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Backstreet Cafe

#47 of 7,035 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neartown/ Montrose
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1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for lunch with my friends. Was pleasantly surprised by the patio:) food was great as was the service!

Thank Katarzyna S
Houston, Texas, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was my first time here and probably won't be my last! Wonderful quaint place...interesting location, lol. The dinner was delicious! Every course was amazing! The wines were all enjoyable as well and the dinner reasonable priced. Would love to return for a girls night out and try out their lovely patio. Definitely recommend this great restaurant!

Thank Kelly K
Houston, Texas
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Backstreet Cafe has been my favorite restaurant in Houston for years for lunch or dinner or brunch, everything on the menu is consistently delicious quality! The outside patio is my favorite in Houston! The trees, the water element, the old bricks, the isolated area is lovely! I have a favorite wait person, Ephrim who dashes over to say hello everytime... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a big anniversary lunch for work recently at Backstreet Cafe and it was very well done. We had a nice back room with a bathroom to ourselves. The only issue was at the start the room was warm. They probably should have put the AC on a bit earlier. We started with a salad and then I had... More 

Thank Brenda S
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I moved to Houston 6 weeks back and living im the neighborhood made it already 5 times to Backstreet Cafe. I tested Brunch, lunch and dinner. The first two are just great but the dinner is the low note... food is too sugary and heavy, it was 5 of us and this was unanimous. None of us actually finished the... More 

Thank cleanfeedback
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Backstreet Cafe is always reliable and a nice night out. Our group of four sat on the patio and had a lovely evening. Food was good, service was attentive but not overbearing. We had the pecan crusted chicken, a staple on their menu, and the Texas Shrimp and Grits, always delicious too. My friend ordered the special lamb shank and... More 

Thank Peggy H
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Backstreet Cafe is cool. It's a 4 star cool. First what we liked about the place. The location and evening time ambiance is soft and romantic. The music selection on this particular night, was on point. Some jazz tracks mixed with neo soul, r&b and light Rock. Romantic. Service was good and it wasn't too loud. Make sure to try... More 

Thank iPhiLgreat
Houston TX
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First, let me state we are long time customers to Backstreet Cafe and Mr. Hugo's other restaurants, and haven't been completely disappointed until today, Sunday Brunch for my wife's birthday. All started well, sparkling water, a bottle of 2010 Chateau Laffite, and then our order. My wife decided on the special for the day, gulf red snapper, a mild and... More 

Thank ehhartnett
Isfahan Province, Iran
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

I went there because of great reviews in Trip Advisor. I ordered a tortilla soup and there was a bug in my soup!! I think I don't need to say any further!!

Thank R_s2222
Katy, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I went here on a Saturday for my birthday. As we walked in the staff was friendly. The place was full but we got a table immediately. I ordered the lobster roll and my friend ordered the lamb. I ordered a salad on the side but it never arrived. Maybe my waiter was to busy. He did apologize. Overall the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3609
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: 713-521-2239

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