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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
+1 949-833-0977
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“french dip” (22 reviews)
“hawaiian ribeye” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (41 reviews)
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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Houston is becoming an institution in Orange County as it has survived when others have not. Always seemingly busy, basic food offerings but very well done. If you don’t mind a wait check it out... I usually do when I am in town.

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a nice chain restaurant that is reasonably priced while still having a relatively upscale feel. I usually visit for business dinners and they have a good variety of tasty options. I'm not really a fan of their sushi offerings (given that there are...More

Thank Dave T
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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love this place! If you happen to be there on Saturdays try the firehouse chili! I usually order this and the spinach artichoke dip. Their coffee is the best coffee I’ve ever tasted! My other go to is the fall off the bones ribs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Houston's for a business dinner. No problems at all, food was good....but nothing was outstanding. I would recommend this restaurant as a decent place to eat. Nothing real good, nothing real bad....3 star.

Thank colby101105
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, a very pleasant dining experience. This restaurant is always busy. But with reservation during peak dinner hours, we didn't have wait. Hostess and servers were very courteous/friendly. Our server was excellent. She knew menu and was able to give "honest" opinions (vs other places...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was just there for lunch and the server suggested a sashimi salad that was so good we had to order two- I was surprised at the quality and unique preparation, rivaling some of the best sushi spots in town, although Houston's has incredible steaks...More

Thank frankkaufman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice surprise! Seemed like a local’s favorite, which is always a good sign. Service was excellent. Food was really good. Menu is unique and imaginative. Will return.

Thank Jack H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This location of Houston's is terrific in terms of menu, food quality and service, but the challenge is it is so popular that going there for dinner can take days of planning and preparation, especially if you have a larger group.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is super busy so make a reservation for sure. They are not as busy after the lunch crowd leaves. They do have dress code, but I never seem to have an issue at lunch, but I don't come in with tank tops and...More

Thank fooddentista
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t wait for hours in line only to eat in a nice but noisy restaurant. Just ask to be seated out side immediately. It’s quite and the food comes fast. Eat outside!

Thank Emily Claire F
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8 November 2015|
Response from Emineee | Reviewed this property |
I have not seen any item in the menu such as gluten free. But you may make your own choice of gluten free meals available in the menu..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 41 - US$ 80
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-833-0977
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