HOME > Chowhound > Texas >

Discussion

PK's Blue Water Grill, anyone tried this Houston place?

  • 8

Some friends want to go to PK's, which is on Woodway east of Voss. It's new.

Has anyone tried it? Anyone know which other restaurants the owners have run or now run?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Well, I tried it myself. Supposed to be owned by someone formerly of Goode Co. Seafood.

    Let's just say I'm going to stick with Good Co. Seafood.

    1. Don't know about a Houston Blue Water Grill, but if you want superb, fresh seafood, go to the TopWater Grill @ April Fools Point in San Leon, a few short miles from the Kemah boardwalk.
      Capt Wally is the owner, and at last count had 10 of his own shrimp boats, so all the shrimp is fresh.
      I've had the coconut shrimp and the fried shrimp, excellent!
      Not a fancy place, but the locals frequent it, there is a top deck for dining and viewing the water action, plus an indoor dining room.
      815 Ave O San Leon Texas.
      You can't get good seafood in Houston, imo.

      1. I haven't tried it here but I assume it is realted to the Blue
        Water Grill in NYC as the Be Our Guest restaurant group as expanded and opened Strip House in Houston also (steak place- GO if you can and get the spinach and the 12 layer cake)!!!!

        I'd try BWG if I were in Houston.

        1. My sister went last night and said the food is very good. She said that the grilled shrimp tasted like Goode Co. Seafood. One of the owners was a waiter at Goode Co. for many years. She suggested that I go and try it.

          1. My wife and I had dinner at PK's tonight. It's in the former Grotto location on Woodway that morphed into a high-end Mexican place from Dallas that failed. Cool blue atmosphere, lots of people eating there at 9:30 PM, open since July 4. I was told the owner had worked at Goode Co. Seafood for 20 years. The replica of Goode Co.'s signature appetizer - the campeneche seafood cocktail - is about a 6, doesn't come close to the one at Goode Co. The chips served with it were greasy. All the fish is farm-raised except the red snapper, a real downer. We don't order farm-raised fish - ever. My wife had the mesquite grilled snapper and it was a 9, very very good. I had the combo mesquite grilled and fried shrimp and it was below average, a 4. The shrimp were halved to make it look like there were more and were overcooked. The fried ones were done in cornmeal, but tasteless. Overall, I was underwhelmed.