Restaurants That Have Closed in Houston (and Greater Houston Area)

Observations of closed restaurants, food trucks, coffee shops, etc or reports from CultureMap, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Houstonia and Eater.

  • Tejas Alfons Restaurant - 12219 Alief Clodine Rd (Houston)
  • 59 Diner - 3801 Farnham St (Houston)
  • 59 Diner - 17695 Tomball Pkwy (Houston)
  • 59 Diner - 18450 Interstate 45 S (Shenadoah)
  • Bourbon on Bagby, 2708 Bagby (Houston)
  • Brooks Family BBQ, 3602 Scott (Houston)
  • Celtic Gardens, 2300 Louisiana (Houston)
  • Cook & Collins, 2416 Brazos, Ste C (Houston)
  • Don Patron’s Bar & Grill - 500 Dallas St, P50
  • La Chef Empanadas Argentinas, 5200 FM 2920, Ste 180 (Spring)
  • Tarakaan, 2301 Main (suspending food service, still open as a lounge)
  • Thu-Thu Restaurant, 5015 Antoine Dr, Ste A (Houston)
  • Uncle Wankie’s, 4660 Louetta, Ste 130 (Spring)

Kubo’s Sushi Bar & Grill - 2414 University Blvd. Ste 200

Closed March 6. More on Houston Chronicle and CultureMap

Pollo Bravo on Memorial closed recently, not sure when, just noticed. Someone hopefully will tear it down. It’s an old Chinese fast food place that was horribly run down.

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Hong Kong Chef closed 5112 Bissonnet in March to make way for the new H-E-B in Bellaire. More on Houston Chronicle.

Dosi spin-off, Anju, closed in Midtown at 510 Gray St, Ste D in March. More on Eater Houston and Houston Press.

Canyon Cafe at 5000 Westheimer Rd, Ste 250 (The Centre at Post Oak) closed around February or March. More on Swamplot.

D’marcos Pizzeria closed its Memorial location in March at 14642 Memorial Dr. More on Eater Houston, Houston Chronicle and Houston Business Journal.

Georges Bistro is closed. More on Houston Chronicle.

A list of March closures from Houston Press:

59 Diner(s), 17695 Tomball Parkway, 3801 Farnham and 12550 Southwest Freeway
Anju 510 Gray St, Ste D
Café Express, 9595 Six Pines. The Woodlands
Canyon Cafe, 5000 Westheimer
D’Amico’s Italian Market Café, Katy
D’marcos Pizzeria, 14624 Memorial
Don Patron Bar & Grill, 500 Dallas
Fiesta Mart, 2300 North Shepherd
Georges Bistro, 219 Westheimer
Hong Kong Chef 5112 Bissonnet St, Bellaire
Hughes Hangar, 2811 Washington Avenue
Kaffeine Coffee, 2612 Scott
Kubo’s, 2414 University Dr.
The Marque and Method at The Marque, 798 Sorella Court
Mr. Peeples Seafood + Steaks, 1911 Bagby
Pie Five, 107 Yale
S & S Steaks & Spirits, 815 Plantation, Richmond
SnowBlock Shavery, 2518 Rice Blvd.
Tejas Restaurant, 12219 Alief Clodine (closed in January but because of lazy reporting Houston Press has it closed in March)

I didn’t realize that D’marco’s was on Memorial Drive. That section is just starting a widening project and I will be avoiding it for a year or so, others are likely to as well.

Hard to believe Hughes Hangar is closed, it seemed so popular. Mr. Peeples hasn’t been open long either. Tejas was a favorite of one of our own here and is sure to be missed.

A list of closures in April from Houston Press:

Calamari’s Bar - 5111 Washington Ave.
Cleburne Cafeteria - 3606 Bissonnet
Cullen’s American Grill & Whisk(e)y Bar - 11500 Space Center (Clear Lake)
eT Craft Burgers & Beer - 19841 Northwest Fwy (Jersey Village)
Kiran’s - 4100 Westheimer Rd, Ste 151
Three20Three Wine Bar - 12810 Telge Rd (Cypress)

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Both Mark’s American Cuisine and Christian’s Tailgate on Washington, (the original), are closing in the next couple of weeks.

I haven’t been to either in over a decade.

I guess it’s my fault.

Both Mark’s American Cuisine and Christian’s Tailgate on Washington, (the original), are closing in the next couple of weeks.

I haven’t been to either in over a decade.

I guess it’s my fault.

Last time I went to Mark’s it was no Bueno - old fish. Any idea what’s going in that great old church?

KAHN’S DELI on Rice Boulevard has closed.

OK, it was a year ago, but I just noticed!

Rioja has that dreaded “Remodeling” sign up.

Usually bad news.

Triple freaking A has closed according to the Houston Press. Can someone suggest a better chicken fried steak other than BBQ Inn and Hickory Hollow which AAA destroyed?

First Hong Kong Chef, then AAA, what’s next, Verona Pizza on Gessner?

Yeah, we talked about that on another thread.

I preferred BBQ Inn CFS anyway.

I got nothin. I’m heartsick about it. And what kind of owner doesn’t attempt to sell the brand rather than just shutter. Must be allergic to money.

I read it was a lease issue.

Given the improved road and the gentrification going on in the immediate area, it may have just been insurmountable.

Watch for some hipster exotic water bar to open up there.

I used to frequent Rioja but last time I went it had a new owner and the menu was not as good. They had the best gazpacho, sardines, garlic soup. My favorites were missing or different recipes.

Same here.

I was never a regular, but we went shortly after the new ownership came on board.

It was OK, but not stellar.

Just passed by Rioja and there was some brick work being done.

Hopefully they ARE just “Closed for Remodeling” and it will be back better than ever.

Interesting! I wonder if it is new owners again.

This will have little impact on your life but I got a little sad when I drove by the old Baskins and Robbins on Memorial Drive just east of Beltway 8. It’s in an oddly shaped space next to a dry cleaner. I think it’s been there for ever. But now the space is empty. :sob::icecream:

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