Best Lunch Restaurants in Houston
Lunch is undoubtedly the best meal of the day, because it strikes the perfect balance between fueling our bodies and satisfying our taste buds. Whether it’s a wholesome salad, a savory sandwich, or a hearty bowl of soup, lunch caters to every palate. Lunchtime fosters social connections, as we gather with friends, family, or colleagues to share meals and meaningful conversations.
Luckily, there are quite a few great options for lunch in Houston and a number of them are now offering the special $25 lunch as part of the Houston Restaurant Weeks celebration! We went ahead and did the homework for you and boiled the list of options down to the Top 10 Places Offering Lunch as a part of Houston Restaurant Weeks 2023!
This is an excellent opportunity to sample some of Houston’s greatest restaurants at a fraction of the standard price. Even better, a percentage of each meal’s earnings will be donated to the Houston Food Bank!
Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.
Also, read our posts about Best Dessert in Houston, Coffee Shops Houston 2023, The Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Houston, and Kids Eat Free Houston!
Foodies wanted! Come enjoy diverse plates in the heart of Downtown Houston at some of city’s most famous restaurants. This tour will begin at the Historic Market Square Park (outside Niko Niko’s) where you will learn about Houston’s rich history, beautiful architecture, & diversity of cultures. Guests will enjoy first-hand views of the tallest building in Texas & the Downtown Tunnel System (1/3 of tour spent in tunnels) in the USA.
The tour consists of 3 stops where you will try 6-7 delicious food samplings including authentic Mexico City cuisine, traditional Asian novelties, Houston’s unique take on Italian-American, & dessert. These meals are pre-ordered & will be coming out nice & fresh for your whole group.
Get more information and book your Astroville Food Tour of Downtown Houston TODAY!!!
Best Lunch Restaurants in Houston – Houston Restaurant Weeks 2023
Image Credit: B.B Lemons FB Page
The B.B.’s Lemon Houston lunch menu serves traditional American foods with a modern twist, like C&W mac and cheese and chicken lollipops with Korean seasoning. There is something for everyone on the menu, which also includes a selection of salads, sandwiches, and hamburgers.
Where: 1809 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday and Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
At B&B Butchers & Restaurant Houston, a selection of premium, regionally sourced meats, and seafood are available for lunch. A5 Wagyu Katsu Sando and Beef & Barley are just two of the menu’s unusual offerings.
Where: 1814 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
The lunch menu at Bistro Menil offers a selection of traditional French dishes including the Croque Monsieur and the Steak Frites. A number of unusual dishes, including the Duck Confit and the Roasted Beet Salad, are also available on the menu.
The most popular dessert on the restaurant’s menu is Chocolate Mousse. Bistro Menil makes it with dark chocolate, cream, and eggs. It is served with a raspberry coulis.
Where: 1513 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006
Operating Hours: Lunch: Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Image Credit: Brennan’s of Houston FB Page
Shrimp Remoulade and Crab Louie Cocktail are just a couple of the traditional Creole dishes available on Brennan’s of Houston’s lunch menu. A number of unusual delicacies, including the Gulf Shrimp Enchilada and Bobwhite Quail Beignet, are also available on the menu.
The best-selling item on the restaurant’s lunch menu is Shrimp Rémoulade, Crawfish Enchilada, Creole Crawfish Campechana, Jimmy’s Grilled Oysters, and Bobwhite Quail Beignet.
Where: 3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
Operating Hours: Monday CLOSED | Brunch and Lunch Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Sunday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Houston is home to a thriving craft beer and brewery scene, but it can be hard to decide where to drink. Remove the guesswork and let a local guide take you on a personalized bar crawl to four of downtown Houston’s best watering holes, from small-batch distilleries to cozy pubs and cutting-edge craft breweries. Save yourself a long walk by riding in an eco-friendly electric cart, and admire some colorful street murals along the way.
Get your crew ready for a brew and book this highly-rated Private Houston Brewery Tour by Cart TODAY!!!
Best Lunch Restaurants in Houston – Houston Restaurant Weeks 2023
The lunch menu at Caracol offers a selection of meals that are influenced by the cuisines of the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America. A number of unusual meals, including the Arroz with Pollo and the Ceviche Caracol, are also available on the menu.
The most popular item on the restaurant’s lunch menu is Mofongo, Cuban Sandwich, and Tostones.
Where: 2200 Post Oak Blvd #160, Houston, TX 77056
Operating Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm | Friday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm | Saturday 11:00 am – 10:30 pm | Sunday 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Churrasco de Tira and the Chorizo Empanadas are just a couple of the traditional South American dishes available on Churrascos’ lunch menu. Additionally, the menu features a number of unusual items, such as Chilean Sea Bass Ceviche and Grilled Octopus.
Make sure you try the Lobster Bisque.
Where: 947 Gessner Rd Suite B-290, Houston, TX 77024
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Sunday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Image Credit: Eloise Nichols FB Page
Eloise Nichols Grill & Liquors is known for its charming and relaxed atmosphere that captures the essence of Southern hospitality. The best-selling items on the restaurant’s lunch menu entrees are Prime Rib Beef Dip and Crispy Chicken Sandwich.
Where: 2400 Mid-Ln #100, Houston, TX 77027
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm | Friday 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm | Sunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Several traditional Vietnamese meals, including the Banh Mi and the Pho Bo, are available on the lunch menu at Le Colonial. A number of unusual meals are also available on the menu, such as the Goi Cuon (spring rolls) and the Bo La Lot (beef wrapped in betel leaves). The menu features a variety of appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts.
The best-selling item on the restaurant’s lunch menu is Crabmeat Cake. This is a cake made with crab meat, eggs, and spices. It is served with lettuce, cucumber, and a sweet and sour sauce.
Where: 4444 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77027
Operating Hours: Sunday – Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | Thursday – Friday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Pachá Nikkei’s lunch menu offers a selection of Nikkei dishes, which are fusions of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine. The Causa Limea and the Wagyu Beef Anticuchos are just two of the menu’s unusual offerings.
The most popular items on the restaurant’s lunch menu are Jaiva Ceviche, Salmon Tiradito, and Sushi & Nigiri. Pachá Nikkei also offers a variety of sushi and nigiri rolls
Where: 10001 Westheimer Rd Suite 5, Houston, TX 77042
Operating Hours: Lunch: Tuesday – Friday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Image Credit: The Annie Café & Bar FB Page
The Annie Café & Bar’s lunch menu offers a selection of traditional American meals with a contemporary touch. A number of unusual dishes are also available on the menu, like the Lobster Salad and the Smoked Duck Prosciutto with Huitlacoche Duxelles.
The best-selling items on the restaurant’s lunch menu are Grilled Double Lamb Chops, Gulf Red Snapper, and The Annie Burger
Where: 1800 Post Oak Blvd Suite 6170, Houston, TX 77056
Operating Hours: Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stay on top of all the fun events and activities in Houston with our weekly updates to Things to Do in Houston this Week, Things to Do in Houston this Weekend, Things to Do in Houston with Kids this Weekend, and Things to Do in Galveston this Weekend
And to get these updates directly delivered to your feed, give us a follow on Facebook by clicking on the …next to the search lens icon