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Avalon Diner

2417 Westheimer, Houston, TX - (713) 527-8900
A single inconspicuous door leads from pharmacy to a dining area where the lunchtime din is like a party. Eating here is a happy event. The lunch counter dates back to 1938. The Avalon is known for consummate lunch-counter hamburgers, fully dressed with tomato, lettuce, pickle, onion, mustard, and mayonnaise.
90% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Lemonade
Waffle
Cheeseburger
Chocolate Malt
Drugstore Chili (cup)
Meatloaf
Milk Shake

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In the deluxe neighborhood of River Oaks, the Avalon Drug Store and Diner is evidence that even fancy people appreciate plebeian meals. A single inconspicuous door leads from pharmacy to a dining area where the lunchtime din is like a party. Eating here is a happy ..."   [Read More]
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Tim Holmes
September 13, 2008
"My friends and I stopped at Avalon Diner recently for the first time. We were greatly impressed to say the least. While the outside of the building leaves a lot to be desired, the aura of an old diner comes to life once you walk through the doors. Visitors are ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2417 Westheimer, Houston, TX
(713) 527-8900

http://www.avalondiner.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Lemons are squeezed to order for this superb lemonade.
"Lemons are squeezed to order for this superb lemonade."
Michael Stern





Of course you want French fries with your cheeseburger.
"Of course you want French fries with your cheeseburger."
Michael Stern


A close-up vision of lunch counter heaven: an Avalon Diner cheeseburger
"A close-up vision of lunch counter heaven: an Avalon Diner cheeseburger"
Michael Stern


Chili at the Avalon is hearty stuff, Texan in that it lacks beans, but festooned with cheese, which chili purists disallow.
"Chili at the Avalon is hearty stuff, Texan in that it lacks beans, but festooned with cheese, which chili purists disallow."
Michael Stern


Here is a waffle the way we like it: thin, crisp, elegant, glistening with the tastebuds-thrilling mix of savory melted butter and sweet syrup.
"Here is a waffle the way we like it: thin, crisp, elegant, glistening with the tastebuds-thrilling mix of savory melted butter and sweet syrup."
Michael Stern


The fragile, lightly coated onion rings were one of the highlights of our meal at Avalon Diner.
"The fragile, lightly coated onion rings were one of the highlights of our meal at Avalon Diner."
Cliff Strutz


A great shake, served in its silver beaker, which holds enough for nearly three glasses full.
"A great shake, served in its silver beaker, which holds enough for nearly three glasses full."
Michael Stern


Between breakfast and lunch, there are actually available seats at the counter and in booths. At mealtime, that's not usually the case.
"Between breakfast and lunch, there are actually available seats at the counter and in booths. At mealtime, that's not usually the case."
Michael Stern


There's nothing particularly alluring about the outside of the Avalon Diner (which originally opened around the corner), but the moment you step inside, the ambience is irresistible.
"There's nothing particularly alluring about the outside of the Avalon Diner (which originally opened around the corner), but the moment you step inside, the ambience is irresistible."
Michael Stern



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