Houston >Food & Dining > Home Plate Bar & Grill
1800 Texas Ave, Houston, TX | Directions 7700329.755373 -95.355435
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Central
Located across the street from Minute Maid Park, this red-brick sports bar hits home with great food. – The Scene
The place is packed during every Astros' home game, but it's virtually empty in the off-season. Predictably, the decor is a stuffed-to-the-gills collection of autographed jerseys and posters of sports figures. Intent on watching the game? Sit downstairs--the mezzanine section has just two 13-inch TVs.
The food wins big points, but drinks and service are somewhat lacking. The incredibly delicious crawfish po'boy is Tuesday's standout special. Wash it down with $2.50 Mexican beer or $1.50 well drinks. The children's menu is priced inexpensively, including $3 for a plate of chicken nuggets.
Terrible customer service! – This last weekend, I had family in from out of town for the "Cheer Bowl" which was held at George R. Brown. At lunch time, we were all starving and decided to walk to Home Plate as it was open and nearby. Upon entering the restaurant, we stood and waited for about 10 minutes before bussing our own table. We literally used the clearner they left on the table with a rag and had to clear and clean the table so we could sit down. We figured they were just slow. Then a man approached us and told us that if we were hungry, we were in the wrong place! He told us he was the only person working there Saturday and that it would be very slow. He then rushed us through ordering our beverages and informed us that it was for our own good that he rush us. The food didn't even take that long to come, and tasted decent. Had it not been for the rude server, the experience wouldn't have been so bad. But I left embarrassed for taking my family to such a rude establishment! They frequent Astros games, as do I, and have vowed NEVER to eat here again due to the rude treatment we received. What kind of impression of Houston was this person trying to give to all of the out of towners who dined there on Saturday? Minute Maid Park is one of the largest "tourist" attractions in the city. What was he thinking? We asked for an extra plate for one of the entrees we were sharing with a child and he brought us a saucer! Absolutely ridiculous! We will never return to this establishment, and it's a pity because the food was decent and very convenient for Astros games. It is my very strong opinion that people like this should NOT work in the customer service industry. Next time I would rather get in my car, pay to park yet again, and go to Burger King!
A great sports bar! – I start off every Astros game at Home Plate. They have free parking right across the street from the ballpark!! They have a dozen TVs and the bartender is a fast drink maker. The beers are four bucks when there is an Astros game but I hear they are less when there isn't a game. I have fun every time I go there. Oh yea, unless you want bar food, don't bring your appitite. The food is gross. Really gross.
3 – My family ate at Home Plate Bar & Grill. I was very disappointed. The food was not very good. The hamburger was dry, the grilled chicken salad tasted like there was a jar of mustard dumped on the salad, the nachos consist of chips and cheese poured on top and I did not find that the prices were inexpensive. I was not impressed. We will not eat there again nor will I recommend it to anyone.
More selection – Just the other day we where talking over a cold beer and I was looking around and they dont have much of a SELECTION when it comes to BEERS? Whats up with that I like selection I would hate to go somewhere else or next door to the BUS for a diffrent type of beer,but that place is way over RATED, its so packed you cant even get inn the entrance. I enjoy my Home Plate MY LITTLE SPOT OF HEAVEN.
Great Sports Bar – Great food, especially the burgers & the fried chicken tender salad. Can't beat location, right across from the ball park with best free parking
on Texas Ave. The beers are cold & many to choose
from. The place is clean & well designed. Great place to have a cold one before or after a game.
And from what I saw, it must be a favorite with
Great Night Out – This is a great place to add more fun to an evening at the ballpark or to have fun downtown anytime.
Great Sports Bar – Only place in downtown with free parking on Chenevert and Texas
Great patio on the Balcony overlooking downtown and Minute Maid Park
Best kept secret in Downtown
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