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Raven Grill

#252 of 6,969 Restaurants in Houston
#264 of 7,511 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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University Place
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1916 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
713-521-2027
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Varied menu

Came here for lunch for the third time. Had the sweet potato and spinach enchiladas. Lunch partner had the shrimp etouffee. We shared the appetizer of jalapeno shrimp. We liked everything and look forward to going back to try other items. Our service was good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
houstonnative47
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Came here for lunch for the third time. Had the sweet potato and spinach enchiladas. Lunch partner had the shrimp etouffee. We shared the appetizer of jalapeno shrimp. We liked everything and look forward to going back to try other items. Our service was good too.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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236 reviews 236 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

....so I hate to rate them just average. Maybe it was what we ordered - I had a hamburger and fries and my husband had the shrimp etouffee . The dishes were good, but nothing fabulous. My fries were limp, the burger tasty. The others in our party seemed to enjoy the evening's special - chicken fried steak; one person... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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131 reviews 131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I first went to this restaurant ONLY because it was 1/2 mile from where I was staying - I ordered the cucumber jalapeno margarita and the Thursday night seafood enchilada special - the first was unusual and amazing, and the 2nd was remarkable. It was a little Tex Mex but the freshness of the ingredients is what made it stand... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

My wife enjoyed a salad and my friends tried the shrimp etouffee. In the past I have had the fried oysters which were wonderful and tempted me this time, but I'm working to knock off a few holiday pounds so I had the turkey burger. I love turkey burgers and The Raven Grill served me one of the best I... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The Raven Grill is a nice neighborhood spot. I enjoy coming in with friends and family for dinner and drinks frequently. The cedar plank salmon is one of my favorites! It is a must have if you like salmon. And the wine selection offered only seems to get more interesting and varied each time I visit. The only thing lacking... More 

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Houston
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been to Raven Grill four times, had a different entre each time and totally enjoyed each meal. Interesting is the Sampler Platter which has about 7 different items, all good, and a lot of food (get a doggie bag). Fried oysters are one of my favorites. Nice desserts (if you still have room). Can be crowded on Friday and Saturday... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Raven grill is one of my favorite dinner spots in Houston. The food and the service are always fantastic. The Raven tacos and pecan crusted chicken are my favorites. The crowd is slightly older and seems to be busiest around 7 pm. We usually go around 8 pm and have no trouble getting a table.

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had 11 people celebrating a 50th birthday ages 70 to 12. Everyone loved their meals without one complaint. Great appetizers: Tower of Onions. Ceviche, and assorted salads. Many cuts of steak prepared many ways, delicious hamburgers, and salmon on a plank that was scrumptious for the main course selections. The birthday boy had a decadent chocolate cake to share... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I ate at the Raven Grill with my business team. The outdoor eating area was well suited for our group and was well ventilated and remarkably cool for an 81degree night. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. We had a variety of meals and everyone was very pleased with their selections. The pecan crusted Tilapia was excellent.

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Lubbock, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

I got the pecan crusted chicken with green beans and grilled sweet potato--amazing! Great atmosphere. The bar is sort of secluded from the rest of the restaurant area just enough to not make either seating sections awkward. Great lighting, decor, and service. Quaint little fancy place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1916 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighborhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: 713-521-2027

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 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

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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?