Frio Grill

4.5
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$30 and under
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Southern
The Frio Hill Country Grill brings the home-cooked flavors of the Texas Hill Country to Cypress with an upscale comfort-food menu, extensive wine list and relaxed outdoor seating. Open for Lunch, Dinner, and Sunday Brunch. Craft Beer, Craft Cocktails, excellent wine selection, and more! Situated on 5 acres with great patio and interior dining areas. Several areas available for private events.

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FoodieJB
Houston
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious!

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Angus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, got to watch some of the Astros, very family atmosphere

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JillS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful morning enjoying breakfast outdoors!

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bfpop
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We actually got there and searched for a parking spot. Which wasn’t easy. BECAUSE THE PLACE WAS PACKED. Hasn’t this place heard of covid? I saw a waiter with a mask. And that was the only one! No one was wearing masks or social distancing. We had hoped for a separated outdoor space as we had reserved but this place was overflowing with people. Inside and outside. Children running around screaming. You’d think the pandemic had never happened.

So we just got back in the car and drive away from that hotspot of ill judgement. The management should be held accountable for allowing this egregious display of irresponsibility.

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GiselleF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We had a reservation and was seated promptly. Within the span of 20 mins two different people asked if we had been helped without helping us on drinks or taking our order. I am fairly patient but when I started to see others being seated after us and received more attention (Drinks/silverware). I was a little uncomfortable that we still didn’t have a server. The clientele and staff wasn’t very diverse which made it seem a oddly biased. After bring this to the attention of management he has very kind and responsive. We may give it one more shot at dine in before deciding to do takeout only.

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BusinessTraveler
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indoor/Outdoor dining available. Great menu options.

Note: Be sure you ask they confirm Open Table reservation at check-in, if points are important to you.

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DawnV
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We went for the Houston food week, so we selected from a preset menu.
The bacon wrapped quail wings were delicious and the fried mac and cheese balls were tasty, albeit a little difficult to cut into, and set our expectations high. Unfortunately, the meal was not as impressive. I had the Texass bbq with grits and pea shoots , only there were no pea shoots. When I mentioned this to the server, he first commented that he was not sure if they were in it and then mentioned that the menu is often "tweaked" without the changes being noted or told to the server. The bbq sauce was overally sweet, the shrimp was cooked well. My husband had the Cactus Jack garner chip, which was " ok", as he said " there was nothing special, I could easily make this at home" . The chess pie was not very good, overally chewy and the crust was flavorless. The bread pudding was good, but again, not great.
If you are looking for casual dining with a great outdoor area, this works. The food is good, but nothing to writehome about.

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FoodieJB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio and enjoyed the beautiful weather! The food was amazing! The portion sizes were huge, so come with an empty stomach!

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JorgeR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time but not the last. It was really good. Good variety of Bourbon. Ceviche and pork belly apps were delicious. Pork shank and grit, just fabulous. Really impressed. Bit pricey so be prepared to pay but some inexpensive options available.

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Jamie
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had brunch with my family. The atmosphere was great. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Everyone loved their brunch items and had a great meal. The only down side was the pecan sticky bun, it was dry and flavorless and seemed to be very old. I would not recommend that item nor will I ever order another one.

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Razorduff
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit of us. Food was quite good; enjoyed appetizers and meals. I had fried Mac place was quite busy given impact of Covid on business that we have experienced at other places. Many families w/kids in the outside area and a number of dogs as well. Not a place for a quite, intimate dinner but a great choice for a fun Saturday night.

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vipMicki
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The restaurant looks like a really fun place, but that's where the attraction ends. It took us forever to get our appetizer, which should have told us something. Our food came out before our apps, the waitress was standing there and had them take back the main courses. One app, the pork belly finally came out. It was NOT impressive. Kind of mushy pork, yet not tender, on grits. The shrimp app came out next, poor things looked like they'd been cooked completely dry but we never actually tried them because we weren't finished with pork when the main dishes were sent out AGAIN, and I say again, because I am certain it was the same plates that had been brought out 15 minutes before. Also, we had asked for french fries but got mashed. Waiter took the entres back again. About 2 mins later, brought the SAME dishes back out but with some cold fries on the side this time! Yea, cold congealed gravy on now soggy cool chicken fried steak. We never tried the shrimp. Was so looking forward to this being a great new spot. So very disappointed!

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vipHaroldR
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Hill Country Texas themed evening. Food was great as always and this time we walked across the parking lot to The Barn for outdoor drinks and live music after our meal.

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JThorpe
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic and our waitress gave us amazing service. She was very attentive and personable.

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carolG
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The guy singing was way to loud. We were in the separate room from him and were still having trouble hearing each other and our waiter. Otherwise great!

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WillisP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Yummy food and good service. Enjoyed the barn and live music after dinner too. Excellent place in these crazy times!

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vipHankH
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The service was slow but it was busy. Not a place for a business meeting. It’s real laid back.

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SusanK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good. I ordered the onion rings which would have been better if crispier. The batter kind of fell off of them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly. The food was outstanding. We’ll be back for sure.

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JonM
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time. Nice relaxing place with good food.
Our table ended up next to large birthday party, very loud, so they moved us no hassle.

We will be going back.

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MaryT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Very concerned about sanity issues

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carolG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great fun evening night out.

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Sweetness
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little spot. The kids loved the grassy patio area with the corn hole game. Great live music

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Has such great potential to be a backyard Texas joint. The problem is the food:
- soggy onion ring batter
- over cooked burger patties
- dry snapper

If they could get 8 dishes on the menu that were good to great, this place would soar.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

During the pandemic, dine-in capacity was capped at 50%. My only complaint was that We sat next to the patio door and the blast of warm humid air and the noise of the constant in/out was mildly annoying. The queso was the bomb, omg so delicious. Love the beer flights. The snapper was amazing as well.

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RestaurantReviewer
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was outstanding, service was absolutely horrible. Waitress was rude on several occasions and eventually stopped coming by our table to wait on us. I would return, but with caution on who is the server.

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MariaC
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It took us 10 minutes to get a table with reservations Due to not finding menus. Then another 15 minutes to order because they had to print out menus, and we were headed to a graduation so we looked up menu online and let them know we were ready to order. After the menu confusion, we let our waiter know we were pressed for time due to attending a graduation, and he made sure we had our food quickly so we wouldn’t be late. The new norm takes patience, but we all compromised with new techniques and all went well.

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DanteD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service is always super slow. But I think they overload the wait staff. I saw our waiter coming back from the barn, which is the bar located in the back of the property. I had to go to bar for drinks and we asked for mayo and mustard and never got it. Also, never had our empty water glasses filled. Food is good but kinda overpriced.

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NikL
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch for Mother’s Day. Will be back!! Thanks

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NathanB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at 10 am for our reservation. we were promptly seated and received the waiter's full attention. he was prompt with refills and answered to any question that we had. The entire experience was hands down one of the best dining experiences I have ever had in the Houston area. The food is unique and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant, and double recommend the chicken fried steak....... Best I have ever had!

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LindaD
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening. Great food and pleasant wait staff.

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Susan
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great service, great food & drinks! I recommend it!

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vipmark
Houston
103 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal and excellent service. We enjoy the friendly atmosphere and comfortable surroundings.

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vipAlextheFrench
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it there. Everything. We go regularly even though it is a long drive from central Houston.

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DavidM
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Interesting menu with different spins on traditional comfort food favorites. Southern meets Texas Southwestern (hatch chiles are used in several dishes). Family friendly atmosphere. Bar has extensive whiskey selection, but wine list could offer more options.

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LoneStarBeachers
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, cozy casual venue. Excellent service. Great menu. Value-filled happy hour. We will definitely use this place again as our go-to mid-way venue for traveling from Katy, to dine with our Woodlands friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Restaurant was understaffed which was probably not anyone’s fault.

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dinerR
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

Food, hostess and wait staff were very good. Manager (or owner) that was onsite was rude to kids and families playing with football/soccer balls outside. If you want to keep customers, work on your communication skills. You can get your message across without bullying both your customers and your wait staff. I saw other comments online about manager so this seems to be his MO. Will not recommend restaurant to others based solely on manager's behavior.

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vipHaroldR
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Hill Country themed menu. Enjoy stopping in here when we are nearby.
Casual, family and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended to me by open table and I made a reservation through them for Valentines Day. My fiancé and I didn’t want anything super extravagant in ambiance or price and this restaurant stated that it was $30 and under so we were looking forward to something new and the pictures looked great. The place itself was very cute they have a nice patio, it’s a very warm rustic ambiance. The waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable the menu was amazing everything read delicious. We ordered the brisket enchiladas and the fish tacos with rice black beans and grits for our sides. Everything was absolutely delicious. We left with an $80 bill but had 4 cocktails so I thought it was money and time well spent. We were too full for dessert but We will definitely be back to have some bread pudding on the patio next time.

FAQs

Frio Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Frio Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 968-4220.

Frio Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 214 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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