I've lived in Houston for a few years now and drove by this place more than a hundred times. No one I know has ever eaten there, so one night I decided to stop by. It was a Thursday evening, a fairly slow night. As soon as my boyfriend and I walked in, I wanted to leave. The atmosphere was dull, old, boring, the place was quiet, and the whole restaurant smelled old, moldy and stale. The lighting in the dining room was dim, but not at all romantic. The few other tables that were occupied were mostly older people, seniors. Our waiter was a young kid who appeared to have never waited tables before. He was shy, nervous and uncertain in his answers about the menu. We decided to stay nonetheless: give this place a chance, it's been in business for so long, there's gotta be something good about it, I thought. Not so. When the food came out, I was disappointed. I couldn've gotten the same fried catfish and mash potatoes at Lubby's. It just all tasted like school cafeteria food. From then on, everytime I drive by and see cars parked outside this restaurant, I'm amazed how this dive still attracts customers: must be unknowing newcomers like myself.
Cons: ambience, service, food