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Willie's Grill & Icehouse

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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19770 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-3113
+1 281-477-6300
11:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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204 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Seafood, Burgers, Salads, Chicken -- all very casual (Fried, Grilled, Blackened) - good sides, nice salads,...lots of beer choices - patio Worth a Visit!!!

Thank Andrew W
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Food is consistently good from seafood to burgers. Service is sometimes slow but worth the wait. Margaritas are OK. Do not expect Patron. One drawback is the kids playing and running to area out front. On our last visit several parents were drinking beer and not watching their kids. Was annoying to the people around the play area.

Thank Janice S
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I've eaten at this location many times since it opened years ago. Each time I always order the grilled lemon peppered catfish and it is excellent. It comes with rice and mixed vegetables alone with a small cup of melted butter. My plate is clean when I'm finished. The atmosphere is noisy during high capacity times but you get use... More 

Thank Larry F
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to take the kids. Inexpensive kids meals, a sand box and games to play. Our waitress was rather slow and inattentive. This restaurant would be so much more efficient with buzzers and allow us to pick up our own food and drink without wait staff. With that said, the blue cheese burger was great.

Thank Eric W
Katy, Texas
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155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Got this "to go". Fried catfish was good and the fried shrimp was ok. I got a cup of seafood gumbo and well... There was only 2 shrimp in the whole thing. Lots of celery, veg and rice, but no seafood!! The taste was ok to bad anyway. Just not very good and I'll never get it again. Their phones... More 

Thank wmld3
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

A variety of favorites. Service suffers when it gets crowded. This is laid back place to enjoy seafood, burgers, and beer while having a good time.

Thank Bailale d
Houston, Texas, United States
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165 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I eat in and also call-in for take-out. I think their fried catfish is their best menu item. Very fresh. The rib-eye can be good sometimes, though the price of the rib-eye has continued to increase. The baby back ribs are excellent and a very good price. Salads are usually fresh and good quality. Loaded bake potatoes can be good.

Thank ClayF2
Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Our group went for lunch. Always a lot of fun. Food is good and very reasonable. Atmosphere very casual. Had doors open fantastic day. Staff is always wonderful. Not fancy but love their pickles and peppers and salads. Mud bugs are on the menu these days

Thank Dano1946
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

With over 7,000 restaurant options in the Houston metro area, my husband & I had decided when we moved here that we would have a "one & done" policy. Willie's is one of the few exceptions to this rule as we have been back multiple times. It is a casual, relaxed atmosphere with multiple tv's as well as garage doors... More 

Thank Allinclusivepro
San Jose, California
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100 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I was here for lunch - first time here, but wasn't impressed. Staff is a bit aloof, we had to flag someone down to get drinks refilled and later get our check. Food is average but comes in pretty large portion by my California standard but the menu lacks truly health options. Most everything is fried or greased. If you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19770 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77070-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-477-6300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?