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Massa's Seafood Grill

#390 of 6,970 Restaurants in Houston
#413 of 7,512 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary
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1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
713-655-9100
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 16
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good seafood option

Went for a business lunch. The tuna tartare was great - the fried octopus was ok and the mains were good. So overall good decent seafood in the center of houston. Not "out of this world" but a good dependable and enjoyable business lunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Denmark
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172 reviews 172 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went for a business lunch. The tuna tartare was great - the fried octopus was ok and the mains were good. So overall good decent seafood in the center of houston. Not "out of this world" but a good dependable and enjoyable business lunch

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

According to the menu Massa is celebrating its 70th birthday. The food is delicious (the redffish Ponchardin a treat) and the portions generous. The Massa's mix appetizer could easily feed four.

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DeSoto, Texas
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Good bowl of seafood gumbo (good roux) but I missed oysters, if they were in there. Excellent selection of breads. Shrimp appetizer was very tasty and fresh.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

The food was good, but there were mistakes and inconsistencies with what was described on menu - smashed potatoes instead of pilaf, a starter salad that never arrived... I would have expected better service for a downtown location that caters to fine dining business lunch.

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Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We made a reservation for 8 persons, however they didn't prepare the table in advance. We were placed somewhere in the back at a huge square table for 16. The table was soo large that any conversations would be impossible. There were still other places free so we convinced them to put two normal size tables together. The food was... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The salmon filet on bed of spinach was outstanding. We went on a night when they offered half price off any bottle of wine. Not sure how often that happens but it was awesome! We had to ask three times for bread, but when it arrived it was awesome! Many different types of interesting rolls and breads. Our waiter did... More 

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Boston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Efficient but not friendly service--felt rushes but restaurant was not packed. Very good seafood. We had gulf snapper and shrimp--very good but nothing special. Very convent in downtown Houston.

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Jacksonville FL
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great seafood, fairly intimate setting, quiet in comparison to other more popular Houston restaurants, good service, and very reasonable.

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Top Contributor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food was mediocre but the setting and staff was very friendly. The choices are not for anyone looking for healthy options. However we enjoyed our meal because our waiter was wonderful and never rushed us.well located across the street from the Four Seasons.

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Houston, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My company had our Christmas lunch and another event there today. I like the place but our lunch was terrible..keep in mind it was a fixed menu but I have looked at the menu and notice they have totally made over to lean more towards creole, which I don't like at all. I didn't even see a filet mignon on... More 

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johnzahnmassas, Owner at Massa's Seafood Grill, responded to this review

Yes we can make anything off the old menu! Simply let us know when you would like to come by. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 713-655-9100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?