Local Comfort Foods We Recommend

The latest issue of “Houstonia Magazine”  (http://www.houstoniamag.com/issues/current) includes a wonderful article all about comfort food!  Maybe it’s the fact that there is still a chill in the air or maybe it’s that we really love macaroni and cheese, but this article really spoke to us.  comfortfoods

As a newcomer, it never hurts to know the local scoop on where to go to get the best of what you like to eat.  We’ve summarized Houstonia’s best of the best below. Additionally, you will note a “WRG Recommends” for places that we love and are close by.  We also enlisted the help of a local foodie friend at www.facebook.com/ichewandreview

Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to explore…let us know if you find something you really love!

Chicken-Fried Steak
Beaver’s * 2310 Decatur Street * www.beavershouston.com
Frank’s Americana Revival * 3736 Westheimer Road * www.frankshouston.com
Goodson’s Café * 27931 Business Hwy. 249, Tomball * www.goodsonscafetomball.com
Mel’s Country Café * 24814 Stanolind Road, Tomball * www.melscountrycafe.com
Triple A * 2526 Airline Drive * www.triplearestaurant.com
WRG Recommends * Republic Grille * 4775 W. Panther Creek, Suite 490 * www.therepublicgrille.com * for Chicken-Fried Chicken!

Fancy Mac ‘N’ Cheese
BRC Gastropub * 519 Shepherd Drive * www.brcgastropub.com
Jonathan’s the Rub * 9061 Gaylord Street * www.jonathanstherub.com
Jus’ Mac * Multiple Locations * www.jusmac.com
Max’s Wine Dive * Multiple Locations * www.maxswinedive.com
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar * 1050 Studewood Street * www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com
WRG Recommends * The Refuge Bar & Bistro * 24 Waterway Avenue * www.refugeinthewoodlands.com * for Baked Mac & Cheese Pot Pie!

Chili
Goode’s Armadillo Palace * 5015 Kirby Drive * www.goodecompany.com
JCI Grill * Multiple Locations * www.jamesconeyisland.com

WRG Recommends * Fielding’s Wood Grill * 1699 Research Forest * www.fieldings.com *

Fried Chicken
Frenchy’s * Mulitple Locations * www.frenchyschicken.com
Barbecue Inn * 116 W. Crosstimbers Road * www.thebarbecueinn.com
Frank’s Americana Revival * 3736 Westheimer Road * www.frankshouston.com
Punk’s Simple Southern Food * 5212 Morningside Drive * www.punkssimplesouthernfood.com
Lucille’s * 5512 La Branch Street * www.lucilleshouston.com

WRG Recommends * Mel’s Country Cafe * 24814 Stanolind Road, Tomball * www.melscountrycafe.com *

Diners
City Café * 513 College Avenue, South Houston * 713-944-3710
Dot Coffee Shop * 7006 I-45S at Woodbridge * www.pappas.com/restaurants/dot-coffee-shop
Frank’s Grill * 1915 Mangum Road * 713-682-8221
Lola * 1102 Yale Street * www.eatlola.com
Telwink * 4318 Telephone Road * www.telwink.com

WRG Recommends * Magnolia Diner * 18423 FM 1488 Rd #G, Magnolia * www.magnoliadiner.com *

Grilled Cheese
Ladybird * food truck * www.ladybirdfoodtruck.com
Shepherd Park Draught House * 3402 N. Shepherd Drive * www.shepherdparktx.com
The Golden Grill * food truck * www.goldengrillhtx.com
Max’s Wine Dive * Multiple Locations * www.maxswinedive.com

WRG Recommends * GenuWine Tasting Room * 6503 FM 1488, #401, Magnolia * www.mygenuwine.com * for Gluttonous Grilled Cheese!

Kid Comfort
Avalon Diner * Multiple Locations * www.avalondiner.com
Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar * 1050 Studewood Street * www.libertykitchenoysterbar.com
Natachee’s * 3622 Main Street * www.natachees.com
WRG Recommends * Jax Burgers Fries & Shakes * 32823 FM 2978 Rd
Magnolia *
www.jaxburgers.com * It’s hard to go wrong with burgers, hot dogs, fries and amazing milk shakes!

Chicken & Waffles
The Original Timmy Chan * 2360 S. Loop West * 713-512-8888
The Breakfast Klub * 3711 Travis Street * www.thebreakfastklub.com
WRG Recommends * Uncle Wankies Restaurant * 4660 Louetta Road, Spring * 832-663-5437 *

Chicken & Dumplings
Cleburne Cafeteria * 3606 Bissonnet Street * www.cleburnecafeteria.com
This Is It * 2712 Blodgett Street * www.houstonthisisit.com
WRG Recommends * Schilleci’s New Orleans Kitchen * 9595 Six Pines Dr., Ste. 1120 * www.schillecis.com *

Shrimp ‘n’ Grits
Brennan;s of Houston * 3300 Smith Street * www.brennanshouston.com
Ouisie’s Table * 3939 San Felipe Street * www.ouisiestable.com
WRG Recommends * Republic Grille * 4775 W. Panther Creek, Suite 490 * www.therepublicgrille.com *

Pancakes & Syrup
Fountain View Café * 1842 Fountain View Drive * www.fountain-view-cafe.com
The Buffalo Grille * Multiple Locations * www.thebuffalogrille.com
WRG Recommends * Black Walnut Café * 9000 New Trails Drive * www.blackwalnutcafe.com * for Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

Biscuits & Gravy
BRC Gastropub * 519 Shepherd Drive * www.brcgastropub.com
Lankford Grocery * 88 Dennis Street * www.lankfordgrocery.com
WRG Recommends * The Toasted Yolk Cafe * 2129 West Davis, Suite C, Conroe * www.thetoastedyolk.com *

Bayou City Pie
House of Pies * Multiple Locations * www.houseofpies.com * Ask for Bayou Goo
The Chocolate Bar * Multiple Locations * www.theoriginalchocolatebar.com * Ask for Bayou City Mud Pie
WRG Recommends * Try your own! * http://www.examiner.com/article/bayou-city-mud-pie-recipe

Have a great week, and happy eating!

Amy McLaughlin Personal Concierge and Blog Contributor

Amy McLaughlin
Personal Concierge and
Blog Contributor