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A Running List of the Houston Restaurants That Are Open and Closed During the Winter Storm

As temperatures warm, more and more spots are opening their doors

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UPDATE: Now that the situation has stabilized, Eater will no longer be updating this running guide of openings and closures. Please call ahead before traveling to these establishments to ensure that they are open, as some may still be closed due to power outages or water issues.

As evidenced by the snow on the ground and chilly temperatures, this weekend brought truly unprecedented winter weather across the state of Texas. As such, most of the city’s restaurants have opted to close their doors in an effort to keep staff safe during treacherous driving conditions.

Still, as thousands of people across the city are stuck inside their homes without power, there’s plenty of Houstonians who are in need of a hot meal right now. There aren’t many restaurants open right now, but Eater’s keeping track of the spots that are planning to stay open — or keep the doors closed — during this bonkers winter weather.

The situation throughout Houston will continue to be tenuous until the storm passes, so it’s a good idea to call ahead and make sure these spots are still open and serving. It goes without saying that anyone attempting to venture out for food in this weather should do so safely, ideally sticking to neighborhood spots within a short walk or safe drive away. And don’t forget to tip heartily — restaurant workers are risking their lives in more ways than one right now to ensure that Houstonians have access to hot meals.

Know of a restaurant that’s open? Shoot us an email at and we’ll add it to the list.

What’s Open

  • Tacos A Go Go — Downtown, Midtown, Heights and Oak Forest locations open Thursday for takeout and delivery only. Cinco Ranch location is still closed.
  • Kolache Shoppe — Greenway Plaza location is open Thursday.
  • Bosscat Kitchen and Libations — Opening at 3 p.m. on Thursday
  • H.E.B. — Houston’s favorite grocer will operate from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday
  • The Original Ninfa’s — The Uptown location is open for walk-in takeaway only. The Navigation location is expected to open on Friday at 5 p.m.
  • Pappas Bros. Steakhouse — Both Downtown and Galleria locations will open for dinner service on Friday.
  • Aladdin Mediterranean Grill — Westheimer location is open as of Thursday; online orders only.
  • Lucille’s — Open as of Thursday with a limited menu; call ahead to order curbside pick-up.
  • B&B Butchers — Open for dinner starting on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; delivery and takeout only.
  • Turner’s — Reopening for dinner service on Friday at 4 p.m.
  • Koffeteria — Serving free pastries and coffee starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday.
  • State Fare — The Sugarland location is open Thursday with a limited to-go menu. Memorial location is also open with a limited menu.
  • The Pit Room — Open Thursday; to-go only.
  • BB Italia — Opening Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with limited menu. Pickup and delivery orders only.
  • The Annie — Open starting on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Arnaldo Richard’s Picos — Open for takeout and delivery only from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Bludorn — Opened Thursday night with limited menu, dine-in service only.
  • Musaafer — Open Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with dine-in and takeout service.
  • Miss Saigon Cafe — Open for normal business hours as of Thursday.
  • Guard and Grace — Open for dinner service starting on Thursday
  • Local Foods — All Local Foods locations will open at 11 a.m. on Friday with a limited menu; takeout only.
  • Rainbow Lodge — Open Thursday, serving prepared meals for pick-up only.
  • Candente — Open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday; to-go only.
  • Down the Street — Opening at 10 a.m. Thursday for brunch, until the food is gone.
  • Turkey Leg Hut — The restaurant will is closed, but the Turkey Leg Hut food truck will be parked directly across the street for to-go orders on Thursday, including crawfish. Will operate between 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Barnaby’s Cafe — The Montrose location is open Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., for to-go only.
  • Roostar Vietnamese Grill — The Richmond location is open Thursday from 11 a.m. until sold out. Spring Branch location is still closed.
  • Twisted Grilled Cheese — This Galleria-area food truck will open at 11 a.m. serving a limited menu until food runs out.
  • La Grange — Open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a limited menu.
  • Cleburne Cafeteria — Open normal hours on Thursday.
  • Dandelion Cafe — Open for dine-in and takeout; limited menu available.
  • Hungry’s — Both locations are open Thursday for takeout and delivery with a limited menu; closing at 8 p.m.
  • Henderson & Kane — Opening at 10 a.m. Thursday.
  • Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House — Opening at 11 a.m. Thursday with a limited menu.
  • Chick’nCone — Open on Thursday and is allowing guests to charge their phones while they wait.
  • Studewood Cantine — Opening at 4 p.m. Thursday with online ordering starting at 3:30 p.m.
  • Fat Cat Creamery — Despite not having running water, the Garden Oaks location will be open from 1-6 p.m. Thursday with treats bottle water, fudge browning and more treats, plus phone-charging stations. Stomping Grounds location will open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with ice cream, gallons of milk and cream, sodas, and baked goods.
  • Brasil — Opening at 8 a.m. Thursday.
  • Good Dog Hot Dog — The restaurant is closed due to a burst water pipe, but the food truck will be on site from 5-10 p.m. Thursday for to-go only.
  • Kenny and Ziggy’s — Open as of Thursday; takeout only.
  • Dish Society — Most locations open Thursday with limited offerings. See Instagram for details.
  • Spanish Village — Opening at 3 p.m. on Thursday
  • Red Dessert Dive — Open Thursday.
  • Tejas Chocolate Craftory — Planning to open Friday.
  • Montrose Cheese and Wine — Opening at 1 p.m. Thursday for curbside pickup and retail only, with limited inventory. MCW will be open until 8pm or until inventory runs out.
  • Rosie Cannonball — Opening Thursday for indoor dine-in and takeout with their full menu from 5-9 p.m. The Chalet is closed. Reservations encouraged.
  • UB Preserv — Limited takeout available from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
  • Hay Merchant — A reduced menu, including hot food and raw steaks from the Georgia James Meta Market, will be available for take out available from 3-7 p.m. Thursday.
  • Common Bond — Med Center and Spring locations are opening at 9 a.m. Thursday until supplied last. All other locations closed.
  • Galiana’s Tex-Mex — Open regular hours on Thursday.
  • Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys — West Loop and TC Jester locations open on Thursday.
  • Alicia’s Mexican Grille — Open regular hours at Sugar Land, Cypress, and Katy locations on Thursday.
  • Dario’s Seafood & Steakhouse — Open regular hours Thursday, dine-in or takeout only.
  • Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse — Open regular hours Thursday, dine-in or takeout only.
  • Bread Man Baking Company — Plans to attend Urban Harvest and Rice Village Farmers Markets this weekend with as much of the normal menu as possible.
  • FuelUp — Alief, Northside, Eastside, Willowbrook, and Sharpstown locations are open 24-hours with bagged ice and bottled water.
  • Goode Company Restaurants — All Goode Company restaurants, with the exception of Armadillo Palace, will reopen on Friday. Menu offerings may be limited; call ahead to place orders.
  • Rooftop Cinema Club — Not showing movies, but the Navigation location will be open until 6 p.m. Thursday and will offer charging, goodie bags with battery-powered string lights, wifi, snacks and drinks and will have a food truck on site.
  • The Grotto — The Woodlands location is open Thursday.
  • La Finca — Both the Cinco Ranch and Fulshear locations are open as of Thursday.
  • Big City Wings — All 8 Houston-area locations are open Thursday.
  • Revelry on Richmond — Opening at 2 p.m. Thursday with a limited menu.
  • Riel — Opening at 2 pm. Thursday until supplies run out. Limited menu will consist mostly of sandwiches from pop-up Louie’s.
  • Orleans Seafood Kitchen — Open until 5 p.m. Thursday for to-go orders only.
  • Rudyards — Opens at 1 p.m. Thursday with limited menu.
  • Onion Creek — Open Thursday for to-go only with limited menu.
  • Cedar Creek — Open Thursday for to-go only with limited menu.
  • Revolucion Coffee and Juice — Open in Houston Thursday with limited offerings.
  • Feast Urban Eats — Open on Thursday for to-go only until supplies last.
  • The Burger Joint — Both locations open on Thursday for to-go service only.
  • Vinny’s Pizzeria — Open Thursday with limited menu, but they’re delivering.
  • Phat Eatery — Open Thursday.
  • Cuchara — Open Thursday.
  • Pappas Steahouse — Both the Downtown and Galleria locations are expected to open Friday.
  • Lucille’s — Opening Thursday afternoon with a limited menu for curbside and delivery only.
  • City Cellars — Open Thursday for take-away only until 6 p.m. Extremely limited staff and phone are down.
  • Cactus Cove — Open Thursday for to-go food and drinks including crawfish at $5 a pound while supplies last.
  • BB’s Tex-Orleans Cafe — Several locations are open on Thursday with to-go only.
  • Molina’s Cantina — The Fulsher location is expected to open later today. Check Instagram for details.
  • Ginger Kale — Open Thursday and serving up hot coffee, hot chocolate and hot food.
  • The Taco Stand — Open Thursday with limited menu and to-go margaritas.
  • El Patio — The restaurant is closed but the food truck is open Thursday.
  • Pisteleros — Opening at 4 p.m. Thursday.

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