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Massa's South Coast Grill

#208 of 7,026 Restaurants in Houston
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1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
17136559100
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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South Bend, Washington
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came in with a fairly large group and were placed in a room set especially for us. The menu was limited but the choices were so good that I would have liked to have had a taste of everything. The wait staff, the professionalism of the bartenders and the delectable food put this restaurant at the top of our... More 

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Thank Joe B
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for choosing Massa's South Coast Grill. Large groups can be a challenge. It pleases me when we can make a large group happy. The Elks were a great convention. Hope to see you again. Joe More 

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Houston for the July 4th weekend attending the Elk's National Convention. There were approximately 7K members & guests there. Many people that were there were surprised to see most everything closed on Sat & Sun. We were told that downtown Houston is very quiet on weekends and it is predominated a business area Mon - Fri. On... More 

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Thank Sal L
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much. One of my favorite things to do in my business is to take a situation that may be problematic and turn it into a positive situation. Sal you dont know how much I enjoyed meeting you and all the people that you brought in. I hope to see you in Florida sometime soon. More 

Pensacola Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located across from the Four Seasons this grill offered and lunch special at a reasonable price. We were greeted buy the hostess and seated immediately. The server was attentive without being a nuisance . Lunch was served hot, tasty and a nice portion. I will got here again possibly for dinner my next trip

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Thank Dahary1
Joseph M, General Manager at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much! The experience you described is what we strive for. We really appreciate your business. More 

Vienna, Virginia
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189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shrimp and grits - one of my favorite dishes - was a real disappointment. Others had the crab bisque and liked it, and fish. The ambience was less special than we expected (guess the word "grill" should have tipped us off) but the presence of South African wine on the menu is something to celebrate.

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Thank trackervienna
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

So sorry for your experience here at Massa's South Coast Grill. If you could please tell me specifically what the problem with the Shrimp & Grits I will do my best to make it better next time. More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The This restaurant is absolutely amazing. The staff, the bar, the menu, all high ratings. The gumbo, shrimp, fish I'm still craving it. Delicious recipes.

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Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We do the best we can to make everyone happy. Please ask for Joe if you come back. More 

Denver, Colorado
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111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

A group of us only had about an hour to eat in between educational sessions of the convention going on at the nearby Convention Center. This place was a great time for lunch. We were able to get a table for 6 on OpenTable with very short notice. The men you had a lot of seafood and New Orleans style... More 

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Thank Adam S
SouthCoastGrill, General Manager at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. Im so glad you enjoyed everything! Joe More 

Houston
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Another restaurant fairly close to Main street and the George R Brown Convention center. The menu has something for everyone. The snapper with grilled vegetables was cooked correctly and spiced well. The bacon wrapped shrimp that was stuffed with crab was delicious. It came with some potatoes au gratin and sauteed mixed vegetables. We also requested a side order of... More 

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Thank travelpastor
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dinning with us. We are pme pf the few owner operated restaurants in downtown. Please ask for Joe when you come in next time. More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Down for the final four weekend and had chance to visit several overpriced bars and restaurants. This place was great with very reasonable drink prices and food. Had Gumbo which was great and the Shrimp and Grits. Staff was great and the owners/managers were most gracious suggesting we should take our time even though we were the last ones in... More 

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SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your visit. We strive to give each customer an excellent experience. Please visit us next time you are in Houston. More 

Houston
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We were looking for a downtown restaurant that had a nice atmosphere but not over the top expensive. This restaurant fit the bill. The food was good, not stellar, but good. I had the sampler appetizer for my meal- 2 shrimp, calamari, and crabcakes. The crabcakes were a little bland, as was the calamari. My husband ordered the shrimp and... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

I had the gumbo and Mahi Tostada. The gumbo was outstanding and I should have ordered more. The Tostada was a bit of a disappointment. First, it was bland, so it needs to be spiced or flavored some more. Second, it was a "salad" on top of a tostada...don't think of picking it up. I would go back but I... More 

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Thank Brad B
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in please ask for Joe Massa next time you come in. We are one of the few owner operated serving local cuisine. Your business is greatly appreciated! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
Seafood, Gluten Free, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 17136559100
Description
Family owned and operated seafood restaurant with a South Coast twist.

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