Updated September 2021. Originally published in 2021.)

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.

$$ | 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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Family run Vietnamese restaurant tucked away in Panther Creek

Lucky Cafe

🥈 Recommended Vietnamese

Panther Creek Families have been visiting Lucky Cafe for years. This small restaurant, tucked away on Glen Loch, serves up satisfying pho, savory banh mi, and a variety of other Vietnamese specialties. A selection of Americanized Chinese dishes are also provided for the less adventurous.

$$ | Vietnamese
Good for Vegetarians

27120 Glen Loch Dr | The Woodlands 77381
281-298-2211
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Pizza Tonight

🥇 Best Pizza

Locals keep talking about this hidden gem located in a tiny strip center on Glen Loch. Take out or delivery are your two options, and you’ll be glad you did. Thin crust is the specialty, with hand-tossed crust, plentiful real cheese, and good quality toppings. Savvy customers jump on the bargain carry out special; a one-topping extra-large for $10. Calzones, subs, and salads round out the offering. There’s no seating at Pizza Tonight; you don’t have to take your pizza home, but you can’t eat it there.

$ and $$ | Pizza

27190 Glen Loch Dr | The Woodlands 77381
281-465-4774
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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.

$$ and $$$ | American, Burgers, and Salads
Full Bar, 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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Restaurant Listings

Brooklyn Cafe $ and $$ American and Breakfast   Panther Creek
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Crust Pizza Co $$ Pizza, Salads, and Sandwiches   Creekside Forest West, Panther Creek, and Rayford Road
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Los Cucos $$ Mexican   Panther Creek
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Lucky Cafe $$ Vietnamese   Panther Creek
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Pizza Tonight $ and $$ Pizza   Panther Creek
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The Republic Grille $$ and $$$ American, Burgers, and Salads   Panther Creek, Rayford Road, and Woodlands Parkway West
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Torchy’s Tacos $ and $$ Mexican   Panther Creek, Research East, and Woodlands Mall
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