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Taste of the Valley

The Griffin Grill

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The Griffin Grill, located at 1906 E. Griffin Parkway (FM 495) in the River Oaks Plaza in Mission, offers a variety of breakfast and lunch and dinner menus items to suit every palate from simple down-home to gourmet.

Co-owners Richard Krauss, manager, and Antonio Huerta, chef, each bring extensive experience in providing excellence in the restaurant and hospitality business. Kraus has over 25 years of hospitality experience, primarily with Hyatt Hotels. Huerta previously owned a popular Italian restaurant, Giuseppe’s, in the Dallas area. 

“Our most popular dish is the chicken fried steak, which is served with mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables,” said Krauss. And shrimp scampi is very popular with the Winter Texans.”

My husband, Ben, ordered the chicken fried steak, which he pronounced to be very tender with a good flavor. Krauss said they hand-pound their meats to assure tenderness before breading it.

The shrimp scampi included plump shrimp on a bed on angel hair pasta flavored with red and green pepper, red onion, and mushrooms in a white wine sauce.

Look for other entrees such as the rib-eye steak, pork chops, salmon, and sea bass in chipotle. Other entrees include diablo shrimp, rosemary chicken and chicken parmigiana.

The Griffin Grill also offers burgers and paninis. Their salads include the “in-house specialties” like Salmon Greek salad and Tropical Shrimp Salad. Mexican foods include Enchiladas Suizas and Chile Relleno, another in-house specialty. The most popular soup is Chicken Tortilla Soup, another in-house specialty. 

The Griffin Grill is known for its tiramisu, the most popular dessert followed by the chocolate lava cake. Guest Freddie Mainzer said the mango cheesecake, “is to die for.”

Guests from Bentsen Grove said they enjoyed coming to The Griffin Grill. Patti Bean enjoys the poppy seed dressing for salads, Larry Hoffman said the salmon salad was delicious!

The Griffin Grill also has a breakfast menu including a new addition of chicken and waffles. Omelets, eggs benedict and other breakfast items are on the menu along with traditional waffles and pancakes.

The Griffin Grill is open Monday through Wednesday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. At popular request, they are now open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays, which is turning out to be their best day according to Krauss.

The Griffin Grill also offers catering for private events. Call (956) 600-7183. See their full menu at


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