Econo Lodge Houston Hobby
9000 Airport Blvd.
Houston, TX 77061
Phone: (713) 943-0035
Fax: (713) 943-0360
Standing close to the William P. Hobby Airport, Central Texas Bar-B-Q is an unpretentious eatery serving heavenly smoked meats and barbecue favorites. The menu offers diverse options from sandwiches and dinner combinations to smoked meat by weight. A selection of sides including sweet potatoes, salads and baked beans are perfect accompaniments to your meal. Finish off with a choice from their homemade dessert selection that includes Pecan Pie, Brownie and Banana Pudding. Interiors are a standard affair, with checkerboard flooring, red-and-white tablecloths and the works. They offer catering and delivery as well. Check website for more.
Located not far from the William P. Hobby Airport, this Chinese eatery has a strong local following. The faux Chinese temple style facade greeting diners makes a good first impression. A striking mural forms the centerpiece of the interiors, while the wooden ceiling beams and elegant lanterns add a nice touch. The menu offers a vast choice of specialties separated by your choice of meat, seafood and vegetables. The wildly popular Crab Rangoon is not to be missed. Fixed price family dinners offer good deals. Check website for more.
Cruising down the Gulf Freeway in Houston, you can satiate your hunger at Gringos Mexican Cafe, a restaurant that serves excellent Mexican food. The food includes typical Mexican seafood and steaks as well. Portions are good but the service may not always be the best. Gringo's is known for their margaritas and their pollo marisco is simply the best. The place is clean and gets packed around dinner time, so if you want to ensure a table then get there in time.
Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
If you enjoy casual dining and incredible food, definitely check this South Houston restaurant out. Large crates filled with fresh produce serve as the decor. The whole family can relax and have a good time in this atmosphere. The menu is broad and offers just about everything, including a nice selection of health-conscious items. Prime rib is the favorite of the house, and a salad bar is available for light eaters or for tossing your own appetizer. They also have a children's menu for the kids.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
If you adore Mexican pastries, this little shop will satisfy your craving. Located on the East End, it is run by two sisters who spend a lot of time and effort baking up the finest homemade breads, cookies and sweets. They also cook wonderful biscuits, gorditas and breakfast tortas if you are in the mood for something a bit more filling.
Perched on the edge of the Houston Ship Channel, this restaurant offers an up-close-and-personal view of incoming ships that is often quite impressive. If the channel is not busy, you will still be blessed with an enchanting view of the water. Fresh seafood and juicy steaks dominate the menu. Your best choice would be to select an entree that combines the two. Many lobster, crab, shrimp and steak pairings are available. The popular Sunday brunch offers the perfect opportunity to sample a variety of specialties.
Napoli is an Italian restaurant giving you an Italian treat. The ambiance of the restaurant will transport you all the way to Italy and right to the city of Napoli. The interiors of the restaurant has been done up in a way that allows you to experience what the city is like. Some of the dishes to try here are Veal Cutlet Parmigiana, the Baked Ziti and the Tortellini Marinara.
Sometimes nothing else will do but some fried chicken. It's the kind of chicken to write home about, the perfect amount of cayenne-kick that builds in the mouth, the kind of crispy-on-the-outside that first shatters then disintegrates and makes way for the moist chicken below. The sausage is another favorite, smoked to this side of Louisiana. Save room for excellent sides like seasoned fries, jambalaya or red beans and rice. Hit it on right night and find the Houston Rockets waiting in line with rest of the devotees. There are several locations around town but the original is the best.
Thankfully, they won't tell forced inane platitudes like "turn that frown upside down" to their patrons, but there is some level of expectation that all troubles will be checked at the door for pick up on the way out. All baggage is strictly the responsibility of the owner. Enter a magical place where indie bands can make a name for themselves, the suggested donation for beer and wine is a mere formality and no one has to feel ashamed to play with their puppets. More than just a bar with live experimental electronic music and underground jazz, this little bungalow also sports a gallery of quirky art to ponder and sock puppets and board games in the living room.