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Picnic

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University Place
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1928 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
713-524-0201
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
You will love this "picnic"

Owned by the same folks that own The Raven...just at the other end of the shopping center. Everything, including the bread, is made fresh daily and is a true delight for a quick and enjoyable lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2012
JudyHughes17
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Houston, Texas, United States
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Warning! The sourdough bread here is highly addictive. In the middle of the beautiful Houston Museum District, Picnic is surrounded by live oak-lined streets and lovely old and new contemporary homes. Lots of options for coffee and tea, freshly baked goods temptingly displayed, salads, soups and sandwiches are perfect for your stay-there or take-out picnic from Picnic. Picnic tables and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Nothing out of the ordinary but you can always expect quick service, great breads, and decent sandwiches. Parking is sometimes difficult.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

My vegan girlfriend lives walking distance from picnic, and every so often we stop in for a salad or a sandwich.. the food always seems quite fresh, and I like the unpretentious decor. But, last weekend as I was finishing my turkey sandwich, a horrified look came over my girlfriend's face as she quickly wielded her knife to flick an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Picnic provides fresh selections for a meal you can travel with. Nice selection of meats and condiments. Fresh breads and sides as well as great cookies and fresh fruit. Staff is friendly and anxious to please and parking is ample. Overall a nice selection for a travel lunch but nothing special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This place has great sandwiches and great bakery(plus much more). MUST TRY the pimento cheese and lemon bars. Joe, the pastry chef, owners and staff are wonderful!

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Owned by the same folks that own The Raven...just at the other end of the shopping center. Everything, including the bread, is made fresh daily and is a true delight for a quick and enjoyable lunch.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2008

Sandwiches are alright, but they try to get too fancy and the sauces taste strange.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2008

cute spot just north of Rice U. Great fresh sandwiches & cookies

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2008

Overpriced, but good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1928 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-1645
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > University Place
  • Neighborhood: University Place
  • Phone Number: 713-524-0201

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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