Steamboat House Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 8045 N Sam Houston Pkwy W

    Houston, TX 77064

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  • 832-912-1845

About Steamboat House Restaurant

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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My first trip. When I walked through the halls I could read history all around every room. The waiter wad knowledgable on the food, specials, and building. I order prime rib, when the plate was sat in front of me I was so glad that was my choice. It was tender, juicy, beautiful! I WILL BE BACK AGAIN

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My first trip. When I walked through the halls I could read history all around every room. The waiter wad knowledgable on the food, specials, and building. I order prime rib, when the plate was sat in front of me I was so glad that was my choice. It was tender, juicy, beautiful! I WILL BE BACK AGAIN

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I was asked to take a new employee to lunch and I brought him to the Steamboat House on Monday March 28, 2016. Before we arrived I told him that the Steamboat House was an excellent steak house and a really cool museum all rolled into one. He was absolutely blown away. Our lunch was prepared perfectly and the service and server was awesome. Once again the Steamboat House and staff did not disappoint at all. . . . The BEST Steak in the Houston Area !

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I was asked to take a new employee to lunch and I brought him to the Steamboat House on Monday March 28, 2016. Before we arrived I told him that the Steamboat House was an excellent steak house and a really cool museum all rolled into one. He was absolutely blown away. Our lunch was prepared perfectly and the service and server was awesome. Once again the Steamboat House and staff did not disappoint at all. . . . The BEST Steak in the Houston Area !

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Mike H was absolutely wonderful! He went out of his way to make this a wonderful experience and he was just the right about of friendly with us. Personable, yet not too friendly.

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Mike H was absolutely wonderful! He went out of his way to make this a wonderful experience and he was just the right about of friendly with us. Personable, yet not too friendly.

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My wife and I went for lunch. I had been previously on many occasions, but this was the first time my wife had been. The server was very attentive, but not overly burdensome. The other staff was also very attentive. The establishment was well staffed and extremely clean. I will go back for sure.

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My wife and I went for lunch. I had been previously on many occasions, but this was the first time my wife had been. The server was very attentive, but not overly burdensome. The other staff was also very attentive. The establishment was well staffed and extremely clean. I will go back for sure.

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I already wrote about Steamboat on Trip Advisor about our late Valentine's lunch. I wrote everything is exceptional (PattiChap), and each visit we have is always exceptional! It was just published on Trp Advisor today (my visit was 2/14/2016 @ 4:00pm.

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I already wrote about Steamboat on Trip Advisor about our late Valentine's lunch. I wrote everything is exceptional (PattiChap), and each visit we have is always exceptional! It was just published on Trp Advisor today (my visit was 2/14/2016 @ 4:00pm.

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The Steamboat House is something different and well worth checking out. Friendly staff will welcome and serve you from the beginning to the end of your dining experience. Though renowned for it's steaks, it's seafood is always right up there too. The history of the place comes at you from every angle and along with the dishes,is,engagingly presented. Be sure to visit us soon !

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The Steamboat House is something different and well worth checking out. Friendly staff will welcome and serve you from the beginning to the end of your dining experience. Though renowned for it's steaks, it's seafood is always right up there too. The history of the place comes at you from every angle and along with the dishes,is,engagingly presented. Be sure to visit us soon !

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After eating at Steamboat House 3 times, I can state confidently that it is one of the best places to eat in northern Houston!! On top of that, I ate the BEST steak I've ever eaten there!! The staff is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. On my last visit I was lucky to meet the owner and get a brief history of not only the Steak House but Texas as well!! It was a great experience!!

5
★★★★★

After eating at Steamboat House 3 times, I can state confidently that it is one of the best places to eat in northern Houston!! On top of that, I ate the BEST steak I've ever eaten there!! The staff is very knowledgeable and very accommodating. On my last visit I was lucky to meet the owner and get a brief history of not only the Steak House but Texas as well!! It was a great experience!!

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We had a wonderful dinner, meeting with old friends that we haven't seen in quite a while. The service was great, the meal delicious, and the History of Texas decor fantastic.

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We had a wonderful dinner, meeting with old friends that we haven't seen in quite a while. The service was great, the meal delicious, and the History of Texas decor fantastic.

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We really enjoyed ourselves. The ambience was great, the appetizers we we wonderful and the service was superb .

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We really enjoyed ourselves. The ambience was great, the appetizers we we wonderful and the service was superb .

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We went to heat for my moms birthday dinner. Great atmosphere and food. Our waiter was excellent and personable. I love history so it was a really cool restaurant

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We went to heat for my moms birthday dinner. Great atmosphere and food. Our waiter was excellent and personable. I love history so it was a really cool restaurant

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I just celebrated my 21st Birthday there and the service and food were amazing! Everything was presented extremely well and I loved the decor/history. Our waiter was really nice and continuously checked on us throughout the night.

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I just celebrated my 21st Birthday there and the service and food were amazing! Everything was presented extremely well and I loved the decor/history. Our waiter was really nice and continuously checked on us throughout the night.

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wait staff is very experienced and professional. Water glasses were constantly kept filled as were all drinks. Food was delicious and presented nicely. Steaks were exactly as ordered and tasted wonderful. I even said to my husband that the steaks were so good, wanted to suck the flavor out of the fat!!! The best part was a friendly visit from the owner and a free history lesson

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wait staff is very experienced and professional. Water glasses were constantly kept filled as were all drinks. Food was delicious and presented nicely. Steaks were exactly as ordered and tasted wonderful. I even said to my husband that the steaks were so good, wanted to suck the flavor out of the fat!!! The best part was a friendly visit from the owner and a free history lesson

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I love the food and especially the deco of Texas. Born and raised here, It makes me proud to take someone there (to the restaurant) and live in the pure history!

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I love the food and especially the deco of Texas. Born and raised here, It makes me proud to take someone there (to the restaurant) and live in the pure history!

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Steamboat House was by far one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in a long time. The staff were extremely friendly and constantly attempting to optimize our experience, make sure we were happy, etc. Our servers were very efficient and polite, prompt and amazing overall. No complaints. The food, both in quantity and quality, were beyond satisfying. Beautiful presentation and absolutely incredible flavors. One member of my party sent back her steak to cook more (only due to her own pickiness) and everyone working constantly checked back on her to make sure she was content and the steak was perfect, which it was after they brought it back and she was very grateful. Very very very good.

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Steamboat House was by far one of the best restaurant experiences I have had in a long time. The staff were extremely friendly and constantly attempting to optimize our experience, make sure we were happy, etc. Our servers were very efficient and polite, prompt and amazing overall. No complaints. The food, both in quantity and quality, were beyond satisfying. Beautiful presentation and absolutely incredible flavors. One member of my party sent back her steak to cook more (only due to her own pickiness) and everyone working constantly checked back on her to make sure she was content and the steak was perfect, which it was after they brought it back and she was very grateful. Very very very good.

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We recently had our sons wedding rehearsal dinner at Steamboat House. The setting and atmosphere was amazing. All our guest's commented on how perfect the evening was. Our servers were all great and attentive, especially Aimee who was awe some. The taste, choices and presentation of the food was excellent. Overall our experience was more than we had hoped for. We are so glad we chose Steamboat house for our special evening.

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We recently had our sons wedding rehearsal dinner at Steamboat House. The setting and atmosphere was amazing. All our guest's commented on how perfect the evening was. Our servers were all great and attentive, especially Aimee who was awe some. The taste, choices and presentation of the food was excellent. Overall our experience was more than we had hoped for. We are so glad we chose Steamboat house for our special evening.

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Visiting The Steamboat House Restaurant was special for me. As a retired Texas History teacher all the decor and even the foods eaten made me feel I was in Texas. The Gumbo served was like my grandmother's. So good! The storyteller

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Visiting The Steamboat House Restaurant was special for me. As a retired Texas History teacher all the decor and even the foods eaten made me feel I was in Texas. The Gumbo served was like my grandmother's. So good! The storyteller

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We were totally delighted that we were placed in the log cabin (11) just because it was open and we had the best waiter. Appetizers and food were outstanding, as always. Steamboat never disappoints.

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We were totally delighted that we were placed in the log cabin (11) just because it was open and we had the best waiter. Appetizers and food were outstanding, as always. Steamboat never disappoints.

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You have a great concept if your employees will learn their job . it is also important for the employer to keep the employees happy to have good experiences repeatedly.

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You have a great concept if your employees will learn their job . it is also important for the employer to keep the employees happy to have good experiences repeatedly.

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My husband and I were driving by and wondered if we s hold go in as we were in jeans. My husband said one of his salesmen brings clients here for lunch meetings. So we walked in, were kindly greeted and seated in our jeans and casual attire. Judd was our server and so attentive as were all the staff. I loved that they seemed to help each other from filling your water glass etc... Our entrees were shrimp and Mahi Mahi. Mine was the Mahi topped with Beurre Blanc and served with a mango risotto and breaded asparagus. The Mahi was cooked perfectly and just out of this world, the flavor was wonderful! The asparagus was delicious too! The risotto was was cooked well and was nice, I personally am not a fan of the mango in the dish. This is just my taste because the risotto tasted great not Just not for me. My husband said his shrimp was perfect and they were huge! Serving sizes are plentiful. You will not walk away hungry. The menu is huge, so much to choose from. The prices may be intimidating yet we found out they are worth every dollar as the servings and quality of the food and artistry of the chef and staff make it worth it. We enjoyed the atmosphere very much! Being a native Texan I learned so much more just in the dining room! Coming from a woman, the restrooms are impeccably clean and gorgeous too! We will definitely return, as we left we said next time lets try a steak dish but it will be hard for me to not order that Mahi Mahi!

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My husband and I were driving by and wondered if we s hold go in as we were in jeans. My husband said one of his salesmen brings clients here for lunch meetings. So we walked in, were kindly greeted and seated in our jeans and casual attire. Judd was our server and so attentive as were all the staff. I loved that they seemed to help each other from filling your water glass etc... Our entrees were shrimp and Mahi Mahi. Mine was the Mahi topped with Beurre Blanc and served with a mango risotto and breaded asparagus. The Mahi was cooked perfectly and just out of this world, the flavor was wonderful! The asparagus was delicious too! The risotto was was cooked well and was nice, I personally am not a fan of the mango in the dish. This is just my taste because the risotto tasted great not Just not for me. My husband said his shrimp was perfect and they were huge! Serving sizes are plentiful. You will not walk away hungry. The menu is huge, so much to choose from. The prices may be intimidating yet we found out they are worth every dollar as the servings and quality of the food and artistry of the chef and staff make it worth it. We enjoyed the atmosphere very much! Being a native Texan I learned so much more just in the dining room! Coming from a woman, the restrooms are impeccably clean and gorgeous too! We will definitely return, as we left we said next time lets try a steak dish but it will be hard for me to not order that Mahi Mahi!

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Absolutely delicious steak. This had all the quality of the high end expensive steak restaurant chains, but it actually included sides with the steak you choose unlike most of them which charge additional for any sides. My entire family enjoyed this meal implicitly.

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Absolutely delicious steak. This had all the quality of the high end expensive steak restaurant chains, but it actually included sides with the steak you choose unlike most of them which charge additional for any sides. My entire family enjoyed this meal implicitly.

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Both John and Juan were attentive to our needs. I had a ribeye cooked just to my liking while my wife enjoyed her salmon. Our daughter lived the create your own sundae.

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Both John and Juan were attentive to our needs. I had a ribeye cooked just to my liking while my wife enjoyed her salmon. Our daughter lived the create your own sundae.

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I would suggest if you're really hungry or celebrating a special occasion go somewhere else or eat a snack before you go because even with reservations you will be waiting a long time!! We celebrated Valentines Day at Steamboat House had

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I would suggest if you're really hungry or celebrating a special occasion go somewhere else or eat a snack before you go because even with reservations you will be waiting a long time!! We celebrated Valentines Day at Steamboat House had

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I had been to this resaturant several years ago and remembered it as very good. I was disappointed in both the quality of the food and the price. I had the crab cakes, which were ok, but not at that price. There was a lot of filler.

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I had been to this resaturant several years ago and remembered it as very good. I was disappointed in both the quality of the food and the price. I had the crab cakes, which were ok, but not at that price. There was a lot of filler.

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This was our first visit to this restaurant and it was an excellent experience. Service was superb and quick. Husbands glass of iced tea was never more than half empty as was my water glass.
We had the General's Salmon and Fried Green Tomatoes for the appetizer and both were excellent and very tasty.
I had the Bison Ribeye and husband had the primerib. Both steaks had great flavor and very tender. Cooked exactly to our specifications. Never tasted a primerib with so much flavor. Ribeye was just as good.
We were treated to a special desert for my birthday and it was so yummy, a scoop of ice cream rolled in crushed Oreo crumbs with chocolate and vanilla sauce.
Atmosphere was wonderful. We had a good time just relaxing and enjoying the special evening.
Pricing was a little higher than what we usually pay, but well worth it for any special occasion.
Definitely will be going back and would recommend it to everyone. Reservations are recommended for the weekends and special holidays.

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This was our first visit to this restaurant and it was an excellent experience. Service was superb and quick. Husbands glass of iced tea was never more than half empty as was my water glass.
We had the General's Salmon and Fried Green Tomatoes for the appetizer and both were excellent and very tasty.
I had the Bison Ribeye and husband had the primerib. Both steaks had great flavor and very tender. Cooked exactly to our specifications. Never tasted a primerib with so much flavor. Ribeye was just as good.
We were treated to a special desert for my birthday and it was so yummy, a scoop of ice cream rolled in crushed Oreo crumbs with chocolate and vanilla sauce.
Atmosphere was wonderful. We had a good time just relaxing and enjoying the special evening.
Pricing was a little higher than what we usually pay, but well worth it for any special occasion.
Definitely will be going back and would recommend it to everyone. Reservations are recommended for the weekends and special holidays.

Pros: great steaks & service

Cons: none

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We have eaten at this restaurant over 10 times, given gift cards to friends, celebrated anniversaries, had meetings with many people - the food has always been excellent.. Our experiences extend from the grand opening up to the week of Dec. 14, 2009.

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We have eaten at this restaurant over 10 times, given gift cards to friends, celebrated anniversaries, had meetings with many people - the food has always been excellent.. Our experiences extend from the grand opening up to the week of Dec. 14, 2009.

Pros: Repeat - excellent food, excellent atmosphere

Cons: None

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The one star I award them is for the amazing historical Texas artifacts and art; absolutely facinating. Although the rest of the experience was the most disappointing I can recall. We met family for dinner, curious to try it out. I ordered the "special" which was Market "fresh" blackened red snapper. It was tough to the point of needing the steak knife, pale(although it should have been well seasoned and BLACKENED!) and completely void of flavor or taste. Oddly, it was also very thick and log shaped, like a pork tenderloin, not a red snapper filet. The cook even managed somehow to remove the naturally delicious flavor of the alleged snapper. After one bite, I for the first time ever, I sent my plate back and politely asked it be removed from the ticket. When I handed the manager my plate to take she gave it a confused look and tried to pierce the filet with the fork and was unable to. She was horrified rushed it away and sheepishly insisted on bringing me anthing else I might like, I politely declined. Others sampled steaks, soups, smothered chicken, etc. and all were disappointed, although they were able to hork theirs down.
Stop in for a drink at the nice sized, seperate bar area, admire the memorabilia and artwork and then move on to another spot for food if you have tastebuds!!!

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The one star I award them is for the amazing historical Texas artifacts and art; absolutely facinating. Although the rest of the experience was the most disappointing I can recall. We met family for dinner, curious to try it out. I ordered the "special" which was Market "fresh" blackened red snapper. It was tough to the point of needing the steak knife, pale(although it should have been well seasoned and BLACKENED!) and completely void of flavor or taste. Oddly, it was also very thick and log shaped, like a pork tenderloin, not a red snapper filet. The cook even managed somehow to remove the naturally delicious flavor of the alleged snapper. After one bite, I for the first time ever, I sent my plate back and politely asked it be removed from the ticket. When I handed the manager my plate to take she gave it a confused look and tried to pierce the filet with the fork and was unable to. She was horrified rushed it away and sheepishly insisted on bringing me anthing else I might like, I politely declined. Others sampled steaks, soups, smothered chicken, etc. and all were disappointed, although they were able to hork theirs down.
Stop in for a drink at the nice sized, seperate bar area, admire the memorabilia and artwork and then move on to another spot for food if you have tastebuds!!!

Pros: Great atmosphere, memorabilia and artwork, large seperate bar

Cons: The food, the worst I've had in the Houston area I am sorry to say

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My husband & I went with another couple on Valentines Day. We loved the food & the history behind the place. I had the prime rib & my husband had the Davey Crocket filet, both were excelent. The service was impecable & the Managers were all over the place, we even had the pleasure of meeting the owner & his wife. We loved the place. Its nice to have a high quality place to go on the north side of town.

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My husband & I went with another couple on Valentines Day. We loved the food & the history behind the place. I had the prime rib & my husband had the Davey Crocket filet, both were excelent. The service was impecable & the Managers were all over the place, we even had the pleasure of meeting the owner & his wife. We loved the place. Its nice to have a high quality place to go on the north side of town.

Pros: Location, Service

Cons: nothing

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My wife and I ate here before going to the Cirque du Soleil show so we were in somewhat of a time constraint. The service was nice and quick but that was about the only positive. The steak prices ($35 plus) would suggest one would get a nice piece of meat, however, both of our steaks were overcooked and tasted like hamburgers. Probably the worst steak I have had in Texas. The bill for two steaks and one glass of wine, plus tip was $90 and we could have eaten better at Saltgrass for half the price.

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My wife and I ate here before going to the Cirque du Soleil show so we were in somewhat of a time constraint. The service was nice and quick but that was about the only positive. The steak prices ($35 plus) would suggest one would get a nice piece of meat, however, both of our steaks were overcooked and tasted like hamburgers. Probably the worst steak I have had in Texas. The bill for two steaks and one glass of wine, plus tip was $90 and we could have eaten better at Saltgrass for half the price.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Food and price

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My husband and I went to the Steamboat House last night after hearing all the rave reviews on the radio. I can only guess what they consider to be "great" food. The salad was room temperature, my tea glass was empty for at least ten minutes, and the waitress kept telling us our food would be right out for 15 minutes. We ate the specials of the day. His was a 20-oz ribeye ordered rare to medium rare that was cooked well done on the outside and medium in the middle. The steak was also very tough. I ate the mahi-mahi with asparagus and crab which came out cool with no seasoning. We did order the crab cakes as an appetizer and that was definitely the highlight of the meal. We had only tea to drink and still had a bill for $100 that was average at best. Needless to say, we will spend our money elsewhere. Upon leaving we were not spoken to by any of the wait staff - No thanks - No anything!!!

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My husband and I went to the Steamboat House last night after hearing all the rave reviews on the radio. I can only guess what they consider to be "great" food. The salad was room temperature, my tea glass was empty for at least ten minutes, and the waitress kept telling us our food would be right out for 15 minutes. We ate the specials of the day. His was a 20-oz ribeye ordered rare to medium rare that was cooked well done on the outside and medium in the middle. The steak was also very tough. I ate the mahi-mahi with asparagus and crab which came out cool with no seasoning. We did order the crab cakes as an appetizer and that was definitely the highlight of the meal. We had only tea to drink and still had a bill for $100 that was average at best. Needless to say, we will spend our money elsewhere. Upon leaving we were not spoken to by any of the wait staff - No thanks - No anything!!!

Pros: Great museum dedicated to Texas history

Cons: Food is average at best

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I took my wife on Saturday night to celebrate Valentine's Day, figuring she would really like it after hearing about it on the radio, and the fact she is a Texas history buff. The only thing impressive about this restaurant are the Texas memorabilia and their overpriced menu. We took our number upon entering the establishment, and went to the bar for a drink while we waited for our number to show up on the display. A margarita and a beer set me back sixteen dollars! I overheard two other couples mumbling about their bar tab. Nearly an hour later(after being told there would be about a twenty minute wait) they tried to seat us at a small table stuck in an out of the way corner where we could not see any of the decorations in the room. We refused the table and waited another ten minutes while they prepped a new table with a view. Our waiter was friendly, but actually spent too much time yakking it up, when he should have been taking our order. The dinner salad and German potato soup were very good, however, when we told the waiter we were ready for the entre', it took over thirty minutes for them to show up. My wife ordered a filet, which even t ordered rare, was so under cooked she sent it back for more heat. I order a ribeye, medium rare, which showed up cooked well done on the edges, and medium in the middle. It was also one of the toughest $28.00 steaks I have ever had. All this and a bill for $81.00 to boot. You can rest assured we will look elswhere in the future for our Texas history and Texas beef. ScupperPro.

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I took my wife on Saturday night to celebrate Valentine's Day, figuring she would really like it after hearing about it on the radio, and the fact she is a Texas history buff. The only thing impressive about this restaurant are the Texas memorabilia and their overpriced menu. We took our number upon entering the establishment, and went to the bar for a drink while we waited for our number to show up on the display. A margarita and a beer set me back sixteen dollars! I overheard two other couples mumbling about their bar tab. Nearly an hour later(after being told there would be about a twenty minute wait) they tried to seat us at a small table stuck in an out of the way corner where we could not see any of the decorations in the room. We refused the table and waited another ten minutes while they prepped a new table with a view. Our waiter was friendly, but actually spent too much time yakking it up, when he should have been taking our order. The dinner salad and German potato soup were very good, however, when we told the waiter we were ready for the entre', it took over thirty minutes for them to show up. My wife ordered a filet, which even t ordered rare, was so under cooked she sent it back for more heat. I order a ribeye, medium rare, which showed up cooked well done on the edges, and medium in the middle. It was also one of the toughest $28.00 steaks I have ever had. All this and a bill for $81.00 to boot. You can rest assured we will look elswhere in the future for our Texas history and Texas beef. ScupperPro.

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We went for the first time to celebrate our anniversary (with parents and inlaws) and will never go back. Prices were high (steaks $25 - 40, with no extras) and except for the bread, which was very good, most of the food was so-so at best. Example: my wife had a steak that cost about $30, was small and not very flavorful. Their mushrooms "side dish" was a little cup of canned mushrooms for $4 extra. Othere dishes we had (chicken, shrimp, gumbo, etc) were OK but again, nothing special. Service was terrible. The restaurant was not crowded, but it still took almost 45 minutes to get our food (we think he forgot to put our order in, since after 30 minutes, he said it could be another 15 to 20 minutes because the steaks were "thick". They were not thick, and it doesn't take 45 minutes even to cook a thick steak. The waiter was generally was very forgetful, unfriendly, and even rude at times (like asking my father in law if that was ALL he was going to order when he ordered the gumbo). He also reached over people instead of moving to a closer position, and kept repositioning our forks to make them perfectly straight, like Monk, which made us very uncomfortable. We received no complimentary drink or dessert for anniversary as most fine restaurants do. We didn't even get a thank you or goodbye when leaving--in fact, no one was by the door as we left--we were just ignored.About the only positive thing was the decor, which was elegant and stately.But the overall atmosphere is not warm. You are in one large, noisy room. We were very disappointed. You can get better food, service, and atmosphere for lower prices at any number of other Houston restaurants.

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We went for the first time to celebrate our anniversary (with parents and inlaws) and will never go back. Prices were high (steaks $25 - 40, with no extras) and except for the bread, which was very good, most of the food was so-so at best. Example: my wife had a steak that cost about $30, was small and not very flavorful. Their mushrooms "side dish" was a little cup of canned mushrooms for $4 extra. Othere dishes we had (chicken, shrimp, gumbo, etc) were OK but again, nothing special. Service was terrible. The restaurant was not crowded, but it still took almost 45 minutes to get our food (we think he forgot to put our order in, since after 30 minutes, he said it could be another 15 to 20 minutes because the steaks were "thick". They were not thick, and it doesn't take 45 minutes even to cook a thick steak. The waiter was generally was very forgetful, unfriendly, and even rude at times (like asking my father in law if that was ALL he was going to order when he ordered the gumbo). He also reached over people instead of moving to a closer position, and kept repositioning our forks to make them perfectly straight, like Monk, which made us very uncomfortable. We received no complimentary drink or dessert for anniversary as most fine restaurants do. We didn't even get a thank you or goodbye when leaving--in fact, no one was by the door as we left--we were just ignored.About the only positive thing was the decor, which was elegant and stately.But the overall atmosphere is not warm. You are in one large, noisy room. We were very disappointed. You can get better food, service, and atmosphere for lower prices at any number of other Houston restaurants.

Pros: Stately decor

Cons: Slow, unfriendly service, mediocre food

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Today was my 2nd trip to the Steam Boat House off BW8. I have been very pleased both times! The paintings, placards, antique guns and real "Republic of Texas" money from the 1800's is all very interesting and you could spend hours just looking around! It is a nice place for a business meeting if you can reserve 1 of the larger rooms ahead of time. The main dining hall is made up of 1 large room and all the tables are square with 4 seats so nothing really spectacular about that setup and would say they could use some booths or round tables just to provide some variety. That said the food and service impressed me more than the old guns and money! The wait staff was very well trained (in part I judge this by the fact that my Iced T never went dry even though they had to fill it up about 5x). I had the special today which was actually fish and was very tasty and well presented! The salad and hand made bread were great as well. Overall if you're going to pay $9-$10 for per entree anyway for lunch at a chain restaurant establishment, you should definitely give the Steam Boat House a try! I didn't give them a 10 b/c their wine list is somewhat limited (but still plenty of options to get you tipsy!) and I didn't really like the seating arrangement of the main dining area (maybe i'm too picky?)...We were there around noon time and reservations are probably not needed unless you have a large party or you want a reserved room. Happy dining!

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★★★★★

Today was my 2nd trip to the Steam Boat House off BW8. I have been very pleased both times! The paintings, placards, antique guns and real "Republic of Texas" money from the 1800's is all very interesting and you could spend hours just looking around! It is a nice place for a business meeting if you can reserve 1 of the larger rooms ahead of time. The main dining hall is made up of 1 large room and all the tables are square with 4 seats so nothing really spectacular about that setup and would say they could use some booths or round tables just to provide some variety. That said the food and service impressed me more than the old guns and money! The wait staff was very well trained (in part I judge this by the fact that my Iced T never went dry even though they had to fill it up about 5x). I had the special today which was actually fish and was very tasty and well presented! The salad and hand made bread were great as well. Overall if you're going to pay $9-$10 for per entree anyway for lunch at a chain restaurant establishment, you should definitely give the Steam Boat House a try! I didn't give them a 10 b/c their wine list is somewhat limited (but still plenty of options to get you tipsy!) and I didn't really like the seating arrangement of the main dining area (maybe i'm too picky?)...We were there around noon time and reservations are probably not needed unless you have a large party or you want a reserved room. Happy dining!

Pros: Great Food & Service! Good prices for lunch! Nice Setting!

Cons: None to speak of! I am not sure about bringing kids (well behaved ones maybe?) :)

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My family went to eat at the Steamboat House Restaurant for the second time and it was magnificent!!! The grilled salmon with the mango topping was absolutely the best I have ever had! I am very picky about my salmon; however my salmon was cooked to perfection! The presentation of the food served was awesome and very creative! My Mom had the prime steak and it was cooked to perfection and this is saying a lot since my Mom is very, very picky and honest when it comes to her meal. The beef medallions were so tender and had the best flavor, absolutely delicious! The moment we walked into the door we were treated like royalty! The history of Texas displayed throughout this magnificent restaurant was a brilliant idea! The dining room has the fantastic painting of Sam Houston and I love the high ceilings! The Texas Flags with the history of each flag was very informative! The two paintings of the Texas battles are very vivid in color and adds esteem to the room. Everyone was extremely nice and we felt very comfortable. The dessert selection was awesome and delicious! The wine selection was very satisfying and we felt the menu was selective with pristine wines to select the one I had was perfect! We will be back again and we thank you for building and providing such a wonderful restaurant for us Yea Texas! Wonderful Restaurant and a very attentive owner and staff!

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★★★★☆

My family went to eat at the Steamboat House Restaurant for the second time and it was magnificent!!! The grilled salmon with the mango topping was absolutely the best I have ever had! I am very picky about my salmon; however my salmon was cooked to perfection! The presentation of the food served was awesome and very creative! My Mom had the prime steak and it was cooked to perfection and this is saying a lot since my Mom is very, very picky and honest when it comes to her meal. The beef medallions were so tender and had the best flavor, absolutely delicious! The moment we walked into the door we were treated like royalty! The history of Texas displayed throughout this magnificent restaurant was a brilliant idea! The dining room has the fantastic painting of Sam Houston and I love the high ceilings! The Texas Flags with the history of each flag was very informative! The two paintings of the Texas battles are very vivid in color and adds esteem to the room. Everyone was extremely nice and we felt very comfortable. The dessert selection was awesome and delicious! The wine selection was very satisfying and we felt the menu was selective with pristine wines to select the one I had was perfect! We will be back again and we thank you for building and providing such a wonderful restaurant for us Yea Texas! Wonderful Restaurant and a very attentive owner and staff!

Pros: Parking fantastic, Service Exceptional, Ambience perfect!

Cons: Wish I could have eaten more!!

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I visit quality steakhouses often; there are several good ones in Houston like Brenner's, Vic & Anthony's and Kirby's. I tried Steamboat House to see something different. It was dissapointing. The setting is fine, albeit a little "warehouse like"; the dining rooms are very large. The wine list is quite limited and the choice of cuts is small as well. They incinerated a filet ordered medium rare and my asparagus looked canned. The quality of the meat was acceptable but not exceptional. The service was friendly and attentive, and they tried to set things right, but overall, I think there are just too many other good choices available for a really good steak in Houston. Maybe they were having a bad night, but I'd avoid this place.

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★★★☆☆

I visit quality steakhouses often; there are several good ones in Houston like Brenner's, Vic & Anthony's and Kirby's. I tried Steamboat House to see something different. It was dissapointing. The setting is fine, albeit a little "warehouse like"; the dining rooms are very large. The wine list is quite limited and the choice of cuts is small as well. They incinerated a filet ordered medium rare and my asparagus looked canned. The quality of the meat was acceptable but not exceptional. The service was friendly and attentive, and they tried to set things right, but overall, I think there are just too many other good choices available for a really good steak in Houston. Maybe they were having a bad night, but I'd avoid this place.

Pros: Convienent to the race track

Cons: really short wine list

 

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