When traveling, whether by yourself or with friends and family, a destination with opportunities to try something new is essential. Indulging in great food at the top restaurants with a local spin always makes for a memorable trip. Enjoying these delectable meals in a friendly atmosphere adds to the experience, making you feel right at home.
Home to pine trees and tropical, water-side destinations. When you’re looking for where to eat in Conroe, TX, to fuel you and your travel buddies, there’s something for everybody. The ample places to eat in Conroe will keep you on your toes, just like all the things to do in this scenic Texas town.
Where to Eat in Conroe for Italian Sandwiches
We had to stop at Tony’s Italian Delicatessen after learning it won the top restaurant on Yelp in the US in 2017.
Walking into this quaint shop, I saw a large list of cold and hot sandwiches. You’ll see every type of deli meat, fresh cheese, an array of vegetables, and the traditional use of oil and vinegar to help you wash it down. Or challenge your appetite with a chicken parm sandwich or one of their several hot sandwiches topped with corned beef.
Not only are these sandwiches mighty and delicious, but they are also beautiful and worthy of a photograph before you chow down.
Where to Eat in Conroe for Sushi
Dinner at Akashi Asian Bistro & Sushi Bar brings a mixture of seafood, sushi, Japanese cuisine, and Chinese entrees. Both their lunch and dinner menus are extensive, so plan to come back to Conroe and visit Akashi again.
From chicken wings and BBQ ribs and bento boxes to stir-fry shrimp, sauteed scallops, or their many unique appetizers to tide you over, like an Ahi Tower, grilled yellowtail cheese with a spicy ponzu sauce, or rock shrimp tempura in a creamy milk sauce, you’ll leave not only stuffed but with a more well-rounded palette.
A fun thing about this spot is all the unique sushi roll combos they come up with, like the Lady Gaga Roll or the Igloo Roll. There’s also a family dinner special that offers every person in your party their choice of soup, appetizer, and entree.
Top Restaurants in Conroe TX for a Cafe-Style Brunch
For breakfast, we went to the cute little bakery at Flourish. They have so many beautiful pastries that are almost too pretty to eat and a brioche breakfast sandwich that is so rich. It was such a great way to start the morning.
Their lunch options are to die for: a fig and goat cheese sandwich, a chicken salad-stuffed avocado, a white cheddar honey basil sandwich, and a roasted butternut and cauliflower protein bowl, with a French press coffee for any time of day if you’re anything like me. Or, treat yourself to a glass (or bottle) of wine from France.
Flourish is a culinary haven where delicious food and friendly service combine to create a truly memorable dining experience.
Where to Eat in Conroe for Texas BBQ
McKenzie’s Barbecue & Burgers is a local favorite for a reason. They serve up all your BBQ favorites at a great price. You can even choose your favorite cut of brisket. Pair that with their Mac n cheese and fried pickles, and you’re sure to leave satisfied.
Then stop by for breakfast and gobble up biscuits, pancakes, an omelet made your way, or several varieties of a traditional country breakfast.
Where to Eat in Conroe for a Little Bit of Everything
Pacific Yard House is the perfect place for live music and a fun atmosphere. Their menu is filled with a mouthwatering mixture of Mexican fusion, BBQ, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, and pizza that will tantalize your taste buds! Not to mention their irresistible appetizers that you’ll undoubtedly order and share between you and your travel companions.
Try one or two of the 30+ beers they have on tap, or pass the time by splitting some of their unique cocktails with your friends. You could even order one of their two punch bowls for the table!
Where to Eat in Conroe for Pie
Now, it’s not every day you eat pie for breakfast, but when you think about it, is eating pie really any different than a cinnamon roll or pancakes drenched in syrup? Pie in the Sky offers a brunch special that includes a pie waffle, the ultimate comfort food, topped with your favorite slice of pie!
Can’t decide what pie you want (it really is hard because they’re all so good)? You can get their sampler. Just a warning, though. You’ll probably walk home with a pie or five. They’re that good!
Top Restaurants in Conroe TX for a Beach View
Margaritaville Resort on Lake Conroe is home to LandShark Bar & Grill. It’s a bright meal-time destination that’ll give you a peek at this tropical Texas resort. For more information, check out our review of our stay at the Margaritaville Resort in Conroe.
Order their beach chips, served with cheese sauce, bacon, and sour cream and something tantalizingly tropical off their bar menu. Top the meal off with a sandwich, a burger, fish tacos, or their crispy shrimp basket and don’t forget dessert!
Top Restaurants in Conroe TX for Cajun Food
For a scenic dinner overlooking the lake where you can watch the boats pull in, we headed to Monty’s Lighthouse Cajun Bar & Grill.
They have a delightful crab queso and so many great-tasting, flavorful seafood dishes. Choose from broiled, pan-seared, blackened, fried, or boiled seafood alongside traditional dinner-time favorites.
Afterwards, you can enjoy a romantic stroll along the boardwalk.
Top Restaurants in Conroe TX: Traditional Mexican
The next morning, we woke up for some breakfast tacos at Taco Veloz. This is the best Mexican restaurant in Conroe, TX, with affordable prices.
For lunch or dinner, they also offer tacos, traditional Central American baleadas, nachos, burritos, tostadas, gorditas, quesadillas, and chicharrones. A cute red and blue food truck housed under a matching awning is a great place to enjoy the sun while satisfying your tummy.