Joyce's Seafood & Steaks

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Joyce’s Seafood & Steaks is a neighborhood bistro experience in Houston that has become a favorite with locals ever since opening the doors in 1997. Known for the freshest Gulf seafood and mouthwatering steaks, Joyce’s Seafood & Steaks has been given kudos and awards galore, including from Houston Press, Texas Monthly, Saveur Magazine and the Houston Chronicle.



House specialties at Joyce’s Seafood & Steaks include lobster and shrimp enchiladas, seafood gumbo, fresh fish, and Texas Gulf oysters . For something other than seafood try the filet mignon. Just be sure to save some room for dessert because the white chocolate bread pudding with pecans and bourbon sauce is to die for.


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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best Neighborhood go to. The beat

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vipwormbass
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Joyce's. The food is always great and the people are friendly. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

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vipDick
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great gumbo and fried oysters (in flour, not corn meal)

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
122 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Joyce's! The food and service are always excellent.

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vipTexas
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Still the youngest at Joyce’s maybe in 20 years might become the older crowd.

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Fritz
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food

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vipnetway
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place for a quiet dinner. My husband's redfish was great. My trout was OK, but for me, it needed some more seasoning. This place makes you feel like you have gone back in time about 40 years and has good seafood. Would like it if it had a few more contemporary recipes for fish and vegetables, but there is comfort in getting the old staples.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful seafood restaurant! We will continue to go there.

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GilM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this new place and we were pleasantly surprised. Service was good, food was excellent, and overall experience was great.

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Fritz
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent!!!

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EliH
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Just was not impressed with food or service. My NY Strip was fries and not grilled...very disappointing. On the positive, my wife did enjoy her fresh fish dish. Not a memorable Valentines date.

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MicheleS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious. The Valentine's Day menu was also great. Will definitely come back again.

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vipjeannem
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish was so fresh and perfectly prepared!!!

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DonL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time back in 10 years. The service and food were both outstanding - especially the red snapper special.

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vipjose
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at reasonable prices
Staff was very friendly and helpful
Lunch menu is great for the price

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joank
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

food was not what we have before.
steak was over cooked and dry
osters in soup were tough
gumbo was bare of seafood
fish was just okay

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BrianP
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

the staff at Joyce's was great! made us feel like valued customers even though it was our first time dinning there. I would definitely recommend and will return in the future to try more items off of the menu.

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vipETMS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fresh and well prepared seafood. Excellent service in a relaxed neighborhood setting.

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vipRealEstateMama
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food. Great place to bring grandparents or kids. Relaxed atmosphere with casual neighborhood feel but date night dishes!! They have a gluten free menu!!

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vipHoustonian2000
London
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really pleased with the variety on the menu. Our waitress was very attentive to us and very personable. We were also impressed with how quickly the tables were bussed and everything cleaned and set up for the next customers. We will definitely return!

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Traveller
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Best Caesar salad in the area - but we had a horrible service experience, waiting 45 minutes before an appetizer arrived (and even then only after getting the manager involved). Maybe just an ESL deficit. My takeaway: If I'm on a tight schedule, let the server know explicitly.

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vipValentine
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy Joyce’s. A great neighborhood spot for casual dining.

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vipMgfoodie
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always a great meal and very friendly service. I never hesitate to recommend Joyce’s to others.

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Midgehola
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Thank you for accommodating my gift certificate, Francisco.

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SteveP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It's not bad, just not good. A place for regulars who enjoy the proximity and know what to expect. A more mature crowd.

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JenniferT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The food was very bland, the gumbo was burnt, and the bread pudding was not real bread pudding. The staff was super friendly tho

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Edward
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took out of town company and friends that had never been to Joyce’s.
Had a great time and the food and service were wonderful!

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EricaJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We were sat in the back close to a tree and the kitchen. It was pretty busy and towards the end of the night the hostess asked to take a chair from our table when there were three empty tables around us.

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vipmjg20606
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good size portions, good service. Good seafood restaurant

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viplaurlauf
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice neighborhood feel, Definitely not just a neighborhood restaurant though.
Recommend if you are considering trying it out, you do so.

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RosieRowley
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our Favorite Restaurants. We always love the Seafood!

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vipMgfoodie
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

always quality food & such a warm & friendly owner who is always overseeing what’s going on

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DianeJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food in a local neighborhood restaurant worth checking out when you have a chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service great and the food is always delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Friendly service and excellent food.

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vipPandasmom1
Houston
99 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Joyce's, the food is consistently good and the service is attentive but not overbearing. We were there during restaurant month 2019 and the selections were varied and full size servings. Their gumbo is delicious, dark roux and lots of seafood. The blackened red snapper Ponchatrain was served with their pecan rice and 2 large asparagus spears. Even when it's not restaurant week/month their prices are moderate for the size serving.
The decor makes you feel you are eating in one of your favorite beachside restaurants.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Joyce’s

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vipDiscriminatingDiner
Houston
123 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Joyce's ia alwasy excellent. The portions are generous and the service attentive without being overbearing. We will return to Joyce's soon!

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vipluvs2eatout
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always delicious and fresh!

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vipLindaG
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my first time. My brother and I enjoyed the food. Our waiter, Oscar, was excellent! He knew the menu and answered all our questions and was attentive. It wasn’t loud so we could enjoy conversation. Food was delicious and we will be back!
The hostess even thanked us for coming when we left!
Linda

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Joyce's Seafood & Steaks offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 975-9902.

Joyce's Seafood & Steaks is rated 4.5 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

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