Ready to dine outdoors? The restaurants on our list can help you. Restaurants on this list all offer places to eat outdoors. If you’re looking for outdoor dining with the best views, we’ve got another list: Restaurants with Scenic Views.

Featured Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in The Woodlands

Notable craft BBQ in a cozy backyard spot near the Woodlands

3rd Coast BBQ & Catering

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best BBQ
There’s a new rising star on the north side craft BBQ scene, and their name is 3rd Coast BBQ. Pitmaster Troy Mulligan is a Houston native, and has mastered his art after driving around Texas and sampling ‘Q from dozens of the state’s top pits. His dedication and research is paying dividends: The centerpiece is superb brisket; remarkably moist, beautifully rendered, and with a cravable bark created by his top secret rub. Other proteins aren’t shortchanged; the pork ribs are savory masterpieces, with a plucky texture and effortless pull from the bone. Sausage should’t be overlooked; Troy makes an outstanding boudin, with perhaps the best meat/rice balance that we’ve come across. For those eating lighter, turkey is beautifully smoky and tender. Attention to detail shows in the sides (all made in-house, don’t miss the gently spicy street corn or the excellent buns and breads (all Slow Dough, the local baking wizards.) Open Thursday through Sunday, and they’re typically sold out by 4pm.

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$$ | BBQ
Outdoor Dining

25219 Oakhurst Dr | Spring 77386
713-545-0718
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A comfortable food truck park on Tomball's Main Street

403 Eats

Tomball’s Main Street has its own food truck park, and there’s a lot to like about it. Called 403 Eats, and developed by Michael & Gretchen Fagan, the park offers a nice variety of trucks, a central bar with covered patio, and plenty of comfortable spots to sit on the expansive, paved patio. There’s even an astroturf play area for kid. Trucks range from traditional hot dogs to cajun/creole to Latin American to Transylvanian… and no, we’re not kidding. Monday happy hour specials ($5 items from all the trucks, plus bar specials) is perhaps the area’s best value on dining’s toughest night.

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$ and $$ | American
Food Trucks, Happy Hour, and Outdoor Dining

403 E Main Street | Tomball 77375
281-330-4538
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Seafood by Lake Conroe

Amore Seafood

🥇 Best Seafood

Chef Ron Nicoletta has struck again with another category-defining restaurant along Highway 105. Chef Ron has departed, but the crowd-pleasing seafood lives on. Amore specializes in expertly prepared seafood that ventures beyond the Gulf and brings in great flavors from the East Coast. Seared tuna steak was a highlight; a slab of beautiful sushi-grade tuna delicately seasoned and seared rare. Fried calamari was among the very best we’ve tried; exquisitely tender, and accented with deep fried red and jalapeño peppers. Standards like fried shrimp are outstanding as well; unique Italian breadcrumb crust compliments the large, tasty shrimp. Don’t let the casual, charming setting fool you; this is serious seafood.

(Formerly The Original Tony & Al’s Seafood Shack)

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$$ | Seafood
Happy Hour and Outdoor Dining

14860 TX-105 | Montgomery 77356
936-582-1053
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A well priced, elevated spin on traditional southern favorites

Back Table

🥈 Recommended Burger

One of the Woodlands most scenic dining rooms has gotten a new concept and a total makeover. Back Table rises from the ashes of the late, lamented Robard’s at the Woodlands Resort, and has done so with an entirely new Southern American concept. The beautiful room feels far more casual; the private board room is now a game room for families to enjoy. The beautiful view is thankfully unchanged, and a second patio has been added with a waterfront view to the green.

The food is Chef David Morris’s take on southern classics. Distinctly American charcuterie (think country ham instead of salumi), all-American burgers, and a variety of southern favorites are on the menu. Lots of impressive preparations and high end ingredients, but thoughtfully curated to keep prices moderate. We were taken by the large, delicious chicken sandwich, the soulful gumbo, and the aforementioned burger. We’re looking forward to exploring the dinner menu on our next visit. Service was friendly, informed, and very professional.

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$$ and $$$ | American, Burgers, and Charcuterie
Full Bar, Happy Hour, On the Radar, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Scenic View, and Upscale

2301 N Millbend Dr | The Woodands 77380
281-364-6400
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Cali-Mex Cuisine in a festive spot on Waterway Square

Baja Cantina

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Mexican

Baja is the region of Mexico south of California, and Baja Cantina brings California’s spin on Mexican food to the Woodlands. A talented team has come together to bring this lighter take on Mexican cuisine to the business types who congregate at lunch, families at dinner, and the millennial party crowd on weekends. We think all groups will enjoy such specialities as the spectacular tuna soft taco, the huge nacho tower, and the unique pork belly and mint salad. Cocktail program looks promising; their margarita was smooth and flavorful, with unique herbal accents that aren’t usually found ’round these parts. House made aqua frescas will keep the designated driver delighted.  Just don’t come looking for Tex-Mex; Baja Cantina is a whole different state of Mexican food.

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$$ | Brunch and Mexican
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, and Scenic View

24 Waterway Ave Suite 160 | The Woodlands 77380
Waterway Square
832-432-2252
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Authentic Mexican and outstanding Tex-Mex in a sleek, sophisticated setting

Baja Sur Fresh Mex

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

🥇 Best Mexican

Tex-Mex restaurants are in no short supply in the Woodlands, we’re happy to report that Baja Sur brings something different. Chef Coco (who is also the restaurant’s General Manager) reaches beyond typical Tex-Mex, and brings a sophisticated palate and an eye for detail to the kitchen. We were impressed with the results. From the soulfully spicy table salsa (complimentary, of course) to the excellent Aguachile Ceviche to the outstanding Mexican Flag Enchiladas, our expectations were easily exceeded by Chef Coco’s talented kitchen. Both the Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes impressed. Bar service didn’t disappoint; this is a true craft cocktail bar, with plenty of comfortable indoor and outdoor seating in a sleek, sophisticated setting. A very polished concept, locally owned and operated.

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$$ and $$$ | Mexican
Full Bar, Happy Hour, HRW2021, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, and Upscale

26435 Kuykendahl Rd. Suite #900 | Tomball 77375
832-761-5199
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South-Texas-Style BBQ served from a food truck

BBQ Godfather

🥈 Recommended BBQ

Do you like your barbecue with a little kick? Then BBQ Godfather has you covered. Award-winning competition pitmaster Tony Faour brought his South Texas style ‘Q to Deacon Baldy’s food truck park, and the locals have been lining up ever since. Each meat gets a unique rub, and the perfect sauce is available for those who prefer it. From the delicious pork ribs to spicy brisket, BBQ Godfather offers unique versions of all the Texas BBQ classics. Sides are top notch as well; don’t miss the sweet potato casserole or the mac & cheese burnt ends. Sandwiches come on a crusty Italian loaf… just don’t call it French bread, or you risk the ire of the Godfather himself.

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$ and $$ | BBQ
Outdoor Dining

5447 Fm 1488 Rd | Magnolia 77354
713-828-5960
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Big mesquite-grilled burgers, fast casual service

Beck’s Prime

🥈 Recommended Burger

Mesquite is the thing at this popular Houston-based burger chain. Thick, beefy burgers grilled on an open mesquite flame carry the wood’s distinctive flavor, and keep hungry locals coming back for more. The menu goes beyond burgers; it may be the only place in Texas where you can order a mesquite-grilled ribeye steak through the drive-through. (Please don’t eat it in traffic.)

Tucked away in the Grogan’s Mill Village Center, the inviting restaurant boasts wrap-around decks and even hidden tables beside Lake Harrison. Counter service is friendly and efficient.

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$$ | Burgers
Outdoor Dining

2120 Buckthorne Pl | The Woodlands 77380
(in the Grogan's Mill Village Center)
281-367-3600
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A broad array of modern comfort food in a sleek setting

Black Walnut Cafe

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best American
🥇 Best Brunch
🥈 Recommended Burger
🥈 Recommended Happy Hour
🥈 Recommended Italian
🥈 Recommended Sandwiches

Update (July 2021): The secret is out: The Masked Chef who’s been making over the menu at Black Walnut is none other than Chef Austin Simmons, mastermind behind the award-winning Tris, Cureight, and the Kitchen. The result: Black Walnut has been seriously upping their culinary game. New menu items are appearing regularly, and they show a new viewpoint and a very skillful touch. We’ve been very pleased to see an established brand elevate their offerings like this, and can’t wait to see what’s next.

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Black Walnut is perhaps the biggest success story for restaurants originating in the Woodlands. Founded by serial restaurateur George Pallotta, the organization has spread statewide under the Black Forest Ventures umbrella. Why? Big portions of chef-created comfort food, served in an upscale, fast-casual setting. Sandwiches are a big deal here, and the broad menu offers something for everyone. We’re especially fond of the terrific pasta dishes; some proven recipes that have been popular for years, and some brand new ones. These rival pasta dishes at dedicated Italian restaurants; they’re that good.

Don’t skip brunch; it’s very popular. And save room for dessert.

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$$ | American, Burgers, and Sandwiches
Brunch, Full Bar, Good Desserts, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

9000 New Trails Drive | The Woodlands 77381
281-362-1678
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A neighborhood pub in the Grogan's Mill Village Center

Blue Lion Pub

🥇 Best Happy Hour
🥈 Recommended American
🥈 Recommended Burger

Woodlands residents have been clamoring for more spots to relax with a cocktail, and the Blue Lion Pub delivers. Owners Wes Cordova and Kristi Sides have created a cozy, stylish haven for thirsty patrons looking to beat the heat day or night. The food was a pleasant surprise; the tightly-edited menu features a superb Sonora dog that was our favorite bite. Bacon-wrapped all-beef dog topped with fresh veggies and perched on a pretzel bun resulted in one of the best hotdogs we’ve had south of Buldogies. Fresh grilled Brussels sprouts were another great surprise; a beautifully executed version of this healthy snack.

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$$ | American
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, and Romantic

2230 Buckthorne Pl Suite 150 | The Woodlands 77380
In the Grogan's Mill Village Center
832-205-0817
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Scratchmade salads and salad-stuffed sandwiches that exceed expectations

Bread Zeppelin

🥇 Best Sandwiches

CityPlace has a hot new spot for picking up a quick, satisfying lunch or convenient dinner. Called Bread Zeppelin, the concept tosses high-quality, fresh ingredients with a plethora of homemade dressings to create a satisfying salad. But that’s just the start: The staff then (optionally) stuffs the made-to-order salad into a cored-out BreadMan Baking French baguette. The result is surprisingly delicious; the crunch of the baguette, just enough of the soft, pillowy bread, and a cool, fresh flavorful salad all in one bite. It’s the best of a salad combined with the best of a sandwich, all in one. We sampled several of their signature creations, and were particularly  impressed by the NOLA (Fried Shrimp, tomato, red onion, pickles, provolone, iceberg, remoulade) and the Plymouth Rock (roasted turkey, cranberries, beets, blue cheese, caramelized pecans, spring mix, cranberry poppyseed dressing).

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$ and $$ | Salads and Sandwiches
Catering, Good for Vegetarians, and Outdoor Dining

1700 City Plaza Dr #100 | Spring 77389
346-336-3001
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Solid Italian cuisine in an expansive, faux Tuscan setting

Brio

🥈 Recommended Italian

Brio delivers quality Italian food in a big, comfortable, definitely corporate setting. This isn’t a neighborhood hole-in-the-wall; those who prefer a more opulent room will feel right at home. The food was a pleasant surprise; it’s notably better conceived and prepared than their chain restaurant competitors. Attention to detail was apparent on every plate.

Service was professional, friendly, and welcoming.

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$$ and $$$ | Italian
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Scenic View, and Upscale

1201 Lake Woodlands Drive | The Woodlands 77380
(South side of Woodlands Mall ring road)
281-465-8993
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Airy sports bar with surprisingly good food

Buffalo Run

🥈 Recommended American

Rayford Road gets a cool new sports bar with the opening of Buffalo Run. The open, airy room features tall ceilings, lots of TVs, and no smoking or vaping. Food surprises; the experienced chef turns out superb buffalo wings, big sandwiches and burgers, and terrific NY strip steak. Buffalo Bills fans congregate here during their games; it’s a little bit of upstate New York in the Woodlands Area.

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$ and $$ | American and Burgers
Happy Hour and Outdoor Dining

440 Rayford Road #115 | Spring 77386
832-813-8619
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Latin cuisine with a Texas flair

Churrascos

🥈 Recommended Steak

The Woodands outpost of Michael Cordua’s successful empire has hit its stride in the scenic waterway district. Delicious latin-influenced cuisine including Cordua favorites like the chimichurri-topped churrasco steak and the iconic tres leches are present and accounted for. New lighter options are available as well, all are skillfully executed by the well-managed staff.

Beautiful waterfront location with one of the most scenic patios in the Woodlands is perfect for happy hour; the bar is a hotspot after work. Well priced brunch is also turning heads.

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$$$ | Brunch, Latin American, and Steaks
Brunch, Catering, Full Bar, Happy Hour, HRW2020, HRW2021, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Romantic, Scenic View, and Upscale

21 Waterway Avenue | The Woodlands 77380
281-367-1492
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Boutique bakery and cozy café in a chic, urban setting

Common Bond Café & Bakery

🥇 Best Brunch
🥈 Recommended American
🥈 Recommended Burger

This popular Houston bakery has ventured north to Springwoods Village, and has expanded from their roots of award-winning pastries, breads, and bistro cuisine. Now sporting a full bar, Common Bond is a happy hour destination as well as a great spot for breakfast, lunch, or brunch. Our sneak peek at the new menu was filled with pleasant surprises, like the spicy Nashville Hot Fried Shrimp and the savory Charcuterie Baguette. Beautiful small cakes perfect for special events; call ahead or pick up one that’s already ready.

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$$ | American, Bakery, Breakfast, Brunch, and Burgers
Happy Hour, HRW2020, HRW2021, and Outdoor Dining

1700 City Plaza Drive, Suite 150 | Spring 77389
In CityPlace / Springwoods Village
281-975-2300
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Iconic Craft BBQ

CorkScrew BBQ

🌟🌟🌟 — Notable on a statewide level.

🥇 Best BBQ

When Will Buckman quit his job with the phone company to focus on barbecue, some thought he was crazy. Our first taste of Will’s brisket, served from a trailer on Budde road, convinced us he was crazy like a fox. Along with wife Nichole, Buckman has built Corkscrew BBQ into one of the best BBQ joints in the world – Texas Monthly named them to their prestigious Top 10 list in 2017. From the superlative brisket to the gargantuan beef ribs (Saturday only) Corkscrew’s meats do not disappoint. But don’t skip the sides, or Nichole’s remarkable cobblers. And get there early. Corkscrew routinely sells out by mid-afternoon, and the line starts an hour or more before opening.

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$$ | BBQ
Outdoor Dining

26608 Keith St | Spring 77373
832-592-1184
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Casual gastropub featuring southern cuisine

Craft Grill

🥈 Recommended American
🥈 Recommended Burger

This back-of-the-Woodlands/East Tomball restaurant has become a favorite for locals seeking out hearty Southern comfort food in a relaxed, casual setting. Families love the big burgers and creative favorites, like Shrimp & Grits, Chicken ‘n’ Waffles, and a variety of fried favorites. Beer lovers can get their geek on in the Tap Room, with a wall of craft beers on tap, as well as a good wine list and solid cocktail service.

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$$ | American and Burgers
Happy Hour and Outdoor Dining

25219 Kuykendahl Rd Ste G110 | Tomball 77375
281-255-2396
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Local Pizza Chain with Numerous Locations

Crust Pizza Co

🥈 Recommended Pizza

Freshly cut toppings on a Chicago-style thin crust (yes, that’s a thing) are the draw at this local chain of pizza spots. From the original location, Crust has spread out all over the Woodlands area, bringing its popular gourmet pizzas, big salads, and Italian entrees to hungry families. Each Crust location has a different feel, but all share the same focus on fresh ingredients (dough is made several times a day, and never frozen or refrigerated) and great customer service.

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$$ | Pizza, Salads, and Sandwiches
Outdoor Dining

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive Suite 530 | The Woodlands 77381
(also Alden Bridge, Rayford Road, and Creekside Park locations)
281-298-8844
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Quality steaks and seafood in a scenic lakeside location

Del Frisco’s Grille

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended American
🥈 Recommended Burger
🥈 Recommended Seafood
🥈 Recommended Steak

We love the patio at Del Frisco’s Grille; the view over the lake is perhaps the best in The Woodlands. The food satisfies too; from the legendary Del Frisco steaks, to the enticing flatbreads, cheesesteak egg rolls (believe us, it works), and well executed entrees. At lunch, we’re especially fond of the Grille Prime Cheeseburger, a double-patty creation worthy of any burger lover’s attention.

The well-trained staff anticipates patrons’ needs and provides excellent service. Chef Brian McNamara serves up outstanding specials; call ahead to see what magic he’s worked today.

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$$ and $$$ | American, Brunch, Seafood, and Steaks
Full Bar, Happy Hour, HRW2020, HRW2021, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Romantic, Scenic View, and Upscale

1900 Hughes Landing Blvd #500 | The Woodlands 77380
281-465-0300
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Modern American bistro in an upscale park setting

Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar

🌟🌟🌟 — Notable on a statewide level.

🥇 Best American
🥇 Best Brunch
🥇 Best Burger
🥇 Best Happy Hour
🥇 Best Steak

Housemade is a term you’ll hear at Fielding’s Local. Owner Cary Attar is passionate about the details, and his customers are the beneficiaries. His partner, Chef Edel Goncalves, has created a tightly edited menu featuring local, all-natural, and organic ingredients. This chef-driven approach to the food delights and surprises, be the dish based on pan-roasted chicken, housemade bacon, or 44 Ranch beef.

Chef Edel’s creativity always impresses, be it a vibrant starter with shimmering flavors and textures or a soulful entree with a clever surprise. His European outlook and mastery of classic technique is reflected on every plate. But Local is not pretentious; steak lovers will be pleased to discover that the steaks stack up against the best steakhouses in town, and there’s always a killer burger on the menu.

The airy, modern bar doesn’t disappoint, with their talented staff concocting superb craft cocktails from an impressive collection of spirits. Beers are sourced locally and internationally to stock the rotating selection of taps, and featured bar menus are created on a regular basis. This is easily the top bar in the Woodlands.

Service is professional and friendly. The building is stunning, with glass overlooking the expansive patio and Creekside green beyond. Fielding’s Local is a true destination restaurant, and worth a spot on any foodie’s short list.

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$$$ and $$$$ | American, Brunch, Burgers, and Steaks
Brunch, Catering, Full Bar, Happy Hour, HRW2020, HRW2021, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, and Upscale

26400 Kuykendahl Rd | Tomball 77375
281-351-2225
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Brazilian Steakhouse on Lake Woodlands

Fogo de Chao

🥈 Recommended Steak

Fogo de Chao is a carnivore’s delight. Bands of roaming gauchos patrol the dining room, offering diners slices from expertly roasted cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and more. But you won’t want to pass up the epic Market Table, an expansive display of charcuterie, cheeses, vegetables, and prepared creations. (It’s a filling meal by itself, and a bargain for lunch during the week.)

The Hughes Landing setting is upscale, airy, and comfortable. Service is professional without being stuffy.

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$$$ and $$$$ | Latin American and Steaks
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Scenic View, and Upscale

1900 Hughes Landing Blvd #400 | The Woodlands 77380
In Hughes Landing's Restaurant Row
281-498-4200
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Upscale Tex-Mex from the iconic Houston family

Goode Co Kitchen & Cantina

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended Mexican

Top notch fajitas and seafood, solid margaritas, and cold beer are the draws at this Houston-area transplant. The food is more Tex-Mex than Mexican, but big plates and well executed food rarely disappoint. Beautiful upscale setting, great service, and a professional staff draw the regulars back for more, eye-opening prices can surprise newcomers.

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$$$ | Mexican
Happy Hour and Outdoor Dining

8865 Six Pines Dr Ste 150 | Shenandoah 77380
281-826-5150
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Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, this high-end pizza chain boasts a coal-fired oven and old school New York-style pizza. The craft approach uses great ingredients (don’t pass up the Italian sausage) and an artisan sensibility to put together pricey pizzas that appeal to refined pizza palates. So why aren’t they recommended?Numerous accounts of poor service and inconsistency; a hot coal oven requires constant attention, and too often our pizza is either undercooked or over done. But when they’re on, they’re superb, and at these prices, they should be. Do you feel lucky, punk?

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$$ and $$$ | Pizza
Outdoor Dining and Scenic View

20 Waterway Ave #100 | The Woodlands 77380
281-465-3500
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Eclectic burgers with a variety of creative toppings

Grub Burger Bar

🥈 Recommended Burger

Towering custom burgers are on the menu at Grub Burger Bar, the Texas-based chain that foodies have grown very fond of. Skip your basic cheeseburger and go with one of the gourmet creations; the monthly specials are also often well worth trying. Save room for a milkshake; both the PG-rated and the boozy versions are very good. Fast casual service, but your food is delivered to the table, and you probably won’t see your server after that.

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$$ | Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches
Outdoor Dining

2417 Research Forest Dr | The Woodlands 77381
281-907-9001
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Family favorite for upscale Tex-Mex

Guadalajara Hacienda

🥈 Recommended Mexican

The Woodlands has no shortage of Mexican food, but Guadalajara Hacienda has been an area favorite for decades, thanks to its great service and a dependable kitchen. Seafood dishes stand out; the seafood enchiladas are unusual and lush. Ceviche is another standout, and looking around the dining room, you’ll see no shortage of the well-crafted margaritas. Stylish, upscale setting, ample parking.

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$$ and $$$ | Mexican
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, and Upscale

27885 I-45 | The Woodlands 77380
281-362-0774
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Fresh and Healthy

Herb & Beet

🥇 Best Salad

Garden fresh salads, hefty sandwiches, and well conceived appetizers (try the avocado beet toast) are the draw at this Sawdust area restaurant featuring healthy ingredients from local sources. The modern, inviting room is a relaxing space to enjoy. Fast and friendly counter service makes it a perfect spot for a quick lunch.

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$$ | American, BBQ, Salads, and Sandwiches
Good for Vegetarians and Outdoor Dining

448 Sawdust Road | The Woodlands 77380
at Budde
832-791-2338
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Steaks and Italian in a surprisingly fashionable hideaway

Johnny’s Italian Steak House

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended Italian
🥈 Recommended Steak

We never expected to find good food in a hotel off Research east of I-45. So we were pleasantly surprised by Johnny’s Italian Steak House, a mid-priced steakhouse that also features some very good Italian dishes. We’re particularly fond of their happy hour offerings – well priced appetizers perfect for sharing.

Chef Brittany Briden’s kitchen does an outstanding job turning out steaks that won’t break the budget; the result is a wonderfully upscale meal without the upscale prices.

Service is attentive without being intrusive and the room is beautiful and cozy, making it perfect for a getaway with that special someone. Johnny’s demonstrates that you don’t have to pay a lot to enjoy a quality steak in a beautiful setting.

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$$ and $$$ | Italian and Steaks
Catering, Full Bar, Happy Hour, HRW2021, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Romantic, and Upscale

19333 David Memorial Dr. | Shenandoah 77385
(Inside the Crown Plaza Shenandoah)
346-331-2060
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Creative Mexican food and Tex-Mex favorites

Julio’s Mexican Grill – Magnolia

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Mexican

The original location of this growing restaurant empire (Julio’s Sawdust, Red Flame) is still packing ’em in. They’re drawn in by the impressive Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, which goes beyond the typical fajitas (although Julio’s are outstanding) to superb creations like the El Sabroso (lightly breaded chicken breast covered in a shrimp/poblano cream sauce). The menu is strong from top to bottom – street tacos are a don’t miss, and their al pastor may be the best on Houston’s north side. Service is friendly and professional.

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$$ | Mexican
Full Bar, Happy Hour, and Outdoor Dining

33418 Egypt Ln #2759 | Magnolia 77354
281-259-4522
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Chef Ronnie Killen's BBQ is now in the Woodlands

Killen’s Texas Barbecue

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best BBQ

JJ Watt’s favorite barbecue is now available in the Woodlands. Chef Ronnie Killen has expanded his footprint in the Woodlands to include his incredibly popular craft BBQ spot, located at Six Pines and Research Forest. Craft is the key; Chef Ronnie is Cordon Bleu trained, and it shows in his approach to BBQ. Superb prime briskets, with savory, complex bark and expertly rendered fat. Ginormous beef ribs, sublimely tender and beefy. Picture-perfect pork ribs, well balanced between sweet and savory. And don’t miss the sides; Killen’s creamed corn has become a Houston legend, and for good reason. The expertise goes beyond traditional ‘Q joint favorites: Killen’s also serves the best chicken-fried steak we’ve found around these parts. The chef’s attention to detail is evident; even the pickles are housemade sweet and sour, and are expertly paired to the flavors of the rich, moist meats. As with all craft BBQ places, they sell out when they sell out, so get there early.

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$$ | BBQ
Catering and Outdoor Dining

8800 Six Pines Dr | Shenandoah 77380
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Lovers of Mediterranean cuisine have been frequenting this family run cafe, now in its second, larger location. A broad menu stretches from Greece to Lebanon, with favorites from both cultures well represented. We’re particularly fond of the rich, lush lamb stew, the flavorful schwarma (similar to a gyro), delicious housemade hummus and the bright, tasty tabouli. If you’re in the mood for something out of the ordinary, Lama is a great option.

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$$ | Greek and Lebanese
Good for Vegetarians and Outdoor Dining

1644 Research Forest Dr #100 | Shenandoah 77381
281-292-5262
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South African Cuisine in a family-friendly setting

Mozambik

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

The popular South African restaurant group travels across the Atlantic and lands in the Woodlands. CEO Ryan Stewart (previously with Peli Peli) brings an intriguing array of grilled meats, seafood, and other dishes designed to please the jaded palate. Opening Sept 10

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$$ and $$$ | Seafood, South African, and Steaks
Full Bar, Good Desserts, Happy Hour, On the Radar, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite 304 | The Woodlands 77380
On the mall ring road, south side
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Chef-prepared seafood in a modern strip-center location

Off The Hook Seafood

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Burger
🥇 Best Seafood

Rayford Road isn’t a haven for affordable, upscale food, but Off The Hook Seafood is doing its best to change that. Owner Alex Abdulwahab has created a comfortable, casual setting that delights foodies with seafood that goes far beyond the typical fried baskets… although those are present, and very well executed. From the gigantic Nashville Fried Fish Sandwich to the sublime Fried Calimari, with its light breading and cravable sauce, The kitchen demonstrates strong expertise with the fryer. The other dishes are even more delightful; a light, tangy seafood salad had us craving one more bite, the Tuna Poke po boy was another highlight. An entree of Monkfish and mushrooms shows a gift for complex, layered sauces, at a stunningly affordable price. We were even pleasantly surprised by the chef’s excellent cheeseburger, something we wouldn’t expect from a seafood spot.

Woodlands Area Foodies looking for great seafood need to put Off The Hook Seafood on their short list.

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$$ | Burgers and Seafood
Catering, Happy Hour, and Outdoor Dining

2222 Rayford Rd Suite 105 | Spring 77386
Across Rayford from Kroger
346-331-2893
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Sophisticated Indian cuisine in a cozy family-run setting

Palette Indian Kitchen

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

🥇 Best Indian

Discerning foodies looking for a great Indian restaurant now have a solid local destination. Palette Indian Kitchen creates remarkably complex, subtly spiced dishes that will please the most demanding palate. From the scrumptious Chicken Popsicles, with their lush garlic lemon creme sauce, to the savory Lamb Seekh Kabob, boldly aromatic, herbal, moist and incredibly flavorful, there is a lot to love on the expansive menu. Surprises abound; we were tickled by the gently sweet Peshwari Naan (baked in the tandoori oven with coconut, nuts, and hints of cherry) and the Goan Shrimp Curry, a subtle curry with plump, beautifully cooked shrimp and layer upon layer of flavor. Don’t let the casual strip-center location fool you; this is a serious kitchen with serious food.

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$$ | Indian
Good for Vegetarians, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

3559 Rayford Rd Suite 200 | Spring 77386
281-362-5999
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Prime steaks in a comfortable suburban setting.

Red Flame Steak & Grill

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended Steak

Serial restauranteur Julio Amer (Julio’s Mexican Grill, Julio’s Mexican Grill Sawdust) has another hit on his hands with Red Flame Steak & Grill. Brining top-quality steaks to the Magnolia area is an idea long overdue; locals pack in to the beautiful bar and casual dining room to enjoy flame-grilled prime steaks and other enticing entrees. Service is reliable, good wine selection and cocktails.

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$$$ | Steaks
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, and Upscale

7214 Farm to Market Rd 1488 | Magnolia 77354
281-521-5066
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🥈 Recommended American
🥈 Recommended Burger

Rose Rooftop is definitely a spot for those who want to see and be seen. Located on the Woodlands Waterway, the establishment features a downstairs lounge and restaurant, complete with a wraparound deck overlooking waterway square. From here, a tightly edited menu of upscale American favorites is served; we were particularly impressed by the flavorful Ceviche and the stunning Tuna Tartare. Lemon Pepper Salmon was another highlight; as was the substantial Rose Burger. On the roof, sceeensters dance the night away and enjoy a taco bar late through the evening. Friendly service.

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$$ and $$$ | American and Burgers
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Romantic, Scenic View, and Upscale

20 Waterway Ave Ste #200 | The Woodlands 77380
832-341-5142
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Popular local icehouse featuring live music and food until late

Sawyer Park

Sawyer Park is the new concept that’s taken over the old Papa’s Ice House space on Budde road. The space has been updated and transformed inside and out; it’s big, comfortable, and has some great amenities like a large inside stage and a huge outdoor performance space. This is an ice house first, so the vibe and the drinks are front and center, but the kitchen is punching above its weight class with food made from house-smoked BBQ. Friendly staff, large spaces.

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$$ | American and BBQ
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, On the Radar, and Outdoor Dining

314 Pruitt Rd | Spring 77380
281-362-5907
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Well-executed burgers, shakes and sandwiches in an airy, modern setting

Shake Shack

🥈 Recommended Burger

Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack is a decidedly New York approach to a burger joint, and now they’ve brought their Manhattan sensibilities to the Woodlands. Beneath the slick, polished exterior is a friendly, well-trained staff and a tightly edited menu. So how are the burgers? In a word, excellent. Cooked to order, nicely charred, juicy, and oozing with melty cheese. This isn’t a fancy, chef-ed up burger; it’s a traditional cheeseburger made with quality ingredients and without shortcuts. Don’t want a burger? Chicken and veggie options are also delightful. Danny Meyer is one of the nation’s great restaurateurs, and Shake Shack demonstrates what happens when this kind of attention to detail is applied to the humble hamburger.

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$ | Burgers and Sandwiches
Outdoor Dining

1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., Suite 3034 | The Woodlands 77380
Across from Peli Peli
346-220-4309
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Modern Italian in a chic hotel setting

Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen

🥈 Recommended Italian
🥈 Recommended Pizza

This casually ambitious Italian eatery bursts onto the Woodlands Waterway scene with a playful approach to Italian dining. Chef Enzo Fargione brings traditional Italian techniques to the Woodlands by way of Washington DC, and our first look at his food is very promising. Well priced appetizers, pizzas, pastas, and desserts take center stage, and the completely rebuilt dining room is both modern and inviting. Excellent wine list.

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$$ and $$$ | Brunch, Italian, and Pizza
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Romantic, Scenic View, and Upscale

2 Waterway Square Place | The Woodlands 77380
In the Westin Waterway hotel
281-419-4300
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World class BBQ, outstanding specials, unique sides

Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue

🌟🌟🌟 — Notable on a statewide level.

🥇 Best BBQ

World class craft barbecue is the draw at Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue, a classic Texas barbecue joint located just off Main Street in Tomball. It’s also one of the best on the planet; in 2017, Texas Monthly ranked them #6 in the nation in their prestigious list. We agree. Pitmaster Scott Moore, Jr. and his brother (and chef) Greg smoke some of the best brisket, ribs, and sausage to be found in the state. Thursdays are a special treat, when housemade pastrami is added to the mix; don’t miss it. Wednesdays have become a big deal with the appearance of the Smoked Burger on the menu; it’s a destination burger worthy of a trip. (Update: The burger spawned its own restaurant.)

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$$ | BBQ
Outdoor Dining

200 N Elm St | Tomball 77375
832-761-0670
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South African cuisine from the chef behind the original Peli Peli

The Chef’s Table

Proving that lightning sometimes strikes twice, Chef Paul Friedman returns to Vintage Park with his latest South African restaurant concept, The Chef’s Table. The mastermind behind the original Peli Peli brings his decades of experience and international sensibilities back to the kitchen. Chef’s Table brings the cuisines of South Africa’s melting pot of cultures together, focused through Chef Paul’s culinary lens.

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$$$ | Seafood, South African, and Steaks
Brunch, Full Bar, Good Desserts, On the Radar, Outdoor Dining, and Upscale

110 Vintage Park Blvd, Building J suite P | Houston 77070
In Vintage Park
832-559-7489
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The Woodlands has a real Irish pub located on the Waterway, complete with a bar imported from Ireland. This two-story pub serves modern pub grub, and daily specials (including half-price burgers on Wednesday) pack in hungry diners. Signature salads, proper fish and chips, and hand-tossed pizza are solid choices on the broad menu. Beautiful Waterway location with scenic outdoor decks.

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$$ | American, Brunch, and Burgers
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, and Scenic View

21 Waterway Ave #140 | The Woodlands 77380
(On the Waterway)
281-466-1502
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Serious chef-driven comfort food in a fast casual setting

The Kitchen

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

🥇 Best American
🥇 Best Brunch
🥇 Best Sandwiches
🥈 Recommended Burger

Fast casual meets upscale cuisine at The Kitchen, the laid-back cousin of the award-winning Tris. Don’t let the counter service fool you; Chef Austin Simmons has created a serious menu full of creative dishes. We’re especially fond of the Greek Chicken and the new Steak Salad. Burgerphiles love the Kitchen as well; Chef Austin knows his burgers. Wine drinkers rejoice… the Kitchen sells wine at retail prices (not restaurant prices) so you can get a great bottle for as little as $10. Carefully curated craft beer selection. Service surprises for fast casual, GM Austen Goodwin and his team are raising the bar in this segment.

(Formerly Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen)

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$$ | American, Brunch, Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches
Brunch, Good Desserts, Happy Hour, and Outdoor Dining

4526 Research Forest Dr | The Woodlands 77381
281-203-5650
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Contemporary Texas cuisine in a comfortably upscale room

The Republic Grille

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended American

The flavors of Texas are served up on a plate at The Republic Grille, a locally-owned bistro located centrally in the Woodlands (with a second location on the far west end, and a third on Rayford). Entrees like chicken-fried steak, shrimp & grits, pork chops, and fried chicken satisfy the appetites of hungry Texans, and the upscale casual setting (featuring historic photos of the early days of the Woodlands by noted photographer Ted Washington) serves as a comfortable backdrop for families, couples, and groups of friends. The chicken-fried-steak is getting a bit of a reputation; numerous publications have named it among the Houston area’s best.

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$$ and $$$ | American, Burgers, and Salads
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

4775 W. Panther Creek, Suite 490 | The Woodlands 77381
(also 30340 FM 2978 Rd #800 / 281-789-7119)
281-789-7119
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Casual Upscale overlooking Market Street's Green

Tommy Bahama

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥈 Recommended American
🥈 Recommended Seafood

Tommy Bahama’s restaurant brings a tropical oasis to the middle of Market Street. Well prepared seafood (sure bets include ahi tuna tacos, crab bisque, and coconut shrimp) and solid American cuisine are the initial draws. The beautiful setting (complete with gorgeous, shaded patio) and professional service keep the upscale patrons coming back for more. Attached boutique is convenient if you feel underdressed. Bar executes tropical drinks well, and can be a bit of a scene.

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$$$ | American and Seafood
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Romantic, Scenic View, and Upscale

9595 Six Pines Dr | The Woodlands 77380
(in Market Street)
281-292-8669
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World-class sandwiches in a strip center location

Tony’s Italian Deli

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Sandwiches

Outstanding sub sandwiches are the draw at Tony’s Italian Deli, a notable sandwich shop in a nondescript strip center across from the entrance to April Sound. Founded by the prolific Ron Nicoletta, perfected by Hootie and Mary Trant, the new owners are moving forward with the original concept, and producing huge, tasty sandwiches that satisfy the crowd. This isn’t Subway, folks.

Choosing from the wall of options is tough. New visitors should resist the urge to build their own and delve into one of the recommended creations; our favorites are the J. Gandolfini (cold) and the Lucky Luciano (hot). Expect a filling meal, and another one at home with the half you couldn’t eat in the store.

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$$ | Sandwiches
Outdoor Dining

16235 TX 105 | Montgomery 77356
(Second location on Kuykendall south of Creekside Forest Drive)
936-588-4800
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Raising the bar for dining in the Woodlands

TRIS

🌟🌟🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in Texas.

🥇 Best American
🥇 Best Burger
🥇 Best Happy Hour
🥇 Best Seafood
🥇 Best Steak

Chef-driven restaurants are rare in The Woodlands, but Chef Austin Simmons demonstrates how successful they can be. Formerly known as Hubbell & Hudson Bistro, TRIS features innovative cuisine, and everything from the outstanding burgers to the most elaborate entree shows the kind of attention to detail that is the hallmark of a great restaurant.

Not only does Tris butcher their own beef, but they’ve created their own hybrid breed of cattle (Gyulais, a wagyu/charolais hybrid) that meets the chef’s exacting standards.. Chef Austin has the uncanny knack of combining diverse and unique ingredients into dishes that surprise and delight, while maintaining the integrity of the cuisine.

Steaks are a strength; from USDA prime to Texas wagyu to their own Gyulais herd to Japanese A5 (Miyazaki) for the true connoisseur. Each is cooked with the technique that will bring out the unique flavor of the breed and cut of beef. Seafood is another specialty, and it’s handled superbly. A deep dive into the appetizers can bring great rewards, from the now-iconic Korean butter-poached crab to the ethereal hamachi sashimi.

Many establishments slip a notch when the name on the door isn’t in the house, but not Tris; Simmons has created a well oiled machine. Chef Courtney helms the kitchen in the maestro’s absence, and we can’t detect any difference at all. That is the mark of an outstanding organization, and Tris exemplifies just how good a restaurant can be with a great team and a creative genius at the helm.

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$$$ and $$$$ | American, Burgers, Seafood, and Steaks
Catering, Full Bar, Good for Vegetarians, Happy Hour, HRW2020, HRW2021, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, and Upscale

24 Waterway Avenue | The Woodlands 77380
281-203-5641
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Seafood, Crab, and Steaks at Hughes Landing

Truluck’s

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

🥇 Best Seafood
🥈 Recommended American
🥈 Recommended Steak

The popular seafood and steak chain has landed at Hughes Landing, and locals have already made it a preferred destination. Crabs are front and center, and Truluck’s does them well. Chef Shane Flynn is a master of seafood, and his menu reflects this expertise. Those wanting something less aquatic head for the selection of prime steaks and choice filets. Cocktail Hour at Truluck’s is a scene; the half-priced cocktails and nice selection of seafood appetizers satisfy those looking to see and be seen at the stylish bar.

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$$$$ | American, Seafood, and Steaks
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Romantic, Scenic View, and Upscale

1900 Hughes Landing Blvd, Suite 600 | The Woodlands 77380
281-465-7000
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Dallas-based chain specializing in upscale comfort food and whiskey

Whiskey Cake

🥈 Recommended American

Whiskey Cake packs ’em in with locally-sourced comfort food in a trendy, upscale setting. The big room fills with families and groups enjoying upscale spins on classic dishes. Whiskey selection is impressive, and the signature Whiskey Cake dessert should not be missed.

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$$ and $$$ | American, Brunch, and Burgers
Brunch, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

27800 N Fwy Service Rd | Oak Ridge North 77385
346-209-5577
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Food truck specializing in burgers and sandwiches

Wiches on Wheels

🥈 Recommended Burger

Wiches on Wheels specializes in handmade half-pound burgers, served from a food truck located at Deacon Baldy’s. Burgers feature a griddled patty with a unique grind (brisket, short rib, and pork belly), cooked well, and topped with a variety of savory toppings, from traditional to wild. It’s constructed on a big, lightly toasted bun. The result is a well constructed burger that’s better than many. Don’t pass up the plain fries; they’re unusual and very good.

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$$ | Burgers
Food Trucks and Outdoor Dining

5477 Farm to Market Rd 1488 | Magnolia 77354
At Deacon Baldy's food truck park
832-418-1088
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All Restaurants with Outdoor Dining in the Woodlands

3rd Coast BBQ & Catering $$ BBQ   I-45 Corridor and Rayford Road
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403 Eats $ and $$ American   Outside the Bubble: Tomball
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Amore Seafood $$ Seafood   Outside the Bubble: Hwy 105
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Avanti Italian Kitchen $$$ Italian   Creekside Forest West and Research East
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Back Table $$ and $$$ American, Burgers, and Charcuterie   Grogan's Mill
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Baja Cantina $$ Brunch and Mexican   Waterway
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Baja Sur Fresh Mex $$ and $$$ Mexican   Creekside Forest West
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Baker St. Pub & Grill $$ American   Waterway
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Bar Louie $$ American and Burgers   Waterway
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BBQ Godfather $ and $$ BBQ   1488 West
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Beck’s Prime $$ Burgers   Grogan's Mill
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Bellagreen $$ American   Research East
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Black Walnut Cafe $$ American, Burgers, and Sandwiches   Outside the Bubble: Conroe and Research East
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Blue Lion Pub $$ American   Grogan's Mill
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Bread Zeppelin $ and $$ Salads and Sandwiches   Outside the Bubble: Spring
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Brio $$ and $$$ Italian   Woodlands Mall
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Brooklyn Cafe $ and $$ American and Breakfast   Panther Creek
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Buffalo Run $ and $$ American and Burgers   Rayford Road
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Churrascos $$$ Brunch, Latin American, and Steaks   Waterway
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Chuy’s $$ Mexican   I-45 Corridor
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Common Bond Café & Bakery $$ American, Bakery, Breakfast, Brunch, and Burgers   Outside the Bubble: Spring
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CorkScrew BBQ $$ BBQ   Outside the Bubble: Spring
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Craft Burger Food Truck - closed $$ Burgers   1488 West
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Craft Grill $$ American and Burgers   Creekside Forest West
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Crust Pizza Co $$ Pizza, Salads, and Sandwiches   Creekside Forest West, Panther Creek, and Rayford Road
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Cyclone Anaya’s $$ and $$$ Brunch and Mexican   Waterway
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Del Frisco’s Grille $$ and $$$ American, Brunch, Seafood, and Steaks   Hughes Landing
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Escalante’s $$ and $$$ Mexican   Hughes Landing
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Fielding’s Local Kitchen + Bar $$$ and $$$$ American, Brunch, Burgers, and Steaks   Creekside Forest West
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Fogo de Chao $$$ and $$$$ Latin American and Steaks   Hughes Landing
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Gessner’s Grub BBQ Co. $$ BBQ   Sawdust
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Goode Co Kitchen & Cantina $$$ Mexican   Research East
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Grimaldi’s Pizzaria $$ and $$$ Pizza   Waterway
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Grub Burger Bar $$ Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches   Research East
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Guadalajara Hacienda $$ and $$$ Mexican   I-45 Corridor
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Hearsay on the Waterway $$ and $$$ American and Brunch   Waterway
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Herb & Beet $$ American, BBQ, Salads, and Sandwiches   Sawdust
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Huti’s 5 Free-Fire Grill - closed $$ Latin American   Research East
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Jasper’s $$$ American and Brunch   Market Street
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Johnny’s Italian Steak House $$ and $$$ Italian and Steaks   I-45 Corridor
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Julio’s Mexican Grill – Magnolia $$ Mexican   1488 West
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Killen’s Texas Barbecue $$ BBQ   Research East
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Lama Mediterranean Cuisine $$ Greek and Lebanese   Research East
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Landry’s $$$ Seafood   Woodlands Mall
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Local Pour $$ American   Hughes Landing
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Lupe Tortilla $$$ Brunch and Mexican   I-45 Corridor
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Mozambik $$ and $$$ Seafood, South African, and Steaks   Woodlands Mall
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Off The Hook Seafood $$ Burgers and Seafood   Rayford Road
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P. F. Chang’s $$ and $$$ Chinese   Woodlands Mall
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Pacific Yard House $$ American   Outside the Bubble: Conroe
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Palette Indian Kitchen $$ Indian   Rayford Road
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Radunare - closed $$   Research East
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Red Flame Steak & Grill $$$ Steaks   1488 West
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Refuge Bar & Bistro $$ American   Waterway
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Refuge Steak House & Bourbon Bar $$$ and $$$$ Steaks   Creekside Forest West
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Rico’s - closed $$ and $$$   Research West
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Robard’s Steakhouse - closed $$$$ Seafood and Steaks   Grogan's Mill
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Rose Rooftop $$ and $$$ American and Burgers   Waterway
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Sawyer Park $$ American and BBQ   I-45 Corridor
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Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen $$$ Cajun/Creole and Seafood   Market Street
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Shake Shack $ Burgers and Sandwiches   Woodlands Mall
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Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen $$ and $$$ Brunch, Italian, and Pizza   Waterway
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Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue $$ BBQ   Outside the Bubble: Tomball
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The Cheesecake Factory $$ and $$$ American   Woodlands Mall
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The Chef’s Table $$$ Seafood, South African, and Steaks   Outside the Bubble: Vintage
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The Goose’s Acre $$ American, Brunch, and Burgers   Waterway
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The Kitchen $$ American, Brunch, Burgers, Salads, and Sandwiches   Research East
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The Republic Grille $$ and $$$ American, Burgers, and Salads   Panther Creek, Rayford Road, and Woodlands Parkway West
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Tommy Bahama $$$ American and Seafood   Market Street
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Tony’s Italian Deli $$ Sandwiches   Creekside Forest West and Outside the Bubble: Hwy 105
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TRIS $$$ and $$$$ American, Burgers, Seafood, and Steaks   Waterway
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True Food Kitchen $$ American   Market Street
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Truluck’s $$$$ American, Seafood, and Steaks   Hughes Landing
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Whiskey Cake $$ and $$$ American, Brunch, and Burgers   I-45 Corridor
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Wiches on Wheels $$ Burgers   1488 West
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Woodson’s Local Tap $$ American and Burgers   1488 West
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