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Tony Mandola's

1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
+1 713-528-3474
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in on Sunday evening and were taken care of right away by the valet and the receptionist. The place had a few patrons in it which made for a really nice, quiet dinner. Our server was very attentive and helpful. We got the...More

Thank elchaco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hesitated before going to this very expensive restaurant with limited time before a play. So glad we did! Even though we ordered only appetizers and salads, they were more than enough, and not at all expensive. My friend had chopped salad and etoufée, plus...More

Thank HouMSW
Reviewed 2 April 2018

On Saturday we went to Tony Mandola's before attending a play at Stages Theater. As soon as we arrived, the staff was attentive and immediately became part of the adventure. Our hostess was attentive and engaging and the wait staff was prompt with everything. The...More

Thank Sheri A
Reviewed 2 March 2018

It is a pretty noisy place and the service is excellent. Nice wine selection. My wife and I had totally different opinions on our entrees. I had redfish and thought it was excellent. She had a chicken dish and thought it was ordinary. Since I...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Got there at 3:00 on a Sunday afternoon and we practically had the whole restaurant to ourselves. We had the attention of two different waiters and the service throughout the meal was very good and attentive. We ordered two different fish plates that were grilled...More

Thank sightseerNb_Tx
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Greeted warmly by valet staff and receptionist. We were seated promptly. Personally do not care for live television when I'm dining, but the bar patrons like it and it was State of the Union night. Very distracting for diners facing the TV, and frustrating when...More

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Early dinner before the Theatre. Food and Service were Excellent, Ambiance was nice. Took my 12 year old Niece as part of her Christmas present.

Thank Darlene P
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere and service was great. The food was good but we felt the prices were somewhat expensive. Convenient to downtown Houston. Good place to go for special occasions but not on a regular basis.

Thank WYPY
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We had reservations for after church on Sunday and we arrived right on time. Mr. Mandola was at the front and greeted us upon arrival. We were promptly seated. The brunch menu was fabulous. A lot of wonderful selections. I had steak and eggs and...More

Thank jameslee777
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

A classic Italian restaurant with great seafood and steaks too. Met the owner. Service and food are remarkably good.

Thank TheDotdog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
    (Femdale Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-528-3474
  • E-mail
In 1982, we opened Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar on the Gulf Freeway, which we owned and operated for 22 years. A second Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar debuted on Shepherd in 1984, which he closed four years later in order to open our famous West Gray Tony Mandolaʼs flagship location. Our lifelong dream of owning a freestanding restaurant has now become a reality with the opening of our new, permanent Tony Mandola's location at 1212 Waugh Drive. We take great pride in serving what we think is some of the best food on the Gulf Coast. Everything is homemade fresh in our kitchen daily and many of our dishes are our Mamas' recipes. God Bless our Mamas and God Bless you for your patronage.“Dedicated to the preservation of the art of Mamas' Cooking.” Sincerely,Tony & Phyllis Mandola
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