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“As Consistent As The Sunrise”
Review of Houston's

Houston's
Ranked #9 of 358 Restaurants in Pompano Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pompano Beach
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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“As Consistent As The Sunrise”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been a Houston's customer for the better part of 30 years. Over that time, I've seen changes to the menu and locations, some good, some completely boneheaded. However, it is always consistent, time in and time out. Service is always excellent, and fresh citrus the squeeze to order makes the drinks at the bar that much better. If you're looking for a bargain, you won't find it here, and you may even be taken aback by the prices in general, but it's always a good meal and you can watch the boats go by while you're gnawing on your fall-off-the-bone ribs that they marinate in bacon fat.

  • Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Houston's known for consistent service and food and this location doesn't disappoint. Add the incredible location on the canal right by the bridge for boat watching and it's a pretty ideal place.

Visited May 2014
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great food in a great setting”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Houston's can always be counted on for great food, but this Houston's also has one of the nicest settings we've come across in South Florida. Located right on the Intracoastal Waterway, the restaurant's outdoor tables have a lovely water view. People even arrive by boat for dinner. Very hard to get a table outside on the weekend, but the fact that they have two bars - one indoors and one outdoors - as well as some casual seating down near the dock, provides ample waiting areas.

Grilled artichokes as appetizers were fabulous. Salmon entrée was excellent, as was the veggie burger. I wanted something vegetarian and was going to try and put a number of sides together. "Don't worry," explained the waitress. "We can give you the veggie plate we serve for lunch." Braised cabbage, kale salad with peanut vinaigrette dressing (I asked for mine on the side because it can be a bit spicy), perfectly plumped couscous with fresh asparagus and tomatoes were fabulous. Would have shared a dessert if we'd all had room. Service was excellent.

Only thing I'd change about the place, if possible, is the ventilation. Because of the way the restaurant is built, smoke from the grilling area goes directly up to the first level where the indoor bar and some tables are located. It was very smoky...definitely not for anyone who is bothered by cooking smoke.

Other than that, this place is on my top ten list for South Florida.

  • Visited May 2014
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Katonah, NY
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good Food Scenic Setting”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Very popular restaurant with very good food and service. If you don't arrive reasonably early you can wait up to an hour for a table. Bar area very crowded and may not have the liquor you want for a drink, in my case they did not have or stock Barcardi Rum. On a Friday night plenty of boat traffic on the intercoastal and several tie up at the restaurant coming for dinner. All in all an enjoyable night and reasonably priced.

  • Visited April 2014
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Birmingham, Michigan
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“Great Food and Great Service!”
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I had the Ahi Tuna for dinner while my co-worker had Prime Rib. We both really enjoyed our perfectly cooked food. The service was great by the attentive staff. The atmosphere was modern and fresh. I highly recommend Houston's for a great time on the intercostal.

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