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Tony Mandola's

1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
+1 713-528-3474
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a pretty noisy place and the service is excellent. Nice wine selection. My wife and I had totally different opinions on our entrees. I had redfish and thought it was excellent. She had a chicken dish and thought it was ordinary. Since I...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got there at 3:00 on a Sunday afternoon and we practically had the whole restaurant to ourselves. We had the attention of two different waiters and the service throughout the meal was very good and attentive. We ordered two different fish plates that were grilled...More

Thank sightseerNb_Tx
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Greeted warmly by valet staff and receptionist. We were seated promptly. Personally do not care for live television when I'm dining, but the bar patrons like it and it was State of the Union night. Very distracting for diners facing the TV, and frustrating when...More

Thank DJMcDonald
Reviewed January 21, 2018

Early dinner before the Theatre. Food and Service were Excellent, Ambiance was nice. Took my 12 year old Niece as part of her Christmas present.

Thank Darlene P
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere and service was great. The food was good but we felt the prices were somewhat expensive. Convenient to downtown Houston. Good place to go for special occasions but not on a regular basis.

Thank WYPY
Reviewed December 21, 2017

We had reservations for after church on Sunday and we arrived right on time. Mr. Mandola was at the front and greeted us upon arrival. We were promptly seated. The brunch menu was fabulous. A lot of wonderful selections. I had steak and eggs and...More

Thank jameslee777
Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

A classic Italian restaurant with great seafood and steaks too. Met the owner. Service and food are remarkably good.

Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

I ordered cioppino and was really disappointed. The broth was watery with too many onions and peppers. The fish was not plentiful. My wife ordered bacon wrapped shrimp that was quite good. Our waiter seemed to be uncaring and inattentive however the owners did take...More

Thank George B
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Sunday brunch is outstanding! Lots of varied and interesting choices - not just the usual egg dishes. The grilled oysters in garlic butter with Parmesan are excellent especially paired with their specially prepared garlic bread. And the cocktails are also special: bloody Mary's, mimosas and...More

Thank ppettyHtown
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Tony Mandolas is a nicer restaurant and the prices do reflect that. They do participate in restaurant month for Houston so if you are looking for a good deal that might be the best time to try their food. They are open for lunch as...More

Thank Alison R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 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 - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
    (Femdale Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-528-3474
  • E-mail
In 1982, we opened Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar on the Gulf Freeway, which we owned and operated for 22 years. A second Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar debuted on Shepherd in 1984, which he closed four years later in order to open our famous West Gray Tony Mandolaʼs flagship location. Our lifelong dream of owning a freestanding restaurant has now become a reality with the opening of our new, permanent Tony Mandola's location at 1212 Waugh Drive. We take great pride in serving what we think is some of the best food on the Gulf Coast. Everything is homemade fresh in our kitchen daily and many of our dishes are our Mamas' recipes. God Bless our Mamas and God Bless you for your patronage.“Dedicated to the preservation of the art of Mamas' Cooking.” Sincerely,Tony & Phyllis Mandola
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