Houston >Food & Dining > Buffalo Grille
3116 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX | Directions 7700529.725406 -95.426816
Monday From 07:00 AM To 02:00 PM Tuesday To Friday From 07:00 AM To 09:00 PM Saturday From 08:00 AM To 09:00 PM Sunday From 08:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Greenway/ Upper Kirby, Central
Don't understand why this is so popular. Have been there for both brunch and lunch and both times the wait was long and the food was below average. Maybe people in Houston simply don't know what American food should taste like. I'm disappointed in this place.
For 'those' mornings... – There are just some mornings when you need a Tex-Mex breakfast dish accompanied by a side of fluffy pancakes and bottomless coffee for under $10 in a pleasant but bustling setting. I’m not sure why, but sometimes you just do. On those mornings, Buffalo Grill is the place to go. Sure, you could easily whip this up at home at a better quality, but not without dirtying too many pans and reaching the bottom of the pot of coffee. There is also something refreshing about the masses of families that pack into this place on any given Saturday morning. You get the feeling that many of these people grew up on this place and will continue as regulars for years to come.
Servings are more generous than you will expect for the prices (it IS counter service, after all) so I suggest ordering a few items to share amongst a group so that everyone gets some sweet and salty. Our usual is an order of chilaquiles, pancakes and peppered bacon, which is more than enough for two. A seat outside on the sidewalk is worth waiting for if you can get it but if that fails then head to the covered patio out back, as the main part of the restaurant is far too busy. It will leave you rushing through your food and your dessert will be an inevitable headache. Heed this advice and Buffalo Grill may be just what the doctor ordered.
Brunch – Whether it is after an epic party, after going to church, or meeting your girlfriends family for the first time, this is the right place to do it. With a wide selection of inexpensive breakfast items, this restaurant has something perfect for everyone. I love brunch, and I love the community dining experience that goes with it. I always go with the french toast, hot chocolate, and a side of bacon, but my friends go crazy for the pancakes and the omelets. It's always a good scene with quality food, but if you aren't there to get in line at the opening, you might be waiting a while to get something to eat. You have been warned!
Waste of Money, terrible food – There were some bad reviews on this place, but we thought we would give it a chance. My husband and I were both completely disappointed. The biscuits and gravy were terrible. The biscuits were mass produced, tasteless wads of carbohydrates, the gravy was flour paste with pepper in it, no flavor, no sausage. The french toast was a cold, terrible slice of bread with powder sugar all over to mask how bad it was. The hashbrowns were so laden with grease that I felt sick after eating about 1/5 of my serving. My husband hated his omelette because it was so dry. The only good thing was the cinnamon coffee, but this was not worth the $25.00 we spent on breakfast. I don't know how this place is in business. Those who wrote a review saying it was good, must think IHOP is also fine dining. Don't waste your money here.
Nice breakfast – As mentioned in other reviews, the wait in line was a little long and made you wonder if you were going to be able to find a seat. I went with my girlfriend and I ended up having a special, some pork tomales with eggs and green sauce. It was pretty good. We also had a large peach pancake with the cinnamon coffee. It wasn't horrible expensive, about $13 each for plenty of food. They do breakfast food fine and have an interesting ambience, so I enjoyed it enough that I definitely plan on eating there again sometime.
just not good anymore – I live walking distance from this place and heard the breakfast was really good. The first time I went, the food wasnt very good, but since i live close, I have decided to try it out again. Ive been there 5 times, and I am WAY over my limit with this place. The last time I went in, they got my order wrong, I went to the counter and let them know, they went through the old tickets as the manager, possibly owner yelled at the girl at the counter in front of me. She looked scared as she told him, she said number 5, which I know I didnt. I got no apology out of the guy, no, it will be a couple minutes, he just took the plate and I just stood there, 3 or 4 minutes later the food came out. Every time I go there, something goes wrong. My food was wrong, my mother threw up after she had a spinach omelet, I was charged twice for 1 coffee, its WAY overpriced, the service is terrible! The same man has been there every time I have gone, older guy that gives the food to the people. If you are the owner, do yourself a favor and hire a manager or a sweet little teenager that will smile and say thank you, enjoy your food. The french toast and the coffee are good, but everything else I have tried has been just ok, and thats being nice. The hispanic woman that cleaned off my table was really sweet. I think this place use to be good, and I think the only reason people still go is because its the only close breakfast place that isnt a chain in the West U area. Such a bummer.
They pulled the Old Switcharoo... – I had lunch with a friend here yesterday, and I am still laughing to myself about the whole thing..
I ordered the Buffalo burger with only one request, no mayo, so our name is called I pick up the order and take it to our table, I open up my burger to find not only mayo, but what looks to be extra mayo all over what looks to be a good sized buffalo burger...
I walk my basket back up to the counter, remind them that I asked for no mayo, the counter person sifts through the order tickets as if I were not telling truth, then sends it to the back, after about 5 minutes or so , another basket comes out, so I once again pick it up and return to my table, now this is where it gets funny, my good looking Buffalo burger has now transformed into a regular thin beef burger that used to get in grade school....
I could not even bring myself to make the walk back up to the counter again....
All I can say is that after reading the negative reviews on here, the food looks to be pretty good, its just the service that need some attention....
I will return to try it again, but I will check my order before I get to my table...
Good but wouldn't rave about it! – We just went for lunch and although it was busy we did find parking and got seated pretty easily. The casual ambience and staff were both nice. We all enjoyed our food and it was good value for money. I just wouldn't rave about it. I had the lunch special - King Ranch Chicken casserole which was more filler than chicken and if you don't like your onions under cooked you wouldn't like this. Hubby had the chicken fried steak which was big enough for too and tasty. None of us loved their fries, but their veggies and corn bread were very good. Our favorite thing was the mac 'n cheese - really loved that.
Rude and never get the order right! – I'm through with going to Buffalo Grille. We've only gone for breakfast and we've had it with being treated second rate! The plate was so sloppy...food hanging off the side. When I went back to the counter because my order was wrong I was greeted with a snappy, "what is it?" When I explained the hash browns were undercooked, no joke, the guy rolled his eyes at me and then slid other hash browns on the plate that were no different than the first. While trying to get utensils, the manager was on the ground stocking napkins in the cabinet. Do you think he even bothered to move? No way! Though I said excuse me, he just continued. Heaven forbid I want to get utensils to be able to eat the slop they served me. Needless to say, this experience is the straw that broke this camels back. Rude, rude, rude. Learn some customer service. And the blaring microphone announcing that your food is ready just grates on you! Glad I won't have to hear it anymore.
yum – great bacon and pancakes. Chilaquiles on the weekend are mighty good and just the right amount of spicy.
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