Tony Mandola's

4.6
1882 reviews
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We take great pride in serving what we think is some of the best food on the Gulf Coast. Everything is homemade fresh in our kitchen daily. Many of our dishes are our Mama’s recipes. With my basic training from Mama, I've gone on to create a sizeable repertoire of recipes of my own. God Bless Mama and God Bless you for your patronage.

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BO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This place has gone down over the past few years, terrible service over a two hour wait period for sub par over priced cold food.

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TB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful experience....the service was excellent and the ambiance was excellent.

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FA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Prices were different and misleading on the webisite to the menu at the restaurant. I told the waiter and didn’t honor any pricing. Valentines Dinner was a flop. I spent $200 and will not be recommending any of my friends or family.

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JA
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Service and food!

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing but the service was even better. I will go back OFTEN.

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R
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First, best raw oysters I’ve ever had. All entrees were excellent! Our waiter, Walter, was awesome! Thanks for the great service!

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BB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us had dinner reservation before a show at Stages. Food and service were very good. Ambience provides a relaxed atmosphere and attentive service. Great bar service.

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EB
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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JW
New Orleans
27 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service was a bit slow, but the food was excellent. The salmon was perfect. My wife had a different fish and she raved to me about it. The key lime pie was tops, All totaled, it was a great experience.

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OS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food but pretty pricy for what you are getting

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C
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Tony Mandola's had good food and service. Prices were high, but the experience was generally good.

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M
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were having a small luncheon for a coworker's 35 year service anniversary...told the restaurant ahead of time...but they did nothing special...not even a dessert or something special on the table.

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JW
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Off night for the service, but excellent meal as always.

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A
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another wonderful meal pre-theatre. Our go-to spot on theatre night. Server Fallon was terrific as usual. I order an off-the-menu item, Snapper Phyllis, which is a piece of blackened fish covered with shellfish and a great butter sauce. I also love Sopa-Tomas and Oysters Damian. My Missus had the wonderful fired shrimp.

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DA
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I find that your menu has changed. It is quite limited. My husband and I enjoyed the fish & seafood, but our friends anted chicken or maybe veal. We go there because of Stages theater and its close proximity.

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G
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I went to Tony Mandola's to have a combined birthday and late Christmas celebration. We were seated at a great table and were provided with excellent service. Both of us selected Snapper Martha and it was delicious as was the Banana Key Lime pie dessert that we both enjoyed.

I apologize for not remembering the name of the server but he and the support staff provided excellent service. Because my friend and I had a lot to catch upon, we lingered but at no time did I feel that the staff wanted us to hurry up and vacate the table. So we enjoyed a very excellent and leisurely lunch.

My friend and I exchanged presents so we had a lot of gift paper to dispose. The server was very nice and told us not to worry about it and that the staff would handle the disposal.

It was a truly memorable meal and experience.

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SL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The heater was out that night, but we put our wraps around us and I had the BEST dirty martini that I have ever had. We were dressed for a cold night on the town.
Dinner was superb.
The staff was professional, friendly and helpful.
The owner came over to chat and ask about our experience.
We WILL return and soon.

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KS
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant in every way. Didn’t think it could match the West Gray location but it did, and more.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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OT
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, outstanding food and good service. This place has been and remains a personal favorite

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DK
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the evening but was disappointed in table selection after we had advised this was a 75th birthday celebration. Food was good but table selection not good after driving in from Cypress.

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K
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for business. Service and food are always great, place is clean and quite.

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FO
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great for lunch but make a reservation. I love the calamari Allan mamma. Also fresh, great fish and daily specials.

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G
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband Bruce and I love Tony Mandola's. Due to the heritage of the proprietor's family, the food satisfies lovers of Italian/New Orleans Seafood/Mexican cuisines. With us being from New Orleans, it is a natural go-to place for our favorite types of seafood dishes but it also satisfies our Italian cuisine cravings. Family members from out of town love the Mexican inspired dishes.


The service is excellent - attentive without being intrusive. It is also an elegant restaurant without being stuffy. It is a go-to place for our birthdays, and if we are in town for our anniversary, it is where we go for dinner.


The desserts are excellent, especially the chocolate torte and key lime pie.

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r
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

GREAT FAVORITE FROM WAY BACK - GREAT OWNER FAMILY AND STAFF!

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TX
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve and Tony’s was super busy. Even so, we were seated right away and enjoyed a delicious meal and outstanding service. The stuffed shrimp is our favorite entree and the crab cakes are incredible. It was a great way to close out 2018.

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WS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food is always good and our waiter Spencer was excellent.

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JM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience here. Tim did a great job serving our table. Calamari ala mama always a favorite. Scallops were outstanding as was the drunken shrimp.

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JB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food from the appetizers to the main course and just the right amount of quality service!

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JR
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

you need to try mama's gumbo and her bread pudding...

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MM
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Festive atmosphere for our family Christmas Eve dinner. They were very accommodating when I had to add an extra person - and then called another time to add a toddler and high chair! Our waiter was familiar with the menu and knew about the chicken and pasta dish I was used to ordering which was no longer listed on the menu. It wasn't a problem for them to prepare. We always enjoy coming here for the service and food and this busy night was no exception!

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K
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and personal service the restaurant has provided during each of my visits has been outstanding. The chocolate cake, which is an off the menu item is outstanding. Spencer and Tim are great servers and Blake is an excellent GM.

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GG
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entire experience was welcoming. Hosts were smiling, Andrew, our waiter, was fun and thoughtful about the timing of everything. The Oysters Rockefeller were delicious, up there with New Orleans’ best. My halibut was perfectly cooked. And the bread pudding vanished. It was perfection, probably the best in Houston.
I love this neighborhood gem!

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GA
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been a loyal follower of Tony Mandola's for over 20 years. I am hopeful the Lorrenzo's will find a way to keep the charm and great food.

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CH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the happy hour, oysters on half shell and dinner before going to Stages for a performance. So convenient and well located along with great service.

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T
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thought Tony Mandola's was great and we had great service! I would definitely recommend.

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M
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Tony Mandola seafood and every time we go we ask ourselves why we don’t go more often. Superb service ambience an outstanding food.

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G
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Not impressed 😢 with the seafood 🦞 service was great...maybe a bit to much!

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WA
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was very nice. The service was excellent.

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D
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I like the food and service. Wife doesn’t like the ambiance.

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