It's always been a tough decision to make, what place has the best shrimp and grits? I've spent years exploring Houston's selection of these Southern favorites. After much sampling, I decided to review seven local dishes to settle the debate once and for all.

My mission was to find out which restaurant or eatery served up the absolute best shrimp and grits Houston had to offer. Join me on this exciting journey as I share my favorite places around Houston for where you can get your hands on some delicious shrimp and grits!

Brennan's of Houston

Brennan's of Houston
🗺️ 3300 Smith St, Houston, TX 77006
☎️ 713-522-9711
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–2 PM
Sunday: 5:30–9 PM
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11 AM–2 PM
Tuesday: 5–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 5–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 5–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–2 PM
Friday: 5–9 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–2 PM
Saturday: 5–9 PM

I frequently travel back to Houston and it's an absolute must that I visit Brennan's of Houston. Their shrimp and grits is consistently the best in town.

Their unique twist on classic shrimp and grits includes succulent, flavorful Gulf Coast Shrimp served over creamy stone ground cheese grits with rich tasso ham gravy. The flavors balance so deliciously together that one can only truly appreciate them by tasting them.

The service at Brennan's of Houston also deserves a special mention. It is outstanding! The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive—all of which result in an excellent dining experience for customers.

I highly recommend visiting Brennan's of Houston if you are looking for the best shrimp and grits in Houston. You won't regret it!

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The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar

The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar
🗺️ 1000 Prairie St, Houston, TX 77002
☎️ 713-226-7717
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–11 PM
Monday: 11 AM–11 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–11 PM
Friday: 11 AM–2 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–2 AM

I was delighted to find that The Moonshiners serves up the most flavorful and hearty shrimp and grits I've ever tasted. Their unique combination of spices, bacon, and mushrooms make for a mouth-watering flavor experience. Additionally, the cheese grits were incredibly creamy with just the right amount of heat.

The atmosphere at The Moonshiners is also top notch! The decor is fittingly southern-style with warm colors which created a cozy environment to enjoy their amazing shrimp and grits. Additionally, the waitstaff was attentive and friendly which only added to our dining experience.

Overall, visiting The Moonshiners Southern Table + Bar was a pleasure! If you want to taste the best shrimp and grits in Houston then look no further. Highly recommended.

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🗺️ 3111 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
☎️ 713-728-6410
🌐 Website
Sunday: 9 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 9 AM–10 PM

Having traveled extensively throughout the South, I can attest to the fact that Grace's has some of the best shrimp and grits in Houston. The flavors were amazing and it was a great balance between creamy and salty. The shrimp were cooked perfectly, juicy on the inside and crisp on the outside. The grits were also cooked to perfection with just the right amount of creaminess.

The service at Grace's was great too! We were greeted by friendly staff who made us feel right at home. We never felt rushed or ignored.

Overall, if you're looking for delicious shrimp and grits in Houston, look no further than Grace's! This is a restaurant that knows what it's doing when it comes to Southern cuisine!

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Ouisie's Table

Ouisie's Table
🗺️ 3939 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027
☎️ 713-528-2264
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–10 PM

Their shrimp and grits are absolutely delicious. The shrimp are perfectly cooked, succulent, and the sauce is flavorful but not too overpowering. The grits are creamy and light, with a great texture - it's no wonder why I keep coming back for more!

The restaurant itself has a cozy atmosphere with friendly staff who always make sure their guests have a pleasant experience.

In summary, Ouisie's Table has wonderfully prepared shrimp and grits that will leave any connoisseur content. It's definitely one of the best places to try this classic southern dish in Houston!

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Eloise Nichols

Eloise Nichols
🗺️ 2400 Mid Ln #100, Houston, TX 77027
☎️ 713-554-0136
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–9 PM
Monday: 7 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–11 PM
Friday: 7 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–11 PM

The shrimp and grits here are amazing; the shrimp are always cooked to perfection and have a great flavor. The grits are also incredibly creamy and flavorful. The combination of flavors is truly unbeatable!

The atmosphere at Eloise Nichols is also really nice; it's warm and inviting, perfect for an evening out with friends or family.

The service is top-notch as well; the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. It's clear that they take great pride in their restaurant.

All in all, there's no question that Eloise Nichols has some of the best shrimp and grits in Houston! I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious southern meal!

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Dish Society

Dish Society
🗺️ 5740 San Felipe St #100, Houston, TX 77057
☎️ 832-299-2351
🌐 Website
Sunday: 7 AM–3 PM
Monday: 7 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM–3 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 7 AM–3 PM
Friday: 7 AM–3 PM
Saturday: 7 AM–3 PM

It's hard to beat the iconic shrimp and grits. The dish is surprisingly flavorful and cooked just right. The creamy grits are nicely complemented by the smoky flavors of the shrimp, making it a must-have at Dish Society.

The atmosphere of Dish Society is great too. It has a modern, upscale vibe with plenty of seating options. I was able to relax and enjoy my meal without being surrounded by noisy crowds.

Another highlight of Dish Society was the service. Everyone was so friendly and helpful in getting my order just right. They let me customize my order, which made for a really enjoyable experience.

In conclusion, Dish Society’s shrimp and grits have got to be some of the best shrimp and grits in Houston. With great flavor, atmosphere & service, you can't go wrong with this classic dish!

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State Fare Kitchen & Bar

State Fare Kitchen & Bar
🗺️ 947 Gessner Rd Ste B 190, Houston, TX 77024
☎️ 832-831-0950
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9:30 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9:30 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9:30 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9:30 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–11 PM

After trying State Fare Kitchen & Bar's take on this classic Southern dish, it's clear why they have a great reputation. The shrimp was fresh and full of flavor, while the grits had just the right consistency. The sauce mixed in with the grits really brought the dish together and made it even more flavourful.

The presentation was also excellent; it felt like a high-end restaurant without all the fancy price tag. I enjoyed that each option was tailor-made to my likes and dislikes - I could add or subtract ingredients without sacrificing taste.

Overall, State Fare Kitchen & Bar has some of the best shrimp and grits in Houston! I'm definitely a fan!

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Jen Norman

Jen is a Houston born native with a knack for spotting the top restaurants and businesses in town. She loves to read and play with her 3 dogs - Charlie, Cheddar, and Cheezit