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Zelko Bistro

705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008 (Greater Heights)
713-880-8691
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Ranked #88 of 7,273 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Greater Heights
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Houston, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Jamie Zelko's Heights establishment is a great tribute to Southern cooking. Try the shrimp and grits and the outstanding fried pickles. Lots of local sourced ingredients too. They also have Dublin cane sugar sodas.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a find! We always are trying new restaurants with our best friends, with Zelco Bistro the latest. The food was fabulous. We tried the Farmer's Chicken and Shrimp and Grits plates. Both were rally good. Save room for dessert too! We tried the Lemon Icebox and Chocolate Mousse offerings. Yummy! Servings are good size so you will not... More 

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Shreveport
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79 reviews 79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Our previous visit to Zelko a year ago was excellent. Most recently, all that has gone lost. My wife’s glazed salmon was cooked to perfection, but served lukewarm, plated over risotto. The heavy dish was cool and rapidly cooled the risotto. I had the signature meatloaf over mashed potatoes. The best I can say is that the meatloaf was boring,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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85 reviews 85 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The challenge this weekend was to find an excellent and very much local restaurant in Houston that was not meaningfully pricier than a low-brow chain restaurant. Zelko seemed up to the task, and deity knows it delivered. Because we went at 4:30 on a rainy Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was almost empty, so our experience may not fully reflect the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My son has been telling me to go there for about 2 years unfortunately every time we had tried to go it was closed until now. The food was fabulous amazing wonderful food it was worth the wait the fried chicken I hadwas the best! It didn't even taste fried it was so light fresh and crispy the green that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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40 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I always enjoy Zelko and their wonderful food. It is a wonderful go to spot for the neighborhood for a casual meal or a celebration. Only wish would be for more vegetarian choices.

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Houston, Texas
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58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Go on a week night or Sunday night. It's easier to get in and quieter. We had the baked salmon, rueben (which come with a big bowl of fries) and the fish tacos. All was good. They have an impressive wine list and good service.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had the tacos, one fish and one lamb. Both were delicious!! The pineapple salsa really provided a great flavor to each. The fish taco did not have a fishy taste and was cooked to perfection. The lamb taco had a slight spicy edge to it which was gave it great flavor.

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Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The food was great, but the whole experience marred by the hidden and exorbitant price of wine by the glass. The price by glass is not listed on the menu, and after the 32 dollar bottle was finished we ordered extra glasses. We were told it would be a different wine but when the bill came were appalled to find... More 

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Zelko Bistro is one of my favorite spots in Houston. The food is consistently great. The last two times I was there I had the Ribeye which is outstanding, the GF had the Salmon both times. It's almost a shame that the dishes are so good that you crave the same thing on every visit - it makes it hard... More 

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Additional Information about Zelko Bistro

Address: 705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
Phone Number: 713-880-8691
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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