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Best things to do in River Oaks, Houston

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Taco Place
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“There are several locations around town, so try to check at least one out. While they aren't traditional tacos, they are creative and delicious. Not to mention, their queso is probably my favorite in the city! ”
29 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Outdoor arcade of stores, restaurants, bars, etc. Park and walk around. Wide array of shopping available. ”
27 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“Houston’s oldest theater that hosts independent films and midnight throwback movies on the weekends. Serves beer and wine.”
47 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, located in the River Oaks community in Houston, Texas, United States, is a 14-acre facility of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston that houses a collection of decorative art, paintings and furniture. Bayou Bend is the former home of Houston philanthropist Ima Hogg.”
21 locals recommend
Cafe
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“I love how the place set up. It's very chill and relaxing. You can choose to sit inside or on the patio. Trust me! this is the place you don't wanna miss when you come to Houston.”
24 locals recommend
Café
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“Always something new with seasonal menu of locally-sourced, somewhat-healthy options.”
14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Grab a drink at their outdoor bar before heading inside to dine in what looks like an elegant tree-house along Buffalo Bayou. It's a quieter spot - we used to take my grandfather here.”
19 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“River Oaks is one of Houston's luxurious neighborhoods with plenty of boutique shopping, restaurants and art galleries and the historic River Oaks Theatre. You will find a vibrant nightlife and a wealth of history throughout the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston.”
6 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“My favorite Mexican Food restaurant. Make sure and order the Creamy Jalapeño dipping sauce to enjoy with chips.”
12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Perfect for date night, happy hour (at their oyster bar), and everything in between.”
10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great atmosphere, and good food and beer selection. Great place with lots of character and delicious curry. ”
16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A casual counter service restaurant with comfort food favorites. Great breakfast options too.”
6 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“We lived in NYC during internship. These bagels are right up there with NYC bagels :) ”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Lively go-to for upscale Italian fare served amidst colorful murals & patio seating with fire pits.”
9 locals recommend
Bar
“I love everything here- from there happy hour food/drink menu to their dinner menu to the ambience! I had one of my birthday dinners here!”
6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Its across the street, delicious food, affordable, has an outdoor patio that is dog friendly.”
11 locals recommend