Gulf Coast

Restaurants in Gulf Coast

Opt for an outdoor table—an ideal spot for kiddos to look out for dolphins—at this Galveston Harbor-front restaurant. Healthy menu options include heaping Greek salads, lentil soup and, for your little picky eaters, grilled cheese pitas.

Repeat travelers to Rockport know to head to this popular eatery—known for its fresh, Cajun-style seafood—for their first supper in town. If you can beat the locals, grab a table for blackened redfish, grilled flounder, and peppery gumbo.

The menu at this casual waterfront restaurant are packed with dishes—fried fish, shrimp and rice, and crab cakes—made from generations-old family recipes.

The eclectic menu at this popular eatery—dubbed an American pub in Paris—includes oysters, duck tacos, and prime rib. It also has the largest tequila collection in North Texas, so start things off with a margarita.

Old paintings and exposed brick and stucco interiors set a warm tone at fine dining restaurant, where comfort food dishes—pork chops with an apple chutney; rib-eye with asparagus—are served on a whimsical collection of vintage plates.

Stop in this South Texas institution for dozen or half dozen orders of the Mexican classic, from chicken or beef to jalapeño, bean and cheese. The restaurant also serves menudo, a rich stew traditionally made with beef tripe and chilies.

Stop into this friendly breakfast and lunch spot for piping hot migas (eggs loaded with tomatoes, onions and tortilla chips), fluffy pancakes, and strong coffee.

Amarillo locals flock to this standby morning and night for its home-style dishes such as huevos rancheros and hash browns and chicken-fried steak.

Ultra-modern loft space serving updated Texas chophouse classics

If you manage to finish the 72-ounce steak dinner in an hour, it’s free (otherwise it costs $72). There’s also more reasonably priced (and sized) cowboy fare, like fried rattlesnake and fried mountain oysters.