Houston >Restaurants > Mardi Gras Grill
1200 Durham Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7700729.772105 -95.410455
Mon-Thu 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
Neighborhoods: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, Central
Great Experience – I love the menu and the daily specials are always great. Everything I have had has been cooked to perfection. I'm pretty critical. The food is phenomenal.
You don't want to miss it! Delicious stuff shrimp, the food was excellent and the drinks were great as well ;This restaurant was EXCELLENT
Wasn't what we expected – I am not sure the crawfish were purged. There were a few crawfish that had a really bad smell to them. Other than that, they were a nice size and had a pretty good flavor.
Crawfish were too small and old – It had been a while since I ate here, but my last memory of it was good. This time around I was extremely disappointed. The crawfish were too little to eat, and many of them were bad and overcooked. It actually grossed me out.
Overrated in the Heights – Will never go again. A group of us, about 20 people, went for the mardi gras celebration. They expected us to all sit at two tables and the waitress commented the whole time about the size of the group, how we couldn't sit at more than one table and it was "ridiculous" and how she didn't want to be there. Her attitude didn't change and the rest of the staff were just as rude in addition to not knowing the menu or prices. To top it off everyone in the party was getting charged different prices for the warm beer, that they ran out of ice to keep cold. When I complained to the GM about the staff and pricing she was almost as rude as her staff and offered no apologies or even acknowledgement of my complaint. I had heard so much about the fat tuesday celebration here and it was a huge letdown. If it happens every year you would think the staff would be prepared to handle it. P.S. with only one restroom be prepared to find your car surrounded by tissue paper where party goers went out to the parking lot. EWWWW.
The real deal – After reading the mostly positive reviews on this restaurant, I thought I should give it a try since I was in the mood for some good Cajun cooking and I wanted to try a new place. It was everything I was hoping for: delicious food, unpretentious atmosphere, friendly service and all at a reasonable price. We will definitely be coming back!
Man, was this good! – My mouth is still watering... I Just got back from Mardi Gras where I had a pound of boiled crawfish and some amazing courbouillon. The gumbo roux sauce was fantastic. The crawfish was the most satisfying 5 dollars I've spent in the last year. They were cooked just perfect, nice zing on the spices, wonderfully tasteful, bold flavor yet fresh, I've had crawfish 5 different times this last month but nowhere NEAR as good as at this wonderful uptown dive. I'd go back tomorrow except I'm leaving for Boston for a week... I told them I'm coming back for even more crawfish the day I get back!
My wife enjoyed the stuffed shrimp as well... she's not a fish eater (usually) but liked the roux sauce with flakes of catfish and crawfish so much she's going to order that Courboillon the next time too!
I must admit, I'm really happy I finally tried Mardi Gras Grill.... – After reading some of the comments made about this restaraunt, I'm really shocked. A friend of mine told me about this place, so we went, and I loved it! Starting with the Creole Crab Dip and a few other apps. I had a few #'s of Crawfish, which were excellent by the way. I know its not New Orleans, but pretty damn close. Service was great, management seemed to be on top of things. I can't think of one thing to complain about. I realize how expensive Crawfish is now days, but thats everywhere if you eat them. I've gone to places with good/cheap deals on boiled crawfish, you get what you pay for. Also, for the member "BWK", stop going if you dont like it so much. You sound like a total Ba Ba BIATCH to me!
Worst Crawfish Ever – We are from New Orleans. The crawfish here were a terrible disappointment. It was as though they were boiled in dirty salt water and then rolled in spices. Who ever heard of outside spices on crawfish?!! We have yet to find decent boiled crawfish in Houston unless we boil ourselves. The gumbo was pretty good. The appetizer platter ok, but just not authentic New Orleans, more like bready , soggy fry.
BEST SEAFOOD IN TEXAS IS FLOYD'S BY FLOYD LANDRY! – BRING BACK FLOYD "DAWG" LANDRY AND SAY GOOD BYE TO MARDI GRAS GRILL!
THE ORIGINAL OWNER AND FOUNDER OF FLOYD'S CAJUN SEAFOOD IN NASA AND BEAUMONT WAS MARDI GRA AND IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO COME BACK TO US HERE IN HOUSTON! WE MISS YOU!!!!!!
insane! – the food is simply rediculously good. I wish it was bit bigger but it is real good. I've never been to a place that embraces the Mardi gras spirit so well. I mean from the moment you walk in you can feel the cajun warmth. The bartenders are quick to refresh my favorite brew. Im going again after work...i love it!
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