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Lankford Grocery and Market

88 Dennis St.
Houston, TX 77006
Critics' Pick
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  • Mon-Sat 7am-3pm
  • $
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Run by head cook and surrogate mother Eydie Prior, Montrose's Lankford Grocery may be the homiest restaurant in the city. The enormous breakfasts, with perfect eggs and homemade hash browns, are just like Mom used to make. Eydie's kitschy decorations change seasonally. Her grandkids often sit at the bar and watch cartoons. And Lankford really was a grocery when Eydie's parents opened it in 1939, but hamburgers and comfort food are what has made the place famous since then.

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