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Market Square Bar & Grill

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Bar, Pub, American
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311 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002-1812
+1 713-224-6133
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Franklin, North Carolina
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Brian made and served me the best fish sandwich I have ever had anywhere! The ambiance in this grill is the kind I like when I visit a big city.

Thank Patti Y
Prospect, Virginia
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

In the old Market Square area of downtown Houston, we found this little gem. It has the look, feel and atmosphere of a New Orleans bar with a small courtyard out back. The beer is cold (and lots of selection) and the food was plentiful and good. Great place to hangout with a classic saloon old wooden bar. Mostly bar... More 

Thank 352will
La Porte, Texas
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

What a great little gem, found in the heart of Houston. The building is one of the oldest in town, it is beautiful with that New Orleans look and atmosphere. The beer was cold, the food was fabulous. Pecan crusted chicken with cilantro rice and roasted potatoes, my date had Blu Cheeseburger with fries, it too was amazing. We will... More 

Thank Linda E
Missouri City, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 7 April 2016

I go here at least once a week with my coworkers. I miss their wings. They have not have them for the past 2 weeks that I've been there. Please bring those wings back.

Thank Mutiam1
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

This is in the oldest section of Houston across from the oldest building in Houston. The bar is cool,and dark and trendy and the courtyard is relaxing. The food was fresh ingredients and had a chicken sandwich at business lunch and was great. It was recommended by someone Houston and was worth the walk. I will return, Enjoy...

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

The service was terrific, the food was fresh and delicious. Go for the wings - extra crispy and tender under the crunch. Burger and Phillie Cheese steak were very good, salads very fresh, appealing and filling. Fun to sit outside.

1 Thank Emily M
Houston, Texas
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I have worked downtown for over 16 years. Market Square Grill is a fantastic hole-in-the-wall place. Located in a historic building (they said it used to be a brothel) and situated right next door to Treebeards, for years I went to Treebeards and never even realized this gem was right there. Full bar with 'regular' and some craft brews. Excellent... More 

Thank HTownReviewer
Bonn, Germany
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2014

...no need to say more. Just kidding. As previous posters wrote these are probably the best burgers in downtown Houston - at least in the evenings when all the lunch places are closed. Adding some nice daily specials (in my case, chicken enchiladas) and a really nice beer beer selection, this is a good, quite place to hang out. Wendy... More 

Thank Cityeast
Houston, Texas
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218 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I would have rated Market Square 4 and a-half pips if that rating was available. The set-up: This is a great little pup located in an old historic building on Market Square in downtown Houston. Nice wooden bar, wood floors, exposed brick walls. The food: The menu is what you would expect in a bar and grill. Burgers, steaks, sandwiches,... More 

1 Thank Jim S
Munich, Germany
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

Actually it can be a revelation after all these Burger Kings, Whataburger and other stuff around in Houston to find a place with real food. Which was really good here. Will come again.

Thank COffe11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub, American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002-1812
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-224-6133

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