About Punk's Simple Southern Food
Punk's is all about Southern hospitality married to a healthy dose of swagger and good manners. Southern native Chef Brandi Key channels her inner child at this rambunctious restaurant that almost feels as if you are on her back porch sipping somethin'. From Texas to Louisiana, Mississippi to Georgia and the Carolinas, these are recipes handed down by generations. Mix and match Grandpa Do's buttermilk biscuits - Ham & Jam, Chicken Fry, Crawdads and Gravy Train; Snack on Deviled Eggs with pickled relish, mustard & smoked paprika or Pickled Gulf Shrimp tossed in a medley of fresh vegetables and spiced vinegar. Fried Seafood Poboys, Redfish on the half shell, Braised Collard Greens and Mom's Cornbread share the spotlight with Grandma Pat's Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken.
American, Comfort Food, Soul food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Ample street parking in Rice Village with full valet service offered as well.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Comfort is key at Punk’s as guests dig into Deviled Eggs, Sweet Corn Hushpuppies and Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Punk's can accommodate parties up to 120 persons on our outdoor patios and up to 100 persons indoors, limited availability. You bring the guests we bring the Southern Food and hospitality.
Punk's Simple Southern Food Ratings and Reviews
First the parking is not good. Valet is ...
First the parking is not good. Valet is the only way. While the inside dining room was noisy, we had a server who was not the best. He was trying, but seemed to not be attentive much. The biscuits were good and eggs were done correctly, but it just was not inspiring. There were too many bell peppers in the potatoes, more peppers than potatoes. For brunch, it was underwhelming. The fried chicken looked good, but we did not try that.
We would sit outside next time, if there will be a next time.
Although we made a reservation and they ...
Although we made a reservation and they even called to confirm the reservation when we got there they said that we would have to eat outside (raining and over 90 degrees) because there weren't seats available inside for 2 hours and that because we reserved it that morning it wasn't really a reservation. It was not a quick drive there so very disappointing and embarrassing.
Our waiter was really helpful but the fo ...
Our waiter was really helpful but the food runners were having an issue with table numbers which caused our appetizer to go to another table. After that we received our meals but they were not as good as they had been in the past. Our chicken was dry and needed seasoning and the waffle was hard. Drinks were good though. I have been three other times and always had great food. This time not so much.
Went here for Houston Restaurant Weeks. ...
Went here for Houston Restaurant Weeks. Beautiful place, but the food quality, presentation of the food, the timing of the service and the temperature of the food left a lot to be desired. There were 5 of us in the party, and we all drew the same conclusion. However, the drinks (cocktails) were good and the wine by bottle was reasonably priced.
Houston restaurant weeks visit, and mid ...
Houston restaurant weeks visit, and mid week so not as crowded. Table for five with a chair missing was our start. No drinks were ordered but they tried to give us other tables orders, three times. Food was good, nothing I make at home but a bit ordinary. Friends burger and fries were very Whataburger like: good but not really worth the $35 HRW price tag. Dessert of cake bites and Brownie made up for it. I'll plan a return visit for the fried chicken.
Entree arrived before we were half way t ...
Entree arrived before we were half way thru appeteiser so I asked the waiter to take it back to the kitchen and keep it warm. When we did get to it, the meatloaf was huge and much better than the shrimp and grits. I shared the meatloaf and left the s&g virtually untouched. My dessert was so sweet I could only eat a few bites. We might go back to try the fried chicken which the next table had and looked good.
The food was really good. The service ...
The food was really good.
The service was slow (appetizer took 20 minutes). The value was lacking for this reviewer as the pickle chips appetizer contained about 12 total pickle chips for $5. 4 of us ate and spent $62, without alcohol, eating fried chicken and one with a hamburger and no dessert. Guess this is more than what we were looking for on this particular visit.
You will most likely pay to park and they do not validate your parking as a patron of the restaurant.
I probably will not go back but the food was good enough for me to reconsider if in the area again.
We celebrated a friend's birthday by hav ...
We celebrated a friend's birthday by having brunch on a Saturday. The fried chicken is the best thing to get. I suggest getting the whole bird and sharing it with 2-3 people. Hush puppies are delicious and the loaded tots are different (they are actually rice balls with cheese and bacon and then rolled with potato flakes and fried).
Had a wonderful experience! We had devil ...
Had a wonderful experience! We had deviled eggs, loaded potato bites, fried chicken, chicken fried steak, macaroni & cheese, burgers, and more. Gravy was delicious. We loved the cotton candy sparkler they brought out for my husband's birthday! Even saw Coach O'Brien there- Go Texans!
We really enjoyed our brunch. The corn h ...
We really enjoyed our brunch. The corn hush puppies and Juleps were very tasty. We ordered the fried chicken (5 piece) as our entree and it was just okay. I've had better fried chicken at Popeye's. We had dessert - gooey butter bars. Those were like heaven! All in all, it's a great place. I don't recommend the fried chicken, but everything else was great.
This place was awesome!! Food was sooooo ...
This place was awesome!! Food was sooooooo good!! We all left with clean plates! The drinks were yummy!! You have to get the Farmarita! Just wonderful!! We will definitely be back!! Great service great food great atmosphere what more can you ask for!! You don't wanna pass this place up!! Mad I hadn't tried it sooner!!!
Really fun place with a great menu -- th ...
Really fun place with a great menu -- the "loaded" devil's eggs are phenomenal, as is their fried chicken. Honestly, everything we had was fantastic. It's a wee bit pricey, but you can't question the quality and the ambiance is very very fun.
If you looking for a dish to wow you and ...
If you looking for a dish to wow you and knock your socks off you won't find it here. We really enjoy the ambiance and the bar here but theropod is always average. I prefer the brunch over the dinner here. The biscuit bar is definitely worth a visit.
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