The Most Underrated Restaurants in Houston...According to You

I love House of Pies #sorrynotsorry
I love House of Pies #sorrynotsorry
Photo by Jeff Balke

Recently, we stumbled across CultureMap's article about the most overrated restaurants in Houston. In it, Eric Sandler called out Uchi, Underbelly, Mark's, Mai's, Haven, The Breakfast Klub, Torchy's Tacos, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Houston's and Reef as restaurants whose "execution doesn't quite match their rhetoric or commensurate level of hype."


As one might expect, the article created a lot of hubbub, but it also got people talking and engaged in infantile intelligent online conversations. While we're choosing to stay mum on what we might consider overrated restaurants in Houston (Why can't we all just get along?!), it got us thinking: What would Houstonians consider to be the most underrated restaurants in town? Which hidden gems do folks wish would get their proper due?

No, really, tell us!

We want to know which local eateries are, in your opinion, deserving of a little more credit for being so awesome. Leave us a note in the comments here or on Facebook, or Tweet at us to let us know what you think and why.

Later, we'll tally up your answers and come up with a great, crowdsourced list of the best restaurants in Houston that nobody talks about.

Keep in mind that we're looking for underrated spots. Don't tell us Oxheart is your favorite underrated restaurant. It can be your favorite spot, but clearly it ain't underrated. The national media has already been all over that.

But feel free to suggest chain restaurants or spots that you think other people might find gross. For instance, I happen to love House of Pies. We all know this; I've made no secret of it. But this isn't about me. It's about you.

So say it loud, and say it proud: Which restaurants in Houston are the most underrated?

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