Steamboat House

4.7
587 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Steamboat House is a steakhouse with a Texas history flair. Its large dining room is decorated with burgundy walls, flags & historical artwork. The restaurant hosts an intimate bar with a bust of Sam Houston; additional Texas artwork. In addition to the main dining room & bar, guests are invited to reserve the unique Log Cabin room, which has become a popular spot for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, Christmas parties, anniversary parties & more.
Steamboat House offers a combined menu including lunch ($13.50-$23) & dinner ($13-$69) entrees, with a separate children’s menu ($4.95-$9.95). Popular lunch choices include Yellowfin Tuna salad, Shrimp Po Boy sandwich & tenderloin tips. The dinner choices includes the best of prime & choice steaks, bison steaks, seafood including delicious crab cakes & more. The owner of the Steamboat House, Charlie Fogarty, visits with guests to inform & entertain people of all ages about the Republic of Texas History.

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 587 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant for special dining

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AnthonyG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job all around.

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SanjuanaD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was super incredible and I recommend it for special ocassions

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BobbyS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food wasn’t that great. Appetizers were good but not so much the steak.

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vipPeteD
Palm Springs
53 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steakhouse. The service was first class and the food was excellent. Recommend the crab cakes and bacon wrapped shrimp for appetizers. My steak was cooked perfectly and tender. If you’ve never been there it’s full of Texas history. Our waiter gave us the rundown on some really great artwork that decorates the walls.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love going to Steamboat with my husband for date night! The food is always spot on delicious and the service is great.

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DEBBIEM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of Eiight-Room with just our party was perfect with a group of Seniors during Covid-19 Protocol.
Our Waitress “Cleopatra” was very personable and attentive-we could not have had better service +giving us good suggestions and checking on us to make sure we needed nothing. Food was cooked to everyone’s liking and we thoroughly enjoyed Steamboat House for our lunch!

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vipNelson
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us had lunch here recently to just get out and go somewhere nice. We were not disappointed. All of us tried to eat light and healthy, though we couldn’t resist to calamari appetizer. Very nice. I would rather talk about the service this time, since the food is always spot-on. Our server was Cleopatra who is not only a very good server but a amazing person. Ask for Cleo and you will get a bonus with your meal: attentive, professional, and very friendly service. After all, isn’t that why we all go out?

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, especially if you love Texas history! We loved everything about this restaurant. From beginning to end, we had excellent service and the food was amazing. Our waiter, Jonathan, was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be coming back soon!

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DavidM
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service and food at the Steamboat House. A special thanks to our server, Olivia. She added to a great evening.

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FinnM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go to restaurant. Always a wonderful experience..

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had family visiting from Nashville and they were excited to hear about all of the Texas history & memorabilia at Steamboat. The food did not disappoint and we all had a wonderful evening.

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vipPattyO
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The steak was cooked nicely but so salty I had to cut the edges off. The vegetables were good and the service friendly.

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vipHungryHeath
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time dining here but will not be my last.

Steamboat House
Responded on October 9, 2020

Thank you for dining with us and sharing your review for your first-time experience. We appreciate your patronage and look forward to your return.

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LtDan
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, a good evening to spend with friends. The food was good, but not quite what I was expecting. We have been here a number of times, but the menu is a little dull and could use an update. Service was average and nothing to remember.

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vipJALW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. A very interesting and unique place. Very quiet.

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JEBSSB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Went for HRW because it was so good last year. Food was just fair as well as the service.

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RoyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far the best Steak house in The Houston Metro Area.
Everyone will say TOT, but I disagree.

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HaydenL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and ambiance were great! Very cool place. Get the crab cakes

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vipButchC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything (food, ambience, service) was outstanding! And our server, Lexi, was sweet and very helpful.
We’ll be back!

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DanaH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been here in some time. Really enjoyed it! We will definitely be back. It's so close to home. Hats off to still being such a nice place after all these years.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place to have a wonderful quiet dinner and see Texas history. I love this place so much!!!

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TomT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to steakhouse! The meal are prepared to perfection and the service excellent!

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been meaning to try this place for years. Finally ventured out and was not disappointed. Great Texas memorabilia, pleasant ambiance, impeccable service. The food is most definitely top shelf. The steaks, the crab cakes, and even the veggies are an experience, not just a meal. Excellent wine list too. I have a new favorite! Can't say enough about this dining experience!

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RHarrell
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steamboat house is a delightful restaurant that serves good food selected from a wide range of menu options. The table service and attention to detail is excellent. Guests should schedule a lunch or dinner meal at a time where they can spend a half-hour or so viewing the museum quality Sam Houston artifacts displayed in the lobby, the hallways and the walls of the restaurant.

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JuliaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the restaurant is beautiful! So many beautiful pictures to look at representing Texas History . A really neat place to have Date Night. We will be back for sure!

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vipSEMac
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Nancy was our waiter and ca Oscar was the bread man . We were very pleased with these two!

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jackers4
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night out! The food is always fabulous and the service can’t be beat!

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ronaldb
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Steamboat House many times with virtually no disappointments. For the most recent time, the food items off the Houston Restaurant Week were great, the unusual Texas wine (TX) was a very pleasant surprise and the server was very friendly and efficient. Only disappointment was that the owner wasn't there; he always provides extra entertainment by his sparkling conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steamboat House always delivers excellent food and a great dining experience.

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markh
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jonathan was the best - friendly individual, fantastic server and also a great historian who educated and delighted our guests

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was fair.

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IdaB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! All 3 of us enjoyed our meals. We felt Covid-Safe but had a fine dining experience

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jamesn
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great for a quite evening of dinner great service and great food also love the decor

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Last minute reservation was accepted and a delicious diner was served. I love this place! Always great service and a fantastic diner!

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Nikki
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food, service, and ambiance was amazing. I’m definitely going back.

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vipdwoods
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated with Lexi and she was great. Good recommendations on the menu and everything was delish. I tried the bison filet with potatoes and it was VERY good. Can't wait to return.

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kevin
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. The crabcakes are The Best!

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vipREF531
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for HRW dinner. The Steamboat House was adhering to social distancing which is greatly appreciated. The HRW menu was great...what variety. The fried green tomatoes and the shrimp appetizers were both excellent. We each had different entrees and they were all fabulous. The pecan pie desert was amazing. The restaurant is really lit up but I think that has to do with all the historical items throughout...what a collection. So if you want romantic dim lighting this may not be on your list, but it fit us just fine. Our server Victor did an excellent job with the menu and the service, I will ask for him next time.

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vipBallparkrob
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience

FAQs

Steamboat House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (832) 912-1845.

Steamboat House is rated 4.7 stars by 587 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.