“What could be a potentially nice outdoor patio is marred by cars parked adjacent to the outdoor dining area, blocking the view of the bayou.”
“had no idea this place had a full bar.”
“Although our waiter was friendly, the amount of time it took to receive our food was unbelievable.”
“Now our favorite bartender is gone as well as one of the outstanding servers.”
Read if you are bringing your dog!.
King Biscuit is listed as a Pet-Friendly restaurant on Citysearch - BUT A DISCLAIMER IS NEEDED.....dogs are NOT allowed ON the Patio, but on the EXTERIOR of the Patio. Meaning you'll have to find a table near the Patio railing that you can leash your dog to and your furry friend needs to stay on the other side of the railing from your table.
The waitstaff was VERY friendly and accommodating - bringing the dogs water and a water container - but they are very mindful that the dogs do not 'cross the patio threshold'.
Their Bloody Marys are terrific and the fried pickles are fab. I will definitely be back, just without Fido. :) If you're looking for a 'true' Pet Friendly restaurant - one that allows dogs at your table (outside) - check out Barnaby's!
Breakfast with a view.
A weekend adventure to places we hadn't been led us to King Biscuit. One of my favourite drives in Houston is along White Oak - the bayou below; the downtown skyline beyond and surrounded by old neighborhoods. It reminds me of the small suburbs in the northeast.
King Biscuit is a brightly colored shack with a good amount of outdoor seating that began as a drive thru beer joint in the 80s [according to the history on the fading menus]. It's interior and exterior seem unchanged since it humble beginnings 30 years ago despite its almost legendary status in the Heights. I've been told they have some great live music nights for local jazz musicians.
Oh golly, those bloody mary's are a thing to be reckoned with - they're spicy and not too thick; a good mix of celery and olives and just right the size. The weekend brunch menu is sparse but all simple, great dishes. The California eggs benedict was perfect. But the star of the meal were the potatoes. I couldn't focus on anything else, even the televangelist on the TV trying to save me on a Sunday morning in the bar. Or the hilarious art on the wall from local artists.
It was hard for my date and I to finally leave but eventually we pulled ourselves out of the crackly booth and onward with our adventure.
Best Cheese Steak in Houston. Simply the BEST Cheese Steak that I have had in Houston. Tender juicy thin sliced rib eye with double melted cheese nestled on a fantastic hoagie roll. YUM! My partner always gets one of the daily specials and raves about them.
Disappointed - Bad, Bad, Bad. I started eating at King Biscuit when I first moved to Houston in 1998. Over the years, the quality of their food has fluctuated dramatically. Unfortunately, the restaurant is clearing in a down swing. Having had one of the worst meals in memory there last night, I will now be writing this restaurant off. The bad experience started with drinks. My wife ordered a glass of white wine. Since the bartender didn't have a cold bottle of the wine ordered, she decided to chill the wine by shaking it up in a shaker full of ice. So, my wife ended up with a glass of chilled, watered-down wine. Next, we ordered the spinach dip, which we've had many times in the past. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the dip was nothing more then a bowl full of congealed cheese, mixed with what tasted like frozen spinach. Finally, my wife and I both ordered the "famous" blackened redfish tacos. Again, I've ordered this dish in the past, and always enjoyed it. Unfortunately, last night the tacos were made with very small pieces of poorly seasoned frozen fish, which tasted very BAD. With all of the great restaurants in Houston competing for diners' business, not to even mention all of the great new restaurants in the Heights, it's unfortunate that King Biscuit has simply given up. In the future, I'll be eating elsewhere.
Best Breakfast. I hate eating breakfast out because it's almost always bad but not at King Biscuit. They really get it right here and the staff is very friendly. Just please, don't everyone rush there at once. I still want to be able to get a table. Good burgers and such as well.
Great little neighborhood spot. I haven't been to King Biscuit in well over a year. I went for dinner last week and to unwind after work and it was very nice. The food was average, which is fine - hot, fresh and basic. The service was very nice and that nice neigborhood feel was perfect. There was a band playing in the back and it was really a nice evening to grab a bite, have a drink and just unwind. I will be going back a lot more frequently.
My buddy and I went there on a Friday at around 2:00pm. I'll admit I thought it looked a little sketchy from the outside but once I walked in I felt right at home. We joked about grabbing a few beers and taking the rest of the day off. Unbelievable drink selection! I had no idea this place had a full bar. I've been in Houston for six months and to this day I have not received service that comes close to being as good as what I received at this place. Our waitress was so kind and sin sear. A great since of humor too. Even one of the cooks came out to ask how the meal was. I was totally taken by surprise at the level of service at this place.
I had the Potato Enchiladas. They were really great. I got a to-go order for my wife and she ate the whole thing right after she told me she only wanted a few bites. My friend had a burger and said it was really good. He said it seemed fresh and hand pressed not frozen.
When my parents come to town next week I'll be taking them to the King Biscuit. I really hope my second visit comes close to the satisfaction of my first.
Not quite the same. As some of the other reviews have said, this is a neighborhood place, not a fine dining establishment. Although it's a little rough around the edges, we were attracted to it because of the talents of one bartender. Always friendly, pulled a mean pint, mixed a mean martini, and he had an excellent music selection, in short, he was exceptional. Anyway, I don't know if they came under new ownership or management, but a few months ago, every time we went in, there was some grumpy guy yelling at the waitresses about how they were pouring wine. Now our favorite bartender is gone as well as one of the outstanding servers. Probably won't be going back too much now. Evan, we miss you. Hopefully we'll find you at another watering hole soon.
Funky Heights restaurant. What could be a potentially nice outdoor patio is marred by cars parked adjacent to the outdoor dining area, blocking the view of the bayou. There is no landscaping, making for a very barren, concrete "pad" of a restaurant. Potted blooming flowers might soften the look. Food OK. Service good. On a recent Friday night, it wasn't that busy. If you're a people watcher, best head elsewhere.
Fun funky place to have brunch. King bisquit is a fun place to have brunch. Drink specials. It is nice to sit outside and enjoy the very casual service. I like the location.
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