Kemah >Food & Dining > Terrace Cafe
609 Bradford Ave, Kemah, TX | Directions 7756529.543190 -95.018282
Hidden Gem and Best Kept Secret Oasis! – I went to this place a few times over the years, both with friends and solo.
I'm really surprised by that one star reviewer Lovely13 as I have never experienced what she (he???) experienced in terms of the owner being a 'sleeze'.
Perhaps you were being ugly and needed to be thrown out???
My personal experience with the owner was that he was friendly and professional.
Think about this... seriously... how could someone who throws a client out for cussing also at the same time be sleezy? I know I cussed a few times and didn't get thrown out... you really must have done something worth while to get booted out. I know I didn't cuss like a sailor and my intention wasn't to be ugly at all, so perhaps you were just being ugly. Who wants to be near anyone that is drinking so heavily that they make other patrons feel uncomfortable??? I know I don't. The owner did good to get rid of you, imho!
This just doesn't make any sense and is so incongruous a review! C'mon. Think about it!
Sounds to me and I believe I also speak for other intelligent thinking folks out there, that this really sounds like sour grapes on the part of the person who was misbehaving and leaving this review...
I personally enjoy a place that I can meet my buddies, let my hair down, laugh out loud and just have a good time which this place allows me to do so.
This place really reminds me of that TV show "Cheers"- where everyone is treated like a friend by owner and bartender alike.
And you know what? I personally enjoy the friendly attention and banter that the owner and his staff shows. Creepy? Really? Dudette, maybe you should look in the mirror and see the definition of sleeze.
Oy vay lady. Cut me a break and make some sense for crying out loud.
great place to watch the game – I am a huge football fan. It is almost impossible to find a nice place to relax and watch a game anywhere in the Kemah area. I basically stumbled upon this place last year during football season and thought it was great. As football season is approaching this year, I thought I would check to make sure it was still there. Glad to see it is. Relaxing, nice crowd, yada, yada, yada.
good food/horrible atmosphere – I like the food, bartenders make the place. The owner on the other hand, wants a family place yet his way with his bartender and female customers is just horrible. He is a sleezy man. So if you go out there avoid the owner and dont cuss he will throw you out but its ok just not around the bar. But the bartenders are the best place about it. They will really get to know you and have fun with you.
A different kind of bar – I just went to this quirky little joint for the first time, even though I've lived near it for years. It is relatively small, but has a large terrace, and the smaller nature of the place makes it a little more cozy, in my opinion. My friend and I sat down at the bar and seemed to immediately become buddies with the bartender (who definitely wasn't hard on the eyes and had a wonderful sense of humor) and another patron. For a Saturday night, it was quite slow and only a couple of groups came in, but to me that was a refreshing change from the large, crowded meat markets.
I personally love the fact that they don't allow inappropriate language. The owner told me they do that to keep the people out who tend to get drunk and belligerent. And that it did. The owner and the bartender also seem to befriend everyone who walks in, learning their names, asking where they're from and making them feel welcome in general. Oh, and just as a note, the bartender DID check our IDs, even though we're both old ladies (33 and 41)...which was actually pretty flattering.
The drinks weren't too expensive and they had a good selection behind the bar. They also apparently have the best spaghetti in town, although I didn't try it. I did have some cheesecake, though, and a bite of a pierogi, and it was really good stuff!
If you want a quiet place in Kemah/Clear Lake to have a drink, eat some good food and make instant friends, The Terrace Cafe is the place to go.
Very nice patio...relaxing...good burgers – My friends and I went to the Terrace Cafe last week. The patio is real nice, I also liked being able to take my dog. We all ate cheeseburgers and they were excellent and so was the cold beer. I thought the bartender was funny. We are going back in June to try the big New Orleans sandwich ( I forget what it is called)!
Large outdoor balcony overlooks pretty courtyard – We visited this bar on a spring break Saturday night. Surprisingly it was not at all busy. They have a great balcony which we enjoyed a drink on. Indoors leaves something to be desired - almost sports bar like. Unfortunately nothing separated this bar from all the others Kemah which also lack sophistication.
Editorial Review – Bring your dog to this casual Boardwalk-adjacent cafe and tavern, with great drink specials, food menu, patio seating, parties, pool tables and TV sports.
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