Cheap and Good Eats: The Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Montrose
|Photo by Katharine Shilcutt|
|BB's po' boys taste like they're straight out of New Orleans.|
If you're ever in need of an afternoon pick-me-up, you can always transport yourself straight to Nola at this Creole-style eatery. And in true Southern fashion, the prices are right. Feast on $8 bowls of Maw Maw's hearty gumbo and jambalaya, or $7-$9.50 giant po' boys filled with Southern favorites like fried catfish, dressed roast beef, and oysters. Those are sure to fill you up, but if you're willing to spend a little extra, we suggest sharing a plate of the queso-, roast beef-, and gravy-topped fries ($9). You'll never want to leave Nola again.
2. Lankford Grocery & Market
Photo by Troy Fields There's nothing grim about this jalapeño- and mac & cheese-topped Grim burger.
This friendly, down-home restaurant has been serving up down-home comfort food since it opened as a grocery, in 1939. The cash-only spot serves lunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., so stop by for your fix of classic sandwiches ($3.75 to $6.95; think BLTs and tuna melts) and old-fashioned, messy-as-all-hell burgers smothered in toppings like mac and cheese, habanero sauce, and wasabi pineapple. Don't miss their famous daily lunch specials ($8.95) for cheesy beef enchiladas, chicken fried steak, and Texas hash that will rival even your mama's.
912 Westheimer, Houston, TX