Restaurants “On the Radar” are new, interesting spots that have caught our attention. Since they’re new, we’re keeping an eye on them to see if they can consistently deliver the kinds of experiences that will rank them among the very best. As with all new restaurants, we encourage you to visit, but expect occasional bobbles along the way as the staff is trained and procedures are learned.

Featured New Restaurants in The Woodlands

Reliable Italian food in a family-friendly setting

Adriatic Cafe

🥈 Recommended Italian
Adriatic Cafe has brought their good quality, affordable Italian cuisine to the Woodlands area with their new location in Shenandoah. Guests will discover a spotless, expansive dining area, a secluded bar, and a slate of well-prepared southern Italian specialties that offer a good meal at a reasonable price. We’re fan of this family’s approach; it’s the kind of Italian food that many Texans grew up eating. If you’re dining with kids, this is a great option.

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$$ | Italian
Family-Run Small Business, Full Bar, Happy Hour, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

17825 I-45, Shenandoah | Shnendoah 77385
936-319-3300
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Pizza Tastings in a comfortable, classic setting

Olio e Farina

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Pizza

Pizza lovers – here’s your chance for something totally different. Olio e Farina specializes in pizza tastings, and they are impressive. Each tasting consists of twelve unique savory pizzas, three dessert pizzas, and four appetizers. It’s a great way to try some unusual pizzas that you might not normally go for, and we’ll bet you find a new favorite or three. An offshoot of the successful local Russo’s group, the pizzas are well thought out and definitely not something you taste every day. Beautiful setting with plenty of parking, friendly service.

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$$ | Italian and Pizza
Catering, Full Bar, Good Desserts, Good for Kids, On the Radar, and Private Room

24230 Kuykendahl Rd Ste 200 | Tomball 77375
832-639-6503
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Festive pirate-themed restaurant offering seafood and more

Pirate’s Paradise

Pirate’s Paradise is the pirate-themed restaurant you didn’t know you needed. Fun, friendly environment that’s well suited to families with kids, solid menu of seafood and other offerings. Full bar for the grownups who needs a bit of the grog. Theme restaurants used to be more popular, and we applaud the decision to bring the concept back and offer this fun experience to a whole new generation of diners.

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$$ | American (Traditional) and Seafood
Brunch, Family-Run Small Business, Full Bar, Good for Kids, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

448 Sawdust Rd | Spring 77380
346-954-8733
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Tex Mex meets Barbecue in a friendly, lively setting

Camilia’s

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Mexican
🥈 Recommended BBQ

Tex Mex and Barbecue are the national foods of Texas, and Camila’s marries both together with utterly delicious results. This is not a me-too Tex Mex place; the broad slate of unique dishes meld both Texas cuisines into something both unique and craveable. From the kitchen’s new spins on old favorites (pit-smoked fajita, anyone?) to their utterly unique creations (Tex-Mexi-Que Enchiladas, Tejas Smoke Cheese) the big flavors and solid executions keep patrons smiling. The owner is all about continuous improvement, so keep coming back and discover what new masterpiece he’s added to the menu.

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$$ and $$$ | Mexican
Brunch, Catering, Family-Run Small Business, Full Bar, Good Desserts, Happy Hour, and On the Radar

1245 Grand Central Parkway | Conroe 77304
936-224-5594
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Traditional Mexican cuisine in a cozy, friendly spot

Mexican Mom

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Mexican

Mexican Mom is the kind of tiny, family-run cafΓ© that we love to see succeed. Chef Gina Antimo brings her very personal approach to Mexican cooking to the establishment, and her care is evident on every plate. The menu changes weekly; Gina creates new dishes from the best and freshest ingredients available… but a few dishes make repeat appearances, including the stellar Enchiladas Verdes, one of our favorites. Mexican Mom is the kind of restaurant that makes a community better, and should be on your short list whenever you’re craving great Mexican food.

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$$ | Mexican
Catering, Family-Run Small Business, Good Desserts, and On the Radar

1027 Sawdust Rd #375 | The Woodlands 77380
832-614-1798
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Perhaps the best Middle Eastern food in the Houston Area in a warm, inviting setting

Mezze#1

🌟🌟🌟 β€” Notable on a statewide level.

🥇 Best Middle Eastern

We never expect to find great ethnic foods in the suburbs, but Mezze#1 turned our expectations upside down. This hidden gem, tucked away along the new Grand Central Parkway between the Woodlands and Conroe, may be the best Middle Eastern restaurant in the entire Houston area. Owner Riad El Khalibi’s journey began in Syria, then took him through both Moscow and Manhattan before landing him in Texas. Along the way he mastered the cuisines of the Middle East, and we benefit from his experiences. We’ve been blown away by so many dishes here that it represents a masterclass in Middle Eastern cuisine. Regardless of your choices, you’ll enjoy the beautiful room and the warm, friendly service.

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$$$ | Mediterranean and Middle Eastern
Catering, Family-Run Small Business, Full Bar, Good Desserts, Good for Vegetarians, On the Radar, Outdoor Dining, and Romantic

1205 Grand Central Parkway Ste. 100 | Conroe 77304
936-494-0298
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Outstanding Chinese specializing in handmade noodles and dumplings

Noodle Kitchen

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Chinese

The people behind the north side’s best noodles and dumplings have opened a second location in the Woodlands on College Park. Hungry patrons flock for such authentic dishes as bao, xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and hand-pulled noodles. Casual setting, friendly service, but don’t expect things too fast; making from scratch takes time.

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$$ | Chinese
Family-Run Small Business and On the Radar

3335 College Park Dr #800 | The Woodlands 77384
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Contemporary Italian in a sleek, modern setting

Terra Vino Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

Modern Italian cuisine from the Orioli group is the draw at Terra Vino, the rebranded concept that was previously an Avanti location. Zoning in on the needs of the neighborhood, the establishment brings a distinctly modern spin on Italian, while maintaining the high standards that the Oriloi group is known for. Handmade pasta, pizza, antipasti, and desserts featured, as are craft cocktails and a nicely curated wine list. Upscale, comfortable setting.

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$$ and $$$ | Italian
Family-Run Small Business, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

2520 Research Forest Dr #500 | The Woodlands 77381
Formerly Avanti
281-323-4533
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Mediterranean cuisine via Louisiana from this family-run spot

Zeus

Zeus has deep roots that embrace the unique Mediterranean cuisine and culture native to the Balbeisi Brothers Restaurant Group, married carefully to the flavors of Louisiana that they have lovingly embraced.

This backbone of Mediterranean flavors creates a menu bursting with nutritional, healthy food prepared when ordered that tastes fantastic because it is made with the freshest ingredients available. The dining environment is welcoming and traditional. Customer satisfaction has been a foundation of the Zeus philosophy since its founding, as diners have flocked to the restaurants to experience new and interesting flavors.

The cross-cultural creations that come from the kitchens and imagination of Zeus – from the chicken shawarma to the flavor-packed gyros, hummus and fresh salads – is just part of the personal history of family, food and community that goes into the Balbeisi Brothers dedication to hospitality.

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$$ | Mediterranean
Family-Run Small Business, Good for Vegetarians, and On the Radar

3335 College Park Dr Suite 100B | The Woodlands 77384
(936) 447-9156
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The Woodlands outpost of the popular Houston-based restaurant group

Local Table

🥇 Best Greek
🥈 Recommended American (New)

Fans of this local Houston restaurant group no longer have to drive into Houston to visit Local Table; the airy Woodlands location is open for business. Guests flock to the restaurant for its nice variety of upscale American comfort food, crafted with a Greek accent. This full-service restaurant is definitely family friendly, and the menu has something that will appeal to everyone.

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$$ | American (New) and Greek
Brunch, Catering, Family-Run Small Business, Full Bar, Good Desserts, Good for Kids, On the Radar, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

4223 Research Forest Dr | The Woodlands 77381
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Upscale dining with an attached theater

The Audrey

🥈 Recommended American (New)

Market Street has gained a a stylish, modern restaurant with an attached movie theater; The Audrey. The establishment focuses on contemporary American cuisine, with the flair of Old Hollywood. Offerings include seafood, meats, and pasta, several of which are prepared tableside. Lunch, dinner, and brunch are all served in the swanky, upscale setting. Dinner and a movie in one stop has never been more convenient.

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$$$ and $$$$ | American (New)
Brunch, Full Bar, On the Radar, and Romantic

9595 Six Pines | The Woodlands 77380
832-924-8500
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Gulf Coast seafood from the team behind Citizens Grill

Good Charlie’s

The 1488 area has a new seafood spot from Jim Hallers and the team behind Tailgators and Citizens Grill. Called Good Charlies, the new spot specializes in Gulf Coast seafood, particularly oysters. Guests enjoy a casual, laid-back atmosphere alongside big servings of fried and grilled seafood specialties.

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$$ and $$$ | Seafood
On the Radar

545 Woodlands Square Blvd | Conroe 77384
936-305-9299
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SoufflΓ©'s and more from this playfully upscale French cafe and wine bar

Rise

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best French
🥇 Best Sweet Shop

Upscale French cuisine in a relaxed yet elegant setting? That’s Rise, the Dallas import that will have locals lining up at the door. SoufflΓ©’s the the specialty, both the expected sweet and the surprising (but craveable) savory. Chef Cameron Achee and his team are bringing their spin on this classic French cuisine to the western Woodlands, and we’re lucky they are.

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$$ and $$$ | French
Full Bar, Good Desserts, On the Radar, Private Room, and Romantic

26435 Kuykendahl Rd Suite 100 | Tomball 77375
281-809-0742
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West Coast-style tacos and burritos in a sleek, family-run space

Califas Tacos & Beer

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Tacos
🥈 Recommended Mexican

Tacos and Burritos are the thing at this family-run taqueria. Excellent housemade tortillas are crafted into craveable signature tacos; we were particularly impressed by the Poblano, bursting with grilled angus, slices of grilled poblano peppers, jack cheese and their tasty poblano sauce. These are definitely Cali-style tacos, with different flavor profiles than found in Texas or Mexico. The Pastor was quite good as well, and was pretty much what you’d expect of tacos al pastor, with the addition of a mild guacamole with the onion and cilantro. Must be a California thing; the result was tasty. Friendly service from Mom, Dad, and the two kids.

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$$ | Mexican and Tacos
Family-Run Small Business, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

1500 Research Forest Dr #100 | Shenandoah 77381
281-466-2075
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Vegetarian Indian Spot on Rayford Road

Khau Gully

🥈 Recommended Indian

Khau Gully brings Indian street food to Rayford Road. Prices are reasonable, and the food is vegetarian. The kitchen is obviously experienced in Indian food; dishes like the Samosa Chaat were beautifully balanced and full of flavor.

In their words: β€œKhau” translates to β€œeat,” and β€œGully” translates to “street.” In Mumbai, it’s a place where people gather from far and wide, crowd around vessels brimming with spicy stews and crispy dosas, and laugh over good food and good company. The street is buzzing with excitement, and that’s exactly what we’re trying to do here at Khau Gully Spring.”

 

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$ | Indian
Catering, Family-Run Small Business, Good for Vegetarians, and On the Radar

25188 I-45, Suite AIA | Spring 77386
281-362-5014
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Energetic wine bar in a sleek, comfortable setting

Postino

🥈 Recommended Wine Bar

Wine lovers have a new destination at Hughes Landing. Postino, the popular wine bar with numerous Houston area locations, is now open.

The approachable menu offers a lineup of a dozen bruschetta options, including combinations like Prosciutto di Parma, Fig & Mascarpone and Sweet N’ Spicy Pepper Jam & Goat Cheese, as well as a menu of shareables like Crispy Cauliflower dressed in sultana raisins, capers and their house romesco sauce. Additionally, Postino guests can choose heartier options such as fresh-pressed paninis, bountiful salads, scratch soups and rustic charcuterie boards.

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$$ and $$$ | American (New), Brunch, and Wine Bar
Brunch, Full Bar, Happy Hour, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

2025 Hughes Landing Boulevard | The Woodlands 77380
Across from Whole Foods
281-825-5050
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Pizza and burgers in a relaxed family setting

Montgomery Grove

The team behind Dizzy Pies and Wichesonwheels has opened a permanent facility in Montgomery, and it’s a great spot for families and those wishing to enjoy a laid back experience in the outdoors. Montgomery Grove features both indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of room for family fun.

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$$ | American (Traditional), Burgers, and Pizza
Family-Run Small Business, Food Trucks, Good for Kids, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

22016 Eva St | Montgomery 77356
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Whiskey and food in a cozy, intimate setting

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Brunch
🥇 Best Burger
🥈 Recommended American (New)

Bosscat Kitchen is a restaurant with a focus on pork and a bar with a focus on whiskey. These two American cousins come together in a cozy, intimate setting that’s perfect for happy hour or date night. Food is well executed elevated comfort food; start with the Pig Candy and thank us later.

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$$ and $$$ | American (New) and Burgers
Brunch, Full Bar, Good Desserts, HRW2023, On the Radar, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, and Romantic

9595 Six Pines Dr Unit 250 | The Woodlands 77380
On Market Street near Tiffany's
281-819-6330
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Destination Mexican Dining from an accomplished team

Xalisko

🌟🌟🌟 β€” Notable on a statewide level.

🥇 Best Mexican
🥇 Best Tacos

Chef Beatriz Martines and her husband Juan have brought a destination Mexican restaurant to the Woodlands. Chef Beatriz bring world-class experience (from Hugo Ortega’s kitchens to the legendary Can Roca in Spain) and it shows in her cuisine. We were seriously impressed by her tableside trompo service of Tacos al Pastor; these are easily the best version we’ve found in the Houston area. Modern, upscale setting with numerous touches that reference Mexican culture. This isn’t your dad’s favorite Tex-Mex spot; its something far more interesting.

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$$$ | Mexican
Catering, Family-Run Small Business, Full Bar, Good Desserts, Happy Hour, HRW2023, On the Radar, Private Room, Romantic, and Upscale

1335 Lake Woodlands Dr | The Woodlands 77380
281-323-4092
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Modern American cuisine in a sleek, contemporary setting

Cafe Express

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended American (New)

Cafe Express offers a broad menu of American favorites in a sleek, contemporary setting. Big burgers, lush salads, sandwiches, soups, and plated entrees are all made from scratch in house. This Houston-based restaurant group previously had a location at Market Street.

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$$ | American (New), Burgers, and Sandwiches
Catering, Happy Hour, and On the Radar

3091 College Park Dr #290 | The Woodlands 77384
(832) 404-2451
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Unique wines and innovative cuisine in an expansive, energetic space

Sixty Vines

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Wine Bar
🥈 Recommended American (New)
🥈 Recommended Brunch
🥈 Recommended Pizza

This Dallas import expands the concept of a wine bar to include ample seating (including festive community tables) and an experience that’s more vineyard than bar. Sixty varieties of wine on tap, complimented by a clever menu that’s full of surprising dishes. We were delighted by a fork-tender, incredibly flavorful pork chop, and the innovative pizzas are top notch. Boisterous, energetic setting.

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$$ and $$$ | American (New), Charcuterie, Pizza, and Wine Bar
Brunch, Full Bar, Happy Hour, On the Radar, Private Room, and Upscale

9595 Six Pines Dr | The Woodlands 77380
On the square in Market Street
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The iconic SoCal burger joint serves well priced, high quality burgers

In-N-Out Burger

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended Burger

In-N-Out Burger has been a Los Angeles icon for decades, and they’ve slowly expanded to select cities across the nation. The Woodlands location carries on the brand’s focus on a tightly edited, high quality menu. You won’t find gimmicks here, just fresh beef, melty cheese, and fresh traditional toppings. Fries can disappoint; order them well done, or skip them entirely. While lesser burger joints often hide a mediocre patty behind countless toppings, In-N-Out sticks to a purist approach, and we’re fans of the results. Being open late is an added bonus: Until 1am during the week, and 1:30 on weekend nights.

Service is friendly and professional; the brand new restaurant is spotlessly clean. Expect lines for the first few weeks.

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$ | Burgers
Good for Kids, Late Night, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

1717 Lake Woodlands Drive | The Woodlands 77380
North edge of Woodlands Mall
800-786-1000
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Skillfully executed Italian classics in a comfortably boisterous setting.

North Italia

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended Italian
🥈 Recommended Pizza

Hungry Inner Loopers have raved about North Italia, the upscale Italian concept from serial restaurateur Sam Fox. Now the concept has taken root in the Woodlands, and local residents are learning what the fuss is about. From housemade pastas to wood fired pizzas to expertly crafted entrees, North Italia brings mom-and-pop craftsmanship together with polished service and a capacious, beautiful room. Extensive bar, lots of seating overlooking the Waterway. Don’t write this one off just because it’s part of a national chain.

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$$ and $$$ | Italian
Brunch, Catering, Full Bar, Good Desserts, Happy Hour, On the Radar, Private Room, and Scenic View

1201 Lake Woodlands Dr | The Woodlands 77380
281-292-6935
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Japanese and Chinese cuisine in a spacious Sterling Ridge location

Uptown Asian Fusion

🥈 Recommended Asian
🥈 Recommended Chinese
🥈 Recommended Japanese

Sterling Ridge residents now have a convenient option for well executed sushi and other Asian options. Uptown Asian Fusion is a small, family-run spot in a beautiful, spacious room, focusing on sushi and offering a variety of Chinese and Japanese dishes. Sushi was well executed and featured generous cuts of fish. Service was friendly but could be slow at time; a bit of patience will work wonders.

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$$ and $$$ | Chinese, Japanese, and Sushi
Family-Run Small Business and On the Radar

6700 Woodlands Pkwy | The Woodlands 77382
281-651-2542
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Authentic Shanghai cuisine in a tidy strip center location

Noodle Kitchen

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Chinese

Kuykendahl road has a great destination for serious Chinese food. Called Noodle Kitchen, this small, family-run Chinese spot features hand-pulled noodles, superb xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and a nice selection of well-prepared Chinese favorites. North siders who are craving authentic cuisine from the Shanghai region now have an option that doesn’t involve a drive down to Bellaire, and for that, we are forever thankful. Friendly service from new staff that can be overwhelmed; showing a little grace and patience will be greatly rewarded.

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$$ | Chinese
Family-Run Small Business, Good for Vegetarians, and On the Radar

18363 Kuykendahl Rd | Spring 77379
346-463-8078
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Burgers and more from this southern California concept

The Stand

🥈 Recommended Burger

This long-time Southern California favorite bursts beyond the borders of the Golden State and lands at Hughes Landing. Fresh creations from high-quality ingredients are the focus. From burgers and sandwiches to salads and wraps, The Stand delivers healthy quick service food without getting preachy about it. Save room for dessert, and don’t forget to peruse their curated collection of beer and wine.

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$ and $$ | Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches
Catering, Good for Kids, Good for Vegetarians, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

2000 Hughes Landing Blvd F-700 | The Woodlands 77380
In Hughes Landing
832-592-1135
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Gourmet burgers from the Austin-based group

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

🥈 Recommended Burger

Hopdoddy, the wildly successful Austin-based burger group, has opened its long-awaited Woodlands location. Diners flock to manageably-sized signature burgers, with a variety of chef-designed toppings. Beef is a custom grind, buns are made in house, and toppings and sauces are created by their executive chef. Vegetarians and the gluten sensitive aren’t left out – specific options exist for both. Fries are cut in house and very good; they sweat the details and use the correct two-step cooking process that’s recommended for fresh cut fries. Comfortable location with a large patio, ample parking.

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$ and $$ | Burgers
Full Bar, Good for Kids, Good for Vegetarians, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

2417 Research Forest Drive Suite A | The Woodlands 77381
281-907-9001
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Gourmet cinnamon rolls with hundreds of options

Cinnaholic

🥈 Recommended Sweet Shop

The Woodlands area has a fun new spot for sweet treats and desserts. Cinnaholic bakes fresh cinnamon rolls, then cranks them up to 11 with your choice of frostings, toppings, fresh fruits, and nuts. There are hundreds of possible combinations, but fortunately the clever staff has a selection of predefined choices that are enticing and delicious. Catering for business and group events. The shop is bright, clean, and inviting, and the staff is smiling; you would be too if you were surrounded by cinnamon rolls all day.

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$ | Sweets
Catering, Family-Run Small Business, Good Desserts, Good for Kids, and On the Radar

27630 Interstate 45 N | Oak Ridge North 77385
281-719-5327
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Creative pizzas featuring high-spec ingredients and a fanatical focus on quality

Zalat Pizza

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Pizza

This Dallas-based chain rolls into the Woodlands offering their version of hand-tossed pizza. Beef-based pepperoni is a calling card, as are unique pizzas that stretch from the expected to the unexpected. Refreshing corporate culture (employees have stock options!) and fanatical dedication to quality (staff makes, tastes, and judges pizzas every week) makes this a pizza place to check out. As predicted, Zalat’s strong offering has been consistently delivered and has earned them a coveted spot on our “Best” list.

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$ and $$ | Pizza
Catering, Good for Kids, Late Night, and On the Radar

1620 Research Forest Dr Ste 200 | Shenandoah 77381
832-621-0420
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An authentic Italian bakery tucked away off Sawdust

Tosca Italian Bakery

🌟 β€” Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Sandwiches
🥇 Best Sweet Shop
🥈 Recommended Italian

Tosca Italian Bakery brings the experience of an Old World Italian bakery to the Woodlands area. Owner Mario and his team have immigrated from Italy, and brought years of baking expertise with them. The result is a wonderful selection of breads, pastries, sandwiches and focaccia pizzas brimming with character and charm. If you’re looking for an authentic Italian experience, Tosca should be your destination.

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$$ | Bakery, Italian, and Sandwiches
Catering, Family-Run Small Business, and On the Radar

25227 Borough Park Dr | Spring 77380
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Superb Mexican-influenced New American cuisine in a cozy setting

Belly of the Beast

🌟🌟🌟 β€” Notable on a statewide level.

🥇 Best American (New)
🥇 Best Mexican

To say we were impressed by Belly of the Beast is an understatement. And apparently we’re not the only ones. In 2024 Belly of the Beast has been nominated for a James Beard Award.

Chef Thomas Bille has brought his Los Angeles and Downtown Houston sensibilities (Ritz Carlton, Otium, Xochi) to a small family restaurant in Spring, and the results are exceptional. From the first bite of the sharp, blindingly fresh housemade ceviche to the rich, nuanced, layered flavors of the Mexican Hummus and the superb Quesobirria Tacos, BotB surprises and delights.

The breadth and complexity of the tacos is simply astounding. From the vegetarian Calabacitas (summer squash, yellow corn, poblano cremata, burrata) to the lush Carne Asada (citrus marinated flank steak, grilled onions, guacsalsa), to the surprising K-Town (smoked Berkshire shoulder, Korean glaze, miso yogurt, scallion kimchi), to the phenomenal Birra (Prime beef, queso chihuahua, onions, cilantro, salsa roja) Chef Thomas delivers bites that are nothing short of a revelation. Cozy, comfortable setting; gets busy on weekends… but it’s well worth the wait.

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$$ and $$$ | American (New) and Mexican
Family-Run Small Business and On the Radar

5200 FM 2920 #180 | Spring 77388
in new location on 2920
281-466-2040
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New Restaurant Listings in The Woodlands

Adriatic Cafe $$ Italian   I-45 Corridor
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Belly of the Beast $$ and $$$ American (New) and Mexican   Outside the Bubble: Spring
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Bosscat Kitchen & Libations $$ and $$$ American (New) and Burgers   Market Street
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Cafe Express $$ American (New), Burgers, and Sandwiches   College Park
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Califas Tacos & Beer $$ Mexican and Tacos   Research East
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Camilia’s $$ and $$$ Mexican   Outside the Bubble: Conroe
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Cinnaholic $ Sweets   I-45 Corridor
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Good Charlie’s $$ and $$$ Seafood   1488 West
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Hearsay on the Waterway $$ and $$$ American (Traditional) and Brunch   Waterway
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar $ and $$ Burgers   Research East
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In-N-Out Burger $ Burgers   Woodlands Mall
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Khau Gully $ Indian   I-45 Corridor and Rayford Road
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Local Table $$ American (New) and Greek   Research East
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Mexican Mom $$ Mexican   Sawdust
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Mezze#1 $$$ Mediterranean and Middle Eastern   Outside the Bubble: Conroe
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Montgomery Grove $$ American (Traditional), Burgers, and Pizza   Outside the Bubble: Montgomery
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Noodle Kitchen $$ Chinese   Kuykendahl
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Noodle Kitchen $$ Chinese   College Park
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North Italia $$ and $$$ Italian   Woodlands Mall
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Olio e Farina $$ Italian and Pizza   Kuykendahl
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Pirate’s Paradise $$ American (Traditional) and Seafood   Sawdust
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Postino $$ and $$$ American (New), Brunch, and Wine Bar   Hughes Landing
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Rise $$ and $$$ French   Creekside Forest West
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Simona’s Bistro $$ American (Traditional) and Breakfast   Grogan's Mill
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Sixty Vines $$ and $$$ American (New), Charcuterie, Pizza, and Wine Bar   Market Street
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Terra Vino Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar $$ and $$$ Italian   Research East
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The Audrey $$$ and $$$$ American (New)   Market Street
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The Cookshack $$ American (Traditional)   Kuykendahl and Outside the Bubble: Spring
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The Stand $ and $$ Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches   Hughes Landing
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Tosca Italian Bakery $$ Bakery, Italian, and Sandwiches   Sawdust
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Uptown Asian Fusion $$ and $$$ Chinese, Japanese, and Sushi   Sterling Ridge
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Xalisko $$$ Mexican   Woodlands Mall
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Zalat Pizza $ and $$ Pizza   Research East
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Zeus $$ Mediterranean   College Park
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