Punk's Simple Southern Food

4.6
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$30 and under
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Punk's is all about Southern hospitality married to a healthy dose of swagger and good manners. From Texas to Louisiana, Mississippi to Georgia and the Carolinas, these are recipes handed down by generations. Mix and match Grandpa Do's buttermilk biscuits - Ham & Jam, Chicken Fry, Snack on Deviled Eggs with pickled relish, mustard & smoked paprika or Pickled Gulf Shrimp tossed in a medley of fresh vegetables and spiced vinegar. Fried Seafood Poboys, Redfish on the half shell, Braised Collard Greens and Mom's Cornbread share the spotlight with Grandma Pat's Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken.
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LDV23
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I kept having to change my reservation but really didn’t need one once we arrived. It wasn’t busy at all. They were taking visible precautions to combat Coronavirus. I had the Charleston Stack which was pretty good. I would go back and order the fried chicken next time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice area awesome atmosphere.

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vipCERENAN
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and cool atmosphere

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TemoG
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good southern comfort food

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vipThomasP
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Best chicken fried steak !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our first time. My girlfriends and I went for brunch and We Got “Punked”! The food was well seasoned and plentiful. We were all overwhelmed by the amount of food it was. Wish the waffle was a lot more fluffy to handle that juicy chicken It just a beautiful atmosphere and the service was great! We’ll be back‼️💯

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The staff caters to each and every customer. Grant is the best boss ever!!!!

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sjakubik
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughter's 20th birthday and we had a group of seven, many from out of town. We had fried chicken, deviled eggs, omelettes, pulled pork and good beer. What an amazing server we had too! We sat on the back porch with our eighth guest (a Siberian Husky) and enjoyed the weather. I highly recommend this place!

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MIKES
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with kids.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great feel to the restaurant and very family oriented. Green space where kids played and lots of family friendly food. My kids are way grown and it still works great for couples.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good tasting food and great ambience. Our server was attentive and accommodating. The only complaint, and this has nothing to do with the restaurant, but depending on when you go, finding parking nearby can be annoying.

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KimberlyD
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food good, service great! Loved our waiter!!

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Belle
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal... Can’t wait until they reopen!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day. Great experience! Great food!

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JimZ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Punk’s been several times and we have an 1.5 hour drive. It’s worth it.

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Great
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all the service was amazing, and the food was even better. I had the fried chicken with collared greens, red beans and rice, and macaroni and cheese. Everything was excellent. I will definitely be returning.

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Belle
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Atmosphere, and Staff... all superb!

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vipSherryR
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had better. It was just ok.

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miaJ
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Needs just a little bit more light at night when its dark outside, its kinda dark on the inside. Otherwise, the food and drinks are great and priced great! Love my time spent with co-workers. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere at Punks was great . The managers were so kind checking on us. The host was very welcoming . The server was very attentive an accurate with our order.

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vipSteveS
Central Texas
45 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid, delicious, authentic southern comfort food with a great bar, nice wine selection and attentive staff.

Don’t miss the hush puppies and you must have at least one piece of fried chicken (closest thing to skillet fried like my Mom’s) whether you order a platter/meal of it or not.

Don’t stress over having to make difficult choices- just plan to return soon; you’ll want to try the rest of the menu.

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PickyFoodie
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience is always great at Punk’s. The food is phenomenal and the wait staff is always on point.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grant & his staff are amazing! I always receive great service & food when I come to Punk's.

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AnthonyF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and even better service. really good spot for families and will be coming back

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CoyW
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great service. We will be back.

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AmyF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I took my family of 7 to Punks. It was a fun place to eat with the kids being able to go outside during the meal. It was a relaxed and causal atmosphere. Food was good. We got the waffles, pancakes, plenty of fried chicken, and a chicken friend steak. The kids are well which is always a plus. We ordered the appetizer sampler and it was okay. I liked the hush puppies the best. Overall it’s a good place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating my graduation and everyone was friendly!
They wished my congrats, our waiter was very attentive, and the outside ambience is amazing.

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vipJholli
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Punks for Mother’s Day and now to celebrate our daughters college graduation. They are WOW every time. Great food, drinks and service. Our server was attentive, funny and we love the Patio!

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vipRunfar262
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall one of the best fried chicken platters I’ve had. Really good hush puppies as well, and the service and ambience are really comfortable and southern. Must go in Houston!

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HeatherR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a wonderful birthday brunch celebration today. The waitstaff and service were fantastic. The patio was just the perfect spot especially with the heaters on paired with a beautiful December day in Houston.

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Houstonfood
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. The manager was very kind and reassuring on my sons food allergies. The staff was great. I would highly recommend to people with peanut and sesame allergies

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for kids thanks to patio/Green space in back. Good margaritas too!

CA
ClarissaA
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service always. Juan was my server for the 2nd time, and he was just as amazing as the first. The manager also stopped and chatted with us for a bit. Food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday dinner for my daughter and friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience

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JesiH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, our server was attentive, and from what I could tell, the chicken and waffles was “the dish”. I would definitely like to return.

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vipTray
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, yummy food and fun atmosphere for my mom’s birthday celebration! She wanted to watch football while eating and there were plenty of tv’s. We went on a Sunday, so some in our group ordered brunch. Food ordered: Appetizer platter, 3 piece crispy buttermilk fried chicken, crispy chicken and waffle, Charleston stack, pecan crusted chicken, fried catfish basket & the egg plate. No complaints whatsoever!! We also had a Michelada, frozen sangria, hopped old fashion & a Lynchburg lemonade for cocktails. All of the drinks were very good, but the hopped old fashion just tasted like a regular old fashioned. They brought my mom out a surprise birthday treat: cotton candy in a glass with a sparkler candle! I had ordered a side of collard greens on the side with my fried chicken and it was never brought out but was on the bill. When we mentioned this to our server, she must have notified the manager because they brought out a complimentary order of greens to go (with a side of corn bread!) so I could try them. Amazing customer service and the food is always wonderful!!!! Will be back soon!

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KendraB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was very disappointed. We had reservations and had to wait even though there were several open tables. We were sat next to a large party that had several kids. The kids were running around, throwing food on the floor, one of them even tried to take something off another dinners table. Our waitress was awful. She could not answer anything about the drink menu and barely about the food menu. I ordered chicken my fiancee ordered catfish. We had to wait 40 minutes for our food. I think that's ridiculous. Our french fries were cold. The chicken I ordered was incorrect. I was given all white meat except for a leg that was not cooked all the way. The 2 split breast skin was a tad burnt. We specified to our waitress that my fiancee could not eat citrus, she brought back a drink that had an orange slice on it and had the nerve to say oh its only on the glass. Lastly the lady who was busting our table didn't even wait for us to leave before she started grabbing things from our table. Very disappointing.

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FoodieFun
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic for my party of five. The general manager, Grant and the waiter, Juan were more than accommodating and super friendly. The food was flavorful and just what we were looking for in a Sunday brunch. I specifically like the fried chicken, black eyed peas and the key lime pie!

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Punk's Simple Southern Food is rated 4.6 stars by 620 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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