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Molina's Cantina, one of Houston's oldest and finest institutions, continues to expand since their debut in 1941.
Molina's Cantina, one of Houston's oldest and finest institutions, continues to expand since their debut in 1941.
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Old School: Houston's Classic Restaurant Institutions

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Molina's Cantina, one of Houston's oldest and finest institutions, continues to expand since their debut in 1941.
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With a restaurant scene as dynamic as Houston's, it's easy to get wrapped up in the latest and greatest trendy spot. Next time you need a restaurant suggestion, use this map to make an old school decision. Sit back, relax, and take a trip down memory lane with some of Houston's oldest and most revered restaurants.

—Rachel Brill & Alison Herman

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. James Coney Island

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5745 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

2. Prince's Hamburgers

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3899 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77027

3. Molina's Cantina

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4720 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. Cleburne Cafeteria

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3606 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

5. Brenner's Steakhouse

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10911 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

6. Christie's Seafood & Steak

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6029 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

7. Barbecue Inn

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116 W Crosstimbers Rd
Houston, TX 77018

8. Pizzitola's BBQ

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1703 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

9. Dot Coffee Shop

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7006 Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX 77087

1. James Coney Island

5745 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
5745 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

2. Prince's Hamburgers

3899 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77027
3899 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77027

3. Molina's Cantina

4720 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
4720 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

4. Cleburne Cafeteria

3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
3606 Bissonnet St
Houston, TX 77005

5. Brenner's Steakhouse

10911 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079
10911 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079

6. Christie's Seafood & Steak

6029 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
6029 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

7. Barbecue Inn

116 W Crosstimbers Rd, Houston, TX 77018
116 W Crosstimbers Rd
Houston, TX 77018

8. Pizzitola's BBQ

1703 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
1703 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

9. Dot Coffee Shop

7006 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77087
7006 Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX 77087

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