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Killen's of The Heights, Houston, TX

Killen's of The Heights

4.6
4.6
950 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 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, 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 950 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Houston

    Creole / Cajun / Southern

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  1. SE

    SER1991

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    There was a hair in my food as well as my eggs not being prepared how I asked. Definitely would not come back. The only think I enjoyed was my peach mojito and the collard greens.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and great service!
  3. DG

    DarceeGrice

    Houston

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Down home cooking, a definite crowd pleaser!
  4. ES

    ErikS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken Fried Steak was great and my friends loved the BBQ plate.
  5. e

    eguffy

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took some of our out-of-town colleagues to dinner. They had a great time.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. My son’s new favorite chicken fried steak. Mac and Cheese is killer.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Excellent service!!
  8. PC

    PatC

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Inattentive server who was difficult to understand and easily confused. Fried catfish and porkchops were good. Meatloaf was trash. Good old fashions, but had to wait awhile for them. Meh...
  9. B

    Bulaw01

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. 1st time visiting Killen’s and my wife and I can’t wait to visit again.
  10. JF

    JohnF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, high quality and fantastic food, great service. Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, fried okra, collard greens and macaroni and cheese were all amazing. We will all be dieting for a few weeks... :)
  11. JC

    JC2010

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent!!! Will definitely go back! Waitress service was superb!!
  12. b

    biztainer

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh wow! this was so good. have not eaten in before and what a great meal. We had the meat platter (not on the dinner menu) which had brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage with sides of beans and potatoes. Also got the meatloaf and chicken fried steak. we added cream of corn (best I've had), green beans and more baked beans (also great). Had the cheesecake and bread pudding with peaches. also really good. Definitely, will be back.
  13. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The chicken fried steak was wonderful, the service very good. I was disappointed in the okra, and found the room a bit noisy. Not a place for conversation.
  14. TR

    TomR

    Houston

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    We’ve been to Killens several times. Even the worlds best fried chicken, which I believe it is, does not fix the worlds worst appetizer. The $14 fried green tomatoes with pickled shrimp is one of the worst dishes, served as human food, that I’ve ever tasted. 4 thin slices of tomato, breaded and fried too long, to the point hat they are hard and disgustingly chewy, then topped with six alfalfa sprouts, a drizzle of green goddess, and crumbled shrimp too small to eat with a fork. Food margin was at least 90%, but so inedible that two bites cost a customer. Told the waiter it was terrible… and he took the dish away. Still charged full price. Throw in chaotic valet parking that is essentially mandatory for a fried chicken place and our decision t never return is sealed. Still great chicken, but otherwise this place is dead to me!
  15. GC

    GwenC

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    This was our second visit and boy was it a big difference from the first. There was light construction going on in front of the restaurant but that was the least of our concern. Once inside, we were greeted and shown to our table. So far so good. Once our waiter arrived and began interacting with us, I sensed something was a bit off. He was, for lack of a better word, distracted and not engaged. It seemed the employees in the kitchen were distracted as well. We ordered appetizers at which time we were told they had just sold out of one of them. OK we thought, it must’ve been a popular item as it was only 1 o’clock and it was sold out. No biggie. My husband ordered the chicken and waffle. Not the best-The waffle was on the dry side. I ordered the catfish sandwich and specifically requested no brioche bun or tartar sauce. When my dish arrived, there was a beautiful brioche bun stacked high on my plate. There was also a small Side dish on my plate and at first I thought it was soup but I quickly realized it was gravy. My daughter ordered the chicken strips and it was served with a side of tartar sauce. It’s one thing to serve A person an item they did not order, but why was it brought to the table in the first place? Needless to say, this visit was a disappointment. I know Killens can do better.
  16. C

    Col71387

    Houston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except how loud the place is. We’ve dined in loud places before however it’s almost intolerable. The waiter even stated that they have had many complaints. Loved the food, drinks and service was great.
  17. CH

    CedricH

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and the service was great! It was a friends Birthday dinner and they were able to accommodate us with the last minute change in number of guests. Drinks weren’t to bad and the food was large enough to share!
  18. MC

    MarcosC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food3service1ambience5
    The server was unknowing of items on the menu, when we ordered he replied “ummm not sure we can do that is it on the menu” didn’t give us a total of the bill just asked for a form of payment. We ordered over medium eggs and got well done fried eggs, we ordered toast and got two pieces of white bread with no butter
  19. JB

    JohnB

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Killen's in the Heights is a nice little place to go for a great meal and has a nice little bar area too. Food is outstanding. Service is fantastic.
  20. KJ

    KrysJ

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Killen’s Heights is consistently excellent. First off, complimentary valet in the city is a huge win so bravo! As for the food — For appetizers we had the pork belly and deviled eggs. Both are mouth-watering and perfectly balanced with sweet and savory. When it comes to the entrees… they are HUGE. The pot pie could easily serve someone 2-3 times. The fried pork chops are great, but I’d suggest getting the gravy on the side to avoid sogginess (especially in case of leftovers). The generous portions means you’re definitely getting the most for your money. They absolutely don’t disappoint.
  21. d

    desjaisaiah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    Julie

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server was great!! He was very informative of every item on the menu. We will definitely be coming back soon.
  23. HD

    HenryD

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

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

    ChuckfromMN

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 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.
  27. TC

    TraciC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and service. Large portions and great drinks.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. C

    Curlyone

    Austin

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently good! Good service and delish food. A wage salad to die for. Highly recommend!!!
  36. 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.
  37. k

    kellys

    Houston

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 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.
  38. 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.
  39. n

    nickiel

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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!!!!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner

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 950 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 PM


Booked 19 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

  • Neighborhood

    Heights / Washington

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, 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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