Houston >Food & Dining > Jax Grill
1613 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7700729.775516 -95.409582
Monday To Thursday From 11:00 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Washington Ave./ Memorial Park
a place to shake your bones – Derick and I dont get a chance to get out much. Our neighbors told us about this place and we stopped by one evening. Was not too crowed and great atmosphere. Nice music if that is your style. Had a marvelous time and will return once my feet are no longer swollen :)
A Wonderful Food Place – This was a wonderful place to let your hair down and have some fun. Their drinks was not as good as I thought they would be but the music and great tasting food made up for it.
good, fast, homey – like the buffalo buger's, gyro- large portio of good eat.
Not worth it! – They forgot my order. I got it 30 minutes after the rest of my party ate. When I inquired, they lost the ticket. They didn't seem to care. The food was below par and not worth wasting your time. Its very rare that I say it but the McDonald's in El Salvador is a better choice. This place sucks and the people are rude.
Quick Service, Yummy Food – I particularly enjoyed the chicken fried steak...tender inside with a "just right" batter crunch. And wow...the food was prepared quickly.
Jealous Bartenders – jealous bartnders,been going to Jax for years,asked bartender about an old employee and didn't know I wasn't going to be served again because of ignorance. even gave a tip on the first round. went back and didn't know i was being ignored.that's the last $39.00 Jax will get from me.
Everything is Awesome! – I have never had one thing at Jax that I didn't like. Everything is awesome! Great Location and Casual.
Great food, great variety and FAST service – I've been to Jax many times, and plan to visit it many times more in the future. Jax is a place that does it right. I spent a lot of years in the restaurant biz, doing everything from busing tables to managing a chain of pizza restaurants. And one thing I realized many years ago was that one of the critical keys to a successful restaurant operation revolves around a threefold theme: serve good food, plenty of it, and sell it for a reasonable price. Jax aces all three of these items. Another important key is to have a competent staff, especially in the kitchen. Jax knocks this one out of the park. Their cooks are FAST, but they have always cooked my food perfectly, and gotten my orders right. The fajitas, burgers, chicken fried steak, shrimp basket, macho nachos, and salads are all outstanding. They have a special menu that always has a variety of interesting choices. Try the blackened catfish. It isn't on the menu, but they'll prepare it for you if you ask for it. It surpasses Pappadeaux's BC in flavor, is a larger portion, and costs less than half as much. After you place your order at the register, you'll barely have time to get your drink and silverware and find a place to sit before your order's ready. Did I mention they're FAST? It's because of this that they are so busy at lunch. Folks know they can get in and out quickly. Yes, the place can get noisy, especially at lunch with the blaring PA, and when the Zydeco music starts on Friday and Saturday nights. The patio is quieter, but can be less than comfortable during the Houston summer. Full bar and ice cold beer, serve yourself iced tea and soft drinks. Lots of parking, but the lot is almost always full by noon. If you get there at 11am or after 1pm, it'll be a lot easier to find a place to park, and after 1pm, the lady with the microphone isn't quite as busy either. :)
Great restaurant Great food GREAT prices! – I'm a regular at this place and have had most items on the menu. It's an easy place for lunch and great for dinner. The catfish(both grilled and fried) are heaven on earth! The burgers are juicey and I love sweet potato fries anywhere. I could live off this place.
Zydeco and Cajun food in an open-air setting. – The Scene
The restaurant is fairly spacious, with a huge outdoor patio and an expansive indoor section with a dance floor. Cajun food is the specialty of the house. Aside from serving food and spirits, Jax doubles as one of the city's top zydeco haunts. A rotating lineup of local acts (Wilfred Chevis, Step Rideau) and regional stars (Roy Carrier) provides the tunes. The dance floor is usually energetic, with folks young and old strutting their stuff.
You can't go wrong with catfish, crawfish or shrimp (fried or grilled). Burgers are also a main course, and there's a surprisingly solid choice of salads for healthful types. In the center of the restaurant is a circular bar. Prices are reasonable ($2.25 for bottled beer, which is always ice-cold). Cocktails are fairly potent and inexpensive.
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