ladies who lunch". But there were a few tables with medical workers in scrubs and two or three other patrons in t-shirts. It took a while for our order... More 

Thank LSUfaninSA
Sugar Land, Texas
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

A local friend introduced me to this happening spot. We went upstairs for Happy Hour. Really interesting HH menu and good cocktails. Forget the name of the pizza I ordered, but it had smoked brisket, I think, and fresh mangoes. I also enjoyed a delicious shrimp dish. Friendly service and nice indoor or outdoor ambience.

Thank Linda O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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: 2424 Dunstan Rd, Ste 125, Houston, TX 77005-2565
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-7602

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?