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Massa's South Coast Grill

#178 of 7,155 Restaurants in Houston
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1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
+1 713-655-9100
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went around 8:30 on a Thursday night. There were only four other tables of people and like three waiters but it still took forever. We didn't get bread until we asked and even then it came halfway through the meal. We split a cup of soup and the snapper. The fish was delicious as were the... More 

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Thank Kristina D
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Kristina, Thanks so much for dinning with us. We are so glad you liked the food and sorry for any service issues. I will look into it immediately. One reason the bread may have been delayed is that we try to make our Biscuits and Corn Bread in small batches to keep it fresh, and we only serve bread when... More 

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443 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there and had drinks to chat it up before we ate dinner. A mix of business and pleasure. The corn and crab bisque was delicious. A tasty start. The spinach salad with vinaigrette was nice as well. We had steaks (filets) and red snapper and they were on point as well with the steak getting the best reviews.... More 

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Thank Bandit2118
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Bandit, Thanks so much for coming in for dinner and for your review. When you come back try one of the first four desserts on the list. We make all of those in house. I would recommend the Coconut Cream Pie or the Pecan Pie. Please ask for Joe, I would like to treat you to one of those desserts. More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here per the recommendation from the concierge at the Hilton and we were not disappointed. Even though the restaurant was casual, the food was exceptional. The steaks and crabmeat were delicious! We shared a chocolate dessert which was devine and a brandy alexander was the perfect ending to a great evening!

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Thank Sue N
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dinning with us at South Coast Grill. Casual fine dinning with friendly service is our goal. Hope to see you again soon. Joe More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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139 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I had some excellent gumbo. Apparently they have 2 different gumbos so I didn't have a choice. I'd prefer if they list both and let me chose, I would have gone with the sausage one over the shrimp and crab but it was still good. The happy hour menu has HALF OFF Apps and the calamari I had was a... More 

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Thank GreekScubaGirl
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed the food here at Mass's Seafood Grill. Next time you come in if we are not slammed we would be glad to prepare some of the other gumbo, Chicken & Sausage. Please ask for Joe when you come it. Thanks so much. Joe More 

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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Very good stuffed shrimp, nice piece of grilled salmon but sea food platter tasted like it was just out of the freezer. Poor coffee and OTT waiter didn't help.

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Thank Tim M
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Tim, We are happy to hear you like the stuffed shrimp and also the salmon. Sorry you didn't like the fried platter. Our seafood is fresh, but perhaps we could have done a better job of seasoning. We will definitely look at that this morning in our meeting, thanks for your input. More 

Oakton, Virginia
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216 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The location was perfect for us staying in the Four Seasons because it is literally across the street. The hostess was very polite and the wait staff were very educated about the menu. Our food was wonderful and I would recommend it for business travelers.

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Thank Howard R
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in and it makes me very happy that you had a great dining experience. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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225 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The food quality was amazing. The amount of selections is very good and the service is amazing. White table cloths fancy up the dinning room and an excellent bar with both eating and drinking seats. I would return when I'm in the area again.

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Thank papamikeinaz
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in to our family establishment. We really appreciate your business. Joe More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Great location, short walk from discovery park, new Marriott Marquis and the four Seasons. Pura vida margarita was awesome! Very reasonable priced and excellent food and friendly service. Nice variety child's menu. We loved the crab cakes. Calamari so fresh. Grilled red fish with crawfish etouffee and shrimp and homemade grits were generous and delicious. Would definitely return. Have to... More 

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Thank Pibmd
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us at Massa's South Coast Grill. We have many great restaurants in Houston, and we really appreciate when fold visit locally owned and operated restaurants like ours. Joe More 

Naples, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting from DC/Virginia and wanted an authentic Houston meal at a non-chain restaurant. Hit the jackpot. The blackened shrimp and grits was delicious. Best part is it was a nice walk from the Hilton.

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Thank SeanAR1974
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in and dinning with us, and I am so glad you enjoyed the Shrimp & Grits, its one of the favorite things on the menu. Hope you are able to come back to Houston and visit us again. Joseph Massa More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went to Massa's before a concert downtown. We had an outstanding meal for the price range and had wonderful service from the waitstaff and Owners of the restaurant. I will definitely look forward to going back. I highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits. Perfect.

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Thank Coral D
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. Visiting with nice folks like you is what it's all about. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-655-9100
Description
Family owned and operated seafood restaurant with a South Coast twist.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?