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Restaurants in Gulf Coast

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Gulf Coast restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Gulf Coast restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Gulf Coast to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Gulf Coast restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Gulf Coast.

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  • Big Texan Steak Ranch

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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) c... More
  • Bois d’arc Restaurant

    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 ... More
  • Crab-N

    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 ca... More
  • Delia’s Tamales

    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 ... More
  • Jasper's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Ultra-modern loft space serving updated Texas chophouse classics More
  • Mosquito Cafe

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Olympia Grill

    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 ... More
  • Padre Island Brewing Co.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Papa Leo's Texas Bar-B-Q

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Snoopy’s Pier

    The menu at this casual waterfront restaurant are packed with dishes—fried fish, shrimp and rice, and crab cakes—made from generations-old family r... More
  • Stevie Lew's BBQ Kitchen

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Taqueria Atotonilco

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Time Flies Restaurant

    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 tequi... More
  • Youngblood’s Stockyard Café

    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. More
  • Yummie’s Bistro

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

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