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01/01/03Provided by Citysearch
Hot fries, juicy hamburger and ice cold shiner, that's what I'm talking about! I headed to this hole-in-the-wall after reading about it on this site and wasn't disappointed. Really quite a good hamburger and within easy access from downtown. The place is a real joint complete with garage doors so don't expect the ambiance of a fine restaurant. Great hangout for a drink and conversation.
09/03/02Provided by Citysearch
I lived in the Montrose for years and this was easily my favorite breakfast place. Just sneak over the line into the Ward and you're in for one of Houston's undiscovered treats.
Breakfast is great--I've never made it for lunch--and always felt like I was sitting in mom's kitchen.
08/10/02Provided by Citysearch
Try this unique find for a fun and delicious meal. Locals rub elbows with movers and shakers...all are equal here and come with a single mission: scarfing up the best burger in town. They are made to order, big and messy. Good daily specials also. Stop by and say ""Hi"" to Edie and crew. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT ever mention bowling. You're in dangerous territory!
We are tired of you standing over us while we try to finish our enchiladas. It used to be a pleasure to scrape the remnants of cheese, onion and heavenly gravy from our blue plate special. Now I feel the hair standing up on my neck that you're breathing down, impatient for a table. If my mama cooked that good, I'd visit her more often.
After the enchilada onslaught, we found solace at Saturday breakfast. Ya'll found out about that now we have to call ahead to see if the tables are in a conga line for breakfast. Did you know they won't serve french toast if they're out of powdered sugar? It's just wacky but we love it. Anyway, you newcomers need to lighten up a little bit or else you're gonna break the kitchen - and while you're standing in line - close the door!
07/31/02Provided by Citysearch
If you want to taste an old fashion burger try this place like someone told me and I'm passing it on your first visit you should try the burgers and after that you will be hooked then try the breakfast. basically it's just good old fashion cooking.
07/30/02Provided by Citysearch
Great hamburgers! Don't go for the ambiance tho.
Actually all food has been great. But like every other restaurant in the city---PLEASE start cleaning the outside of the salt and pepper shakers. That goes for EVERY restuarant in Houston. Gritty and greasy shakers--yuk!
07/29/02Provided by Citysearch
I don,t kjnow who CMK1126 and BEARNOT are, but they obviously had a bad day, and needed someone to blame it on. They chose Lankfords. I think the numbers, and my taste buds, speak for themselves.45 out of 50 reviews, 5 star, 3 reviews, 4 star, only 2 give 1 star. Guess who. I've been a patron of Lankfords for 15 years and have yet to be dissapointed with the fare or the service. Sure, there have been times when the wait for service might have seemed a bit long, but that speaks to the fact that, at lunch time, all the tables, inside and out are packed with longtime regulars who don't mind waiting to get a truely memorable, and satisfying, meal. A dump? I don't think so. Old, for sure. The building has been at the corner of Dennis and Genesee since 1937, and was a grocery store before Eydie turned it into a Cafe and Ice House (More Cafe than Ice House, but you can have a beer with your lunch. Only long necks, though, which is the choice of true Texans). It might look out of place surrounded by new Townhomes that have sprung up in the last few years, but it's refreshing to see this anachronism of the 4th ward, that hasn't yet been swept away by Urban Renewal. Long live Lankfords, and Eydie, the proprietess, who makes your day a little brighter when you stop in for a truely remarkable, old fashioned, Hamburger .
07/26/02Provided by Citysearch
After eating here at least once a week for over 3 years, I still have yet to be have anything less than great food! Burgers are juicy and sloppy, just the way you remember them as a kid. Ambience has improved greatly with the addition of watermelon tablecloths and Eydie's ""frying pan"" bowling trophy for rolling a 213 in league play!
- Regular Hours
Mon - Sat: Sun Closed
- American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Restaurants, Soul Food Restaurants, Take Out Restaurants
- Payment Options
- Price Range
- Neartown - Montrose, Central Houston, Fourth Ward
- Other Information
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Below Average
Good For Family: Yes
Drive Through: No
Good for Kids: Yes