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.


What 138 People Are Saying
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SP
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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

JT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

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

E
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

EJ
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

m
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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l
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

RR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

M
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

DJ
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service great and the food is always delicious.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Friendly service and excellent food.

P
Houston
92 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Joyce’s

DD
Houston
110 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

l
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always delicious and fresh!

LG
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

LE
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true neighborhood gem. I love going there and having them know me by name.

DK
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good

J
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fish was fabulous. However, key lime pie suffered from freezer burn.

j
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This a real neighborhood favorite among all the friends. An easy, wonderful place to have a delicious meal where we can hear each other and have great conversations~

DM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The crab cake was delicious. The rainbow trout with angel hair pasta was very good. My husband and his mom enjoyed the fried shrimp. The apple crisp for dessert was also very good. It was nice to dine in a restaurant that was not noisy.

L
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food in a fun, neighborhood venue. We chose three desserts to top off our night; crepe brûlée, bread pudding and key lime pie. All yummy!

JT
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the service to the food everything was excellent!!!
Definitely making this my #1 seafood restaurant to go to with my family and for date night.
Thank you guys for making my daughters graduation day special.
Highly recommend

VC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Joyced plain and simple. It always always feels like coming home. Only caveat is that even off hours it is so popular that you may have trouble finding handicap parking. It is worth the walk though.

V
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh fish. Great service. Great cocktails and adequate wine selection. Nice neighborhood atmosphere. Treated like a valuable and good friend.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly atmosfere. Good food.

l
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh fish was excellent. Service excellent. Very attentive. reasonable prices. Easy to converse...Noise level low. Neighborhood gem. Nice menu selection. easy parking. would definitely return.

MM
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the the oysters and shrimp to start. They were not as good as the cooked fresh fish. Great flavors. Would go back.

w
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this local restaurant. Food very good. Always have had their seafood. So can't comment on steaks. The bread pudding is the best in the city.

OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite! A real gem! We love the staff!

r
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The definitive suburban Houston. Busy, generally older clientele, unpretentious. Good sized portions. Average.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Engagement celebration

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent seafood! A treat I look forward to when I am home in Houston. Oysters are great. I almost always ends up ordering the snapper special—it’s so good.

BS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic fish!

j
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood seafood restaurant. Always delicious food!

H
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Joyce's always has great seafood. We especially love the cold fresh oysters and the red snapper special topped with crabmeat. The salads are always tasty and fresh and the vegetables are cooked perfectly. Service was friendly, responsive and with just the right amount of attention.

y
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this neighborhood gem and we were delighted with the food and the ambiance. You get treated like you are family. We will be back to taste other dishes that caught our attention. We went for the seafood of course.

LF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

WE have dined at Joyce's many times. Portions are good size , drink sizes as well food is always very good

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great Meal and Service

HR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Been eating here for a number of years.

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