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“Waste of time & money” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Happy Fatz

Happy Fatz
3510 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
+1 713-426-3554
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Ranked #1,063 of 7,487 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast
Description: Gourmet Hotdogs and Divine Cheesecakes. Rated in the top 3 best cheesecake in Houston, by Yelp Reviews. We specialize in gourmet hotdogs and homemade desserts!
Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Waste of time & money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Went there with the grandkids to grab a quick meal one Saturday evening. No printed menu and a set of backboard menus that are difficult to decipher and understand. Dogs were overcooked to the point of being burned; chili dog was dry and relatively tasteless. The slaw had an odd taste and lots and lots of garlic. The kids menu dessert was only explained when my wife went back in to look at a desert for herself.
Poor organization, poor food preparation, and low value.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Best hasbrowns in the Heights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My spouse and I have been to Happy Fats for breakfast three times. We have tried the breakfast sandwich (delicious) and the Happy Fatz Breakfast (hot dog with eggs, good if you can eat a hot dog for breakfast). The hash browns are awesome, crunchy at the edge and not gummy in the middle).
The coffee is OK, a little weak for my taste. Service is good but delivery is a little slow so if you are in a hurry go somewhere else.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Cute and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We stumbled upon this quaint establishment while walking around the Heights. We had a latte and a slice of the Orange Cheesecake. So delicious! The staff was so friendly and we enjoyed an outside table. We saw some of the real food delivered to other tables and it looked delicious with generous portions. We will be going back for the famous hot dogs next week.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“A Delicious Community Involved Hot Dog Joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Happy Fatz is a small delicious restaurant in the Houston Heights. I have watched this bungalow style restaurant grow from mainly serving gourmet hot dogs to including a full breakfast menu and live music in the evenings. The owners take great pride in showcasing local artists as well as student art from the community. Many times I have enjoyed my meal while little ones play on the front patio and the family's sit and enjoy the morning newspaper. This is the place you want to go to in order to start your mornings, have a long lunch, or indulge in one of their many delicious cupcakes for dessert.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent gourmet hot dogs - and they cater!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

These dogs are amazing!! As others have said, the beauty lies in the original combinations. Try bacon, pico and avocado. Love the bread. Also the tofu dogs appeal to omnivores as well. I attended a party they catered and loved this as party food. Many compliments were heard around the room. Love it.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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