Where to Eat Near 8 Houston Tourist AttractionsBy Marcy de Luna
June 20, 2014
Summer vacation means out-of-town visitors. The task of showing them around town will have you starved. Here's where to eat near eight Houston tourist attractions.
Where to Eat: Ciao Bella
Take in the view of Houston's multistory sculptural fountain and then nosh on Italian fare.
Must-Try: Cappelletti pasta with cognac sauce and a glass of wine from Ciao's Wine Picks.
Where to Eat: Cullen's
You've got all the right stuff between a visit to the NASA mecca and a meal at this upscale American grill.
Must-Try: Prime rib.
Where to Eat: Trevisio
This Italian gem, located above two picturesque 65-foot waterfalls, is inside the Texas Medical Center and a short distance from the wildlife wonderland.
Must-Try: Risotto with jumbo lump crab.
Where to Eat: Danton’s Gulf Coast Seafood Kitchen
The district is made up of 20-plus museums, galleries and cultural centers. You'll need energy to tour the Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, Rothko Chapel...and the list goes on. Load up at this seafood house first.
Must-Try: Super-fresh oysters and the white-chocolate bread pudding.
Where to Eat: Long Sing Supermarket
Before you throw down big bucks on overpriced stadium nachos and dogs (go 'Stros!), get your fill of tasty Chinese that won't break the bank.
Must-Try: Barbecue pork or roasted duck.
Where to Eat: Gaido’s
Hit the sand and catch some rays, then chill out with some fresh seafood and a cocktail at this laid-back restaurant.
Must-Try: Any of seven signature crab dishes and the pecan pie.
Where to Eat: Aquarium Restaurant
Explore 500,000 gallons of ocean wonders, including rays, sawfish and sharks before hitting the underwater dining room.
Must-Try: The Mariner’s Mixed Grill combo (top sirloin, lobster tail and grilled shrimp). Don't leave without a ride on the Ferris wheel.
Where to Eat: Jasper's
Rock out at a concert at The Woodlands music venue, and then wind down with homestyle American cooking at the stylish restaurant.
Must-Try: The signature Maytag blue-cheese potato chips and Texas peach barbecued pork tenderloin.