Houston >Food & Dining > Jax Grill
1613 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7700729.775516 -95.409582
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, Central
Really good food (carb-conscious dieter friendly, to boot!) – This is the best place to go if no one knows exactly what they want to eat. Very diverse menu. Haven't come close to trying everything, but what I've had (salads, burgers, grilled chicken/vegs, pecan-crusted salmon patties and their gumbo [mmm!]) have been VERY good. My absolute favorite, however, is their bruchetta shrimp. It's their version of what most restaurants call Shrimp Diablo. Instead of just bacon/jalapeno wrapped shrimp, they have an oyster in theirs, as well. The bacon is also wonderul--thick and hickory smoked. REALLY GOOD! Since I'm on a carb-conscious diet, I simply order extra veggies instead of the pilaf it's normally served over. I certainly don't feel deprived when I order this.
Easy parking, very fast service, great for people watching, lots of talking and laughter. It's a great escape from the confines of a quiet workplace! =)
Passably Good Food Amid Total Bedlam – If you are coming here for a business lunch, or dinner with friends, forget it. Not only is this place noisy, but the staff shouts food order numbers over the PA system at the top of their lungs. One staff lady screamed so loud into the microphone, we had to stop talking and wince every few seconds while the echoes died down.
However, if you plan to eat alone or with mute friends, this is a good place to be. I always get the fried catfish, although they put more cornmeal on it than your average Louisiana (Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama) purveyor, making it kind of crunchy on the outside. This is above-grade roadhouse food, with some dishes not found at the typical roadhouse (e.g., ciabatta sandwiches). However, most roadhouses are quieter than this. Bring earplugs -- or a baseball bat to KO the screamer lady.
Great Place – I've actually never tried the hamburgers here, but everyone that I've been with says they're great. Their crispy fried chicken salads are the best. Also try the fried catfish and they always have very good daily specials. Food is great, service is great and at a very easy, going atmosphere. Even though they're really busy at lunch, we never have to wait long for the food. Try it out, you'll sure to come back to Jax.
Tite c'est bon cher'! – Maybe the folks running this place aren't Cajun or Creole, because with the exception of the fried shrimp basket, there are not Cajun or Creole food items here. Good food though, but that's not what'll bring me back. Met my true love there and had a great time.
Was like a taste of home (Broussard,LA) dancing and visiting with just good old fashioned home folk. Adults, seniors, kids and babies,...definitely reminded me of dem fais do do and festivals I grew up attending down in Acadiana. Will definitely be back for the dancing and cheap beer, and recommend it to anyone who likes to dance or listen to Zydeco music. Laissez le bon temps roulez et la chaches pas la patate!
Love it!! – I eat here at least once a month for lunch and everything that I have had there is excellent. Come early because the place gets crowded after Noon. The burgers are the best and the salads are huge. Great value for your money.
burgers & fajitas – I don't know what it is about this place, but they have some of the best burgers and fajitas in town. They're the best! And if you're in the mood for lighter fare, the salads are pretty killer too.
Large Portions, Great Food & Prices – When I think of Jax Grill, I think of nice open-aired restaurant with that services great food that's reasonably priced. Their portions are huge as well! If you ordered a chicken caesar salad, be prepared to eat an bowl of what resembles an entire head of lettuce and chicken with dressing. And it's under $6. There really isn't service where someone comes over to take your order. It's a walk-up and order type of place (almost like a cafeteria) unless you sit at the bar. On Fridays & Saturdays, the place has live music and in the Spring/Summer, their deck and parking lot is usually full!
Great Mesquite Grill & Zydeco – A great family environment with mesquite grilled food and Zydeco music (on weekends.) Great music with singles, couples, and families all enjoying themselves.
All in the name....Jax GRILL!! – The Place is Jax GRILL.....don't expect cajun....keep driving and go to floyd's. The food at Jaxs is always awesome because it's all grilled. The Fish Special is my stable....Go once a week because it's sooo cheap and GOOD!
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