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Massa's South Coast Grill

#238 of 7,050 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
+1 713-655-9100
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Green River
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food that was mid-priced. Service was good, but it wasn't very busy. Especially liked the crab bisque

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Thank wyomagpie
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in! We do the best we can and are actively trying to be a great value to our customers. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously the best coconut cream pie I've ever eaten hands down, period. The fried shrimp were really quite good and I never order fried shrimp but the waiter said they were good and they were.

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Thank Brad D
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. Sometimes the simplest things are the best. We have been making Coconut Cream Pie for over 70 years and I just changed the format to the individual personal pies, and people really like them. Thanks again! More 

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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with a work colleague. Our meals were ready and on our table in less than 10 minutes. I ordered an Oyster Po Boy which was delicious and huge. Service was very friendly and attentive. Would visit here again!

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Thank Chris L
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. We are not a fast food place, but we will get it going as fast as possible if you let us know. Joe Massa More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Massa's has a nice table layout, enough space between each other. My shrimp & grits entree was good. The house appetizer for two is nice (crab cakes are good), just one comment: don't put the hot and sour sauce for the fried / stuffed shrimp in a small plastic container, serve it in a small ceramic bowl. Also the service... More 

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Thank DutchTX
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments. I will go over the timing issues with our service staff. Thanks so much for coming in. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We come to Houston once a year for business and always have dinner here. The food, atmosphere and the service really is such a nice break from working at the conference center all day and not to mention a quick walk from the Hilton. We have never been disappointed and look forward to dining there again this year.

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Thank Shari724
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We really appreciate your business. Taking care of out of town guests is one of our specialties. Hope to see you next year! More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

In the area for a conference, I wanted to check out a restaurant not too far from the Hilton Americas in Houston and came across this lovely restaurant. Ordered their fried gulf shrimp ... large hand breaded shrimp was tasty ... fried but not oily at all!

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Thank Jay V
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

We think our Fried Shrimp are some of the best in town. We only use wild caught Shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. Thanks so much for coming in! More 

San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Was a great place to entertain customers for dinner. Many seafood choices and other options. Delicious food and great wait staff. Relatively small and intimate setting. Delish desserts.

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Thank 642JanM
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining at Massa's South Coast Grill. We really appreciate your business. Please ask for Joseph Massa when you come back! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The crab cakes was real crab meat and no filler at all in the crab cakes. Enormous food portions at a very, very reasonable price. The steak was cook to perfection! Seafood pasta with crab, crawfish and shrimp was my favorite! Not to mention the deserts..Oh My Goodness! Staff was very attentive and polite. Awesome place to visit..me and my... More 

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Thank fredtrotman
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dinning at Massa's South Coast Grill. We so much appreciate your business. Crab Meat is in season in the summer months, and we only use the finest Jumbo Lump Crabmeat that we can find. Hope to see you next time you are in town. More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I was there for a lunch meeting today. Our server was Justin. It felt like the server Justin was really uncomfortable in serving us which made our visit very uncomfortable. Food is ok but the service made the experience really bad. I called the manager to express my concerns. She was not much of a help or cared. She made... More 

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Thank tareq361
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

I am so sorry for your service experience. We were waiting to see this review, as the general manager actually told me all about your conversation. I can assure you any service problem was not intentional. We will use this experience as a training lesson for the entire staff. If you come back please ask for Joseph Massa. We will... More 

South Bend, Washington
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We came in with a fairly large group and were placed in a room set especially for us. The menu was limited but the choices were so good that I would have liked to have had a taste of everything. The wait staff, the professionalism of the bartenders and the delectable food put this restaurant at the top of our... More 

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Thank Joe B
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing Massa's South Coast Grill. Large groups can be a challenge. It pleases me when we can make a large group happy. The Elks were a great convention. Hope to see you again. Joe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-655-9100
Description
Family owned and operated seafood restaurant with a South Coast twist.

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