We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Massa's South Coast Grill

#233 of 7,075 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
+1 713-655-9100
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 118: English reviews
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Massa's before a concert downtown. We had an outstanding meal for the price range and had wonderful service from the waitstaff and Owners of the restaurant. I will definitely look forward to going back. I highly recommend the Shrimp and Grits. Perfect.

Helpful?
Thank Coral D
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. Visiting with nice folks like you is what it's all about. More 

Level Contributor
84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here before a concert at the Toyota Center. It is directly in front of the Four Seasons and has great parking and is easily accessible for a downtown restaurant. I really liked the family run business atmosphere, not filled with illegals like many of the non-chain choices. Variety of bread choices including corn bread muffins with herb butter... More 

Helpful?
Thank MathosJ
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much, what an awesome review! We've been family owned and operated since 1944, so it's nice to hear people still notice how hard we try! More 

Green River
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Good food that was mid-priced. Service was good, but it wasn't very busy. Especially liked the crab bisque

Helpful?
Thank wyomagpie
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in! We do the best we can and are actively trying to be a great value to our customers. More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Seriously the best coconut cream pie I've ever eaten hands down, period. The fried shrimp were really quite good and I never order fried shrimp but the waiter said they were good and they were.

Helpful?
Thank Brad D
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. Sometimes the simplest things are the best. We have been making Coconut Cream Pie for over 70 years and I just changed the format to the individual personal pies, and people really like them. Thanks again! More 

Level Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Came here with a work colleague. Our meals were ready and on our table in less than 10 minutes. I ordered an Oyster Po Boy which was delicious and huge. Service was very friendly and attentive. Would visit here again!

Helpful?
Thank Chris L
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in. We are not a fast food place, but we will get it going as fast as possible if you let us know. Joe Massa More 

The Woodlands, Texas
Level Contributor
150 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Massa's has a nice table layout, enough space between each other. My shrimp & grits entree was good. The house appetizer for two is nice (crab cakes are good), just one comment: don't put the hot and sour sauce for the fried / stuffed shrimp in a small plastic container, serve it in a small ceramic bowl. Also the service... More 

Helpful?
Thank DutchTX
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comments. I will go over the timing issues with our service staff. Thanks so much for coming in. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We come to Houston once a year for business and always have dinner here. The food, atmosphere and the service really is such a nice break from working at the conference center all day and not to mention a quick walk from the Hilton. We have never been disappointed and look forward to dining there again this year.

Helpful?
Thank Shari724
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We really appreciate your business. Taking care of out of town guests is one of our specialties. Hope to see you next year! More 

Somerset, New Jersey
Level Contributor
46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

In the area for a conference, I wanted to check out a restaurant not too far from the Hilton Americas in Houston and came across this lovely restaurant. Ordered their fried gulf shrimp ... large hand breaded shrimp was tasty ... fried but not oily at all!

Helpful?
Thank Jay V
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

We think our Fried Shrimp are some of the best in town. We only use wild caught Shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico. I'm so glad you enjoyed them. Thanks so much for coming in! More 

San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Was a great place to entertain customers for dinner. Many seafood choices and other options. Delicious food and great wait staff. Relatively small and intimate setting. Delish desserts.

Helpful?
Thank 642JanM
BJMassa, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dining at Massa's South Coast Grill. We really appreciate your business. Please ask for Joseph Massa when you come back! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The crab cakes was real crab meat and no filler at all in the crab cakes. Enormous food portions at a very, very reasonable price. The steak was cook to perfection! Seafood pasta with crab, crawfish and shrimp was my favorite! Not to mention the deserts..Oh My Goodness! Staff was very attentive and polite. Awesome place to visit..me and my... More 

Helpful?
Thank fredtrotman
Joseph M, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for dinning at Massa's South Coast Grill. We so much appreciate your business. Crab Meat is in season in the summer months, and we only use the finest Jumbo Lump Crabmeat that we can find. Hope to see you next time you are in town. More 

Travellers who viewed Massa's South Coast Grill also viewed

Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Massa's South Coast Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-655-9100
Description
Family owned and operated seafood restaurant with a South Coast twist.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Massa's South Coast Grill and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Massa's South Coast Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?