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Massa's South Coast Grill

#231 of 7,374 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
17136559100
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Description: Family owned and operated seafood restaurant with a South Coast twist.

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Business Lunch Downtown

Great location for business lunch, laid out with tables which allow of quite conversation. The Shrimp, Red Fish, and Catfish we excellent. The meal was well done and service was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
IAM576
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location for business lunch, laid out with tables which allow of quite conversation. The Shrimp, Red Fish, and Catfish we excellent. The meal was well done and service was very good.

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Thank IAM576
Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there for happy hour where they had $5 beer, wine, and well drinks. They also had free food. We were early, so the only free food they had was meatballs and garlic bread which was good. They also had the nuts and snack mix on the table. I am not sure if they expand their food selection later... More 

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Thank Richellelander
Hershey, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting from out of State, just walked by and looked at the menu. Came early in the evening on a Tuesday so it was pretty empty but filling up during our meal. The service was very good, the menu provided multiple choices at very reasonable prices. We settled on Ponchetraine pasta and a fried catfish platter. Both were delicious and... More 

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Thank swassner
Sugar Land, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For Rockets games or any other evening events in downtown Houston I would highly recommend having dinner at Massa's South Coast Grill. The food and service was exceptional and a huge bonus free parking and easy walk to Toyota Center. Had a great dinner there last night. Try Corn/Crab soup and Salmon dinner.

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Thank Brent C
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in for dinner before the Rockets game. It is a great place to enjoy a meal or just drinks and appetizers before any Toyota Center event. Please ask for Joe when you come back. More 

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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea what to expect but was amazed at the EXCEPTIONAL quality of the food. I had the trout, and it was to die for. Just wished you had a branch in North Carolina!

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Thank David B
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Joe & I thank you! More 

Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I ordered the crab cakes and the chocolate mouse cake. Both divine. Excellent service and atmosphere. They can accommodate large or small parties.

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1 Thank TX-TraveLady
SouthCoastGrill, Manager at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I hope you come back soon! More 

Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Meet 3 other friends for lunch at 11:30 am. This is a very busy time for Massa's. We had reservations, which is good to have but not required. We were seated immediately. Our table top was rather crowded as the dishes began to be placed. We felt as though our dishes was connected and to have a main course dish... More 

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1 Thank PT C
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks you for the detailed review. I will work on the Calamari. Nothing I can do on the table size they are average size. Was your table bussed properly? We can possibly put you on a larger round table if available. You are absolutly correct on the the location and parking issues of the restaurant. We are in the middle... More 

Katy, Texas, United States
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132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I've been eating at Massa's since probably about 1994 and I still love it. They've learned to evolve their menu for the times, always have great service, and it's ideally located for Houston business. Ask for Mario - he's amazing!

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Thank Kevin W
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your review! I will pass this on to Mario and all the other staff.. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Southern seafood menu. Food average,. Attractive small restaurant with very nice staff. Clean and friendly.

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Thank Carol P
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

My husband and I dined at the South Coast Grill prior to attending a concert at the Toyota Center. We had reservations and were seated and attended to in a very timely manner. There was not any excessive wait period. We had the Bacon Wrapped Quail for an appetizer. The portions were sufficient for us to share, however, I thought... More 

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Thank sweetsue5454
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. I will bring up the overcooked Quail appetizer. You are 100% correct on that call. Quail should not be overcooked. Please ask for Joe when you come back. I will buy you an order cooked correctly. Thanks, Joe 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: 17136559100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children

Description

Family owned and operated seafood restaurant with a South Coast twist.
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
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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