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Hillstone (formerly Houston's) ***
Cuisine: American BBQ
Houston officially changed its name to Hillstone in February 2010.
Description & Atmosphere
When you get that craving for BBQ, Hillstone
(formerly Houston's) is the place to go. Thanks again, Dave and Hope,
for your great restaurant recommendation. Apparently, you're
not alone...just ask singing sensation
Christina Aguilera it's her favorite place in the world!
The popular eatery is a fun place to go after work for drinks, appetizers
and people-watching. The restaurant has a long U-shaped bar, an
open kitchen, dining booths and tables along the windows. In addition
to the outdoor patio seating, there's also an intimate bar area
outside with tables and a fireplace.
Hillstone's awesome "Knife and Fork" Barbecue Ribs are
so tender, the meat literally falls off the bones. The BBQ
Ribs are served
with a generous portion of skinny French Fries and cole slaw — the
fries alone are worth the trip!
Indulge in the thick and creamy "Chcago Style" Spinach
Dip appetizer, served with a plateful of tortilla
The Hamburgers are good too we like the Texas
Burger (served on Saturdays only) with Firehouse Chili,
cheddar cheese and chopped
A "healthy" standout, the "Hacked" Chicken
Salad is another popular entree. And
seasonally as a vege side dish is sensational. It comes
drizzled with olive oil and topped with hard-boiled eggs
Private Party Room
Outside Patio seating overlooks the Embarcadero, opposite Hornblower
Yachts. Umbrella tables keep you cool on warm sunny days and
heaters are provided on chilly days and evenings.
Hillstone is a fun destination for casual Team
Lunches and Dinners — we give their BBQ Ribs our vote
for the Best
in the City!
Open daily for lunch and dinner Sun-Thurs 11:30am-10pm,
Hillstone doesn't take reservations, but you can call ahead for
parties of five or more. Usually by 7pm there can be a long wait,
especially on Fridays and Saturdays, so plan to arrive by 6pm
you want to get seated early.
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