State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial

4.6
1135 Reviews
$30 and under
American
State Fare Kitchen & Bar is back and we are looking forward to providing every guest with an unforgettable dining experience through unmatched hospitality and the highest quality food and beverages. Located in the heart of Memorial City on Gessner Road, join us for lunch, dinner, and our famous weekend brunch.
Please know that we are following all the needed and regulated sanitizing precautions regarding Covid-19. Our number one priority is our guest and their safety. We ask that you share in our concern for each other and practice safety standards and social distancing when dining with us.

Thank you again for your support and we are eager to provide you with a great guest experience!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Sun 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 5:00PM - 11:00PM

What 1135 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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BridgeA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The wait was not long, and the drinks were delicious, too.

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StateFairTERRIBLEtime
Houston
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience1

We went about 6 months ago and had a great time. This time we made a reservation. When we got there 5 minutes early, they sat us in the "music room". TERRIBLE! The room was very cold (noticed another family that got seated in there also kept there coats on), asked the waitress about it, she never said or did anything. Catfish I ordered was terrible, way too much breading. My wife's meal was not good either. My son did love the spaghetti and meatballs. Our food came out so fast, made us wonder how fresh it was. The music room was so quiet and cold, just was a terrible ambiance.

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CBHerman
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and food was great

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vipFoodie
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute decision to eat here and so happy we did. Fantastic energy, loved the decor and background music. Inventive cocktails and creative menu. Sounds simple but don't miss out on the grilled cheese sandwich, it was perfect! Looking forward to eating here again.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded 6 hours ago

Thanks for the great review, Foodie! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope you'll visit again soon!

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Halle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely great. Service was speedy. Drinks were good as well. Would most definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday best waiter ever.

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Misha
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambience & Service was great ! Food was decent at best I’m actually kind of disappointed flavor wise. Got the drink flight and every last drink was amazing. The server was very attentive and the restaurant did very well with the 6ft protocol. I’m not sure if I’ll be returning though, for the price of the food I expected better plating and more flavor.

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SteveF
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great brunch spot with friends!!

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope you'll visit again soon!

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Ernest
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have not been here in a while. Menu has changed slightly, but good food none the less.
Had the smoked rib-eye which was excellent. Will definitely return.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Ernest! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit. Hope you'll visit again soon!

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ReginaJ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoy the place service and food. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Birthday dinner.

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DivasMaskedUp
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food, Burger, Onion Rings, Fried Shrimp and Shrimp and Grits were excellent! The 4 frozen drink tasters was also good!! I will definitely be going back to enjoy other items on the menu!👍🏽

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great hunter was awesome. He was attentive and very knowledgeable.

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MaddisonH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Boyyy the food GOOD AF! The drinks too! I’m coming back every Friday and Saturday!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. First time eating there. Such a fun place to have a small dinner or special event. Food was delicious and service was spectacular. I had three mangers come over and check on us!! Will definitely go back. Thanks State Fare...until next time.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thanks for the great review! We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you'll visit again soon.

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SherraJ
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food portions are huge! Food was great, ambiance was great also. Would recommend for brunch.

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KendraB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our waiter Anthony was amazing.

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FredR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Enjoy the staff, food an the total experience. Even the valet service was excellent. We are ready to return.

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LadySeymore
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to State Fare and we were blown away! Everything was so delicious! Farm board, drink flights, Mac, double chop, salad, and s’mores!

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EnergyGal
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The west side of Houston definitely needed a restaurant like State Fare! It was a nice dining experience. We were there late afternoon between Christmas and New Year's Eve, and the restaurant was not crowded at all. Our waiter, Cameron, was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. We both had hamburgers, but they were big enough to split. I had the "Flight" of 4 frozen drinks for $15 at Cameron's suggestion. It was a great way to explore their drink menu. Their food menu has a little bit of everything, so it's a good choice for finicky appetites. We will definitely go back!

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DouglasD
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The fried catfish tasted as if it was fried in old grease. The coleslaw was swimming in mayonnaise. The hushpuppies tasted over cooked. Will I go back? No.

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ChadneyM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! The frozen flight is always a go to. Service was superb! Complimentary valet parking always makes it better! I highly recommend.

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Closetfoodie
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas Eve dinner. Patrons were appropriately spaced out and the server was very attentive.

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vipAllanM
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The place is not what it used to be. I have given them 3 chances over the last month, both food and service have slipped considerably. I’ve reached out and received zero response. Sad what has happened to a once fun lunch spot.

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KendraB
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I've gone to State Fair previously and always had a good time. This time was completely different. Our waitress was not attentive. We had to ask 3 different workers including a manager to find her. The restaurant was not packed but she was never around. Her mask was too big for her face which means she kept having to pull it up and touch her nose. This made us very uncomfortable. This was not a good experience this time.

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DonnaR
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was very nice except the music was way too loud to even hear the person next to me. Our fabulous water Yancy had it turned down so it was much better. Food was good. Burger was great
I would def come back again!

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MatildaJ
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food was good but it was 6 of us, all of our hashbrowns were so salty they weren't edible. And I love salt. I ordered the crabcakes, so I asked the waitress for a fruit side to compensate the side. I was allergic to the melon bowl so I had to send it back. So the manager came and he suggested the asparagus which is fine, but he charged my ticket. It was alot of back and forth. The waitress was annoyed, it was just too much and my food was cold by then. My guest wasnt happy with the drinks. But were happy with the food taste besides the hashbrowns... so overall the experience was just ok.

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It’s a nice restaurant, would probably be nice for a girls brunch, but if you’re just wanting to grab a bite to eat I wouldn’t recommend it. Service was slow, and while the food was good it was overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is courtesy and welcoming. Waiter was very understanding and patient of the other half our couples date night that arrived a little later. Amidst the wait he suggested the margarita flight and appetizers which were all good. FYI, the Lavender Lemonade margarita is a pure delight for the taste buds. We tried got appetizers: the wings and the queso w/ brisket, etc. All so, so good. Entrees were various around the table: from the crab cakes, purest Mac ‘n cheese with a secret menu addition of a quite tender sliced roast, salmon w/ asparagus, bun-less burger and more. The ambiance was nice and the music in rotation was definitely on point. Even the Octoberfest that was ordered with the bun-less was a nice top-off to the meal.
Overall it was our first visit among us all and a great couples date night out ☺️ We look forward to another visit!

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your date night out with us and hope to see you back again soon!

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vipShawnJB
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for the kiddo and friends for a birthday celebration. They felt so "adult-ish"!

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thanks for the great review ShawnJB! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff was absolutely incredible

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vipCynthiaC
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The girls at the front were a little flaky. At 12:10, I called and asked if I could come before my 1:15 reservation. I was told they had nothing earlier. 12:20, My husband walked to see about the wait. He was told about 20 minutes. After 30 minutes we walk in to ask about our table. The girl that took our information, looked at us and said, “Oh yeah”. We were immediately sat. When we sat down, we received 3 texts. I think they forgot about us. I told the girl at sat us we also had an online reservation at 1:15. Then I received an email stating that I missed my reservation. Again, I think the girls forgot.

However, the food was great!

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thanks for the review and feedback Cynthia! We're glad you enjoyed the delicious food and hope to see you again soon.

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Starr
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, good music. Great food!
Enjoyed my Birthday Lunch

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded on December 17, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Starr! We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you'll visit again soon.

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Sammy
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks for family or date night. Amazing experience.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded on December 14, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Sammy! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip but we will definitely be back! Our server Janet was amazing and made great recommendations. Everything we had was amazing! Cannot recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was really nice and the food was A1

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful

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MychalB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Service. Nice atmosphere for brunch. Food and Drinks served fast.

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - Memorial
Responded on December 8, 2020

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon!

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RainScott
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sat at the bar. Bartenders were super nice. Would definitely try again. Good good and drinks.

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