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Massa's South Coast Grill

#199 of 7,124 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Downtown
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1331 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010-3025
+1 713-655-9100
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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222 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food quality was amazing. The amount of selections is very good and the service is amazing. White table cloths fancy up the dinning room and an excellent bar with both eating and drinking seats. I would return when I'm in the area again.

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Thank papamikeinaz
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in to our family establishment. We really appreciate your business. Joe More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, short walk from discovery park, new Marriott Marquis and the four Seasons. Pura vida margarita was awesome! Very reasonable priced and excellent food and friendly service. Nice variety child's menu. We loved the crab cakes. Calamari so fresh. Grilled red fish with crawfish etouffee and shrimp and homemade grits were generous and delicious. Would definitely return. Have to... More 

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Thank Pibmd
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us at Massa's South Coast Grill. We have many great restaurants in Houston, and we really appreciate when fold visit locally owned and operated restaurants like ours. Joe More 

Naples, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from DC/Virginia and wanted an authentic Houston meal at a non-chain restaurant. Hit the jackpot. The blackened shrimp and grits was delicious. Best part is it was a nice walk from the Hilton.

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Thank SeanAR1974
SouthCoastGrill, Owner at Massa's South Coast Grill, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in and dinning with us, and I am so glad you enjoyed the Shrimp & Grits, its one of the favorite things on the menu. Hope you are able to come back to Houston and visit us again. Joseph Massa More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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.

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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 

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 

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1 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
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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

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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 

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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.

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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 

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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!

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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
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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 

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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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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1 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 

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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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?