The Best Restaurants Near Texas A&M University
College Station, a city in Eastern Texas, is home to Texas A&M. This university is well known for its business, agriculture and engineering programs. Something else it’s known for? Football of course! We’re writing about all of the SEC schools and a ton of the great restaurants in these college towns. Next time you’re in College Station touring the Texas A&M campus, watching a football game, or you’re in town for work, we’ve got a list of restaurants for you to check out.
Napa Flats Wood Fired Kitchen
1727 Texas Ave S College Station, TX 77840
Birthday party, graduation celebration, or just because, Napa Flats is a spot you’ll want to check out when in College Station. People just rave about the service here, the ambience, and of course the wood fired pizza. The interior is bright and comfortable and they also have a really cool outdoor patio space. They’ve got tons of pizza, pasta, appetizer options and more for you to enjoy. Make sure to get one of their fun and tasty cocktails with your order, too!
980 University Dr E Unit 100 College Station, TX 77840
The Cookshack is serving up some real tasty fried chicken every day of the week. Order from options like chicken tenders, chicken tacos, a chicken sandwich, and more. Everything will come out super hot and fresh. Well, temperature hot that is. But you also have the option to pick what level of heat you want your chicken to have ranging from not hot to AMF (which is like really hot). Make sure to add some of their awesome sides to your order like their mac and cheese or Texas caviar. This fried chicken spot is about to be your new go to.
170 Century Square Dr Ste 10 College Station, TX 77840
You know that feeling when you wake up after a night out and all you want to do is chow down on some carbs? Well we’ve got the place for you. Open for breakfast every day of the week, Mess has plenty of items on their menu that will get you feeling like yourself again. Go for the chicken and waffles, egg sandwich with fried chicken, brisket mac and cheese, or some of their delicious French toast. Everything here is loaded with flavor and served piping hot. Need a hair of the dog? They have a couple different mimosa flavors you should try. One of the best things about this brunch spot is that their menu is super affordable, too!
209 University Dr E College Station, TX 77840
Calling all college kids! Boy do we have the spot for you. Burger Mojo is open 24/7 and serving up some delicious and creative burgers. The food here comes out quick and hot so if you’re in a hurry, this is a great spot to grab some food any time of the day. It’s also a great spot to go hang out and grab some late night burgers with your roommates. Start off with their Gone Country french fries loaded with southern fried chicken tenders, gravy and green onions. For the main course, they have tons of burgers and chicken sandwiches. Try the Lovestack Cheeseburger with an egg, American cheese, awesome sauce, lettuce, tomato, and carver ham all between their delicious Martin’s roll. Make sure to check out their website for the secret menu!
Stella Southern Cafe
4040 State Highway 6 South Suite 100 College Station, TX 77845
We’ve got another great breakfast place for you to check out every single day from 7 AM to 2 PM. There are so many wonderful things about Stella. The ambiance and staff are great, the food is filling and delicious, and they give free refills on iced coffee which is hard to find! This is a great spot for a girls brunch or if you go to school at Texas A & M and people are in town visiting you, bring them here. Everything is locally sourced and they make so many items on their menu in house so you can taste the freshness! Try things like their huevos rancheros, biscuit french toast, the shrimp and grits, or one of the other wonderful options they offer. Stop in every Wednesday for $4 mimosas!
F&F Japanese Grill
1505 Texas Ave S Ste B College Station, TX 77840
For great Japanese flavor and filling portions, add F&F Japanese Grill to your list. Start off with some appetizers like their gyoza, crunch shrimp, or jalapeno poppers. You can choose from hibachi items, combos, or other entrees like bowls. Their hibachi meals come with rice or noodles and can last as two meals for a lot of people. Their bowls are also delicious like the Hawaiin bowl with sushi rice, salmon or tuna, lettuce, bell pepper, cucumber, avocado and pineapple. Come on in and eat or take it back home to enjoy.
Brazos- Proper Texas Kitchen
177 Joe Routt Blvd College Station, TX 77844
This restaurant is located in the Texas A&M hotel so if you’re staying there visiting someone or are in town for work, this is a great spot to grab breakfast before you head out for the day, or grab something to eat here after getting back from a long day. For breakfast, go for options like the avocado toast or buttermilk pancakes. You can also go a la carte and get an order of biscuits and gravy with potatoes and sausage. For lunch they have a really great salad bar loaded with all the best toppings along with options like wraps and sandwiches. For dinner try some of their larger plates like salmon, chicken, and pasta dishes.
1802 Texas Ave S, College Station, TX 77840
This restaurant might have one of the most unique concepts ever and we are here for it. Did you forget about that load of laundry that needs to get done but you were just on your way out to go eat lunch with some friends? Bring the laundry with you! This spot is half laundromat and half burger joint. Bring some quarters with you and throw your laundry in the wash, while you’re waiting go grab a burger and some beer. Start off with some chips and queso, chili, or wings. For the main course go for the the chorizo burger or patti melt. Some other options include hot dogs and quesadillas. Make sure to wash your hands after you eat so you don’t get your clean laundry dirty!
820 University Dr E College Station, TX 77840
For some good ole creole flavor, check out Razzoo’s to get your fix. The restaurant’s interior is very eclectic and has tons of lights hanging from the ceiling and the walls are covered in signs and pictures. They also have a great outdoor patio where you can enjoy your meal on a nice day. Start off with an app like their fried pickles, popcorn shrimp, or some rat toes (their famous shrimp and crab stuffed jalapenos). For the main course, try one of their po boys or sandwiches, pasta dishes, or get a platter so you can try several things. The seafood combo platter comes with fries, jalapeno hushpuppies, and corn alongside a few different kinds of fish. Make sure to order one of their fun cocktails with your meal!
Primrose Path Wine Bar
701 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840
This is the perfect spot for a classy GNO or a date night out. This intimate spot with brick walls and dim lighting sets the tone for a great night. They also have a patio lit up by string lights that is fun to sit at when it’s nice out. This tapas style menu has so many great flavors to offer. Most importantly, start off with a drink like the French 1919 cocktail or a nice glass of wine. Order a charcuterie board to start off with like the Italian hard salami or the sweet copa board. Some of their tapas include filet mignon carpaccio, truffled mushroom arancinotto, and calamari fritto misto. If you’re unsure what to order, ask the server and they will hook you up with something good. End the meal with something sweet like their tiramisu or some churros.
800 University Dr E #100, College Station, TX 77840
This is the perfect little lunch spot and they have something everyone will like. They are consistently serving delicious food and great service. From pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pastries, and more, it isn’t hard to find something you’ll enjoy here. Stop in to any of their locations for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For breakfast go for one of their awesome bagels, toasts, breakfast sandwiches or a pastry like a cream cheese danish or bear claw. For lunch or dinner try the Greek bowl with toppings like olives, feta cheese, roasted red peppers and more. Or go for the pesto stone oven pizza. The options are endless!
Paolo’s Italian Kitchen
809 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840
Everyone has a favorite Italian spot, and this one might soon be yours. If you’re wanting a nicer night out and some really good pasta, come check out Paolo’s. They’ll start you off with some warm bread and butter to enjoy while you look over the menu. After ordering a glass of wine, start off with an appetizer like the meatballs or the steak and arugula flatbread. They have plenty of pasta dishes to choose from like spaghetti basil pesto, spaghetti bolognese, and eggplant parmesan. They also have great seafood dishes like salmon piccata and meat dishes like sausage rigatoni. You can’t go wrong with anything from this great Italian spot.
World of Beer
425 Northpoint Crossing Ste 700, College Station, TX 77840
For good vibes, a great atmosphere, and an even better selection of beers, this is a spot you’ll wanna check out. To eat, start off with a giant pretzel, mac and cheese bites, or the baked spinach and artichoke dip. For the main course, they have all kinds of options like tacos, burgers, bowls, fish and chips, and more. Come in for weekend brunch and start off with a beermosa of course. Then go for the hangover skillet or the chicken and waffle sandwich. There are so many good options to choose from and good times to be had here. Come by for Sunday funday or just post work drinks and dinner.
Fuego Tortilla Grill
108 Poplar St, College Station, TX 77840
Everyone keep calm, but there is another 24 hour restaurant in College Station, only it’s Tex-Mex. These tacos are bomb and they don’t slack on portin size either. Start your order off with some guac or queso. Their breakfast tacos are served all day so no matter what time it is, you should try the potato and egg and chicken and waffles tacos. They also have pork, chicken, beef and veggie tacos. They have several great sides if you just can’t decide what you’re in the mood for. Try their chipotle cream corn or holy frijoles with your tacos. If you saved any room for dessert, you have to try the triple chocolate chip cinnamon brownie. Happy late night munching kids!
To learn more about the delicious food spots at other SEC schools, check out our Best Restaurants in the SEC guide, which includes all 14 college towns and their amazing eateries.