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“Blue cheese burgers!”

Market Square Bar & Grill
Ranked #1,232 of 8,348 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Reviewed 10 April 2014

...no need to say more. Just kidding. As previous posters wrote these are probably the best burgers in downtown Houston - at least in the evenings when all the lunch places are closed. Adding some nice daily specials (in my case, chicken enchiladas) and a really nice beer beer selection, this is a good, quite place to hang out. Wendy really takes care of all the guests and it is fun to talk to her and the other guests who come and stop by.

It does not have that much external advertisement and boards as the other places on the Square and it is easy to pass. Watch out for the small blue billboard sign!

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Thank Cityeast
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

I would have rated Market Square 4 and a-half pips if that rating was available.

The set-up: This is a great little pup located in an old historic building on Market Square in downtown Houston. Nice wooden bar, wood floors, exposed brick walls.

The food: The menu is what you would expect in a bar and grill. Burgers, steaks, sandwiches, wings, salads, etc. One thing that sets them apart is that the burgers and steaks are fire-grilled, and as a result, they have that great flame-broiled flavor and are a bit juicier than those cooked on a metal griddle. They do a great job of cooking to the requested doneness. If you don't specify doneness your burger will be cooked "well done". I ordered mine medium-rare and that's what I got. Pink in the middle and running down your arm juicy. This is one of my favorite burgers in town.

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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

Actually it can be a revelation after all these Burger Kings, Whataburger and other stuff around in Houston to find a place with real food. Which was really good here. Will come again.

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Reviewed 24 May 2013 via mobile

Music good, food (especially burgers) is good & service is great. My only complaint would be that they should keep beverages colder

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Thank Runnin26
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Reviewed 24 April 2013

I went twice while in town...although it is a bar, the food was fantastic. I'm trying to stay away from baked bread so the cook made my burger in a tortilla and it was excellent. Bartender was very pleasant. No loud music or loud crowds, just a classic old bar!! Loved it.

Thank Tom D
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