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“Delicious but a bit Cheesy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taste of Texas Restaurant

Taste of Texas Restaurant
10505 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024-1001
+1 713-932-6901
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Ranked #3 of 7,487 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $60
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Houston, Texas
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“Delicious but a bit Cheesy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

True that the meat was out of this world EXCELLENT. But its location on the highway and all the Texas artifacts inside somewhat cheapen the experience and make it feel more like an Applebys' although the food is clearly more of the Ritz variety.

Visited January 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“The name says it all.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Great steaks you pick out before they cook it. The salad bar is wonderful with fresh baked breads. Don't forget the garlic butter on your steak. Yummy

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“Texas museum, Texas steaks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

If there were an award for the best restaurant owner in Texas, Mr. Hendee (owner of Taste of Texas) would win every year.  A first class operation, the interior is pure Texas, and the hospitality is second to none.  You can find a better steak, or pay more, but you have to visit just to see what happens when you get service exactly they way you want it-perfect!

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“One of Our All Time Favorites”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Taste of Texas is our go to restaurant for special events. The service is impeccable and the food is divine. The downside to ToT is the wait. They don't take reservations and on most nights the wait is an hour or more. I'm here to tell you, it's worth it! But if waiting isn't for you - and they offer a number of seating areas with complimentary sodas and popcorn in addition to their full bar - then I recommend going at off times or at the beginning of the week.

I can't sing their praises enough. The beef they serve is the highest grade and perfectly prepared to your specifications. The sidedishes are all wonderful and the salad bar/cheese station which includes fresh baked breads comes with every meal.

The prices are comparable to other steak houses in town and less expensive for the value than many. So kick back and wait a bit or plan your meal at other than peak times and I guarantee you will be pleased and impressed.

Visited November 2011
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“Taste of Texas is always TERRIFIC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Our family absolutely loves Taste of Texas! The Edd and Nina Hendee family have created an incredible steak house that is second to none. We are always greeted by such friendly staff. The waitstaff is always knowledgeable about the menu, and is able to make good recommendations on drinks to compliment your meal. The salad bar is wonderful - offering a variety of veggies and dressings to create your own trademark salad. The breads are so yummy. We have gone to Taste of Texas for Valentine's Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays and to entertain family and friends from out of town! The service and food NEVER disappoint! One of my favorite dishes is the Pecan Crusted Chicken which is baked not fried or grilled. It is tender and moist with a delicious crunch from the pecans in every bite. Edd has been a local celebrity because of his restaurant and being a host on AM 700 the Voice so we feel like we know him and his family! Taste of Texas provides exquisite steaks, chicken and an excellent variety of sides and desserts. They do celebrate birthdays with a free dessert, too! When you dine at Taste of Texas, you will be sure to have a memorable experience. At Christmastime be sure and purchase a Taste of Texas ornament, too!

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