Where First Responders Can Eat for Free in Houston [Updated 9/1]

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The culinary community in Houston has really stepped up during the previous days and in the wake of Harvey, and that generosity and spirit continues today. Here's an ongoing list of confirmed restaurants where first responders can eat for free this week — please check back, as restaurants may close because of food shortages, or may be added when we confirm they're feeding first responders for free.

Tony Mandola's is now open with regular hours, and first responders eat for free.

Killen's Barbecue and Killen's Burgers are feeding both first responders and people in need at this time.

Goode Company Barbeque restaurants on Kirby Drive, Katy Freeway and Northwest Freeway are offering free meals to first responders for the foreseeable future for dine-in and take-out. Goode Co. asks that first responders coordinate pick-ups through its barbecue managers.

Until further notice, MAX’s Wine Dive locations on Washington and Fairview will be serving complimentary plates of its Famous Southern Fried Chicken to first responders and service members.

Police officers, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics assisting those affected by the floods can head to Romano’s Macaroni Grill Woodlands (1155 Lake Woodlands Drive) location for a free Mom’s Ricotta Meatballs & Spaghetti entrée. The offer is available for dine-in or take-out.

Cordúa Group eateries Churrascos, Américas and Amazon Grille are open and offering free meals to police, firemen, EMTs and all first responders.

All area locations of Houston burger favorite Hubcap Grill are open with free lunch and dinner offered to first responders in uniform or with valid ID.

If you're looking for a quick haircut before or after your meal, Sport Clips Haircuts is offering free haircuts to first responders at 5115 Buffalo Speedway, 5000 Westheimer, and 8366 Westheimer as of 10 a.m.

B&B Butchers is offering a complimentary “Houston Heroes” menu for all first responders today through the weekend, including filet medallions with truffle fries, a cheeseburger, pan-seared salmon and more. B&B is also donating and delivering more than 1,000 meals to the first responders and evacuees on Thursday.

At Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, first responders can grab a free dessert or drink of their choice, Friday through Sunday. Cinco Ranch and Town & Country locations both opens Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Park Row location opens Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Sunday. Update: Town & Country location can't open because of inaccessible roads; sorry, folks.

Seaside Poke opens Thursday, August 31, at noon with free poke bowls for first responders. Offering free poke bowls to first responders through Sunday, September 3.

Freebirds World Burrito is now feeding first responders for free at the following locations:

Shepherd Plaza
Sawyer Heights
Shops at Kirby
Cutten Road
Bunker Hill
Katy
Enclave at Royal Oaks
Clearlake
Sugarland
The Woodlands
Conroe
Spring Cypress

Lucky's Downtown has free barbecue from Buck's BBQ for first responders right now until the goods run out.

Goode Co. Barbeque will pop up in the backyard of Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby Drive, to feed first responders for free at noon.

Through September 5, McDonald's restaurants in the greater Houston area.

“We are working hard to reopen our restaurants as quickly as we can to serve our neighbors throughout Greater Houston, " Matthew Kades, President, McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Greater Houston, announced in a statement. "We especially want to say ’thank you’ to all the first responders out there for your heroism. If the Golden Arches are on, we would like to invite you to have a meal on us. You have been here for Houston, and McDonald’s Houston wants to be here for you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”

Here's a link to open McDonald's.

Weights and Measures, 2808 Caroline, regular service starts at 8 a.m. Fire and police departments and first responders will eat free.

Beaver's Westheimer, 6025 Westheimer, regular hours resume on Wednesday and first responders eat for free.

El Patio, 6444 Westheimer, reopened on Tuesday and first responders eat for free.

Dish Society locations near San Felipe and in LaCenterra in Cinco Ranch, starting at 11:30 a.m. Free meals for first resonders through Sunday, September 3.

Mambo Seafood, various locations.

Killen’s Barbecue, 3613 East Broadway, and Killen's Burgers, 2804 South Main (both in Pearland), will offer free meals to first responders on Wednesday at 11 a.m. On Tuesday, Killen's Barbecue fed 1,025 first responders.


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