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“Old School Good Food”

Christie's Seafood & Steaks
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Ranked #808 of 8,149 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Christie's Seafood & Steaks began in 1917 as a small food and drink stand on Galveston's waterfront. Now located on Westheimer Road in Houston, Christie's is Houston's oldest family restaurant, and we invite you to join us for a great meal! Come in to Christie's for fresh seafood and delicious steaks! Try our famous butterfly fried shrimp. It's made from a secret recipe that has been passed down over generations. The Remoulade sauce that accompanies the fried shrimp is from a traditional recipe from 1917. It's to die for. Bring in the whole family, and feel at home with our personable, friendly staff and comfortable atmosphere. If you have a large family or a celebration, our banquet room creates a festive backdrop for any special occasion. For almost a century, the Christie family has served the same incomparable food that made its founder, Theodore Christie, famous. Dine with us tonight to find out what it's all about!
Key West, Florida
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184 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Old School Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Okay, as they say on the menu, "Since 1917, ESTABISHED BEFORE YOU WERE BORN." Hmmm. In this retro building across from the vernerable Palm restaurant, this place reeks of yesteryears. But, try the Gumbo, light and fresh. Famous Fried Shrimp brought me back to my first restaurant shrimp in Louisiana. After all these years, they still get it right, if trendy had passed them by.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Father's Day lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Today my family took my father to Christie's for Father's Day! His choice, of course since he has been dining here for many years! Service was good and meal proceeded at a good pace. I ordered the special "rainbow trout almandine" with green beans! Very good but not outstanding! Everyone else in our party ordered either fried shrimp or fried oysters! The fried oysters were the biggest oysters I have ever seen! Shrimp had a lot of breading! Cornbread was too crumbly to enjoy! Another plus was you could carry on a conversation without screaming!

  • Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Delicious Seafood Gumbo and Greek Salad with calamari lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

My girl friend and I feasted on the most delicious fried shrimp ever tasted; a big fresh Greek salad with calamari, fried mini crab balls that melt in your mouth, and after some deliberations, we split a heavenly Bananas Foster Pie! We were greeted by more than one family member at Christie's friendly Restaurant at 6029 Westheimer Rd. Coming back for dinner with the family.

  • Visited March 2013
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Auburndale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“seemed unfriendly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013 via mobile

Food was great especially the stuffed shrimp but only problem we seem to have was over priced and the staff was not friendly.

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful Shrimp Po'boys and great stuffed flounder!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Christie's has excellent food and service in a white table cloth environment. One reason we enjoy Christie's is that we can talk across the table without shouting, which is so relaxing compared to those high-noise places we avoid.

Decisions, Decisions - deciding between the stuffed flounder, the shrimp salad and the shrimp Po-boy is always a challenge for me.

Christie's offers the traditional Gulf Coast fried seafood platters, but I gave up most deep fried anything years ago, so the broiled and baked items are especially attractive to us.

  • Visited November 2012
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