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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4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.3

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
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Authentic (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Casual (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Groups (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Cozy (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7, 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 6, 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 6, 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 January 1, 2018

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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·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 25, 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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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always a wonderful experience!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Still great gulf coast seafood with a twist. Calamari ala mama a classic.
The place was pretty slow before the holidays. The service was not rushed.
Wine list could use a revamp.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Excellent food and ambiance but too many noisy children.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our first time here and we had a delight. The food is very tasty and the ambience is nice. Our server was attentive. We will be back!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great service. And great food.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Disappointed that our entrees came out so late after they’ve cleared our appetizers from the table. Food was so salty tonight and the fish overcooked. This is our second time here but not sure if we will return again.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 on December 11, 2017

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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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (Houston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Consistently great. The calamari a la Mama and stuffed jalapeños are stand outs.

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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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