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Killen's of The Heights, Houston, TX

Killen's of The Heights

4.7
4.7
858 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern

James Beard nominated chef Ronnie Killen brings Southern comfort food to the Heights. His restaurants' greatest hits, all on one menu.

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Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Regional American (Contemporary Southern), American

  • Phone number

    (713) 637-4664

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ronnie Killen

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Fried Green TomatoesUS$16.00

    Pickled shrimp and buttermilk sauce.

    • Deviled EggsUS$9.25

      With pulled Pork.

      Entrees

      • Bell & Evans Buttermilk Fried Half ChickenUS$25.25

        Served with mashed potatoes and gravy.

        • Chicken Fried Steak

          Served with mashed potatoes and gravy.

          • SmallUS$18.25
          • LargeUS$25.25
        • Chicken Fried ChickenUS$18.25

          Served with mash potatoes and gravy.

          Sides

          • Mac & CheeseUS$11.50

            Topped with bread crumbs and bacon.

            • Creamed CornUS$10.50

              Desserts

              • German Chocolate CakeUS$10.50

                • Peach Bread PuddingUS$12.75

                  • Carrot CakeUS$11.50

                    Last updated: 1 February 2022

                    What 858 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                    4.7
                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                    • 4.6Food
                    • 4.7Service
                    • 4.4Ambience
                    • 4.4Value

                    NoiseModerate

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                    • Houston

                      Creole / Cajun / Southern

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                    1. MH

                      MichaelH

                      Houston

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 1 day ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Birthday , table of 6. Great food and service.

                    2. J

                      Jessian

                      Cleveland

                      11 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      11 reviews

                      Dined 5 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent food and service. Got the brisket pasta, huge chunks of brisket. My spouse got the chicken fried steak with a side of Mac and cheese, everything was great. We did get a cornbread which we devoured as an app. Highly recommend

                    3. J

                      James

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 5 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      This place was delicious as always. For the third time in a row, I had the fried chicken, which is I think the best in the city (of all the places I have tried).

                    4. RL

                      RobertL

                      Houston

                      7 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined 5 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great time with friends from out of town.

                    5. S

                      Sunshinevalley

                      Atlanta

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 5 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great menu. Fresh ingredients. Cute atmosphere.

                    6. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 18 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent as always!

                    7. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      3 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 17 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Wonderful bar service and wonderful food

                    8. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Exclusive

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 17 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Excellent birthday celebration for a group of 8!

                    9. TP

                      TedP

                      Houston

                      8 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                      overall4food3service5ambience3

                      Sunday brunch menu is not as good as their daily offerings.

                    10. M

                      melissaM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Kylie was amazing server ❤️ Food was outstanding will be back

                    11. BK

                      BriannaK

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      I was looking for a place that serves brunch on Sundays and would let me make a reservation for 10 people and I found Killen's on OpenTable. The party ended up being for 6 and they changed the reservation easily. Our waiter was great and split the mimosa carafes onto each of our bills so we didn't have to do any math. And the food absolutely delicious! I got the crab cake eggs Benedict and would love to go back again to try some of what my friends got. The restaurant also wasn't super packed so the social distancing was nice and easy as well. I definitely recommend this place for an easy & enjoyable brunch!

                    12. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      4 reviews

                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                      Overall food was great. Pork chops were cooked too long and were dry. They were also not smothered. Steak, greens and Mac and cheese were all good. Peach bread pudding is to die for. I will be back. I just know not to get the smothered pork chops.

                    13. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Antonio

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Food was really good upscale comfort food for what I ordered. Some of the items took me back to my grandmas kitchen.

                    14. KR

                      KerryR

                      Houston

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 15 May 2022

                      overall4food3service5ambience3

                      Chicken fried steak was tasty but very chewy.

                    15. JC

                      JohnC

                      Houston

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 14 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                      Delicious food. Our party had 4 different entrees and all were great.

                    16. HR

                      HRWexpert

                      Houston

                      40 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      40 reviews

                      Dined on 13 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Everything was great! Food was flavorful, service was on point, and timing of everything was perfect. We all agreed we will be back 😊

                    17. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 9 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Fantastic service from knowledgeable staff. The good was timely, plated well, and tasted amazing. Great atmosphere - highly recommend!

                    18. MO

                      MONIQUEC

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                      overall4food4service5ambience5

                      Season the pork chops and more window seating inside

                    19. CT

                      ChannelT

                      Orlando

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 8 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      I brought my mom here for Mother’s Day breakfast and I must say it was a phenomenal experience. The food was delicious. We had the deviled eggs and the French toast. 10 out of 10. The entire staff was very attentive, filling our glasses and taking away empty plates and used utensils immediately. But the best thing about Killens was our waitress Kylie. She was super sweet and friendly. All good vibes coming from her. We will definitely be back.

                    20. DM

                      DelisaM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 7 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      The food was excellent and service was excellent. Atmosphere warm and easygoing. Family oriented at the lunch hour. Will try dinner?

                    21. LW

                      LeslieW

                      Houston

                      16 reviews

                      5.0

                      16 reviews

                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Three generations ate together. Everyone was very satisfied. Service was superior. Food was well cooked and delicious!

                    22. ET

                      EastTexGal

                      Houston

                      39 reviews

                      4.0

                      39 reviews

                      Dined on 6 May 2022

                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                      We enjoyed our meal and visit with an old friend. I had seen several reviews mention that it could be noisy and they were right. I had sent a note through Open Table that we were catching up with an old friend and requested that they put in the "quietest" area of the restaurant and they did just that and it worked our fine. Our waiter Tony was attentive but not interruptive. I loved the meatloaf and mac & cheese. My husband got the fried chicken and our friend got the chicken fried steak. Both enjoyed their meals. It's nice that there is a "small" option for the CFS. We also tried the peach bread pudding and german chocolate cake. While not inexpensive, we felt the quality of the food warranted the prices. We decided it was gourmet comfort food! If that's what you are looking for, you will enjoy it:)

                    23. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      7 reviews

                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on 5 May 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Delicious! Everything had was yummy. Deviled eggs with brockets, thick cut bacon with blue cheese, lightly battered shrimp 😍😍😍

                    24. MA

                      MASK

                      Houston

                      7 reviews

                      vip
                      1.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on 29 April 2022

                      overall1food1service2ambience2

                      The crab cake was $26 and there was barely any protein (crab, shrimp) incorporated. The queso was decent. The cornbread was undercooked and inedible. The short rib was over seasoned and a bit underdone. All in all, this experience was way over priced and way under our anticipated expectations. We will not return. Also, this was a second chance for us for this restaurant.

                    25. JY

                      JulieY

                      New Orleans

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 27 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Everything was delicious! I would for sure go back!

                    26. WB

                      WayneB

                      Houston

                      18 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      18 reviews

                      Dined on 26 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Hawaiian Ribeye!! Amazing. Great service. Nicely priced wines. Highly recommend this place!

                    27. D

                      Danielle

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 24 April 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      Food was delicious, especially the pork belly… Omg to die for!

                    28. FH

                      FredH

                      Houston

                      25 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      25 reviews

                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Amazing food!!

                    29. RW

                      RomW

                      Houston

                      10 reviews

                      5.0

                      10 reviews

                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great Service and the food was wonderful.

                    30. L

                      Lulu

                      Houston

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Food was delicious as always and service was excellent. Favorite was the peach bread pudding!

                    31. MC

                      MarettC

                      San Francisco

                      9 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined on 23 April 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Really enjoyed our meal. Was abit pricy but we will be back.

                    32. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      7 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on 22 April 2022

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      It was great. The food was excellent

                    33. D

                      Dining713

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 21 April 2022

                      overall3food2service4ambience3

                      The food has really gone downhill. I ordered the brisket enchiladas, and they were almost just room temperature. The cheese was barely melted. Others ordered the french dip sandwiches and they said the meat was ok but the bread was not the best. Also - they serve them with american or cheddar cheese which is an odd choice. Our group left with not the most favorable impression. One person ordered the chicken fried steak which was fantastic as always - I should have ordered the steak fingers which is what I normally get. We probably wouldn't go back for client lunches or celebratory gatherings due to the inconsistency. I will say that our service was impeccable - I just wish the food matched the service.

                    34. CM

                      ColtonM

                      Houston

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 20 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Great food. Definitely worth it. Would recommend

                    35. b

                      bambam

                      Atlanta

                      35 reviews

                      4.0

                      35 reviews

                      Dined on 19 April 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                      Family gathering to visit and talk.

                    36. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      🐣 Easter: They did awesome at accommodating me and my family. It was our first time there, and had heard good things about them. All of it was true, staff was super friendly, food proportions was amazing. We will be back!

                    37. NM

                      NickM

                      Houston

                      2 reviews

                      2.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                      overall2food2service2ambience4

                      We’ve come here many times and hasn’t had issues. Granted, this was Easter Sunday brunch, however, management should prepare for these busy days and ensure they’re not short staffed. Firstly, we waited over 15 minutes before anyone came to our table once we sat. We finally ordered, all the dishes were supped to have over easy eggs and all dishes were extremely well done. -Almost like a flat boiled egg. Next, our son didn’t receive his dish until we were almost finished with our meals. Defeats the purpose of coming to eat together if we had to watch one another eat. We asked for beverages that never came and were constantly looking for our waiter. To finish, our bill was $300 and we obviously tip based on the total bill and the waiter didn’t even bother to let us know that there was a large party gratuity (only 6 adults) already included, so he received over a $100 tip for such a terrible experience. I’m completely disappointed with the brunch here, however, dinner has always been great but it was just bad on Easter.

                    38. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      12 reviews

                      5.0

                      12 reviews

                      Dined on 17 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Great family Easter brunch. Food and service were great.

                    39. KB

                      KarlaB

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 16 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      We had a great time. Our server Matt was excellent

                    40. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Houston

                      9 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined on 15 April 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great service. Fantastic food. Reasonably priced. We tried several appetizers and entrees. All delicious!!! So full we didn’t leave room for desert. Next time we will get deserts.

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                    Killen's of The Heights is rated 4.7 stars by 858 OpenTable diners.

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                    Booked 26 times today

                    Order delivery or takeout

                    Delivery

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                    Google Map for Killen's of The Heights

                    101 Heights Blvd Houston, TX 77007-3728

                    Additional information

                    • Area

                      Heights / Washington

                    • Cuisines

                      Creole / Cajun / Southern, Regional American (Contemporary Southern), American

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Dining

                    • Dress Code

                      Casual Dress

                    • Parking Details

                      Public Lot

                    • Payment Options

                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                    • Executive Chef

                      Ronnie Killen

                    • Additional

                      Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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