9535 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX | Directions 7702429.783769 -95.529179
Neighborhoods: Westside, Hedwig Village
Ohhhh, it's ok, nothing great at all. – Ok, I signed up as a Citysearch Member just to write this reivew for Prince's, for which was the first time I visited the restaurant. I keep reading and hearing about how wonderful the burgers are at Prince's, so I went for lunch to go try them. I am amazed that this location gets the publicity it does for a burger that does little to impress. It's a normal, plain old burger....absolutely nothing astounishing. I had the "original Cheeseburger" appartently the burger that started it all for Prince's... I hade the combo of fries and onion rings, and a root beer to drink. The burger is thin, cooked well done, dressed with the usual tomato, union, mustard, and pickles, on a flat sesame seed bun. I'd rate the burger a 4 or a 5.. nothing exciting at all. The fries were far from exciting, as they are just plain old machine cut fries...and with no special seasoning or any kind. I would rate the fries a 3, as they could use some tips from any old fast food joint for pointers. The onion rings were much better and I would recommend them....a good 7 rating. The root beer was nice because is was very cold and served in a frozen mug.....but the root beer was just normal old root beer....a 7 rating again. If you took good old A&W root beer, put it in the freezer for five minutes, then put in in a mug, you'd have equal to or better root beer. The atmosphere is like a 50's dinner. The price was fine...like $7.50, but I just don't get why people love this place; especially with a Fudruckers next door. Honestly, it's not even fair to Fudruckers to compare Prince's as I don't think Prince's is even near the same quality of a burger as Fudruckers. The meet, the bun, the salad bar (build your own burger style) , and the fries are all 100 times better at Fudruckers. Prince's is special because its been around for a long time, not because of the burger I ate today. AMF Windfern Bowling has a better burger by far...and I'm not joking.
Best hamburger in Houston – A friend and I went to Prince's on Sunday and had the best hamburger in Houston! The fries and onion rings were out of this world. I highly recommend this place!
Great Burgers – I don't exactly remember the taste for I was a mere child, but I had one today and I have to admit, it was Excellent! The service is great and the atmosphere takes you back to a time of legends.
This pioneer in the carhop business offers tributes to the early rock era, delicious shakes and '50s-style fast food. – In Short
Prince's wasn't Houston's first drive-in restaurant--that honor belongs to the venerable Pig Stand--but it withstood the deluge of franchise drive-throughs. A fun tribute to the early rock-and-roll era, it's decorated with wonderful jukeboxes and other '50s nostalgia. Menu includes burgers, hot dogs, french fries and all the expected favorites.
Overrated – Prince's is good at talking themselves up. But, if you want the best burger in town, I suggest passing them by...
Great Burger – Last Saturday, after Rita had made it's apperience I needed a burger fix. Luckily I found the Prince's Hamburgers on the Katy Freeway open, I have not been to a Prince's since they were drive-ins, years ago. Let me tell you it was great, better than great and the shake was the real deal. I'll be back.
been eating at Princes Since the early 70's – My grandfather used to take me to the princes on cullen and today princes is alive a well. The hamburgers and malt were perfect then and are perfect now. There is a picture of the old princes i ate at as a child and you should take your child now. I hope it never goes away.
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