Houston is widely known for its diverse and extensive cuisine. But for a student who’s trying dine on a budget, things can get expensive. Here’s a comprehensive list of places around Houston that offer the best bang for your buck.
One of the most popular Sushi chains in the United States of America, conveniently located in Highland Village, is a just
a short 15 minute drive from campus. RA’s happy hours on Mondays through Saturdays from 3 p.m to 7 p.m and then again from 10 p.m to closing boasts a variety sushis from $5.00
While Oishii may not have a blow-you- away happy hour menu, their regular lunch prices are unbeatable. Stop in before 3 p.m any day of the week and you can get a chicken, salmon or shrimp Bento Box with rice, salad, soup and two rolls for the extraordinarily low price of $8.75.
For when you’re truly on a budget, make your way to Pistolero’s for Taco Tuesday where you can get any of their ten tacos for $1.00 each. Pistolero’s also has Margarita Mondays where they offer Margaritas— frozen or on the rocks— for only $3.00 (i.e the perfect place to unwind during midterm season).
Punk’s Simple Southern Food
Although their happy hour menu might not be extensive, everything on it is $5.00 or less. Punk’s Simple Southern Food offers their Happy hour menu every Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m to 7 p.m and every Friday though Saturday from 9 p.m to 11 p.m. Due to the extremely low pri es you can get a few of the items, like their famous frito pie, on the menu and still be under $10.00!
Some of your favorite places to get wings might have put a halt to their wing specials but Beer Market co. has not. Come by any Monday night between 2 p.m and 11 p.m and reap the benefits of their 50¢ wings and $3.00 local craft beers.
Right down the street in Rice Village, Sweet Paris is one of the few places in Houston you can find a variety of Crepes. While this may seem a bit fancy, everything on the menu is under
$10.00 and their savory crepes are sure to fill you up. Not to mention you order at the register meaning you wont have to pay any extra in tips.
State of Grace
The perfect place for a date, this charming and vintage restaurant has an incredible ambiance and menu. The menu is somewhat pricy but if you’re a fan of oysters this is your place. Every Monday through Friday from 11 a.m to 6 p.m, State of Grace offers $1 dollar oysters so you can go out fancy date without the lofty check.
Another date spot located right off of Post Oak, Caracol is an upscale Mexican restaurant owned by Chef Hugo Ortega. Their happy hour, everyday from 3 p.m to 7 p.m, includes a “todo por siete” menu of bite all for $7.00. If you do stop by, make sure to try one of their delicious and unique desserts.