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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

HAPPY HOUR
Sunday-Friday 3:00pm- 7:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm-7:00pm

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

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Business Meals (19)
Authentic (18)
Worth the Drive (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Casual (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Spicy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Always good and great menu. Happy Mondola's & cousins have called Houston home

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined 6 days ago

Fresh food, quality preparation with the owner there to keep a watchful eye on things. Outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was great!!! Sergio was an extremely good waiter. I would wait on a table for Sergio.

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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Good dinner

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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

We had dinner here on Valentine's Day. The service was very, very good. There were plenty of service staff and they were very attentive. My husband enjoyed the oysters. The crab cake appetizer was very good. The Shrimp Scampi and the steak were excellent. The only disappointment was the molten lava chocolate cake a la mode. The cake was not good at all. I think they forgot the eggs, oil, and sugar. All in all we enjoyed it and would go again when in Houston.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

I put the noise level as moderate. We went for a late lunch on Valentines Day to avoid the "rush."

One of your options was energetic. Moderate is a good thing. It was so nice not to have to practically scream to be heard!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined 7 days ago

Mr. Tony Mandola even greeted us at the front door! This was a birthday and Valentine celebration which we both truly enjoyed! The fish was so fresh and tasted wonderful!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Lovely venue with attention to detail and great food. I’m not a seafood fan but there’s plenty to order here besides that; you won’t leave hungry. I do wish they wouldn’t have a “mandatory” valet when the parking lot has plenty of room at lunch. I don’t like others driving my car who have no responsibility for it if damaged.....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 12, 2018

pleasant atmosphere; good food. Love seeing the mothers's portraits at the front entrance. Appreciate that Phyllis and Tony are on-site.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I would have given my entree five stars, but my wife thought her entree was just average. Good selection of wine. Attentive service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 9, 2018

When we arrived it was very crowded. Our waiter was busy so we knew there would be a wait. Luckily we weren’t in a hurry. The food was good but not $300 good. It wasn’t as great as people said.

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The service and food were wonderful! Great gumbo and garlic bread! Great lunch spot and also great for happy hour!!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great service

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were going to the theatre downtown on a Saturday night and arrived about an hour before we needed to head there. We told our waiter about our timing needs. He was terrific, actually got us served and done in about 45 minutes so we had some time for dessert and coffee.

Oysters Damian are outstanding although $17 for 4 of them is a bit pricey. The gumbo is very good but doesn't have enough seafood in it. The Sicilian salad is also outstanding. We had fried oyster dinners and they were also outstanding. The coconut cream cake for dessert was only so so.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great dinner, excellent food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

You can always count on Tony Mandola's for good food, excellent service and a wonderful dining experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Promptly seated but no surprise as the restaurant as mostly empty despite a 7:30 reservation on Friday night. Server was more aggressive than what I consider attentive service in pushing us to order appetizer or the off menu specials. Food was average. Hot appetizer was served lukewarm, entrées, both fish dishes were OK but nothing that would make you want to revisit the restaurant with tres leches to finish the evening. The ambiance of a mostly empty restaurant combined with a staff that seems to recognize the atmosphere is closer to a wake rather than an exciting meal out. Would not recommend this to my friends.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It had been a number of years since I dined at Tony Mandola's . Service was not up to the level I recall and while food was good - it was not great. Overall a good dining experience, but not the level of service and quality I recall.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall, great AS USUAL. Not our server’s best effort but the lobster bisque and pontchartrain made up for it. Great joint. Going back in a few days

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Courteous valet staff. Greeted warmly by receptionist and seated promptly. I personally don’t like having live TV on while I’m dining but people at the bar enjoy it and it was State of the Union night. Chatting with dinner guests who keep glancing up at the TV is annoying.
Waitstaff were prompt , courteous and gave a good description of the specials. Our apps came out promptly, grilled oysters were delicious, gumbo soup good, salad enjoyable but over-dressed.
Entrées were excellent, salmon declared outstanding and snapper special was fresh, delicious. If I have one complaint about the menu it is that most of the seafood dishes are over-loaded with too many toppings like crab and shrimp and a sauce on top of fish. Let the main protein be the star of the dish please. Snapper Tomas was perfect.
Too full for dessert but coffees were hot.
Mrs. Mandola came by to see how our meal went and we had a lovely few minutes talking about Houston restaurant history. An enjoyable personal touch.
Not our first visit, won’t be our last as the consistent high quality is something you can count on, very important when you are inviting guests to dine.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Nice Sunday brunch after church. Greeted my Tony at the door. Very nice time and good food.Definitely recommend.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Mandola’s never disappoints. Food is always so good as is service. We eat there several times a year. Sunday brunch is a special treat and an extremely good value.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Just normal seafood, was way over priced. To many other places with better food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a great dinner and the quality of the food & service was top notch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Delightful. An old favorite. Food good and such friendly service.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was excellent. I always bring out of town business folks there because the food is excellent and service is tip top. The location works well from downtown. Plenty of big tables for large parties.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was great. It was a little cold from The A/C but everything was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The Desert was bad due to the bad bananas, so besides that the food was GREAT!!!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Waiter was very attentive, friendly and professional. Food was superb!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food and service. Blake (manager) always is so welcoming and makes sure you have a great experience.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food is excellent.Price is reasonable for the quality. Service is the best.
Always a pleasure to eat here.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Tony Mandola's never disappoints. Delicious spiedini to start along with a nice cup of étouffée and then one of my favorite meals in Houston, Snapper Martha. The waiter took good care of us and we all enjoyed a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We’ve always loved Tony’s Mandola’s. Maybe it was an off night, but the calamari and shrimp appetizer was so heavily battered that you couldn’t even taste the seafood. My dinner partner ordered the steak medium rare and it came out medium well. Our server flitted in and out quickly, never when we needed him and with an attitude. Was really disappointed. I rarely write a review if it’s going to be negative but hate to see such a long time Houston favorite slip. There are so many great new restaurants here. Need to take it up a notch!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was superb. Those lamb chops were divine, as well as the Red fish topped with shrimp, crawfish, and crab. Staff was very attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Food and service EXCELLENT. Tony Mandola was very nice. He is very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was superb. Service was meh. Waiter rushed thru the whole experience. Will try reservation before 8 pm next time

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fresh oysters and gumbo were outstanding. Love their seafood but also had the most yummy succulent steak covered in a seafood sauce. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Will definitely return for more.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Wait staff very attentive, food was great, restaurant was quite (which was great).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We return again and again to Tony Mandola’s for their wonderful food and welcoming atmospheres.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always a wonderful experience!

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