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6029 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
+1 713-978-6563
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Christie's Seafood & Steaks began in 1917 as a small food and drink stand...
Christie's Seafood & Steaks began in 1917 as a small food and drink stand on Galveston's waterfront. Now located on Westheimer Road in Houston, Christie's is Houston's oldest family restaurant, and we invite you to join us for a great meal! Come in to Christie's for fresh seafood and delicious steaks! Try our famous butterfly fried shrimp. It's made from a secret recipe that has been passed down over generations. The Remoulade sauce that accompanies the fried shrimp is from a traditional recipe from 1917. It's to die for. Bring in the whole family, and feel at home with our personable, friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. If you have a large family or a celebration, our banquet room creates a festive backdrop for any special occasion. For almost a century, the Christie family has served the same incomparable food that made its founder, Theodore Christie, famous. Dine with us tonight to find out what it's all about!
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pleasntly Rediscovered After a (too) Long Interval

Getting to know Christie's again, after a long interval, has been a very pleasant experience. The food has been consistently good (some dishes work themselves well into the "great" category), the service has been exceptional - always friendly & accommodating, never too overpowering, & the prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Houston, TX
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Houston, Texas
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232 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Having heard a lot about this "icon" in Houston I was disappointed. We went for lunch and had shrimp and fish, both fried, and it tasted like something I would have had at a fast food restaurant. I've had better shrimp and fish from Popeyes. I honesty felt that it was pre-breaded seafood from a box, fried and served. Very... More 

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review. However, we're sorry to hear you were so underwhelmed. If you ever give us another shot, we'd love to chat with you about your tastes to find something on our menu you'd love. Best, Christie Family More 

Houston, TX
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Getting to know Christie's again, after a long interval, has been a very pleasant experience. The food has been consistently good (some dishes work themselves well into the "great" category), the service has been exceptional - always friendly & accommodating, never too overpowering, & the prices are hard to beat; for those who may scoff at my assessment on pricing,... More 

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

From our food to service, we're so happy you enjoy it! Thanks so much for dropping us a line. Now, we look forward to seeing you the next time you stop by. Many thanks, Christie Family More 

Orange, Texas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is a Houston tradition. The vibe is very old school. The food was excellent. The crab balls are as good as advertised. The lump crabmeat was amazing.

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

We're so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for dropping us a line on Tripadvisor. Now, we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in town. Best, Christie Family More 

CORPUS CHRISTI
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We had fish and shrimp sandwiches at lunch. The food was good, but not great, especially for the prices. Atmosphere is slightly upscale.

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reaching out, however, we're sorry you weren't completely in love with our food. If you ever give us a second chance, we'd be happy to work with you to find something that best fits your tastes. Best, Christie Family More 

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470 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Come on in and enjoy some of what Houstin looked like 30 years ago. They offer good seafood, in a busy friendly Enviroment. Always brings a smile to faces.

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Charles! It's great to hear you enjoy the seafood and the environment. Next time you come in, let us know how we can really knock it out of the park. Many thanks, Christie Family More 

Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I recently stopped at Christie's restaurant since they advertise steaks & seafood, and someone told me the restaurant had a Greek twist to it. My husband and I both ordered fish, I ordered a fish Athens style and my husband the catch of the day. We ordered a nice bottle of Riesling while we waited for our food. When the... More 

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

We know how frustrating it can be when something doesn't meet your expectations, and we're very sorry to hear if you felt that way with us. It's worrisome that you thought the fish tasted frozen, as that's the last thing we want it to taste like. We appreciate you bringing it up and will look into it. Also, while you... More 

Sewanee, Tennessee
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I had the flounder steamed in foil. Sooooooo Goood. Founded in 1917, there are some classic dishes. We went on a Wednesday so it was slow which meant our food came quick!

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

It's great to hear you enjoyed the flounder, David! We'd love to see you again soon. Many thanks, The Christie Family More 

Kerrville, Texas
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

When you step in to Christie's you are suddenly in the past, ca. 1970, with all that comes with it. The service is excellent, the menu simple and unchanged over the years, and the food is excellent. Homemade salad dressings, with an Italian that is unlike others and superb, and classic seafood dishes. I was raised in Houston and Christie's... More 

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

It's great to hear from you, Stuart! We've been proud to carry on our family's traditions for all these years, so it means a lot to hear that you've enjoyed dining with us. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Christie Family More 

Simonton, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

OMG, I had to do it, I just HAD to satisfy my craving last night! Nobody, but nobody even comes close serving up delicious, one-of-a-kind crispy fried shrimp like Christie's and paired with their their over-the-top homemade remoulade sauce, well let me tell you, it's a spiritual experience that will send your tastebuds over the edge! My very first taste... More 

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

Thanks for spreading the word about our place! Glad we could satisfy your craving for some fried shrimp. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Christie Family More 

Calgary, Canada
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397 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Impressed with the history of the place but the surroundings are tired and drab, menu standard, service ok and what I had to eat was downright average. I had the fried fish and shrimp combo, left a couple of shrimp as they tasted weird and half the fish as I really didn't enjoy it either and not one comment from... More 

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Kathy C, Owner at Christie's Seafood & Steaks, responded to this review

We're terribly sorry that we let you down, Rob. This isn't typically feedback we hear about our menu or the service, so it's truly disappointing. We wish you had brought up your concerns with the food in the moment, so we could have had the chance to replace it. If you have any additional concerns, please feel free to reach... More 

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Additional Information about Christie's Seafood & Steaks

Address: 6029 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
Phone Number: +1 713-978-6563
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6029 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-978-6563

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Christie's Seafood & Steaks began in 1917 as a small food and drink stand on Galveston's waterfront. Now located on Westheimer Road in Houston, Christie's is Houston's oldest family restaurant, and we invite you to join us for a great meal! Come in to Christie's for fresh seafood and delicious steaks! Try our famous butterfly fried shrimp. It's made from a secret recipe that has been passed down over generations. The Remoulade sauce that accompanies the fried shrimp is from a traditional recipe from 1917. It's to die for. Bring in the whole family, and feel at home with our personable, friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. If you have a large family or a celebration, our banquet room creates a festive backdrop for any special occasion. For almost a century, the Christie family has served the same incomparable food that made its founder, Theodore Christie, famous. Dine with us tonight to find out what it's all about!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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