Branch Water Tavern

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant · Washington Avenue - Memorial Park
510 Shepherd Dr (at Gibson), Houston, TX 77007, United States
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Drinks:
Wine
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Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
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    Ashley N.
    "Def try the chicken fried oysters and ribeye filet!!!"(7 Tips)
    Leslie
    "I suggest the Black and Tan and shrimp and grits!"(3 Tips)
    Jeff S.
    "try the Ruben sliders and the duck fat popcorn"(3 Tips)
    Katie S.
    "sticky toffee pudding for dessert!!"(4 Tips)
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  • rib eye steak
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  • 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
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  • Mike S.

    Chicken fried oysters are delicious!

    Mike Sinclair · January 9, 2013
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  • 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

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  • David T.

    Try the Venison - Bacon wrapped Venison with Crispy Brussel Sprouts.

    David Tong · October 10, 2012
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  • Laureen L.

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

    Laureen L · September 26, 2012
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  • Geoffrey R.

    Horrible service. Mediocre food.

    Geoffrey Roy · September 9, 2012
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  • Talya A.

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

    Talya Arbisser · July 26, 2012
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  • Tony B.

    Try the Chicken Fried Oysters - Yummy!

    Tony Bodeepong · July 16, 2012
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  • Kristi C.

    Sticky Toffee Pudding

    Kristi Chenoweth · July 7, 2012
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  • 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! http://bit.ly/NkNt2M

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  • David T.

    Try the Steak - Ribeye, Egg Yolk Ravioli, Asparagus, Cremini Purée & Red Wine Jus.

    David Tong · March 19, 2012
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  • Muneezeh K.

    Chicken fried oysters--so, so solid.

    Muneezeh Kabir · March 18, 2012
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  • 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.

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  • Laura B.

    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 Burgers - #4

    Laura Bosche · February 20, 2012
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  • Laura B.

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

    Laura Bosche · February 20, 2012
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  • Ashley N.

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

    Ashley Nguyen · February 15, 2012
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  • Laura B.

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

    Laura Bosche · February 14, 2012
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  • Katie S.

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

    Katie Stoeller · January 15, 2012
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  • Chekmark Eats

    Get the fried chicken oysters app

    Chekmark Eats · December 30, 2011
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  • Jeff S.

    try the Ruben sliders and the duck fat popcorn

    Jeff Schmitz · December 26, 2011
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  • Richard D.

    Chicken pot pie is an excellent lunch

    Richard Doherty · November 8, 2011
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  • AlmostVeggies.com

    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

    AlmostVeggies.com · October 15, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Jamie S.

    This place is awesome from food to service!

    Jamie Scarborough · October 7, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Michelle J.

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

    Michelle Jacoby · September 4, 2011
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  • Julie L.

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

    Julie Liu · September 4, 2011
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  • Geri D.

    Charcuteri is fantastic.

    Geri Druckman · April 6, 2011
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  • 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. www.MenuOfMenus.com

    Houston Press · April 5, 2011
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  • eva

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

    eva · February 20, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Flo A.

    Reuben sliders will knock your socks off !

    Flo Alakija · November 7, 2010
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  • 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
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  • Jason R.

    Great brunch and awesome French toast!

    Jason Rodriguez · July 4, 2010
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  • Warren W.

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

    Warren White · April 18, 2010
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  • Suzanne H.

    Definitely try the chicken fried oysters

    Suzanne Hartt · March 28, 2010
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  • Michelle G.

    try the shrimp and grits

    Michelle G · March 19, 2010
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  • david d.

    Order the "first growth"

    david dlC · March 18, 2010
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  • Emily H.

    Try the chicken fried oysters. Great flavors!

    Emily Hurst · March 9, 2010
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  • Ikal 1150 W.

    Venison was amazing with our Cabernet... Read more

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  • Justin T.

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

    Justin T · February 28, 2010
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Amyn Z.

    Going there tonite Read more

    Amyn Zindani · February 3, 2010
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