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Houston's Restaurants serve seafood and traditional American fare. Houston's are casual dining restaurants with a full bar and soothing décor of copper and wood. The average dinner is about $20.

If you are a Houston's restaurant fan, but can't eat there often enough, try some of these copycat versions of Houston's best restaurant recipes. We even have a Houston's Spinach Artichoke Dip copy cat recipe. Or try copycat versions of Houston's Spicy Caesar Salad secret recipe, Houston's Coleslaw, or another favorite from Houston's top secret recipes. Bon Appetit!

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Just Like Houston's Grilled Artichokes Recipe

Grilled Garlic Artichokes Just Like Houston's Restaurant

Ingredients for 2 servings

  • 2 artichokes, cut in half
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 or 5 cloves chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cut the lemon into quarters. Squeeze one piece of lemon into a bowl of cold water. Put the artichokes into the bowl.

Start a grill and prepare it for medium heat.

Bring another pot of water to a boil. Add the artichokes and boil for fifteen minutes.

Squeeze the rest of the lemon into a bowl and add the olive oil and chopped garlic. Stir well.

Brush the cooked artichokes with the olive oil mixture and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put on the hot grill. Grill artichokes for about ten minutes, basting often with the olive oil mixture.

Serve right away while still hot with the rest of the olive oil mixture to use for a dip.

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Just Like Houston's Recipes Comments

Barb on June 06, 2020:

Please get recipe for their fried chicken tenders

Joel on April 28, 2020:

To the Houston employee...

Love it all!

I have been eating at Houston's for 40 yrs in the Atlanta area.

Houston's is my favorite restaurant! I'm sad to see they have closed a few locations over the last 10+ years.

I have made a lot of friends with the Houston's employees over the years.

My favorite entree is the Flying Chicken Platter.

I would love the recipe to the Flying Chicken Platter if possible PLEASE! :) I also love the Houston's ribs! Tender everytime!

My personal email is

Thank you so much!

Tiffy Mike Maestros on November 04, 2019:

Would like the spinach and artichoke dip recipe AND the black beans and brown rice recipes from Houston’s Restaurant please! (If the icing from the five nut brownie is in the beans, that recipe as well, please and thank you! Thanks for ALL THE RESEARCH AND TIME YOU PUT INTO THIS!!!

Cheryl on September 01, 2019:

I would like the fried chicken tenders recipe

Deb Russo on July 24, 2019:

I would like the corn recipe please on March 24, 2019:

Would love to have Houston’s Thai Steak and noodle salad recipe. on May 29, 2018:

Dear Houston's Employee

Please email me the Firehouse Chili Recipe Thanks

Jan Arceneaux on May 06, 2018:

years ago I had a dessert there that I know was Cheese cake, however there was a praline on top. with this sauce that was unforgettable, Id like to know the name and how to make it. on January 06, 2018:

My wife and I love Houstons and it is are date night go to place every chance we get because we know everything is delicious and consistent, never had a bad experience. We went last night and tried there Brussels sprouts and salmon which I loved, as well as the ribs, anyone have the recipe. please send to

Lori Rowan on June 12, 2017:

Around 15-20 years ago Houston Rest and the best Cream of artichoke and mushroom soup that was the best soup I've ever had ever. Was very sad when they pulled it from their menu. Would love to find the recipe. Can you help?

Gennysab. on May 20, 2017:

Does any body have the recipe for the watercress, red onion and mushroom salad served with the New York steak?

Please let me know,

Thank you so very much

Violet on May 06, 2017:

Dear Houston employee, we would so appreciate the recipe for Firehouse chili and the couscous. Thank you so much!

Linda on February 04, 2017:

Houston employee I would appreciate the recipe for the firehouse chili and iron skillet baked beans.

Thank you,

Barb on January 22, 2017:

Houston employee I would really appreiate the recipe for the red beans and rice. My email barbr123@yahoo.cvom

MERRIL on August 11, 2016:

I really would like the recipe for Houston's Roasted chicken with BLACK BEANS. This is the best.

Can anyone help?

kjh on July 19, 2016:

Google Hillstones recipes and a link for Bon Appetite mag has 8 recipes

Caryl on July 04, 2016:

Would love the Pine Room Salad recipe and the cheese toast recipe.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

Merril on March 29, 2016:

I desperately would like the recipe for Houston's ROASTERED CHICKEN with BLACK BEANS. That is my favorite dinner. If anyone has the recipe I would greatly appreciate it. Best BLACK BEANS you will ever eat.

Toflora on March 07, 2015:

I forgot to leave my email address for the black beans and rice recipe.

Please Please !! I got have to have this recipe:)

Toflora on January 04, 2015:

Please email me Houstons 5 nut brownie icing recipe.

Toni on January 04, 2015:

Please send me the black beans and brown rice recipe. I've been searching


heydoc2025 on December 15, 2014:

Trying to locate a recipe for the smoked salmon appetizer. I have a smoker capable of cold and hot smoking. Would love to try to create the Houston's smoked salmon appetizer. If anyone has it, please send to Thanks in advance!!

Toomuchsoap on November 16, 2014:

Re the Grilled Artichokes

I've eaten in and am addicted to the artichokes at the Hillstone's (formerly Houstons on Preston in Dallas). I've tried duplicating their chokes using the steamed/boiled parcooked methods and they just don't work. We ate there last night, and I realized that their grilling method doesn't use any kind wet prep prior. They put those babies on the grill and let them grill and roast there until they're tender. I haven't tried it yet at home, as we can't truly duplicate the smoky quality of a wood-fired grill on our gas one, but any charcoal/wood grill would do the job.

The sauce is a mayo-based tartar sauce really (w/o the bits of onion). To call the dipping sauce remoulade is a misnomer IMO, though a standard remoulade would be great too.

Andylala2 on November 13, 2014:

Hello anyone, Houston's employee,

I am looking for the baked potato soup recipe, Hawaiian rib eye recipe, and the chicken tender recipe.

Koiponds on March 25, 2014:

Houston employee

Would you send me the firehouse chili recipe

goldyn on March 11, 2014:

Chicken tortilla soup - what else can I say? Please send to

John on February 16, 2014:

Pine Room salad recipe from R & D Kitchen. Please post it!

Dayna on February 02, 2014:

Please email me the braised cabbage and goat cheese recipe! It's the best! Thank you!

Billie on February 01, 2014:

Pleeeeassse, email me the recipe for the five nut brownie ! Thank you

kim on January 30, 2014:

I would love the chicken fingers recipe. Houston's had the best recipe for these I've ever tasted anywhere. Thanks so much!!

debbie on January 28, 2014:

I would love the brussel sprouts recipe. the first time I had a brussel sprout was from Houston's. email me with the recipe if anybody has it. thanks you so much in advance!!

Kevin on January 19, 2014:

The best chicken tenders on this entire planet are the Houston's tenders. Houston's has so many great items on their menu but I rarely get to eat them because those tenders are so darn good. Someone PLEASE oh PLEASE end my search for this recipe. Please help me by sending the recipe to

Kim on January 04, 2014:

I would love the chicken fingers recipe for my kids. Thx in advance

robmgan on October 13, 2013:

Houston's employee,

pleas,pleas,pleas .....

I hope you see this and PLEASE email me the black beans and rice recipe My email is: Thank you!!!

Kalesaladfan on September 18, 2013:

Houston's employee, can you please email me the recipe fr the blak bean soup and the Kale salad, please, please?

mirza pinzon on August 15, 2013:

Houston's employee,

I hope you see this and PLEASE email me the black beans and rice recipe My email is: Thank you!!!

Billy on July 24, 2013:

Nice . Comment: I think we should have fun with this site :)

I need help from anyone interested.

Idea #1. Have a weekend contest. Example :#1

Ideas: #1:first we vote on recepie

Then we all make item then we vote.


Denise on May 19, 2013:

Did I miss the Kale Salad Recipe? Please send the recipe to me, I will appreciate it greatly:-)

hungryjoe on April 29, 2013:

would someone please send me the very berry wild rice recipe.


Jules on April 25, 2013:

can you please send me the pine room salad & Thai noodle steak salad recipe? Thanks !!

poco714 on January 18, 2013:

I worked at Houston's for thirteen years, would love to have accurate recipe for Black beans and brown rice. I get close but would love to have recipe! Thanks to anyone who can help!

please send to:

meimei on January 10, 2013:

Does anyone have the recipe for the "Thai steak & noodle salad (with Rotisserie Chicken)"?

Please send to :


pburns81 from Dallas, Texas on December 18, 2012:

If anyone is still reading this and has the recipe for Houston's brussels sprout, I'd LOVE it! Those are the only Brussels sprouts I'll eat!

Eve on November 25, 2012:

Houston employee are you still givng out recipes? I would like a few.

You can email me at


undeclareddd on November 21, 2012:

Did anyone get the brussel sprouts recipe?

John C on October 22, 2012:

I am in need of the Chili recipe. I am in a cook off at my sons school and I want to win for him. Does any one have it....

johnchandler2 (at)

Jakethesnake on July 14, 2012:

Can someone send me the recipe for houstons fire house chili? Thanks. jmanse.arch

Marcie on July 11, 2012:

Add me to the list wanting to make Houston's chicken tenders from the comfort of my kitchen. Please send me the recipe: Thanks so much.

Valerie Kilgore from Chicago, Illinois on June 25, 2012:

Houston's employee! Please email the recipes, specifically the chicken tenders one to Many thanks!

Erika on May 06, 2012:

OMG!!! Can somebody please post the CHICKEN TENDERS RECIPE??? I miss Houston's SO much! Orig. from MD, now living in FL...dying for something good!! Please...I'm fading, between the crab cake massacres and just plain "bad food", I would find a new reason to live with this recipe!

Please and Thank you!!

paul on May 04, 2012:

Spicy mayonnaise - Chefs sauce - given with fries

Liquid smoke, helmans mayo, Italian parsley, garlic powder, cayene pepper

Posting because I would like to be able to find it again on the internet. :) enjoy

John Vogel on March 31, 2012:

I need the steak thai noodle salad recipe...

I am seriously addicted, could you email me the recipe?


Joe on March 17, 2012:

Does anyone have Houston's red bean soup receipe??

smithcyn on March 05, 2012:

To Houston's Employee or anyone who may be able to help me... I would love Houston's seared Tuna salad recipe. Thanks so much,

Teresa on February 27, 2012:

I would really love the recipe for the couscous without yogurt. I also would love the other recipes! Thank you!

Cook on February 17, 2012:

Houston's employee: if you're out there, and you get this please send chicken tenders recipe to Thanks!

sal on January 15, 2012:

need a recipe for old vinaigrette dressing sent to

jesus on January 04, 2012:

im from mexico and i would like to know if is posible to get a franchise of houstons,im interested to buy one

shani on December 25, 2011:


shani on December 25, 2011:


Ally on December 10, 2011:

Houstons Employee- Could you please e-mail the recipe for the Thai steak & noodle salad? Had it a couple days ago and fell in loooove with it! Thank you so much!!!

lois woods on November 28, 2011:

nobody wants to tell us about that chili

Oli on November 23, 2011:

I'm just looking for the tartar sauce recipe from Houston's if someone could please supply this I would be extremely grateful. It's served with their peel and eat shrimp and their fish sandwich. Thanks!

Vicki C on November 20, 2011:

Would the houston's employee please email me the Firehouse Chili recipe? Please, please, please!!!

Vicki on November 04, 2011:

Did anyone ever find Houston's Mexico City soup recipe??? Would enjoy having it. Thanks

Todd on November 03, 2011:

Houston's Employee or anyone on this blog:

Would love to get the FireHouse Chili recipe. You can email me at

Thanks so much.

Eve on September 12, 2011:

To the Houston employee...

Love it all!

I have been eating at Houston's for 20 yrs. They closed the Rockville Marland Location and I dont get to Bethesda that

I would love the recipe to the following if possible PLEASE! :)

The Ribs, Mushroom/Articoke soup, Spinach dip, Grilled artikokes, Hawaiian Rib eye, Firehouse chilli, Caesar Dressing.

My personal emial is

Thank you so much!

melody on September 07, 2011:

houston employee/recipe holder please email me the chicken finger recipe. they are the best in the world but i cannot afford to eat there now with money so tight. my email address is

RANDY T on August 30, 2011:


RANDY T on August 30, 2011:


Karen on August 30, 2011:

Houston's Employee:

Houston's Employee:

Could you please email me the recipes for;

Artichoke/Spinach Dip

Curry Corn

Knife and Fork BBQ Ribs - how they are cooked and sauce

Honey Lime Vinaigrette and Peanut Dressings for the chicken salad to

Thank you very much!

bob on June 26, 2011:

good work

bob on June 17, 2011:

good site

Shannon on June 04, 2011:

Houston's Employee could you please e-mail me recipe for Chicken Tenders and the Cols Slaw that comes with the platter. Thanks soooo much

Tammy on June 04, 2011:

Houston Employee - Could you please send me the recipe for the side-sauce for your Ahi Tuna. I appreciate you!

David on May 27, 2011:

Houston employee- would you please send me the recipe for the firehouse chili I would greatly appreciate it, thanks! OH,and also the fork and knife rips. And the old recipe for the honey lime vinaigrette with peanut sauce. Will this make it easier? If you can just send me everything that you have..LOL!! the food is delicious!! thanks again, please send recipes to

David on May 27, 2011:

Houston employee- would you please send me the recipe for the firehouse chili I would greatly appreciate it, thanks! OH,and also the fork and knife rips. And the old recipe for the honey lime vinaigrette with peanut sauce. Will this make it easier? If you can just send me everything that you have..LOL!! the food is delicious!! thanks again, please send recipes to

Woody on May 22, 2011:

Can you please send me the dry rib and cordon blue recipies.Thanks

Teresa on May 20, 2011:

I am so in the mood for Banders Thai steak noodle salad. May I pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease have someone send it to me at Thank you! so very much!!! t

Kyle on May 18, 2011:

houston employee - please email the chicken tenders recipe to

Thank you so much!!!

Joe on April 25, 2011:

Man, I would love the CHICKEN FINGER recipe also!!!!

jenny on March 09, 2011:

Could I please get the recipe for the thai dressing for the thai steak salad? I really would love to make that and the dip for the grilled artichokes. Please let me know if anyone knows these recipes!

sal on February 28, 2011:

please send me houstons orgnal vinagrette salad dressing recipe. to

Lu Lu on February 23, 2011:

I'm looking for the rotisserie chicken recipe. please post if you know it. Thanks- LuLu

frank on January 31, 2011:

does anyone have the New Orleans red bean recipe

karlene b on January 11, 2011:

who has the recipe for the black beans and brown rice served at Houston? it is so good. i want to make it at home and they don't make it anymore. can i email someone and request it?

freckels on January 09, 2011:

i would love to have the Thia noodle salad recipe....who has it???? :)thanks

CM on January 04, 2011:

Please, does anyone have the recipe of Houston's

Chili. It is the best ever!!!!! I am dying for this

recipe, since it is only avaliable on Saturday.

potbelliedpig on December 13, 2010:

I never got a message from the Houston's employee and I wrote in March. I doubt if anyone has. My only other request is perhaps someone get a job there and do a mass sharing of recipes with us. So shall we draw straws for dishwasher/recipe spy position?

Gaudio on December 09, 2010:

Is anyone receiving emails from the employee.

Jennifer on December 04, 2010:

Houstons Employee- If you could please e-mail the recipe for the Thai noodle salad... Chicken or steak or just the salad... I am obsessed with it!!! Thank you so much!!!

wwwrecip on December 01, 2010:

nice...your site very helpful. the recipe you wrote very inspiring me

Chef Tell on November 17, 2010:

Houstons Employee - if you could email me the recipe for the smoked salmon appy and chefs dressing. Also the recipe for ribs. Thx

Crash on November 11, 2010:

Would someoen be so kind as to email me the Brussel Sprouts recipe from Houston's! I would be most appreciative. Thanks.

Marty on November 02, 2010:

Did anyone get the Houston's Red Beans and Rice recipe?

Can you post it?

smanley01 from Houston, TX on October 29, 2010:

You have some old outdated links to my website, I love that you linked to my website, but you may want to update your individual links to specific recipes.


Jennifer on September 17, 2010:

I would

paddy on September 15, 2010:

english veggie got hooked on houstons veg burger and coleslaw while in nyc 5 years ago. recipes appreciated if a kind soul could find the time to mail:

grateful as hell

Niki on September 01, 2010:

I would love the Chicken finger recipe, I have never encountered such awesome chicken fingers anywhere else Houston's was my favorite restaurant since I'm a young girl now there is no longer a Houston's in Chicago for quite some years now... Pleast if anybody has this recipe E-mail

so on August 20, 2010:

Would love the recipe for the tuna salad

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