Branch Water Tavern (Now Closed)

510 Shepherd Dr (at Gibson), Houston, TX 77007, United States
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  • "Definitely try the chicken fried oysters" (7 tips)
  • "... btw...the duck fat popcorn is so very tasteful &, so..." (3 tips)
  • "Leave room for the sticky toffee pudding, but watch out! It's addictive!" (4 tips)
  • Houston Press

    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Whiskey Selection: Don't forget to try one of the house specials or infused batches they have macerating on the bar.

    Houston Press · January 26, 2011
  • Houston Press

    Can't get enough of Branch Water Tavern? Welp, you're in luck b/c they'll be at Houston Press' 2011 Menu of Menus food extravaganza at Spring Street Studios on April 12th.

    Houston Press · April 5, 2011
  • Suzanne H.

    Definitely try the chicken fried oysters

    Suzanne Hartt · March 28, 2010
  • Justin T.

    Get the duck fat popcorn, it sounds strange but tastes amazing

    Justin T · February 28, 2010
  • Almost Veggies

    shrimp & white cheddar grits. Large… prawns… are seared on both sides and nestled atop heirloom grits, which come from Waco, Texas. Beneath, a slow poached egg can be found waiting to become one. Read more

    Almost Veggies · October 15, 2011
  • Jenn

    One of the best happy hour spots in the city. Are you freaking kidding me? $2 bombshell blonde? $2 Brooklyn Lager? $3 daily whiskey specials? Consistent food and well thought out menu. Yay!

    Jenn · October 7, 2011
  • Michelle G.

    try the shrimp and grits

    Michelle G · March 19, 2010
  • Jason R.

    Great brunch and awesome French toast!

    Jason Rodriguez · July 4, 2010
  • Warren W.

    The shrimp & grits are amazing, my chicken fried oysters were incredible...oh, btw...the duck fat popcorn is so very tasteful &, so waiting on my pork...not worried at all !!!

    Warren White · April 18, 2010
  • Emily H.

    Try the chicken fried oysters. Great flavors!

    Emily Hurst · March 9, 2010
  • Flo A.

    Reuben sliders will knock your socks off !

    Flo Alakija · November 7, 2010
  • Lindsey G.

    All about the apple butter and biscuits! Oh yeah and the "Shepard Sour" Now my top 3 favorite drink!

    Lindsey George · February 10, 2010
  • The Culinary Institute of America

    Executive Chef/Owner David Grossman is a CIA alumnus! Curious about the CIA? Learn more about the careers of other CIA alumni. Read more

  • David T.

    Try the Venison - Bacon wrapped Venison with Crispy Brussel Sprouts. (via @Foodspotting)

    David Tong · October 10, 2012
  • David T.

    Try the Steak - Ribeye, Egg Yolk Ravioli, Asparagus, Cremini Purée & Red Wine Jus. (via @Foodspotting)

    David Tong · March 19, 2012
  • Laura B.

    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Burgers - #4

    Laura Bosche · February 20, 2012
  • Laura B.

    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Ice Creams - #6

    Laura Bosche · February 20, 2012
  • Richard D.

    Chicken pot pie is an excellent lunch

    Richard Doherty · November 8, 2011
  • Jamie S.

    This place is amazing- from food to bar to waitstaff, all great! Word to the wise tho- DO NOT try to book a party here for the private room because Julia will ruin your Branch Water opinion, so bad :(

    Jamie Scarborough · October 7, 2011
  • Julie L.

    Best braised short ribs EVER. Soo good and comes with delicious risotto.

    Julie Liu · September 4, 2011
  • eva

    Fabulous brunch with $12 unlimited mimosas. Love the beet salad and the mussels!

    eva · February 20, 2011
  • Cristina T.

    You can't ever go wrong with: anything on the cocktail menu, chicken fried oysters, shrimp and grits and crème fraiche cheesecake. Just sayin'

    Cristina Terrill · July 28, 2010
  • david d.

    Order the "first growth"

    david dlC · March 18, 2010
  • Ikal 1150 W.

    Venison was amazing with our Cabernet... Read more

  • Ryan

    Awesome burbon selection, Fried oyster and apple butter are amazing, Heard sunday brunch is great will have to check it out soon

    Ryan · February 10, 2010
  • Leslie

    Love this place. Perfect date night. Head to the bar for a cocktail. Then enjoy an amazing dinner! I suggest the Black and Tan and shrimp and grits! Nice staffing and nice manager!

    Leslie · March 23, 2013
  • Mike S.

    Chicken fried oysters are delicious!

    Mike Sinclair · January 9, 2013
  • Laureen L.

    Good hamburger, good happy hour and good drinks. Food is a little salty overall.

    Laureen Lucas · September 26, 2012
  • Geoffrey R.

    Horrible service. Mediocre food.

    Geoffrey Roy · September 9, 2012
  • Talya A.

    Pricy but worth it... Every item I've tried has always been delicious.

    Talya Arbisser · July 26, 2012
  • Tony B.

    Try the Chicken Fried Oysters - Yummy! (via @Foodspotting)

    Tony Bodeepong · July 16, 2012
  • Kristi C.

    Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Kristi Chenoweth · July 7, 2012
  • Houston Press Street Team M.

    Check out Branch Water Tavern's Happy Hour on the Go Time Happy Hour App! Download for free on iphone, android and blackberry!

  • Muneezeh K.

    Chicken fried oysters--so, so solid.

    Muneezeh Kabir · March 18, 2012
  • CultureMap Houston M.

    The name "Branch Water" refers to the final step in the process of bottling whiskey. Asking for a "bourbon and branch" is equivalent to ordering a whiskey and water.

  • Ashley N.

    Def try the chicken fried oysters and ribeye filet!!!

    Ashley Nguyen · February 15, 2012
  • Laura B.

    Houston Press We Love Food - favorite Houston dishes - Sticky toffee pudding

    Laura Bosche · February 14, 2012
  • Katie S.

    Order the sticky toffee pudding for dessert!! Oh and the mash potatoes are heaven!!

    Katie Stoeller · January 15, 2012
  • Chekmark Eats

    Get the fried chicken oysters app

    Chekmark Eats · December 30, 2011
  • Jeff S.

    try the Ruben sliders and the duck fat popcorn

    Jeff Schmitz · December 26, 2011
  • Jamie S.

    This place is awesome from food to service!

    Jamie Scarborough · October 7, 2011
  • Michelle J.

    Leave room for the sticky toffee pudding, but watch out! It's addictive!

    Michelle Jacoby · September 4, 2011
  • Geri D.

    Charcuteri is fantastic.

    Geri Druckman · April 6, 2011
  • Nyala W.

    Order the best scotch on the menu! Don't have to know the name, they won't over charge you, and it's amazing!

    Nyala Wright · February 23, 2010
  • Amyn Z.

    Going there tonite Read more

    Amyn Zindani · February 3, 2010

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