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Things to do in Greater Third Ward, Gridiron

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Wine Bar
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“One of the best charcuterie bars out there offering s’mores as a dessert! Their wine is excellent too. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Probably the closest eating establishment. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresh baked goods all day. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
University
“Located 14 miles away at 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX, 77004 The University of Houston is a state research university and the flagship institution of the University of Houston System. UH is the 3rd-largest university in Texas located 14 miles away.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Local pizzeria chain serving NY-style pies, plus pasta, sandwiches & gelato, in a relaxed space.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Homey spot focusing on global vegetarian & vegan soups, sandwiches & mains, plus coffees & teas.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“It's our local little grocery store. It does not have the best selection of produce but it has everything you may need. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
University
“walk to TSU and check out their Science and Technology facility, or lovely Art Department”
  • 3 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“EaDo is a vibrant neighborhood rich with history, interesting sites, thriving businesses and entertainment and best of all downtown living. EaDo is remarkably situated near Houston’s largest employment centers: Downtown, the Texas Medical Center, and the Houston Ship Channel. With unmatched views of the growth area of the downtown skyline, East Downtown also brings you within walking distance of Discovery Green Park, Minute Maid Park (Astros), the George R. Brown Convention Center, the Toyota Center (Rockets), the Houston Pavilions, and The Shops at Houston Center. With access to the major freeways, major thoroughfares, METRO Transit, and METRO Light Rail (LRT) from the East End and Southeast corridors connecting to Downtown and the Main Street Red Line, connectivity to all points of interest in the Houston area is convenient.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“(4 min. walk) This a lovely place to stroll or job among majestic oaks. It's also a good spot for a picnic!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Great park with a large green space, playground, and B-cycles you can rent and ride around town.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A modern museum installation that encourages artists to extend their practice outside of the studio into the social context. Through mentorship, commission-based practices, and public art opportunities, artists foster a positive, creative environment that enriches lives and honors culture and history.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Family owned and operated in the neighborhood for over 40 years. It’s a local favorite for East End residents and UH students! This Italian-style deli is a not-to-be-missed hidden gem!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Entertainment
“You're right across from the Woodlands Pavilion and I highly recommend you catch a show. It's a great venue.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Nightclub
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  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This Is It is a local soul food restaurant with amazing entree options. This restaurant was actually featured in the Janet Jackson and Tupac movie “Poetic Justice.” ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Legitimately amazing desserts AND service!! Crumbville is remarkable in every sense of the word. Definitely, recommend. --Sydney D Early, Review Referral The best vegan carrot cake ever! #SaRitaDean”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“Probably the closest eating establishment. They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fresh baked goods all day. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Local pizzeria chain serving NY-style pies, plus pasta, sandwiches & gelato, in a relaxed space.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Homey spot focusing on global vegetarian & vegan soups, sandwiches & mains, plus coffees & teas.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Family owned and operated in the neighborhood for over 40 years. It’s a local favorite for East End residents and UH students! This Italian-style deli is a not-to-be-missed hidden gem!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nightclub
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This Is It is a local soul food restaurant with amazing entree options. This restaurant was actually featured in the Janet Jackson and Tupac movie “Poetic Justice.” ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best fried chicken in Houston, cooked and seasoned perfectly. A must try on your visit.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Go-to in Midtown for lunchtime pho (viet noodle soup). Check hours after lunch - they close early.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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