Mary'z Lebanese Cuisine
Owner: Mary Fakhoury
In 2001, Mary Fakhoury moved to Houston from Lebanon with little money but plenty of determination. After four years, she saved enough to open her first eponymous restaurant, Mary’z Lebanese, serving classic Lebanese dishes—tabouleh, hummus, baba ganoush, and a variety of kebobs—made from her own family recipes. Now with two locations—the original on Richmond and Mary’z Mediterranean on Washington—the 60-year-old is less hands-on than she was when she first opened, letting her kids operate the day-to-day, but it’s still her show. When she’s not in the kitchen, you’ll likely find her on the patio smoking hookah.
How to order: Open for dine-in with patio seating. Order online for takeout and delivery, or call 832 251-1955.