East Texas restaurants

Top Choice American in Round Top

Royers Cafe

This cafe is one of the finest places for down-home food in Texas. It's almost as famous for its great sandwiches (grilled shrimp BLTs) and mains (center-cut pork chops, grilled rack of lamb) as it is for its vast s…
Top Choice Barbecue in Clear Lake & Around

Killen's Barbecue

This tidy wood restaurant with its grassy site and outdoor patio is a pilgrimage spot for barbecue fans. Ronnie Killen has achieved meaty nirvana with his brisket, ribs, sausages, pulled pork and more. Everything he…
Top Choice Mexican in Houston

Hugo's

Chef Hugo Ortega elevates regional Mexican cooking and street food to high art in this much-celebrated Montrose bodega. You can sample Oaxacan-style dishes and some well-spiced meats. Although many of the items seem…
Top Choice Burgers in Houston

Lankford Grocery

Don't expect to be buying a jar of Tang at this old grocery store that is now dedicated to serving some of Houston's best burgers. Thick, juicy and loaded with your choice of condiments, what more could you want? Th…
Top Choice Cajun in Houston

Brennan’s of Houston

The most famous name in New Orleans cooking runs this refined restaurant in Midtown. It's no mere offshoot but is a culinary temple all of its own. New Orleans flavors are blended with Texas, ingredients are uberfre…
Top Choice Steak in Houston

Taste of Texas

Welcome to Houston's favorite steakhouse. While other beef palaces start perusing Las Vegas leases at the first sign of success, this long-running gem stays true to its one location. Go to the butcher shop out back …
Top Choice Seafood in Seabrook

Outriggers Seafood Grill & Bar

You can't beat the Gulf-caught fried shrimp and sunburnt sailor crowd here. Locals know to stake out a deckside waterfront table early on weekend afternoons to drink away the afternoon while watching the boats come …
Top Choice Cafe in Bryan-College Station

Village

Relaxed, artsy cafe by day (it has regular juried art shows); swinging scene by night. Local bands play weekend evenings, followed by a salsa dance party every Saturday night. Thursday is for singer-songwriters. The…
Top Choice French in Burton

Brazos Belle Restaurant

Strictly for those on a weekend break, this attractive restaurant is right in the tiny center. The menu is heavily French accented and changes with the seasons. Many ingredients are grown in the kitchen garden. Due …
Top Choice Barbecue in Bryan-College Station

Fargo’s Pit BBQ

Classic Texas barbecue is on offer at this dead-simple storefront. Legendary pitmaster Alan Caldwell guards his secret smoking techniques but the wonderful results are all public. Service is fast and friendly and th…