10 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Houston.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Instead of asking four different Houstonians about their favorite bbq spot, head to The Pit Room in Montrose for all the classics.
Head to Huynh, which is just east of downtown, for a lunch of Vietnamese classics like pho, vermicelli bowls, and banh cuon.
The Classic - All Day is, as its name suggests, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serves comfort foods near Rice Military.
Cafe TH in East Downtown serves all of the Vietnamese classics, along with lots of vegetarian and vegan options.
El Tiempo Cantina is where to go for queso and fajitas before a long night of bar-hopping on Washington Ave.
Last Concert Cafe is a historic music venue and Mexican restaurant located just north of Downtown.
The Original Ninfa’s on Navigation is where to go in Downtown for fajitas, margaritas, and a great outdoor patio.
Better Luck Tomorrow is a retro-ish bar in The Heights with great cocktails and surprisingly good bar food.
Pepper Twins in Montrose serves Szechuan Chinese food, including dumplings and their famous Pepper Twins Chicken.