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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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South Scottsdale
2.3 miles from Old Town Scottsdale
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$15 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music
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Reviewed June 23, 2020

I have ordered a number of times since this virus started and always had a great meal at a reasonable pricing. I just placed an order for a dinner and the hostess told me that the normal sides provided would be an additional $5 each...(two had always come with the meal). The sides were not a great deal bigger than what is normally served with the meat. No discount amount on the main item. Then they charged me an additional 4.95 packaging fee. So a $28.00 meal was now $43 plus tax. This is a price gouging situation if I ever saw one. Love their food but not worth $43. Be warned of this takeout pricing.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Service here is very good. The menu has many great options from steak to non meat. The beer and wine selection are plentiful but a little over priced. We tried a few appetizers and were pleased with everything we ate.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

This is how all restaurants should be run. An exceptional kitchen and an excellent wait staff. My server was Tina - she knew the menu and was able to answer all our questions (without once looking up at the ceiling) - it just keeps getting...better.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020

The Hillstone group has the best restaurants. They are always reliable with excellent service and friendly, helpful waiters. The ribs are outstanding. I had trout which was delicious with coleslaw. You can never go wrong here, but make sure you make reservations if on a...weekend, Very busy.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Great lunch! Was greeted by friendly hostess & time she suggested for wait time was exact! Stephen was our server & did an excellent job! Food was great & served in a great atmosphere! My husband had club salad & I had the chicken tenders!...Coleslaw was so different & tasty! Always enjoy our visit to Houston!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020

We had reservations at Houston's at 5:15 PM on a Saturday night. When we arrived at 5:00 PM, it was standing room only. The wait time for those with reservations was already 50 minutes (per the hostess) and the bar and lobby were so full...of people standing and waiting that it was difficult to move around. Having said that, the hostess was very gracious. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The wait staff was competent, attentive and friendly. Our food was served in a timely manner and was delicious. However, due to the numbers of people there, it was so loud that there was no possibility of casual dinner conversation without raising your voice. Pros: Excellent staff, delicious food, reasonable prices Cons: Excessively crowded and loud If I return to Scottsdale, I would be interested in dining here again but hopefully on a less popular night.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2020

As you enter the Hostess greets your party with a smile and readily acknowledges your reservation. This feature is most important cause every aspect of service contributes to the total experience. Seating is quick and our table was cozy, quiet and ambient. The menu has...a variety of selections to meet everyones taste. Prices and servings are good as is the service. We all enjoyed our total dining experience which is what dining should be. Houston's is highly recommended, Be Advised!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 29, 2019

Houston's is one of our favorite upscale restaurants where we know we can always count on a well done meal in a classy environment. We chose Houston's for our Christmas Eve dinner while visiting from out of state. We started with house salads with blue...cheese dressing which was really delicious, especially good are the chewy croutons which we love. My wife rated her Hawaiin Rib Eye as a 10/10 and I gave my French dip sandwich with shoestring fries a 9/10, and considering it was Christmas Eve we'd rate the service as excellent along with our meals. Great job!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 22, 2019

First timers. Husband had the fall off the bone ribs and I had a prime rib that would have made Fred Flintstone proud. Good beef is always pricey but the size of the prime made it quite the value. Will certainly return.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

The food and service are exceptional. We have dined her many times and the experience is always exceptional. Our server, Monica was a joy - fun and professional - simply the best.

Date of visit: December 2019
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August 24, 2020|
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Response from Elmarko929 |
thanx so much.
August 24, 2020|
Response from 806ronc | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many of the high-end restaurants in Scottsdale offer dine-in service, including Houston's - its very popular so make a reservation.
November 29, 2019|
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Response from jeffdrj | Reviewed this property |
There are probably better places for a party of ten. But call ahead and they will try to accommodate you.
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