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Steamboat House

8045 N Sam Houston Pkwy W, Houston, TX 77064
(832) 912-1845
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Ranked #555 of 7,203 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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39 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Houston Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Not realizing just how busy they get during the lunch hour, a friend and I met here at noon. It was a 30 minute wait for the dining room so we went to the bar area and were seated right away. Food is good and came out quickly. We both had the chicken tender salad...I would order this again. Price... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Realizing that this is more or less a steakhouse, my title is a bit tongue and cheek, but not really. I went there this week for a business lunch and ordered the "Lunch Steak" which on the menu was a sirloin. When I ordered it, the waiter said that they now have a ribeye not a sirloin, which was fine.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Full of Alamo and Texas history, the restaurant is very good and food is excellent. This trip I had the crab cakes and Cesar salad both of which were very enjoyable. The steaks are good too and the servers always pretty jolly. The place is always busy which is a testament to the the good food. Be ready to line... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

very interesting building, the decor based on The Alamo artifacts. You could spend hours just looking at the pictures & reading the various information covering the walls. Main thing tho is the food, Fillet Mignon undoubtably one of the best I have ever eaten. This, along with the first class service, will make a return visit a must next time... More

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Houston, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I have not been here for a few months but I was surprised by the makeover. Externally, nothing has changed, and plenty of parking. Internally, the main dining area has been painted maroon, and by doing that, the room is much darker, and that in turn means that in some areas, reading the menu is a challenge. I had to... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This is a great spot for Texas history buffs and has a wonderful menu. We were regulars for years, but feel that the service is really slipping. Our friends had their steak over cooked. The bar staff was rude the last time we were there and wait staff is generally less attentive than it was in the past. This is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Steamboat House with friends we hadn't seen in some time. The food was excellent and the service was great - attentive, but low-key enough to allow us to have a conversation without constant interruption. The décor was subdued and comfortable, with so many historic pictures and items to appreciate on our way into... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a business lunch with an associate. We ate at the bar. Both of us ordered burgers and they came exactly as ordered. Service at the bar was excellent. I found it to be much faster than the last time I actually ate in the restaurant itself.

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Awesome Valentine's celebration! Blackened mahi mahi over a bed of rice & fried asparagus ---beautiful plate presentation! We have dined here several times, and can tell you service is superb! The chocolate covered strawberries were a great touch to the evening & serving champagne while we waited for our table👍

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Our first trip to this restaurant, primarily a steak place. Not inexpensive but I gather steak prices have risen substantially due to the drought and cattle sell offs. Tables are well separated and ceilings are very high, so it is easy to have a conversation. The restaurant is a tribute to Texas history. Anyone with an interest in it will... More

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