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Tony Mandola's

1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
+1 713-528-3474
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere and service was great. The food was good but we felt the prices were somewhat expensive. Convenient to downtown Houston. Good place to go for special occasions but not on a regular basis.

Thank WYPY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reservations for after church on Sunday and we arrived right on time. Mr. Mandola was at the front and greeted us upon arrival. We were promptly seated. The brunch menu was fabulous. A lot of wonderful selections. I had steak and eggs and...More

Thank jameslee777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A classic Italian restaurant with great seafood and steaks too. Met the owner. Service and food are remarkably good.

Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I ordered cioppino and was really disappointed. The broth was watery with too many onions and peppers. The fish was not plentiful. My wife ordered bacon wrapped shrimp that was quite good. Our waiter seemed to be uncaring and inattentive however the owners did take...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Sunday brunch is outstanding! Lots of varied and interesting choices - not just the usual egg dishes. The grilled oysters in garlic butter with Parmesan are excellent especially paired with their specially prepared garlic bread. And the cocktails are also special: bloody Mary's, mimosas and...More

Thank ppettyHtown
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Tony Mandolas is a nicer restaurant and the prices do reflect that. They do participate in restaurant month for Houston so if you are looking for a good deal that might be the best time to try their food. They are open for lunch as...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Some friends suggested Mandola’s and it was really good. We started off with the shrimp cocktail which was tasty. I ordered the stuffed shrimp and it was amazing! My husband had a steak and it was great as well.

Thank mxlovers
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

the food was really great. we had grilled oysters, salmon steak and jumbo shrimp if i remember correctly and all the dishes were great. on the other hand, the restaurant was a little hard to find and the service was average - but considering the...More

Thank Jamin B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Sunday Brunch at Tony Mandola's is always a special occasion. They have a great drink selection starting with Peach Belinis or Cajun margaritas or whatever. Very tasty egg dishes...I had the chicken biscuit egg combo...my wife had the skirt steak egg combo...both were excellent choices....More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice and quiet restaurant. The food is great, very fresh and high quality, but service can be improved.

Thank Daniela C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
    (Femdale Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-528-3474
  • E-mail
In 1982, we opened Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar on the Gulf Freeway, which we owned and operated for 22 years. A second Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar debuted on Shepherd in 1984, which he closed four years later in order to open our famous West Gray Tony Mandolaʼs flagship location. Our lifelong dream of owning a freestanding restaurant has now become a reality with the opening of our new, permanent Tony Mandola's location at 1212 Waugh Drive. 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 and many of our dishes are our Mamas' recipes. God Bless our Mamas and God Bless you for your patronage.“Dedicated to the preservation of the art of Mamas' Cooking.” Sincerely,Tony & Phyllis Mandola
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