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Killen's of The Heights, Houston, TX

Killen's of The Heights

4.6
4.6
927 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern
James Beard nominated chef Ronnie Killen brings Southern comfort food to the Heights. His restaurants' greatest hits, all on one menu.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Regional American (Contemporary Southern), American

  • Phone number

    (713) 637-4664

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ronnie Killen

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What 927 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

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  1. d

    desjaisaiah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From service to food quality everything was amazing!! I will definitely be back!
  2. HD

    HenryD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Waiter (Kylie) was AMAZING. HAD CHICKEN AND WAFFLES. CHICKEN WAS TOP NOTCH. VERY FLAVORFUL AND HAD A LITTLE KICK WAFFLE WAS AVERAGE TO BELOW AVERAGE. BEAUTIFUL DINING AREA
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most excellent dining place and will become one of our repeats!!!
  4. CM

    ChuckfromMN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good apperizers - bacon and deviled eggs! Carrot cake was awesome.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. We had fried chicken for 2 and the peach bread pudding. Plenty of leftovers that reheat nicely.
  6. TC

    TraciC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. Large portions and great drinks.
  7. RY

    RoyYoung

    Houston

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is our second time at the Heights location. The smoke pork chop was amazing, and the pork belly appetizer was a can't miss item. Got to come back again to try some of the other items on the menu.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience1
    The food wasn’t worth the price. Way to much sauce on the meatloaf and the chicken fried steak was fried in old grease. Also the gravy was burned.
  9. MB

    MzBarksdale

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am from out of town. This place was recommended by a friend, and it did not disappoint! The food is EXCELLENT! And the portions, generous.
  10. JW

    JWild

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Only downside - very loud even when not full. Sounds bounce off hardwood floors and walls and make it tough to have conversation with your guests.
  11. HL

    HeatherL

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Get the carrot cake! We haven’t had anything that wasn’t delicious.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I was reading all reviews so I told my husband let’s give it a try. On the way in, we were greeted by patrons leaving and raving about the food. Since it was our first time, I was excited to see it for myself. The restaurant was so clean and very well lit, the hostess was friendly, the waiter was nice and the food came out very quickly! The food… OMG, the food was sooo good! I hate to say it but that cornbread is better than my moms (don’t tell her I said that 😁) All in all, it was a wonderful experience and my husband and I are looking forward to going back.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Parking is an issue. Need self park spots.
  14. SV

    SavanaV

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service all around! We had the deviled eggs with pulled pork as a starter and they were so delicious. The pulled pork was slightly sweetened but not overpowering and perfectly cooked. For entrees we ordered the cafeteria burger with Brussels sprouts. The burger was by far one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. It was so flavorful and juicy. We also ordered the chicken fried steak and fried chicken which were both phenomenal. Everything was super flavorful and the portions were very generous. For dessert we ordered the banana pudding cheesecake which was absolutely fantastic. They even served it was a brûlée banana slice on top which was the perfect touch. We also ordered the German chocolate cake and it was perfection. Could not recommend more. We definitely will be coming back.
  15. k

    kellys

    Houston

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had friend in from out of town with a 5 and 8 year old. Everyone loved their food! Great for families.
  16. RS

    RobertS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    Food is wonderful....but this place is so loud it's crazy. Hard surfaces on all the walls, hard floors, and a wooden ceiling. This place could benefit from some fabric sound panels on the ceiling....worth considering since my date and I couldn't hear each other at a two top table in the corner of the restaurant. Would be really great if they had some booths on the sides.
  17. n

    nickiel

    Houston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The tomato bisque grilled cheese was excellent!!!! Our server Kylie gave outstanding service and great recommendations. I will be back on a regular!!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Had the fried shrimp Would have liked to have cole slaw to accompany the shrimp but not on the menu Restaurant is way too noisy
  20. TW

    TommyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy eating here. It’s great comfort based food. The staff is always accommodating and friendly. The price to value ratio is very reasonable.
  21. K

    maximusK

    Houston

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The chicken fried chicken was unbelievable. I would have never ordered it but the server recommended it. The pork chop special was also fantastic, as were the pork belly and deviled egg appetizers. The banana pudding was also great. Server was very friendly and not afraid to give us her opinion which I always like. Will definitely be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I had a great time!
  23. GN

    GNKNOLA

    Houston

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!! Casey, Michelle, Mel, Emily and Desmond rock! Always go out of their way to take care of you. If you are looking for good southern grub this is your place! Ronnie and the rest of the Killens team has done a great job developing this concept!
  24. D

    Dude

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch spot. Fried chicken, mashed and a side of greens…Money! Brisket burger is the best deal in town, not only portion size but flavor, house pickles, crispy fresh fries…money! Went on a Monday and happy hour drinks all day, $3 drafts and $7 cocktails…money! Will be back
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The waiter could have been a little more attentive, but other than that everything was excellent. We expected the noise so no biggie.
  26. R

    Rdhp

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at this Killen's. Portions were very large. My husband and I should have shared an entree. Waitress was very nice. Service was prompt. We will be going back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a large group of 10 and everything was Fantastic as usual. Great service and delicious food!
  28. L

    Lisaprab

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience1
    The food was amazing! I had a petite filet and collard greens. Both of the items I ordered were cooked just as I had requested and very perfectly seasoned.
  29. SS

    SusanS

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Always delicious and great wait staff! Split the pork chops with my friend and it was plenty! Two chops come per order and always good for a doggie bag if there is no one to split with. Got carrot cake to take home . It’s delicious but I’m always too full to eat it in the restaurant!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our second time coming here. Hubby and I shared the full chicken friend chicken plate. The Baked beans were so stinking good.
  31. RE

    REBESSA

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, we were seated quickly on a Tuesday night. We all chose the Chicken Fried Chicken. It was nice choice, with a tasty white gravy and a side of spicy black-eyed peas.
  32. k

    kevins

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We are definitely regulars here. Mainly for Sunday brunch. My only complaints are non food related. First, the addition of valet parking is a HORRIBLE idea. This will actually make me want to come less. It’s just unnecessary and I don’t want anyone in my vehicle. They have a good parking lot as it is. There’s no need for valet. Ive noticed some maintenance items in the restaurant from parts of the flooring that needs replacing/fixing to some wobbly chairs, etc. I’m pretty detailed an notice these things. Anyway, I’ve never had a complaint about the food or service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, never disappoints, great food and amazing drinks ! Their margaritas are on point the best is the mezcal Rita !
  34. M

    Mario

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Our chicken fried steak came out really pink in the middle. Our waiter looked at it for less than a second and new instantly it was absolutely inedible. Kinda hard to believe considering it's one of the, if not the most, popular items on the menu. Was really embarrassed, as I was bringing my mother here for the first time... can't say she'll be coming back... that's just unsafe! Really disappointing to see as a returning customer. Unsure if I'll be back.
  35. SJ

    ShayJ

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family went here for my birthday and it was great. Service was great and food was good.
  36. AL

    ALG10

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Impeccable service. Good restaurant. Bordering on overpriced but, it's clean and quiet. The Brussels sprouts were undercooked or had some defect making them extremely difficult to chew, not a pleasant experience to eat. Everything else was wonderful.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad Killen’s has done it again.
  38. J

    Julie

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Very loud, hard to talk. Service was not very attentive, had to ask for many things like refills, steak knives
  39. CC

    CraigC

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great home Cooking, nice size portions
  40. DP

    DennisP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice place. Somewhat a basic place it is very expensive. But it is good food. Wouldn’t go often because of the price. But would go once in a blue moon.

FAQs

Killen's of The Heights does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Killen's of The Heights is rated 4.6 stars by 927 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for ChowNow
Google Map for Killen's of The Heights

101 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77007-3728

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Regional American (Contemporary Southern), American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ronnie Killen

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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