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Massa's Seafood Grill

1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025 (Downtown)
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Ranked #249 of 7,216 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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58 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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Atlanta, GA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Quiet in the evenings -- and on open table for reservations -- and great atmosphere, great wine choices, and excellent food. The crawfish chowder and crab cakes were superb. The Cajun shrimp and grits were great as well. Would return.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

You can never go wrong here at lunch. Attentive service, consistent waitstaff. Food is always well prepared and always comes out hot. I would say that the price are a bit high. An average lunch with entre and a drink other than water will cost you $25-$28 all in. I use for business lunches but to pay for an everyday... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Food was great - seafood is my favorite. Restaurant was quiet and not too busy for a late in the week evening. Staff was flawless and attentive. Within walking distance to several hotels (across from Four Seasons) . . . close to Embassy Suites and Hilton Americas Hotel. Nice back room for larger groups to enjoy.

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Didn't pick this one out - ended up here with a group of friends, but it turned out to be quite good. Wife had stuffed shrimp which were delicious! I had the smoke salmon pasta which was fresh and light. Fairly accommodating of our group (9 of us) - added 20% gratuity which seemed a bit high in the end... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dinner for seven served timely, All food had good flavor and the plates were well arranged. Only negative, portions were kind of small for the price. When a 12 yr old says, "I could have eaten a little more," tells you something about the portions.

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Massa's has been a Houston staple for years and it definitely serves reliable seafood. But no oyster or scallop dishes and, generally, the dishes are not particularly innovative. But you know what you are getting and the location is very good in downtown Houston.

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Houston, TX
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I was looking for a restaurant in the vicinity of the Toyota Center to take some clients out to dinner. They were going to see The Eagles in concert, so we wanted to dine somewhere nearby. Many of the restaurants I am familiar with were already booked, so I decided to give Massa's a try. I called early in the... More

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Sioux Falls
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband and I were wondering around downtown looking for a place to eat after arriving late in the afternoon. Since we had just arrived we weren't sure where to go. We saw this place on our walk so I looked it up on tripadvisor, saw it had pretty good reviews so we decided to eat here. The menu had... More

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Houston, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I've probably walked by this place 10 or so times and thought I need to give it a try. Some nights it appears to be quite busy, while other nights it can be completely dead. Well I finally went and I'm quite happy I did. I had the herb crusted salmon and it was great. It came with sautéed spinach... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Massa's not the best seafood restaurant in Houston. But the service form the front desk to the waiters and the owner are top notch. It's close to the convention center and a great place to take friends and clients. The wine list works and not over priced. The chowder soup is a good place to start. The food here is... More

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