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“Good neighborhood joint”
Review of Roadster Grill

Roadster Grill
Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Bellaire
Cuisines: American, Greek
Description: Authentic Greek Family Favorites & All-American Classics Inside a sky blue, stand-alone building on Bissonnet, sits one of the best hamburger joints in town. Owner Nick Semoudiaris has a great menu and, with recipes from his mother, Koula Gray, known as Yia Yia, they also dish out some of the best Greek food around. If that's not enough, they have a new dinner menu with lamb chops, steak, Greek chicken and salmon. One more thing that's a big hit, he has a couple of all beef hot dogs that are Hebrew National kosher. What a great mix of delicious, ethnic and American foods! Nick has an outstanding résumé, including stints as general manager of Florida Seafood grill, formerly Floridita and as manager at Truluck's. He selects his meats and vegetables carefully and even purchases his pita breads from Chicago, because he thinks they taste the best.
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Description: Authentic Greek Family Favorites & All-American Classics Inside a sky blue, stand-alone building on Bissonnet, sits one of the best hamburger joints in town. Owner Nick Semoudiaris has a great menu and, with recipes from his mother, Koula Gray, known as Yia Yia, they also dish out some of the best Greek food around. If that's not enough, they have a new dinner menu with lamb chops, steak, Greek chicken and salmon. One more thing that's a big hit, he has a couple of all beef hot dogs that are Hebrew National kosher. What a great mix of delicious, ethnic and American foods! Nick has an outstanding résumé, including stints as general manager of Florida Seafood grill, formerly Floridita and as manager at Truluck's. He selects his meats and vegetables carefully and even purchases his pita breads from Chicago, because he thinks they taste the best.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good neighborhood joint”
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

Not a big Greek food fan, but try the hummus, gyros or Greek salad. My kids and wife like the burgers and milk shakes. Pita bread is very good. The entire tone of the place has changed, now the staff actually wants you there. A very nice change.

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Just So-So”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We were in the area and wanted to grab a bite...looked at some reviews and decided to give the place a try. Wish we hadn't. The service was good, the food, not so much. All employees were friendly and appeared happy to be there, but the food itself was a big disappointment. Our table ordered a variety of items from a burger, to spaghetti, to a couple of greek dishes. My kids did not like the spaghetti, and didn't complete their meal. The burger wasn't bad, but the moussaka and the souvlaki were far from what I would consider good greek food. Perhaps those that reviewed the food and gave it good ratings haven't had real greek food. There's no disputing that service is fast and the employees make you feel welcome, but if the food's not good, no point in eating...wanted to like the place but won't be returning.

  • Visited March 2013
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Katy, Texas
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A great meal”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Sadly, the excellent breakfast has stopped, but the lunch and dinner are still going strong. I have not been disappointed by anything on the menu, so I recommend trying it all.

  • Visited January 2013
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Houston
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing food in a ridiculously ugly building.”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Based on a trip advisor recommendation , stopped in for lunch. I could tell it was popular--many in drive through line, full dining room. I think this used to be Taco Bell. And now it's painted blue outside! But the Greek meatball hoagie and fried shrimp hoagie were great! Couldn't resist a side of grilled pita bread. Sandwiches came with fries and three or four onion rings. Only drawback was Pepsi not Coke. Highly recommend to all.

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Houston
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hearty portions”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

We went on a Friday evening and both ordered Gyro sandwich plates. The meat is flavorful and plentiful. Service is prompt and polite. Other people plates looked great, too (burgers, salads). Only complaint is the restaurant was very warm. Although we didn't try do it this time, in the past I believe one could BYOB.

  • Visited August 2012
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