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18 Iconic Houston Meals

When it comes to great food, these plates can't be beat 

We've spotlighted 18 local eateries that offer an iconic taste of Houston, each representing unique flavors found in our big urban stew.

Tony's

After nearly 50 years as a Houston landmark, the restaurant continues to stay on top with classics such as handmade pansotti--a…

CHURRASCOS

In the beginning (of the Cordua restaurant empire, that is), there was grilled meat. Stop by the family's namesake Churrascos…

TACOS A GO GO

Can't make up your mind? Neither could we. Choosing between the chorizo, egg and cheese breakfast taco at Tacos a Go Go Go to…

SHIPLEY'S

Shipley's Sausage and Cheese Kolache is a true delight for savory enthusiasts. The combination of savorey sausage3 and gooey…

FRENCHY'S CHICKEN

Long lines and the calorie count do nothing to dissuade fans of this hometown favorite. The local gem sends out peppery, hot pans…

FUNG'S KITCHEN

Weekend crowds don't lie: This Hong Kong-style dimsum menu has everything from steamed shrimp dumplings for the uninitiated to…

GATLIN'S BBQ RIBS

This Heights hideaway is ranking supreme amongst contenders in the Texas BBQ arena. Grab a seat on the patio, roll up your sleeves…

LANKFORD GROCERY

A thick, juicy, delightfully non-round (read: hand-rolled and smashed) patty and plentiful toppings are served up at this…

PHO BINH

The pho-nomenal Vietnamese-style soup has worked its way into our hearts (and stomachs). Get there before lunch or you're likely…

HUGO'S

Almost every restaurant claims to have the best margarita in town, but Hugo's actually does. The self-named Hugorita is our number…

WARREN'S INN

Don't order a beer here. Known for serving ‘em up stiff, you'll be sure to get your money's worth (and then some) no matter which…

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