Katz’s Deli and Bar… It Never Kloses.

Katz Deli
Address: 616 Westheimer Street, Houston, Texas 77006

We’re on the hunt for good sandwiches in Houston.  I really like a good two-hand sandwich.  Our search let us back to Katz… the New York deli that never closes.

We’ve been many times to the Montrose location, and we keep going back because my mom is always looking for good vegetarian sandwiches… and Katz has the Deluxe Vegetarian Reuben.  It’s not the boring lettuce and tomato veggie sandwich… it’s a really big and messy and good sandwich.

 At the Westheimer location, you sit and order.  (In The Woodlands, you order at the counter.)

We went for lunch, we sat down quickly, ordered the “skinny” half sandwich with fries or onion rings.  One note on the sizes… you can get the Skinny, Klassic or New York.  The New York size adds tons more meat, and not more bread, so the sandwich is seriously tall!

While our half sandwiches were being prepared, the waitress brought out pickles and coleslaw.  Soon after that, our lunch arrived.

The Deluxe Vegetarian Reuben has Avocado, Tomatoes, Sauerkraut, Russian Dressing, Melted 
Muenster and Swiss Cheese on Rye.  We also order the Katz’s Pride with Corned Beef, Russian Dressing and Coleslaw on Rye.

And as always, it was great!

Katz is casual and kid friendly… but it’s not a kid restaurant with play area.  So, if you are looking for that, find another spot on the map below!  But, if you want to try, the kids menu has a lot of options for $4.59.




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Katz Deli
Location: 616 Westheimer Street 77006
Age Appropriate: All Ages
Price: $-$$

My husband and I were watching TV one evening last week and saw a commercial starring smiling children eating at Katz! We don’t usually follow commercials but this was a good one. So Saturday, before the deluge, we headed to Katz with my sister-in-law and our 2 nieces and we all had a really nice lunch!

Katz Deli Taxis for Sale
As you walk in, your eyes get attracted by the delicious-looking cakes display and the huge bar on the right. If you look closely at the cakes, you will notice cute little yellow cab toys available to purchase!

Katz Deli Walls Inside
Huge posters of New York landmarks, red-brick walls, street signs and fun memorabilia cover the walls as you walk up the stairs to the dining room. The tables and booths feel comfortable, the staff is very friendly and New York is everywhere! Even a trip to the bathroom (clean and kid-ready) is fun, the side of the wall is shaped like a subway car!

Katz Deli Subway Pictures by Restroom
Their menu is classic deli with a lot of options and fun names. My husband and Sarah, our niece, tried a fun mystery drink: Fox’s u-bet egg cream! Our waitress told them there was not actually eggs in it, just a foamy top that looks like it! It was milk, chocolate syrup and a bit of fizz and they both loved it!

Katz Deli Pizza and French Fries
The children menu comes with crayons and fun games and my son chose the cheese pizza and French fries. The plate looked great and he enjoyed the pizza. The French fries were Homestyle and not greasy.

Katz Deli Reuben
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Katz Deli

Address: 616 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006
Cost: Not cheap, but not outrageous.   Check for lunch specials.
Appropriate Age: Any age.

Our Review: Katz is a funky New York deli on Westheimer in Montrose.   There is plenty of parking. One lot is behind the building by the Police store front. The other is across Westheimer (and a little more tricky with kids, because you have to cross a busy street).

We visited Katz on a Sunday at 1:00.   It was busy but we were seated right away. We got to sit upstairs, which my kids thought was cool.   Katz has high chairs and coloring pages for the kids and they were happy while waiting for the food.

 Every day until 4:00, Katz has a lunch special with a half of a deli sandwich and choice of any side for $8.50.  We ordered the Deluxe Vegetarian Reuben with garden salad and Scottish Smoked Salmon Sandwich with garden salad. The sandwiches required two hands and napkin and were very good.   Next time we’ll order a different side because the garden salad comes with iceberg lettuce and not a lot else.

We met friends at the restaurant and they ordered the Deluxe Vegetarian Reuben with onion rings and the Philadelphia Cheese Steak with garden salad.   I tried the onion rings and they are great.  Free coleslaw and pickles are also available upon request.


There are many kid’s meal options. Our group ordered the chicken fingers ($4.59), spaghetti and meatballs ($4.59) and foot-long kosher hotdog ($4.99).   I was disappointed that drinks were extra ($1.99-2.99), but the kid’s meals are huge.   Brooke’s chicken finger meal could have fed an adult. The kids gave their meals their approval (and we took some extras home for dinner as well).


Service was very quick and our iced teas were kept full.  The best part is that I had purchased a BuyWithMe voucher several months ago for $40 at Katz for only $20.   (BuyWithMe is a  daily deal site like Groupon.)  Our total for 4 adults and 3 kids (plus one sleeper) was $48. After our BuyWithMe voucher, it was $8 plus tax and tip. If you included the cost of the voucher, 7 of use ate for $28 plus tax and tip.  (Note that with the daily deal vouchers, you still tip on the full amount of the check so the server gets there fair share.)



The deal with the BuyWithMe voucher was really good.  Even without the voucher, we’ll go back to the restaurant. The kids were welcomed, the food was good and we all had a good time.   And, as always, James slept though the whole thing.