I am back again with another post on our Houston Trip on what to eat in Houston Texas. If you missed it, you can checkout our other post on our day in Galveston. We stayed downtown for a weekend and the rest of the time we were in the Sugarland / Stafford area. However, we made quiet a few trips to the downtown and city centre ares so I have recommendations for both.
What To Eat In Houston – Breakfast
Common Bond – Houston, Texas
This place was to die for, one of my top three meals in Houston hands down. This is a casual restaurant with modern decor, I loved the high ceilings and giant windows. It has indoor and outdoor seating and is located in a really lovely neighbourhood. I had the Croque-Madame (jambon de paris, gruyère, swiss, jalapeño béchamel, 63° egg (soft yolk), country sourdough) and it was heavenly. It had the most simple arugula salad with a dressing I wanted to drink on the side. Stay tuned to the blog for a recreation of this meal. Bruce had the sausage and egg breakfast sandwich and of course we couldn’t leave without some baked goods. Everything here was amazing.
What To Eat In Houston – Lunch
Tornado Burger – Sugarland, Texas
This place is a hole in the wall but the burger is amazing. Everything is made fresh to order! Be sure to get the spicy burger, it’s not too spicy but has great flavour. I tried five guys for the first time this trip and I LOVED the fries but the burger was disappointing. I have decided that a Tornado Burger with five guys fries would be the ultimate combination.
Freebirds – Sugarland, Texas
Every time I talked about my love of Chipotle around Texans , everyone told me I had to try Freebirds. I eventually tried it and it was amazing. The difference between the two for me was that you could get grilled peppers and onions. Also, the gauc may have been better then chipotle Gauc. I am a Freebirds convert.
What To Eat In Houston – Dinner
Jupiter Waffle & Pizza Co – Sugarland, Texas
This is another top 3 meal location for me for sure. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had breakfast for dinner or brinner as I like to call it. They have all sorts of concoctions with waffles as well as a pizza menu. We both opted for savoury waffles, mine was topped with egg, arugula, prosciutto and honey mustard and Bruce had the fried chicken version with coleslaw. Both are served with a side and warm maple syrup. This place has a super hipster vibe, which I loved. They bring you your cheque in a book, such a cute touch. If you are in Houston this place is worth the drive to Sugarland.
Brio Tuscan Grille – City Centre, Houston, Texas
We had an amazing Italian meal here. I had the lasagna which was made with fresh pasta with a white sauce. Bruce had the gorgonzola topped steak. They also have a great cocktail and wine list. This is the most expensive restaurant on the list but it is worth it for a splurge meal.
Yardhouse – City Center, Houston Texas
This place had the best beer selection in Texas. I had a pineapple beer here that was so good. The food here is typical upscale pub grub. I had a BBQ salad which was good but Bruce had the Nashville hot chicken with sweet potato pancakes which was the real star of the show.
Doc’s Motorworks Bar & Grill – Houston, Texas
Doc’s was a cool looking restaurant with pub grub. They have great happy hour specials on tacos and nachos. We had the pan nachos which were the perfect combination of refried beans and queso. Everything in Texas has queso on it and I don’t feel like that’s a bad thing. I had the buffalo chicken burger which was massive with tater tots, which again is a Texas staple.
Goode Company – Houston, Texas
You have to have barbecue in Texas. Goode company has amazing barbecue, the brisket is to die for and the sides were all really good. We tried four of them: jambalaya, two kinds of beans and potato salad. Also all meals come with a side of jalapeno bread which was amazing. Everything was fresh and super flavourful.
Torchy’s Tacos – Sugarland, Texas
Torchy’s is a chain of taco restaurants in Texas. You can order your food to go or sit in the restaurant or bar area. Start with the guacamole and chips, you won’t regret it. I had the republican, the democrat and the baja shrimp. I didn’t love the republican but the other two were awesome! Three tacos was too much for me, two would have been enough but I couldn’t resist trying three. They all sound amazing! Bruce had the special of the month, trailer trash and the democrat. He loved them all! This was one of our top three choices for restaurants in Texas.
We had never had Korean barbecue before so this was a new experience for us. Essentially, you order a variety of meats that you cook yourself at the grill in the table and they bring you a bunch of sides to go with it. I also tried the Korean beer – Hite, it almost had a wine taste to it that I really enjoyed. We enjoyed our first Korean barbecue experience and would definitely have it again.
What To Eat Houston – Drinks
Kirby Ice House – Houston, Texas
I loved the whole concept of this place. There is an inside part where you can sit for drinks but also an outside section with games like bean bags and shuffle board. I wish the weather was nice enough in Newfoundland to be able to have places like this. There were also a couple of food trucks parked outside the bar that we tried, we had the Korean fries and a Korean burger.
Little Woodrow’s – Midtown, Houston, Texas
This place is very similar to Kirby Ice House with the inside and outside sections so we loved it. It is very laid back where you can sit and have a chat or play some outdoor games. I love that the weather is so nice in Houston that you can do this all the time. A very cool bar that I recommend checking out.
Howl At The Moon – Houston, Texas
This is a dueling piano bar where you can request the band to play songs. Super fun concept and the band was awesome. This is a chain of bars that is all over the US, it’s super fun for a night out with friends. We had a great time here.
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Have you been to Houston? What was your favourite thing to do in the area?
Where is your next upcoming trip?