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Avenue Grill

1017 Houston Ave.
Houston, TX 77007
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Jeff Balke


  • $
  • Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Cops, reporters, lawyers and other folks who frequent the police station and the municipal courthouse have made this steam-table diner a lunchtime institution. The people-watching is great: Downtown business types rubbing shoulders with folks in African-inspired tribal garb. Try one of the best chicken-fried steaks in town, presented with huge servings of true homestyle vegetables. And be sure to save room for a piece of near-perfect pie. Breakfast and lunch only.

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