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Jan 24, 2014 10:41 PM

Diners in Houston

Are there any good quality diners in Houston? I've tried a few places like 59 diner or Lola and I just wasn't that impressed. I just moved here from New Orleans and really loved Slim Goodies and Surreys over there and want to find something similar here.

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  1. I can list a few personal favorites, with a couple of caveats. I've been to neither Slim Goodies nor Surreys so I don't know exactly what you're looking for. And I rather like the food at Lola's!

    (I also used to like 59 Diner but I reckon it's gone downhill in the last ten years or so).

    Avalon Diner. Three locations around town; I've only ever been to the original on Westheimer. Excellent milkshakes.

    Triple A Restaurant on Airline. Homey and a tiny bit scruffy. Good homemade biscuits and Chicken Fried Steak.

    Dot Coffee Shop on the Gulf Freeway, just inside the loop. Surprisingly decent coffee for a diner.

    Tel-Wink Restaurant and Grill on Telephone Road. Cheap and cheerful;also does very good homemade biscuits.

    1. I would recommend Barbecue Inn on Crosstimbers as a go to place. Also, if you are looking for a very fine gumbo, make your way over to the LA Crawfish location inside of Ranch 99 grocery store on I-10.

      1. if 24 hour servings is what you want, Katz Deli. Better for Deli is Kenny & Ziggy's. If breakfast/omelet's are what you want.. ck out Empire Café, funky beat. Brooklyn Atheletic Club might work for you... I'm from Jersey,, home of Diner's.. You won't find anything like that, here.

        1. I can second Tel-Wink. Everything I've had there is delicious, including of all things, the ham breakfast sandwich.

          Katz Delit was pretty good, but I found it kinda pricey.