These Houston eating places will likely be open throughout the 2021 Winter Storm

UPDATE: Now that the situation has stabilized, Eater will no longer update this ongoing guide on openings and closings. Please call ahead before traveling to these facilities to make sure they are open as some may still be closed due to power outages or water issues.

As evidenced by the snow on the ground and cool temperatures, this weekend brought truly unprecedented winter weather to the entire state of Texas. Because of this, most of the city’s restaurants have chosen to close their doors to keep staff safe in treacherous driving conditions.

Still, with thousands of people stuck in their homes without electricity across the city, there are many Houstonians in need of a hot meal right now. Not a lot of restaurants are open right now, but Eater is tracking the places that want to stay open or keep doors closed in this crazy winter weather.

The situation across Houston will remain tense until the storm ends, so it’s a good idea to call ahead and make sure these spots are still open and serviced. It goes without saying that anyone trying to eat out in this weather should do so safely, ideally staying in nearby locations just a short walk or safe drive away. And don’t forget to leave a hearty tip – restaurant staff are currently risking their lives in more ways than one to ensure Houstoners have access to hot meals.

Do you know a restaurant that is to open? Email us at houston@eater.com and we’ll add you to the list.

What’s open

  • Tacos A Go Go – Downtown, Midtown, Heights, and Oak Forest locations are open for takeaway and delivery only on Thursdays. The Cinco Ranch site is still closed.
  • The Kolache Shoppe – Greenway Plaza location is open on Thursday.
  • Bosscat Kitchen and Libations – Opening Thursday at 3 p.m.
  • HEB – Houston’s favorite grocer is open on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Original Ninfa’s – The Uptown is open for take away only. The navigation location is expected to open at 5 p.m. on Friday
  • Pappas Bros. Steakhouse – Both the downtown and Galleria locations open for dinner on Friday.
  • Aladdin Mediterranean Grill – The Westheimer location will be open from Thursday; online orders only.
  • Lucille’s – Open Thursday with a limited menu; Call ahead to order a roadside pickup.
  • B&B Metzger – Open for dinner from Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. only delivery and collection.
  • Turner’s – Re-opens for dinner on Friday at 4pm
  • Koffeteria – Serves free pastries and coffee from 9 a.m. on Thursdays.
  • State Fare – The Sugarland location is open Thursday with a limited takeaway menu. The memorial site is also open with a limited menu.
  • The pit room – open Thursday; take away only.
  • BB Italia – opening on Thursday from 4pm to 8pm with a limited menu. Pick-up and delivery orders only.
  • The Annie – Open Thursday from 4pm to 9pm
  • Arnaldo Richard’s Picos – Open only for take away and delivery from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Bludorn – Open Thursday evening with a limited menu, only for dinner.
  • Musaafer – Open Thursdays and Fridays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with food and pick-up service.
  • Miss Saigon Cafe – Open Thursday during normal business hours.
  • Guard and Grace – Open for dinner starting Thursday
  • Local Foods – All Local Foods locations open at 11am on Friday with a limited menu; take away only.
  • Rainbow Lodge – Open on Thursdays, serves prepared meals for pickup only.
  • Candente – Open on Thursday from 2pm to 6pm; take away only.
  • Down the Street – Opens Thursday at 10am for brunch until food is gone.
  • Turkey Leg Hut – The restaurant is closed, but the Turkey Leg Hut food truck will be parked right across the street on Thursday for takeout orders, including lobster. Will be operational between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM
  • Barnaby’s Cafe – The Montrose location is open on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for takeout only.
  • Roostar Vietnamese Grill – The Richmond location is open on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. until sold out. The Spring Branch location is still closed.
  • Twisted Grilled Cheese – This Galleria area food truck opens at 11:00 AM and serves a limited menu until the food runs out.
  • La Grange – Open from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a limited menu.
  • Cleburne Cafeteria – Open during normal opening hours on Thursdays.
  • Dandelion Cafe – Open for food and take-away; limited menu available.
  • Hungry’s – Both locations are open on Thursdays for takeaway and delivery with a limited menu; Closing at 8 p.m.
  • Henderson & Kane – Opens Thursday at 10 a.m.
  • Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House – Opens Thursday at 11am with a limited menu.
  • Chick’nCone – Open Thursday and allows guests to charge their phones while they wait.
  • Studewood Cantine – opening on Thursday at 4 p.m. with online orders from 3:30 p.m.
  • Fat Cat Creamery – Although there is no running water, the Garden Oaks location is open on Thursdays from 1pm to 6pm and offers bottled water with goodies, fudge browning and more goodies, as well as phone charging points. The Stomping Grounds location is open from 1pm to 6pm for ice cream, gallons of milk and cream, sodas and baked goods.
  • Brazil – opening on Thursday at 8 a.m.
  • Good Dog Hot Dog – The restaurant is closed due to a burst water pipe, but the food truck will only be on-site for take away on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Kenny and Ziggy’s – Open Thursday; take away only.
  • Dish Society – Most locations open on Thursdays with limited offers. See Instagram for details.
  • Spanish village – opening on Thursday at 3 p.m.
  • Red Dessert Dive – Open Thursday.
  • Tejas Chocolate Craftory – Scheduled opening on Friday.
  • Montrose Cheese and Wine – Opens Thursday at 1:00 PM for roadside and retail pickup only, with limited inventory. MCW is open until 8 p.m. or until stocks run out.
  • Rosie Cannonball – Opens Thursday from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM for indoor and takeaway meals with a full menu. The chalet is closed. Reservations welcome.
  • UB Preserv – Limited Take-Away 3pm to 7pm Thursday.
  • Hay Merchant – A reduced menu of hot items and raw steaks from the Georgia James Meta Market is available for takeout Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • The Common Bond – Med Center and Spring locations open on Thursday at 9 a.m. until the last delivery takes place. All other locations closed.
  • Galianas Tex-Mex – Open during the regular opening hours on Thursday.
  • Antone’s Famous Po ‘Boys – The West Loop and TC Jester locations open on Thursday.
  • Alicia’s Mexican Grille – Open during regular hours at the Sugar Land, Cypress, and Katy locations on Thursdays.
  • Dario’s Seafood & Steakhouse – Open during the regular opening hours on Thursdays, only for dinner or to take away.
  • Marvino’s Italian Steakhouse – Open during the regular opening times on Thursdays, only for dinner or to take away.
  • Bread Man Baking Company – plans to attend Urban Harvest and Rice Village Farmers Markets with as much of the regular menu as possible this weekend.
  • FuelUp – The Alief, Northside, Eastside, Willowbrook, and Sharpstown locations are open 24/7 with ice cream cones and bottled water.
  • Goode Company Restaurants – All Goode Company Restaurants except Armadillo Palace will reopen on Friday. Menu options can be limited; call ahead to place orders.
  • Rooftop Cinema Club – No films are shown, but the navigation is open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday and offers recharging, goodie bags with battery-operated fairy lights, WiFi, snacks and drinks and a food truck on site.
  • The Grotto – The Woodlands location is open on Thursday.
  • La Finca – Both the Cinco Ranch and Fulshear locations are open from Thursday.
  • Big City Wings – All 8 locations in the Houston area are open on Thursday.
  • Revelry on Richmond – Opens Thursday at 2pm with a limited menu.
  • Riel – opening at 2 p.m. Thursday until the supply is exhausted. The limited menu will mainly consist of sandwiches from Pop-up Louie’s.
  • Orleans Seafood Kitchen – Open for takeout orders only until 5:00 p.m. Thursdays.
  • Rudyards – Opens Thursday at 1pm with a limited menu.
  • Onion Creek – Open Thursday takeaway only with a limited menu.
  • Cedar Creek – Open Thursday takeaway only with a limited menu.
  • Revolucion Coffee and Juice – Open Thursday in Houston with limited offers.
  • Feast Urban Eats – Open for takeaway only on Thursdays until supplies last.
  • The Burger Joint – Both locations will only open for to-go service on Thursday.
  • Vinny’s Pizzeria – Open Thursday with a limited menu, but they deliver.
  • Phat Eatery – Open Thursday.
  • Cuchara – Open Thursday.
  • Pappas Steahouse – Both the Downtown and Galleria locations are expected to open on Friday.
  • Lucille’s – Opening Thursday afternoon with a limited menu for curb and delivery only.
  • City Cellars – Thursday only open to take away until 6 p.m. Extremely restricted staff and telephone are down.
  • Cactus Cove – Open Thursday for takeaway food and drink, including lobster for $ 5 a pound while supplies last.
  • BB’s Tex-Orleans Cafe – Several locations are open for takeaway only on Thursdays.
  • Molina’s Cantina – The Fulsher location is expected to open later. Check Instagram for details.
  • Ginger Kale – Open Thursday and serves hot coffee, hot chocolate, and hot items.
  • The Taco Stand – Open Thursday with a limited menu and take away margaritas.
  • El Patio – The restaurant is closed, but the food truck is open on Thursdays.
  • Pisteleros – opening on Thursday at 4 p.m.

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