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Punk's Simple Southern

5212 Morningside Houston, TX 77005 | Kirby-West U | 713-524-7865

Location Description:

At Punk's Simple Southern, the Clark Cooper Concepts hand is easy to see in the just-rustic-enough decor and the carefully considered menu. This leaves little room for the simple Southern-ness to shine though, but when it does, chef Brandi Key's take on classics from Texas and the Deep South are definite winners. The chicken-fried steak is a masterpiece of beef and batter, while the biscuits are (finally) not an afterthought but a central part of the meal. Seafood and fried chicken suffer under a bland coating of batter, an unfortunate reality for a restaurant poised to take over Houston's fried-chicken scene. Of course, there are enough options on the long menu to satisfy a disappointed chicken-lover, and some mighty fine Southern desserts to boot.

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  • Cuisine(s): Southern
  • Hours: Mon-Thur 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Garage, Valet
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout

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