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“Unusual but interesting”
Review of Steamboat House

Steamboat House
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Ranked #76 of 8,434 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $69
Cuisines: American
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Description: The Steamboat House is a steakhouse with a Texas history flair. Its large dining room is decorated with burgundy walls, flags and historical artwork. The restaurant hosts an intimate bar with a bust of Sam Houston and other Texas artwork. In addition to the main dining room and bar, guests are invited to reserve the unique Log Cabin room, which has become a popular spot for rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, Christmas parties, anniversary parties and more. Steamboat House offers different menus for lunch, dinner and children’s menu. Popular lunch meal choices include chicken tender salad, Republic pot roast sandwich and tenderloin tips. The extensive dinner menu includes the best of prime and choice steaks, bison steaks, seafood including delicious crab cakes and more. The owner of the Steamboat House, Charlie Fogarty, visits with guests to inform and entertain people of all ages about the Republic of Texas History.
Reviewed January 16, 2014

Our first trip to this restaurant, primarily a steak place. Not inexpensive but I gather steak prices have risen substantially due to the drought and cattle sell offs. Tables are well separated and ceilings are very high, so it is easy to have a conversation. The restaurant is a tribute to Texas history. Anyone with an interest in it will really enjoy the place, including the log cabin in one room. The food was good, though not exceptional. The service was attentive and the restaurant was quite clean. We had a fun evening.

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Thank Ron W
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

visited with a party of 6. They cooked 5 of the steaks incorrectly. To be fair they did recook 2, but for $45 a steak this should be a lot better. The staff seemed to have little idea what a medium rare steak should look like, even though they were obviously well done.

Nice surroundings, but probably the worst meal I have had in Houston for 5 years.

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Thank Steve C
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

After having dinner there with friends we went to the bar to have a cocktail. From the minute we walked in the service was horrible and it took forever to get a drink. After asking to talk to a manager we received a very rude response from the bartender. When the manager came out he said we were being cut off after only one drink. I have never seen such poor customer service in my whole life.

We will never return to this place!!!

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Thank Mark G
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Nothing really I can fault this place for . Great service, fantastic character, full of interesting Texan history, impressive menu and hands down the best prime rib I ever tasted.
Will definitely be making a return visit!

Thank Big_Tont
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

t was really amazing having a diner here, excellent food and prepared to our wish, atmosphere was verynie, old history came alive again.

Thank CockMolle
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