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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Houston

As America’s fourth-largest city, Houston offers a wonderfully cosmopolitan destination in Texas. A visit here includes world-class dining, arts, shopping and nightlife sure to rival any other American city. Travelers can stroll along the historic Heights, explore the Museum District or check out Space Center Houston. Houston also boasts many award-winning restaurants, from the trendy new spots on Washington Avenue to the upscale cafes in River Oaks. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out when it comes to breakfast? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. If in the mood for a meal to start your day off right, check out our Tastemaker List of where to find the best breakfast in Houston.

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11 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Fratelli's Ristorante, Goode Co. Armadillo Palace, Enoteca Rossa
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, American
Neighborhoods:Spring Branch, Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor, Bellaire
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Fratelli's Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Spring Branch
4.7
795 reviews
Fratelli’s, located on Wirt Road in Spring Branch, is a casual elegant Italian restaurant and a staple of the Houston culinary scene. They focus on Italian food and serve homemade pastas, seafood and fine meats with an Italian spin. Recently taken over by new owners, this mainstay has a very quaint and charming feel and is a great part of Houston history. They offer seating in the cozy dining room as well as on the spacious patio. The expansive menu offers delicious breakfast options like the Heirloom Beet Salad, Roasted Crab Cakes with Autumn Corn Pudding, a chicken croissant sandwich and delectable stone oven pizzas.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Goode Co. Armadillo Palace

$$$$
American
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
4.6
180 reviews
Goode’s Armadillo Palace, located in the Upper Kirby/Shepherd Corridor neighborhood, is an excellent choice for a tasty breakfast in Houston. It’s easy to find, thanks to the giant silver armadillo facing the traffic on Kirby Drive. They specialize in Houston BBQ, seafood and Cajun specialties and celebrate the region’s great bounty of southern food. And their focus is making food with intention and integrity. Come in for an early meal and order shared plates of southern favorites and creative fusions of BBQ and seafood.

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Enoteca Rossa

$$$$
Italian
Bellaire
4.7
755 reviews
Enoteca Rossa is an upscale casual wine bar and italian restaurant tucked into a sleepy section of Bellaire. They offer a unique dining experience with a focus on contemporary italian cuisine. The kitchen prides itself on a dedication to quality ingredients and maintaining Italian tradition, and their values shine through in the meticulously prepared offerings. The setting offers a blend of fashionista charm and rustic warmth that is perfect for business brunch, romantic dates or special occasions. Come in for the weekend brunch to try one of their delicious cocktails and main plates like the Rossa French Toast, a bread pudding inspired version topped with a warm caramel including pecans, banana and rum.

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Grace's

$$$$
American
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
4.8
3370 reviews
Grace’s, located on Upper Kirby, is a casual restaurant serving American, Comfort Food and Southern Specialties. Owner Johnny Carrabba set out to honor memories of his grandmother, Grace, a Sicilian woman born in Louisiana. The goal was to create a menu that features a variety of disparate items - and they succeed! Their weekend brunch menu includes all the southern favorites you can dream of, with dashes of asian influence, Tex Mex and Cajun/Creole. Regulars love the Chicken Fried Chicken Biscuit, cooked to order and smothered in a jalapeno cream gravy. If you’re in the mood for something spicy, try the Beef and Chorizo Picadillo, a South Texas classic!

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B.B. Lemon Washington

$$$$
Pub
Heights / Washington
4.6
726 reviews
Located in the East Washington Corridor at 1809 Washington Avenue, B.B. Lemon is a sophisticated eatery and bar with classic, straightforward food and cocktails. Choose from one of the three distinct dining areas, including the outdoor patio and garden, and then enjoy a cocktail with your meal while you listen to awesome live music during the Sunday breakfast hours. They have fantastic menu options for every meal, but the breakfast is particularly delicious! Go for one of the hearty burgers or a house specialty like the Limoncello and Mascarpone pancakes.

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Bistro Menil

$$$$
French
Midtown / Montrose
4.7
1288 reviews
Located steps away from the Menil Collection, the art museum that houses the impressive and valuable private art of John and Dominique de Menil, this bistro is a laid-back place to find a delicious and affordable breakfast. Chef Greg Martin redefines the classic bistro setting in this friendly, lively and wine-focused establishment. They strive to create innovative and delicious offerings for all meals, particularly the breakfast options. Try items like Crisp Jamon Wrapped Asparagus with Eggs, the Brunch Galette or the Classic Belgian Waffles.

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B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
Italian
Westside
4.3
371 reviews
Located in Houston’s Energy Corridor, B.B. Italia Kitchen and Bar features a fresh take on classic, Italian-American food. They use only the best ingredients to create dishes that dazzle your taste buds. The atmosphere is fun, lively and approachable and they have a delightful weekend breakfast and brunch menu along with a happy hour menu and Lunch/Dinner. Diners love the warm, friendly atmosphere as much as the excellent menu offerings. Try their homemade Meatballs made of pork and beef and slowly braised in their special pomodoro sauce.

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Jonathan's The Rub at Campbell Place

$$$$
American
Westside
4.6
1405 reviews
Jonathan’s the Rub might just have the best breakfast in Houston - and what else would you expect from the self-proclaimed oldest line cook in the city? Johnathan opened this restaurant with the mission of providing guests with fantastic food and a totally unmatched dining experience. The restaurant features an open kitchen where you can see, smell and hear the cook preparing your meal. The menu is ever-evolving, but features specialties like the Seafood Po’boy, Lobster sliders and a Shrimp and Avocado Croissant.

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The Federal Grill - Shepherd

$$$$
American
Heights / Washington
4.8
2082 reviews
New owners and cooks took over the spot formerly called Branch Water Tavern and rebranded it as The Federal Grill. It’s now a laid-back venue that features lower prices, updated menu options and a whole new atmosphere that diners find welcoming and convivial. The crisp linens on the table and the warm hospitality brighten up the space and make it a local favorite for breakfast. The menu is eclectic and features influences as broad as Italian and Asian! Try the Kung Pao calamari or the Big Country Benedict next time you visit.

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Frank's Americana Revival

$$$$
Contemporary American
River Oaks
4.8
1817 reviews
Located near the corner of Weslyan on Westheimer, Frank’s Americana Revival offers classic American food with a strong dose of Texas hospitality. Owner Michael Shine and his son Chris operate it like a mom-and-pop restaurant, so diners always feel welcomed and appreciated. The menu features locally sourced fruits and vegetables as well as fresh Gulf seafood. Try the Fried Gulf Shrimp B.L.T. or their famous Lone Star Burger.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Whiskey Cake - Baybrook

$$$$
American
Friendswood
4.6
1294 reviews
Whiskey Cake, located on Gulf Freeway in Friendswood, has what many locals consider the best breakfast in Houston. They serve up tasty farm-to-kitchen dishes and cocktails from the scratch only kitchen and bar. They focus on slow-cooking methods on the live wood grill, smoker and spit because they believe food just tastes better that way! Kick your feet up in one of the rocking chairs, sit at one of the fancy tables in the dining room or relax out on the porch! Breakfast specialities include the Grilled Texas Redfish and the Chicken and Waffle plate.

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