Bay Area Houston Baycations Are Better for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
No trip to Bay Area Houston is complete without sampling the delectable cuisine that abounds throughout the region. Straight-from-the-water seafood, spicy Thai, world-famous burgers and New York-worthy pizza — the Bay Area is a foodie’s dream destination.
Pier 8 Seafood Fish Market offers about as fresh a catch as you can get without reeling in the fish yourself. The open-air restaurant is set along the water with pelicans diving for their dinner off the shore. Choose your seafood— catfish, shrimp or squid and they’ll fry it to order. Be sure to add a side of fries and grab a spot at a picnic table. Pier 8 is low on frills and high on deliciousness.
Under the direction of Super Chef Andrew—a second-generation Thai chef—the multi award–winning Merlion Thai Restaurant & Lounge (merlionrestaurant.com) brings the taste of Thailand to Seabrook. Try the Thai peanut sauce curry or the kao pad.
Seabrook Waffle Company (seabrookwafflecompany.com) is a charming café that serves sweet and savory waffles topped with everything from Nutella to mac-n-cheese. The creativity doesn’t end at the menu items, either. Hand-painted tables are pieces of art, and works by local artists line the walls.
The global menu of Main Street Bistro is a mix of local, coastal, Hispanic and Creole cuisine all informed by French-cooking methods and techniques. That’s the first thing you’ll love about Main Street Bistro. The second thing you’ll love is the fact that it’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can keep coming back for more.
Good company and good food can be found at Viola and Agnes’ Neo Soul Café (neosoulfood.org). Chef Aaron will whip up a taste of Southern comfort with a dish of red beans and rice, fried catfish, or shrimp and grits. Be sure to ask about the daily specials.
Celebrity sightings are commonplace in Bay Area Houston when you’re looking for a good meal. T-Bone Tom’s (www.tbonetoms. com) in Kemah was featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.” Sampling some of the restaurant’s favorites, host Guy Fieri raved his version of top praise: “That’s a killer. I mean a killer, killer.” Everything at T-Bone Tom’s is made from scratch—including its mouthwatering barbecue sauce— and steaks are hand-cut on-site.
Travel Channel’s “Burger Land” heaped praise on Tookie’s (tookiesburgers.com) Squealer Burger, which mixes bacon into the ground beef. The host called its owner, a “hamburger hero.” And while the Squealer got all of the kudos, you really can’t go wrong with ordering a hamburger here. Try A Big Texan—a double-meat hamburger with chili cheese. If you’re more of a surf than a turf fan, Tookie’s sister restaurant in Seabrook (tookiesseafood.com) focuses on seafood.
Dine in or carry out at Mediterraneo Market & Café (mediterraneomarket.com) in Nassau Bay. This cozy bistro serves everything from pita wraps and falafel to lasagna and souvlaki. The café is warm and inviting, and it’s likely that by the time you finish dinner, you’ll feel like family. There’s even a small market to purchase some of your Greek favorites.
The Backyard (www.backyardseabrook.com) specializing in unique Mac and Cheese dishes. Enjoy dining with friends & family under the trees while the kids play backyard games.
Red Oak Café (www.redoakcafe.com) in League City is a breakfast lover’s utopia of goodness offering meals large enough to share. The Pierogi Queen (www.pierogiqueentx.com) offers up Polish home cooking from Galumpki to Dumplings to Polish Sausage.
A trip to Bay Area Houston will definitely satisfy the food lover in us all. For a complete listing of restaurants visit www.visitbayareahouston.com. Stop into our Visitors Center at 604 Bradford Avenue in Kemah for coupons and discounts to local attractions and restaurants 7 days a week.