Top 5 Mozzarella Sticks to Try in Houston

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For those who value a good exterior crunch to their mozzarella sticks.

I have trouble seeing how anyone could not want to embrace breading and deep-frying a stick of cheese (especially in Texas), yet strangely I've found my all-time favorite appetizer is not as popular in Houston as I would expect. I know we have our loyalties to chips and queso, but there's room in our hearts and bellies for additional forms of fatty fromage. Visit these five restaurants if you haven't yet learned to love that ooey-gooey cylinder of goodness so often simply known as the Cheese Stick.

5. Fried Mozzarella Sticks (Little Napoli Ristorante). With a thinner, lighter bread coating, the cheese sticks at Little Napoli can be a bit flimsier than other restaurants' versions. Then again, who the hell cares about being neat while you're eating fried cheese? Bust out a fork and chow down on those suckers. Slightly soggy but delicious.

4. Cheese Sticks (Lucky Burger). Skip the fries at Lucky Burger and pair that double mushroom swiss burger with a side of "cheese stick," medium logs of mozzarella coated in seasoned bread crumbs. Lucky Burger may cook its patties medium, but its cheese sticks are well done, resulting in a crunchy exterior that contrasts pleasantly with the soft inside.

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For $1.19, they really could be much worse.

3. Store Brand Frozen Mozzarella Sticks (H-E-B). I bought these on a whim one Friday night when I had promised myself I would "cook" instead of ordering takeout. Needless to say, I had rock-bottom expectations for generic frozen cheese sticks that cost just over a buck. Though smaller in length than most restaurant varieties, H-E-B's version is decent, containing rich but not greasy mozzarella and ample breading. Plus, if you oven-toast rather than deep-fry, you produce a more tender stick...and reduce your chances of getting a third-degree burn in the process.

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Location Info

Lucky Burger - CLOSED

1601 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

H-E-B

1701 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX

Category: General

Papa Mio Italian Cafe

2006 Lexington St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Gotham Pizza

2204 Louisiana, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Little Napoli Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

6445 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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37 comments
Albert Vasquez
Albert Vasquez

All of the cheese sticks come from the same place. What a horrible article. I can't believe some idiot actually wrote this and an even bigger idiot paid them to write it.

Jww Weghorst
Jww Weghorst

Most peeps don't say fried cheese but prefer cheese sticks. I call them freedom fingers!

John D Vrbanac
John D Vrbanac

Score 1 for heb, and negative 1 for any restaurant that can't beat $1.29 sticks

Josh Rollins
Josh Rollins

If this city is only be kept together by cheese sticks, our problems are bigger than I thought.

Josh Rollins
Josh Rollins

And I love cheese sticks! But like, seriously, come the fuck on.

Josh Rollins
Josh Rollins

Are y'all just gonna make stupid lists now? What is going on at your office? I understand you need content, but cheese sticks? Really?

AtaboyLuther
AtaboyLuther

Dot's has the best fried cheese in town.  Best in the state would be Spanky's  in Lubbock.

Tangyjoe
Tangyjoe

On vacation last summer I had fried cheese sticks made out of Havarti with dill.  Pure heaven.

I used to love the fried cheese as Raia's Italian Market on Washington.  Like little pillows of happiness.

jtouchy
jtouchy

Antonio's Flying Pizza

Nancy Rox
Nancy Rox

Oooh yes!! Let's try some today

Larry Villalobos
Larry Villalobos

Dots has the best. I don't understand how you could make a list of best mozzarella sticks "fried cheese" and not have dots.

Lee Strickland
Lee Strickland

Dot Coffee Shop is not of this list so I call suspect.

Jackie Ochoa-Mendez
Jackie Ochoa-Mendez

Aaaaahhhhh! Tiffany Norman We NEED to go to these places. I didn't read which places they are.

johnnybench
johnnybench topcommenter

I echo the endorsements for Dot Coffee Shop.  Go to Dot's as fast as you can Joanna!

ruby2466
ruby2466

Dot's.  Dot's.  Dot's.  

Kim Stevenson
Kim Stevenson

The fried mozzarella at Twin Peaks(just try them) are the best I have had in Houston. They are huge and damn near perfect!!!

Melissa Reyna
Melissa Reyna

loved the article! In case you wanted to try another placee,Dot Coffee Shop's Mozzarella sticks are good too :)

ESandler
ESandler

If anyone thinks he can break my record of 1,248 cheese sticks in one night, bring it!

Smedley
Smedley

I would imagine that if one were to clog one's arteries in style, one would take a trip down to Dot's Coffee Shop and order the fried chicken strips and fried cheese. Those aren't cheese sticks, they're cheese tree trunks and served in a big basket full of fried.

joshwebster
joshwebster

Might be one of Houston's best kept secrets.

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