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Massa's Seafood Grill

1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025 (Downtown)
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Ranked #265 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
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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56 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
110 reviews 110 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
84 helpful votes 84 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I visit Houston once a year, and could probably eat here everyday and be happy. The Redfish Ponchartrain is always divine. A person can't of wrong with any of their specials. Massas's is an easy walk from the convention center. The service is appropriately attentive and they have a decent wine list. I usually organize a group meal here, and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Tried this based on TA reviews. We had been to Reef the previous night and liking seafood, and this being close to our hotel, thought we'd try it. Well, it was a bit mediocre to be honest. I had the chowder soup to start, which was excellent. We ordered the seafood platter and my wife the mahi mahi. The waiter... More

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