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Houston’s 9 Best Drive-Thru Dining Destinations

Grab kolaches and pizza without leaving the car

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Let’s face it, Houston is a car-focused city. Luckily, H-Town boasts a number of homegrown and small business drive-thrus, perfect for a quick bite to eat on the way to work, on the way home, or while just running errands inside or out of the loop.

That means diners can core fresh baked kolaches, pizza by the slice, and even margaritas to-go without ever leaving their cars. Check out this list of local drive-thru destinations sure to satisfy any thirst or craving.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

MytiBurger

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Discover a bit of nostalgia and a lot of good eats at this iconic burger joint in Oak Forest. Currently open for lunch service beginning at 10:30 a.m., Mytiburger’s menu includes burgers and steak sandwiche combos with fries and a drink for under $8. There’s also a hefty list of fast food staples a la carte, including chili dogs, stuffed jalapeños, house-made onion rings, and old fashioned milkshakes and malts.

Kolache Shoppe

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Breakfast expectations are far exceeded at the Kolache Shoppe window, where hearty kolaches come in flavors like savory smokehouse venison and pork sausage or sweet lemon cream. The one-stop-shop serves Boomtown Coffee to round out its breakfast service, even offering Vietnamese cold brew. 

El Rey Taqueria

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Score individually wrapped tacos to-go and more at this taqueria, which features a sizable menu of Cuban and Mexican eats. At El Rey, full platters like the Havana plate include slow-cooked pork with mojo sauce and plantains with black beans. Don’t miss the tortas menu, which includes a vegan option.

W Grill

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Find a no-fuss menu of sandwiches, wraps, and burgers at this kiosk. What truly draws the crowds in is the long list of frozen margaritas available to-go . Traditional picks include the original and strawberry, along with tropical varieties like passion fruit and pomegranate.  

Voodoo Doughnut - Washington & Waugh

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This Portland export landed in Houston in 2020, complete with its own drive-thru so folks can pick up a dozen doughnuts without leaving the car. The bakery is also open 24 hours, perfect for late-night snack cravings.

Bambolino's

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Give your dialing finger a rest and pay a visit to the drive-thru window at Bambolino’s. At this Montrose haunt, choose from traditional pizzas like meat lovers, margarita, and Greek. Order by the slice or buy a full pie, and finish with a slice of cheesecake or tiramisu.

Becks Prime

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Burgers, fries, and a drive-thru go together like Netflix and quarantine. At Becks Prime, try 100% Angus beef burgers like the hickory cheeseburger or the prime sauce-topped Bubba burger, all cooked to order and presented on fluffy, freshly-baked egg buns. But Becks Prime goes even further, offering fajita plates with tenderloin meat, loaded baked potatoes, steak dinners with a salad and sides — all from the comfort of a drive-thru window.

Oui Banh Mi

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In a city where Vietnamese eats reign supreme, it is only fitting that Houstonians are able to stock up on summer rolls and banh mi sandwiches by way of drive-thru window. At Oui Banh Mi, order heaping vermicelli bowls topped with fragrant herbs, piping hot pho noodle soup, or rice with chargrilled beef and fish sauce.

Common Bond On-The-Go Garden Oaks

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Local bakery Common Bond opened a drive-thru window in the middle of 2020, and the concept proved so successful that now there are several scattered throughout Houston. In addition to coffee and breakfast croissants in the morning, diners can also get lunch sandwiches and salads, or stop by on the way home for work fora loaf of break and wine for dinner.

MytiBurger

Discover a bit of nostalgia and a lot of good eats at this iconic burger joint in Oak Forest. Currently open for lunch service beginning at 10:30 a.m., Mytiburger’s menu includes burgers and steak sandwiche combos with fries and a drink for under $8. There’s also a hefty list of fast food staples a la carte, including chili dogs, stuffed jalapeños, house-made onion rings, and old fashioned milkshakes and malts.

Kolache Shoppe

Breakfast expectations are far exceeded at the Kolache Shoppe window, where hearty kolaches come in flavors like savory smokehouse venison and pork sausage or sweet lemon cream. The one-stop-shop serves Boomtown Coffee to round out its breakfast service, even offering Vietnamese cold brew. 

El Rey Taqueria

Score individually wrapped tacos to-go and more at this taqueria, which features a sizable menu of Cuban and Mexican eats. At El Rey, full platters like the Havana plate include slow-cooked pork with mojo sauce and plantains with black beans. Don’t miss the tortas menu, which includes a vegan option.

W Grill

Find a no-fuss menu of sandwiches, wraps, and burgers at this kiosk. What truly draws the crowds in is the long list of frozen margaritas available to-go . Traditional picks include the original and strawberry, along with tropical varieties like passion fruit and pomegranate.  

Voodoo Doughnut - Washington & Waugh

This Portland export landed in Houston in 2020, complete with its own drive-thru so folks can pick up a dozen doughnuts without leaving the car. The bakery is also open 24 hours, perfect for late-night snack cravings.

Bambolino's

Give your dialing finger a rest and pay a visit to the drive-thru window at Bambolino’s. At this Montrose haunt, choose from traditional pizzas like meat lovers, margarita, and Greek. Order by the slice or buy a full pie, and finish with a slice of cheesecake or tiramisu.

Becks Prime

Burgers, fries, and a drive-thru go together like Netflix and quarantine. At Becks Prime, try 100% Angus beef burgers like the hickory cheeseburger or the prime sauce-topped Bubba burger, all cooked to order and presented on fluffy, freshly-baked egg buns. But Becks Prime goes even further, offering fajita plates with tenderloin meat, loaded baked potatoes, steak dinners with a salad and sides — all from the comfort of a drive-thru window.

Oui Banh Mi

In a city where Vietnamese eats reign supreme, it is only fitting that Houstonians are able to stock up on summer rolls and banh mi sandwiches by way of drive-thru window. At Oui Banh Mi, order heaping vermicelli bowls topped with fragrant herbs, piping hot pho noodle soup, or rice with chargrilled beef and fish sauce.

Common Bond On-The-Go Garden Oaks

Local bakery Common Bond opened a drive-thru window in the middle of 2020, and the concept proved so successful that now there are several scattered throughout Houston. In addition to coffee and breakfast croissants in the morning, diners can also get lunch sandwiches and salads, or stop by on the way home for work fora loaf of break and wine for dinner.

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