The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Houston

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:The Eatery at Hodge Podge Lodge, Lucille's, The Butler House
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Montgomery, W. University / Med Center, The Woodlands

The Eatery at Hodge Podge Lodge

$$$$·American·
Montgomery
191 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
The Eatery at Hodge Podge Lodge is the latest addition to the historic lodge located on Prairie Street in downtown Montgomery. It is a casual elegant American bistro that serves upRead more
100% recommended
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Lucille's

$$$$·Comfort Food·
W. University / Med Center
1,905 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Lucille’s is a casual dining comfort food spot located on Branch Street in the West University / Med Center neighborhood. Owners Ben and Chris Williams set out to continue their GrRead more
93% recommended
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The Butler House

$$$$·Contemporary American·
The Woodlands
347 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Butler House, located on Gosling Road in the Woodlands, serves home style American fare with a Classical French influence. It’s an innovative restaurant that pays tribute to onRead more
92% recommended
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Fratelli's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Spring Branch
611 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
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 Read more
96% recommended

Phil and Dereks

$$$$·Cajun·
Downtown
351 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
Phil and Derek’s Restaurant is Houston’s most popular southern Creole and Cajun eatery. They offer tasty mouth-watering dishes and fun, live upbeat Jazz and R&B music. Located on WRead more
87% recommended
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Brasserie 1895

$$$$·French American·
Friendswood
588 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Brasserie 1895 is definitely a place to consider for the best breakfast in Houston. They feature Old World Inspired, Wood Fired Cuisine, a Chef Driven Concept led by Chef Kris JakoRead more
94% recommended
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Goode Co. Armadillo Palace

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
162 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
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 giantRead more
95% recommended
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Enoteca Rossa

$$$$·Italian·
Bellaire
557 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
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 italRead more
91% recommended

The Union Kitchen (Bellaire)

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Texas
837 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
The Union Kitchen offers a unique and creative menu of Contemporary American and Continental cuisine. They focus on sandwiches, wraps, entree salads and some of the best burgers inRead more
91% recommended
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Grace's

$$$$·American·
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
2,624 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
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,Read more
96% recommended
American in Houston

Down House

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Heights / Washington
236 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
Down House is an eclectic neighborhood restaurant featuring creative locally sourced food, craft cocktails and an amazing selection of craft beers on tap. Located on Yale Street inRead more
100% recommended
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B.B. Lemon Washington

$$$$·Pub·
Heights / Washington
389 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
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 ofRead more
90% recommended

Bistro Menil

$$$$·European·
Midtown / Montrose
820 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 toRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Houston
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B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar

$$$$·Italian·
West Side
336 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 Read more
86% recommended

Jonathan's The Rub

$$$$·American·
West Side
946 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 restaRead more
91% recommended

The Federal Grill - Shepherd

$$$$·American·
Heights / Washington
1,510 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
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 meRead more
97% recommended
American in Houston

Frank's Americana Revival

$$$$·Contemporary American·
River Oaks
1,650 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Comfort Food
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 ChRead more
96% recommended
Contemporary American in Houston

Whiskey Cake - Baybrook

$$$$·American·
Friendswood
798 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Great for Brunch
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 theRead more
94% recommended
Healthy in Houston