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About Tony Mandola's

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.

Tony Mandola

1212 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Italian, Cajun

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH
Monday- Friday : 11:00am - 4:00pm
DINNER
Monday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday- Thursday: 5:00pm- 9:30pm
Friday: 5:00pm- 10:00pm
Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm-9:00pm
BRUNCH
Sunday: 10:00am-3:00pm
SPECIAL HOURS:
Christmas Eve will close at 8:00pm
Christmas Day CLOSED

Cross Street:
West Clay

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 528-3474

Website:
http://www.tonymandolas.com/

Catering:
Tony Mandola’s has been catering special events for the last 3 decades and our restaurant has done everything from luncheons for 20 to rehearsal dinners for 1000 people. We can prepare items from our menu or almost any style of food you would like and you can be assured it will be the same quality you will find at Tony Mandola's restaurant. Formal or casual, indoors or out, Tony Mandola's Catering.

Parking Details:
Public shopping center parking. We offer valet parking on most evenings.

Street parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Tony Mandola

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Tony Mandola's has dedicated private dining space to accommodate virtually any type of event. Our new banquet room can be arranged in a variety of configurations and features state-of-the-art audio and video components.

We also have a private outdoor courtyard that can be enjoyed by you and your guests.

Please contact us to discuss your private dining needs by calling us.

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Private Dining

For over three decades Tony Mandola has brought some of the best Gulf Coast seafood cuisine the city of Houston has to offer. Let our friendly staff and event coordinators take care of your next event. We have 3 banquet rooms to chose from holding up to 80 people, as well as restaurant buy outs.

Tony Mandola's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (25)
Business Meals (21)
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Great for Lunch (20)
Authentic (19)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Romantic (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (5)
People Watching (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

We always think of Tony Mandola's when it comes to special occasions with our clients. As to be expected, the food was exceptional, the atmosphere was cozy and elegant and the service was outstanding. We will always come back and, of course, recommend to anyone who has never been.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was great. This was my first time going to this restaurant. I love the shrimp they were huge.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Pros: Amazing and knowledgeable wait staff, beautiful food, great flavors, and a warm, festive atmosphere.
Cons: Required valet in a completely empty parking lot (to be fair, the valet is complimentary.)

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

The weather was awesome. It was great to have the owner personally greet you and ask how you were doing. That personal touch will make you go back again and again!

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food5
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent seafood, best piece of fish I've eaten in years, best fried seafood I've eaten in years, and service was exemplary. Tony does it right.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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food4
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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was delicious. We were seated quickly and the service was great. The ambiance was very appealing and I look forward to going back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

FoodI ate was ok, not bad but not outstanding. The food was a little blah.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Valet parking, great service, some of the best seafood in Houston. Always consistently good quality seafood with nice lunch specials.

The red snapper with pico de galo was very good as was the seafood gumbo.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

37 anniversary. Treated at MN Anderson. Nice break. Waiter Spencer and staff did excellent job.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic, Business Meals, Fun, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Spicy, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Delicious food for birthday dinner. Took my girlfriend here for her 29th birthday. Service was slow initially but picked up after we asked a question. The food was very good and more than made up for the service. I also thought they wouldve gave her a free dessert with it being her birthday but she didn't get one.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were a party of three, everyone enjoyed the meal. Our server was cordial and very attentive. We will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Took my Great Niece for dinner before a Show. She is 12 and was her first time. The ambience was Fabulous, the food was Amazing, and our Waiter was Awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Always a delicious meal with impeccable service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was very prompt. I made our reservations on the same day and we were seated immediately upon our arrival. Looking forward to going back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Date night and the theater. Wonderful rainbow trout almandine with lump crab...was excellent. My husband had soft shell crab with shrimp and crab. Was one happy man. Said it was fantastic.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Halibut was very good! Very nice atmosphere

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Truly Amazing! There is no comparison to this establishment. The owners get to know you and the staff is prompt and attentive. Place this on you" must do" list. You will not be disappointed!!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

I didn’t know how much I love stuffed shrimp until I had it there

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious -- clearly prepared from fresh ingredients. The recipes are well conceived and the kitchen executed beautifully. The wait staff was present when needed and not otherwise. The welcome was warm. Bravo.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food is ALWAYS good at Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen! The craw fish ravioli and Banana Key Lime Pie are simply the best I've ever had.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I wanted to take my daughter somewhere special for her birthday. This used to be a very up scale restaurant. When we walked in, there were guest wearing shorts. I ordered a Bud Light on tap and it was sour (old). They did replace it with a bottle beer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was our time dining at Tony Mandola’s. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and especially the extraordinary food. We definitely will return again when visiting in Houston.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love their food! Staff is phenomenal! Will continue to dine here for brunch

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The gumbo was good, but a bowl is $12.99 and had no okra, crab or oysters, only shrimp; and our bloody Mary’s were overpriced even though we specified our choice of vodka.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Tony Mandola's has been one of our favorite restaurants for cajun style seafood for many years. We enjoy the selection of seafood and the preparation. If you want something simpler, the chef will prepare it however you like. The key lime pie is the best in the city and the carrot cake is excellent as well. Service is always excellent. Recently, Andrew did an outstanding job of taking care of us (he remembered us from a prior visit and remembered the bar drink my wife enjoys).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food choices. Family atmosphere. Great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had our great ladies night out! Great food, ambience and our server went above and beyond to make sure our experience was enjoyable. Loved it!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We've visited Mandola's restaurant several times and are never disappointed. The food is always excellent - the gumbo, boudin, seafood, and cocktails. The service is always perfect - the wait staff doesn't hover over you, but they are always near by if something is needed. It's a very pretty dining room, and has an excellent patio area. We drive about 25 miles to get there, but it is always worth it!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was a little disappointed in the food. I had the tuna and it had very little taste to it. My daughter had the redfish and it did not taste fresh. I have eaten at Tony Mandola’s in the past and have always been pleased with the food. A little disappointed this time. Service was great. Waiter was great. Taste of food not so good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Hot appetizers cold. Rest of meal ok. Sems the restaurant is back sliding from the old River Oaks time.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Everything was excellent except the noise level. It will take some serious thought before I am willing to return. Noise like that and on a blah weekday evening is unacceptable.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I think one of the best places for happy hour. Oysters on the half shell for $1, great pricing on other small bites and cocktails as well. Dinner menu is bountiful and service is excellent.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food and the service are perfect apart from the A/ C was way too cold. Actually we wanted to stay longer for drink, but it was too cold to stay.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food as usual, however they did seem to have an off night with service. Our wait staff seemed unconcerned the fact that our food was taking a long time to arrive. In the past, the service has always been prompt and the food seems to come out very organized, tonight a different story. The manager did adjust or bill accordingly and I will not let this one incident detour me from returning.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Authentic
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

I enjoyed lunch at Tony Mandola's . I spent my lunch hour catching up with a friend. Great place, great food, excellent service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Mandola's is such a gracious place with superb service timing and consideration by the staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Simply the best gumbo in Houston. Always great. Made the big step and brought my wife here for dinner. She agreed the gumbo was as good as her homemade... Always a great time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and the service was very outstanding. What a wonderful meal!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Friends from Dallas visiting

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Overall great experience! HRW Brunch and was very pleased with everything -- food and service were both very good and the portion size was definitely not down-sized for HRW!! Food was very tasty and good value too. Cool place ... a little bit of a New Orleans vibe ... will definitely visit again!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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