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Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
+1 713-521-2239
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (84 reviews)
“cioppino” (6 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
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Reviewed yesterday

I just read a review that could have been mine. I used to frequent Backstreet. Service, menu, outdoor patio was great. So we went back. We should have lived with the memories. Service was great, although the service staff all looked like little Hugo's. Patio...More

Thank EscapingHeat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu features great vegetable dishes alongside the excellent meat and seafood. Even the biscuits they serve pre-meal are outstanding. Inventive and interesting dishes well prepared in a lovely setting. Service is usually good, but sometimes harried, as this is deservedly popular for weekend brunch.

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious! Calamari, but not really a chimichuri sauce. More like a BBQ. Loved the dressing on our shrimp avocado salad. .

Thank Claudia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined at Backstreet Cafe regularly for years, but had not been for about 3 years so we went back and planned to become a regular again. The food was a terrible disappointment. The unpleasant duck gumbo could have been canned! There were pieces of...More

Thank texastraveler92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The three-course HRWeek brunch menu was quite enticing and lavish.You could choose your picks from a selection of dishes for $22 per person. The food was appetizing and adequate and the presentation was top notch.The only problem was probably that the restaurant seemed too cramped...More

Thank Khushboo_Golyan
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

First timer.. Came here with some friends for brunch and everything from the food, atmosphere and service was great. The live music inside was very relaxing and outside on the patio was very shaded with plenty of fans to keep you cool. Shout out to...More

Thank Jeffery A
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Backstreet Café had just the right amount of ambiance, service and food selection during Houston Restaurant Week. Menu selection as well as wine selection were top notch. We enjoyed our dinner with friends and were able to mix and match our dinner choices without a...More

Thank weddingmoons
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We haven't been to this restaurant for a while but have always heard good things about it. We started with drinks. The mojito and the sangria were both mediocre. However, the heirloom tomato appetizers were wonderful. Then we had the chicken dish and the chicken...More

Thank gbwcs
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Took my daughter and Grandson to dinner at the Backstreet cafe. I wish I didn't! We should have stayed home and grilled hotdogs. The environment was okay, the service was untrained and the food was obviously prepared days in advance. We had to leave our...More

Thank Giuliano d
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Order the Vegetable Platter...that's all I really need to say, but I'll say more. I also ordered the Gulf Coast beignets, just because as soon as I see the word 'beignet', they are ordered. They were very tasty. The vegetable entree is a chef's choice...More

Thank Darlene D
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12 December 2016|
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Response from evamariacampo | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember if they have a children's menu, but I have taken children several times for brunch and they had a great time watching the fish by the pond in the terrace. No problem ordering food for children...
26 March 2016|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve online or call. Jazz music and brunch on Sunday Easter. Menu : APPETIZERS Oyster Chowder, crumbled bacon Spring Vegetable Salad - arugula, watercress, asparagus, artichoke, zucchini ribbons, hazelnut, goat... More
26 March 2016|
Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
$48 per person, $15 per child plus beverage, tax and gratuity Live Jazz by Bob Chadwick Easter egg hunt for the children
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 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: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-521-2239
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