After flood waters from Hurricane Harvey forced it to close for an extended period of time, Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar has officially departed for good.
The restaurant announced the sad, somewhat sudden closure in a post to its Facebook page on Sunday. In the weeks prior, Holley’s had been forced to close until at least September 13 in order to conduct repairs on the building. When the storm initially hit back in August, Chef Mark Holley originally said that the restaurant didn’t take any damage, but a few weeks later, it shuttered to deal with “residual” repairs.
Open since 2014, Holley’s earned a great deal of praise for its unique blend of Asian and Southern flavors, not to mention those ridiculously fresh oysters served at the bar. A stalwart of the Eater 38, which tracks Houston’s essential restaurants, Holley’s will definitely be missed even as the city’s restaurant scene continues to grow.
Eater has reached out to owner Mark Holley for more details on the closure of Holley’s. In the meantime, pour one out for this Houston favorite.