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Tony Mandola's

1212 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77019 (Neartown/ Montrose)
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Ranked #386 of 7,221 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $40
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Oyster Bar
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Femdale Street
Description: In 1982, we opened Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar on the Gulf Freeway, which we owned and operated for 22 years. A second Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar debuted on Shepherd in 1984, which he closed four years later in order to open our famous West Gray Tony Mandolaʼs flagship location. Our lifelong dream of owning a freestanding restaurant has now become a reality with the opening of our new, permanent Tony Mandola's location at 1212 Waugh Drive. We take great pride in serving what we think is some of the best food on the Gulf Coast. Everything is homemade fresh in our kitchen daily and many of our dishes are our Mamas' recipes. God Bless our Mamas and God Bless you for your patronage.“Dedicated to the preservation of the art of Mamas' Cooking.” Sincerely,Tony & Phyllis Mandola
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We ate here for lunch while at an event in Houston and found it decent. We've eaten at most of the higher end places in Houston when we come in for events and found this place on the bottom rung of the high end. I started with the gumbo, which needed more spice and salt, but was still a quality... More

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Natal, RN
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Ok so that actually happened 2 weeks ago... I went to the Wortham Theater for a presentation on a saturday which would be finishing around 21:00-... So I called Tony Mandola's to get a reservation - the website says the restaurant is open until 23:00pm! - and first of all, the woman said a reservation for around 21:20 would be... More

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Houston, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Every meal at Mandola's has been perfect and the service is top notch. When I ask a waiter for a suggestion, I feel they are giving honest advice and not steering me to some food item they are pushing or trying to get rid of

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Sour Lake, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The service was impeccable with Tony himself checking on our table. We all tried different dishes from gumbo pizza to seafood pasta. Delicious!!!! We will be back when in Houston again.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited on Saturday night. The handmade pasta / fish special was wonderful. Problem was the one and half hour wait for the food to arrive.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Even though Im not a Seafood person, I enjoyed this restaurant. Tony Mandola's is loved in this city by fans of Gulf Coast Seafood, but because Im allergic to shellfish, I never indulged. I attended a dinner meeting last night where the hostess selected Mandola's. She preselected the menu giving a fish, beef and poultry entree choice. I selected the... More

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Wilmington, DE
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142 reviews 142 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

A colleague and I met a client here for dinner on a Monday evening. The restaurant was not very crowded so we were surprised when it came to order that our server was too tied up with another table and someone else had to take our order. He seemed to return later but it was a little bothersome. As for... More

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

In the past I use to frequent this restaurant at least 2x a week. Over the years the portions have gotten much smaller and the prices have gone way up. I don't really want to pay $35 for a square piece of fish. The last time I was there they weren't serving their food with limes because of the cost?????... More

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Orlando, FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We really enjoyed our Easter Brunch at Tony's. We ate outside on a beautiful day, the food (breakfast food for us) and service was great and the $1.99 mimosas went down easy.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

This must be the best happy hour menu I have ever seen. Almost everything is $5, including excellent wine. We joined our daughter, 2-1/2 year old twin grandchildren, and their dog on the patio and had the most wonderful time. We kept the babies and dog (who was served a bowl of water) at the table while dining and while... More

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Additional Information about Tony Mandola's

Address: 1212 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77019
Phone Number: 713-528-3474
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 40
Cuisine: Southwestern, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta, Oyster Bar

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