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It Looks Like Late-Night Staple Katz’s Will Open a Second Location in Houston

Permits have been filed for an outpost on Shepherd Drive

a double-decker reuban sandwich next to a neon blue cocktail.
A towering Reuben at Katz’s
Katz’s Deli & Bar/Facebook

It looks like Katz’s, the Montrose staple known for its deli eats served 24 hours a day, will open a second location in Houston.

A liquor license application with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission indicates that the restaurant will open at 2200 North Shepherd Drive in the coming months, and Katz’s owner Barry Katz is listed as its applicant. A sales tax permit application filed with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts confirms that address. Katz’s was first founded in Austin in 1979, and made its Houston debut in 2000, where it quickly earned a local following thanks to its quality comfort food that’s served around the clock.

A second Houston-area location followed in the Woodlands in 2017, taking over the space formerly occupied by the chain’s quick-serve experiment, Katz’s Express. The Shepherd Drive location would bring the total of Katz’s in Houston and its suburbs to three, though as many as six are currently in the works.

Eater has reached out to Katz’s for more details on when it will arrive on Shepherd Road. Its sales tax license was active at the beginning of March, meaning that its opening date can’t be too far away.

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