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Tony Mandola's

1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
+1 713-528-3474
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“snapper” (24 reviews)
“oysters” (18 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cajun & Creole, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
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Reviewed yesterday

Six of us went to Tony Mandola's for dinner before a show at Stages. We had a 5:45 reservation in order to have plenty of time to enjoy our meal and each other. Catfish was enjoyed by three of us. They even blacked 1/2 of...More

Thank CaseyandD
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food and service. Very friendly and accommodating staff. Lunch time could be busy and noisy so go early if you want to conduct a meeting.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful business lunch and it was wonderful due to the delightful service. The staff was great with refills, the orders and some special requests. They did it all with positive energy and a smile. Great job! The food was good too as...More

Thank Bandit2118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten there quite a few times, and always love to come back. The food and service are consistently very good, from the appetizers/salads to the desserts. Lots of seafood choices which we love. Excellent bread. Nice family atmosphere, fancy enough but not stuck...More

Thank Veronique E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The birthday girl wanted seafood, so thought of Tony Mandola’s, and we weren’t disappointed. We started with a dozen assorted oysters, and the oysters Damian and the grilled oysters with Parmesan were the favorites. The crab cakes were just ok, but honestly the only thing...More

Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We came in on Sunday evening and were taken care of right away by the valet and the receptionist. The place had a few patrons in it which made for a really nice, quiet dinner. Our server was very attentive and helpful. We got the...More

Thank elchaco
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We hesitated before going to this very expensive restaurant with limited time before a play. So glad we did! Even though we ordered only appetizers and salads, they were more than enough, and not at all expensive. My friend had chopped salad and etoufée, plus...More

Thank HouMSW
Reviewed 2 April 2018

On Saturday we went to Tony Mandola's before attending a play at Stages Theater. As soon as we arrived, the staff was attentive and immediately became part of the adventure. Our hostess was attentive and engaging and the wait staff was prompt with everything. The...More

Thank Sheri A
Reviewed 1 March 2018

It is a pretty noisy place and the service is excellent. Nice wine selection. My wife and I had totally different opinions on our entrees. I had redfish and thought it was excellent. She had a chicken dish and thought it was ordinary. Since I...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Got there at 3:00 on a Sunday afternoon and we practically had the whole restaurant to ourselves. We had the attention of two different waiters and the service throughout the meal was very good and attentive. We ordered two different fish plates that were grilled...More

Thank sightseerNb_Tx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Waugh Dr, Houston, TX 77019-3906
    (Femdale Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-528-3474
  • E-mail
In 1982, we opened Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar on the Gulf Freeway, which we owned and operated for 22 years. A second Tony Mandolaʼs Blue Oyster Bar debuted on Shepherd in 1984, which he closed four years later in order to open our famous West Gray Tony Mandolaʼs flagship location. Our lifelong dream of owning a freestanding restaurant has now become a reality with the opening of our new, permanent Tony Mandola's location at 1212 Waugh Drive. We take great pride in serving what we think is some of the best food on the Gulf Coast. Everything is homemade fresh in our kitchen daily and many of our dishes are our Mamas' recipes. God Bless our Mamas and God Bless you for your patronage.“Dedicated to the preservation of the art of Mamas' Cooking.” Sincerely,Tony & Phyllis Mandola
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