Here's Our Travel Guide to This Nation of Over 7,000 Islands
1. BB's Cajun Cafe2710 Montrose Blvd, Houston
2. Mai's Restaurant3403 Milam St, Houston
3. Katz's Deli & Bar616 Westheimer Rd, Houston
4. House of Pies3112 Kirby Dr, Houston
5. Pho Binh12148 Bellaire Blvd, Houston
6. Little Bigs2703 Montrose Blvd, Houston
7. Andy's Home Cafe1115 E 11th St, Houston
8. Les Givral's Kahve4601 Washington Ave, Houston
9. Fu Fu Café9889 Bellaire Blvd, Houston
This Cajun eatery in Montrose is a neighborhood staple serving up Texas and New Orleans cuisine in a laid back atmosphere. Get your hands on Cajun classics like ettouffe and crawfish boils in addition to full loaded po-boys. All of the food is pretty gut-busting, so bring some friends to go in on shareable apps like loaded fries. BB's is open late, making it the perfect stop after a night out.
Expect a fully-packed house right around last call every weekend, because nothing soaks up booze like late-night Vietnamese grub. Start with an order of cánh gà chiên (salt and pepper fried chicken wings) or bánh xèo (pork, shrimp, and veggie stuffed crepe) before diving into the beefy bo luc lac – a stir-fried filet mignon number that’s equal parts sweet, sour, spicy, and delicious.
This old-school deli, open 24/7, won't disappoint. If you can get matzo ball soup, man-sized Reubens, and chocolate egg creams at 4am, YOU DO.
Insomniacs flock to this late-night staple that slings classic diner foodstuffs EVERY hour of EVERY day. Get omelets, greasy burgers, and chicken fried steaks, and finish off with a slice of Bayou Goo (pecan-crusted cream cheese, chocolate, and vanilla custard pie).
You'll find these pho joins dotted all over the city, but this location near Westchase is the only one open late, specifically until 3am on Friday and Saturday (the perfect landing spot after a bar crawl). The menu's full of standard pho options, but you won't even need to look at it, for there are only three little words that need be said here. Bone. Marrow. Pho. The flavorful broth and noodle soak the flavor of the baked bone marrow right up, and the Vietnamese spice gives it an edge you don't normally get in a pho bowl.
Head here to stuff your face with as many Sriracha mayo-loaded beef, pulled pork, chicken, and chili-cheese-smothered hot dog sliders as you can. The calories totally don’t count because they’re so small.
This no-frills cafe is night owl central. Not only is it open 24/7, but it's also been dishing out some seriously tasty (and cheap) Tex-Mex since 1977. Get chile-gravy-smothered cheese enchiladas, and add an endless cup of Joe if you need to pull an all-nighter.
This vietnamese spot is open till 3am on Fridays and Saturdays. When is after-partying with a cheap and delicious pork meatball bánh mì and a giant bowl of pho not a good idea? Hint: the answer is never.