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Zelko Bistro

#251 of 7,024 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Greater Heights
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705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A small place. Hard to see from the street. Their bar is I think for making drinks for the tables rather than an active bar. The food is well above average and service attentive

Thank wgn
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

But that was excellent! I almost didn't go inside because the outside looks very humble. Decor inside, though, was very pleasant. Menu looked expensive. My desert was $10.

Thank MyHobbyIsTravel
Humble, Texas
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Date night - we went on an early evening. Outside seating this time of the year in Texas is the last good time bedore fall! Wait staff were very attentive Try the shrimp and grits, you won't be disappointed

Thank Matt S
Atlanta, Georgia
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

As first timers to Houston, staying in what the city calls its Museum District, it wasn't dumb of us to also want to see downtown and the various "Heights" neighborhoods we had read about. What WAS dumb was to do it during afternoon rush hour! Our nerves were pretty shot by the time we found Houston Heights so we decided... More 

Thank 1073BB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

OMG!!! This place is so good!! my husband and I went to this awesome restaurant, and we were served by a very nice lady her name is Giovanna! She was always on time on serving us anything we asked her for!! She always had a smile for us, we really felt like home specially with her service. Food on time,... More 

Thank Nancy V
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We had fish tacos, lamb tacis, and Captain's chicken. All were delicious with attractive presentation and great service.

Thank BajanGirl68
Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Me and my partner tried this places on 04/03/2016. We picked this place according to all the great reviews here on trip advisor but those raving reviews sure did not apply to our food choices we made at restaurant or the service we received. My partner ordered the Abbey Melt and I had the Fish Tacos. Food was not up... More 

Thank worldtravler777
Houston, TX
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to pick up local Honey and stayed for lunch. Fried pickles were delish as well as the Fish Tacos! Great fresh food!

Thank CajunTex
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is a must-try restaurant in Houston whether you are a resident or a visitor. Everything on the menu is cooked perfectly and tastes so good. My favorites are the short ribs, truffle fries and the strawberry cake.

Thank Kelley D
Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Zelko is a quaint bistro with so much charm. The building is a 1920’s Bungalow and there is outdoor seating. Their concept: Local Ingredients - Community Inspired – Quality. Seating is not spacious but that works because it brings everyone together and conversations erupt. I appreciate the rosemary sprigs sprouting out of miniature cobalt blue bottles for centerpieces. The old... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 705 East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greater Heights
  • Neighborhood: Greater Heights
  • Phone Number: 713-880-8691

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