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Backstreet Cafe

#36 of 7,083 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neartown/ Montrose
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1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
+1 713-521-2239
Today
10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lufkin, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere and food but the staff should not go without praise!!! They added to a perfect evening with our daughter.

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Thank Cindy D
Houston, Texas
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310 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It remains popular and I cannot figure out why. Dry eggs Benedict with hardly any sauce on a very large dry biscuit, Mac and cheese tasted the same as the biscuit. Noisy and over crowded, you cannot hear any conversation.

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Gainesville, Florida
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had brunch at Backstreet Cafe on a recent trip to Houston. It was a beautiful fall morning, we were seated outside on the patio next to a beautiful fountain. The menu was great, we both had a hard time deciding what to order. I had never been to any of Hugo Ortega's restaurants before and I was not aware of... More 

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Thank k5acook
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I met our friends at Backstreet Cafe for their anniversary, the Cafe had beautiful lights around the trees when we drove up, we decided to Valet park, our friends were already there which were upstairs, I already liked the place when we walked in because it was homey feeling but very nice, probably because it use to... More 

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Thank Teresa K
Geneva, Switzerland
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently called the restaurant in an effort to purchase a drink for a good friend who was celebrating his birthday that evening. The Manager observed the request and offered to pay as my friend was a good customer. THANK YOU! This is true customer service! Backstreet is a restaurant that has provided an excellent dining experience for many years.... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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155 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Started with a glass of crement followed by a bowl of creamy mushroom soup with a blue cheese toast in the middle; lobster sandwich and shrimp and grits. The desserts looked good but we were full. Our server brought us some sweets to try. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Thank MustTravel88
Paris, France
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A sure bet restaurant. Always tasty food and good service. They have a open air patio in the back . Centrally located.

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Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints. Food superb. Cocktails delicious. Ambiance devine. Valet parking only. Outdoor patio and indoor tables. Service exquisite. If you want a cozy romantic time out, this is for you.

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Thank Sandra M
connecticut
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

When you walk up to it, you see huge trees eliminated with tons of lights. We sat on the patio, very cute and romantic. Service was great and very attentive. Baskets of sour dough bread very welcome by this hungry family! The menu is varied and creative. We had walnut crusted chicken(so-so, its fried), braised short ribs(awesome), enchiladas(too spicy), and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Houston has thousands of restaurants and surviving in such a competitive environment takes expertise, tenacity and creative imagination. Backstreet Cafe is still rated as one of the best restaurants in Houston with exceptionally high quality, ever changing menu of tasty dishes and 1st class service. You could of course say this about many of the great Houston restaurants but to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-521-2239

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?