Clute Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Clute

April 14, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Clute is a city in Brazoria County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 11,211. The city gained some fame with the discovery of a fossilized mammoth named Asiel. There is now a restaurant/museum of the same name to honor this discovery.
Things to do in Clute

1. El Toro

120 Commerce St, Clute, TX 77531-5602 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 979-265-5361
Excellent
45%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

El Toro

This is a local favorite since the early 1960's. Not only attracting the locals but many from surrounding cities as well. A favorite destination for vacationers for dine in, pick up, or drop off caterings. We start with the freshest of ingredients, provide excellent service, and it is our goal to exceed our guests expectations. We have a variety of menu choices from traditional Tex-Mex, American, Seafood, Steaks, and Hamburgers. Come in and find out why we are always the best choice in the surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you.

Reviewed By DiscriminatingPalate - Nashville, Tennessee

Looking for an early midweek dinner in Clute, a local colleague pointed us to El Toro. We were greeted by a friendly and enthusiastic group of young ladies at the front door - that's where the fun started. The establishment's interior is spacious and nicely appointed. Our ebullient server, Ellisa, was quick with to-the-point recommendations from the menu.

We started with Margaritas (standard quality), complementary tortilla chips & two types of dipping sauces, and the Chili Con Queso appetizer. A word to the wise here - unless you have a large party, stick with the small size unless you're looking to fill up on cheese. I enjoyed the El Dorado (chicken breast with shrimp, crawfish, mushrooms, peppers), though I didn't notice the missing guacamole & pico de gallo until my meal was finished. The steak fajitas were another table highlight - ample quantity and quality.

Bottom line - I'd make a return trip to El Toro. The staff made our visit fun, and the fare is good value.

2. Phat Boyz Mexican Cafe

1003 North Brazoswood #3, Richwood, TX Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 979-388-0220
Excellent
41%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Phat Boyz Mexican Cafe

Reviewed By NiftyGrammy - San Antonio

I really don't want to burst any bubbles about the quality of the food here but have to be honest. First of all, the building is okay. I took a picture of the outside and it is kind of charming in the dark at 5 a.m. There is not a lot of light leading to the restaurant so you may miss the turn. The server was very nice and really did keep our coffee cups filled. The food is expensive. Twice as much as you pay at Mexican restaurants where I come from (San Antonio). The breakfast tacos ($3.95) are enormous! See my pictures of one rolled and one opened. I think the tortilla was about 8 inches around. I put a fork next to it so you could compare. I could only eat a third of it so the value is there. The flour tortillas are house made but not fresh when we were served. The tortilla would have benefited from 30 seconds on the griddle. The flavor of the tortilla was very good and held up to the fillings. The eggs and the rest of the ingredients (potatoes and bacon) were obviously precooked so did not have that fresh flavor that you see in other restaurants. The bacon was rubbery and chewy and the potatoes were soft and mushy. The refried beans that were smeared on the tortilla were very tasty and there was also shredded cheese. We were given one choice of a medium spicy salsa roja. It was okay. this place could be stellar and stand out against any other locally owned Mexican restaurant in San Antonio with a little more attention to the above details. I absolutely loved the coffee and the fact that they open at 5 a.m. There aren't many choices at this time in the morning around here.

3. Dairy Bar

202 Plantation Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-6141 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Diner Lunch, Dinner +1 979-297-3256
Excellent
45%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Dairy Bar

Reviewed By robrick31 - Clute, Texas

The burgers ar really good and the onion rings are great as well. I also get the house made chili. I take the chili home to eat or put on hot dogs later.

4. Asiel's

330 N Dixie Dr, Bldg D, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-5907 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 979-285-3800
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Asiel's

Family owned and committed to fresh homemade comfort cuisine. Screened patio on the lake

Reviewed By Kelly B - Brazoria, Texas

They have a little of everything. Salads, burgers, shrimp, breakfast. Good luck getting in quickly fir breakfast on the weekends but it’s worth the wait. I love to bring people that are from outbof town to prove that there is a lake in Lake Jackson. Lol. I love to sit outside in good weather. Service can be slow at times but Food is always good.

5. The Grape Taste

145 Oyster Creek Dr Ste 10, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-4181 Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 9 - SGD 37 +1 979-480-0424
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

The Grape Taste

The Grape Taste offers something to satisfy every kind of appetite. Enjoy premium wines and gourmet entrees right here in Lake Jackson!

Reviewed By Pintavalle - Lake Jackson, Texas

I thought this was just a wine place, but it has a terrific menu as well. Standard soup, salads and sandwiches are all terrific. Waitstaff very attentive. Midrange prices.

6. Allstar Sports Pizza

804 Brazospark Dr, Clute, TX 77531-5102 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Italian Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 26 +1 979-265-1555
Excellent
51%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Allstar Sports Pizza

Our tasty pizzas and calzones are a result of years of work to perfect the right recipe. We combine these excellent recipes with fresh ingredients, making our dough and sauce from scratch. With this combo, we’re able to produce some of tastiest pizzas with the best toppings around. Our Clute location also includes a 4200 sq. foot indoor arena and bounce house that can be reserved for parties and is available for open play at select times.

Reviewed By kftw - Burleson, TX

We were staying in a beach house in Surfside so when we found out the Clute restaurant delivered we were already happy. Then the food was very good. Pizzas were delicious & the popcorn chicken bites are more like chunks of chicken instead of popcorn size. While staying in Surfside we had 2 deliveries and were satisfied with both. So nice not to leave the beach & clean up to go to a restaurant. We would have gone to the restaurant as it was that good.

7. Brian's BBQ

151 Commerce St, Clute, TX 77531-5601 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 979-265-1232
Excellent
59%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Brian's BBQ

Reviewed By Robert J - Lake Jackson, United States

I'm a vegetarian so wouldn't choose Brian's BBQ as a place to eat. But because of work, I ate there many times. My carnivore friends say it is the best BBQ in the area. As a vegetarian, I loved their baked potatoes--very creamy. That, together with corn on the cob, beans, coleslaw...I was quite satisfied.

8. Lake Jackson Seafood Restaurant

466 Plantation Dr, Lake Jackson, TX 77566-6145 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner 979-297-8883
Excellent
29%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

Lake Jackson Seafood Restaurant

We live in Lake Jackson. There are lots of restaurants, but this one is reasonably priced and has a wide variety of seafood dishes plus hamburgers and steaks. Fried shrimp are popular here and theirs are as good as any in this community. (Shrimp boats ply the Gulf of Mexico out of Freeport, which is 8 miles distant.). Side dishes include dirty rice and fried vegetables - a very satisfactory portion. We get take-out and have patronized them very frequently. Way better than pizza.

Reviewed By sightseerNb_Tx - Nb, Tx

Based on previous reviews, I thought the seafood would be better, but it was not. There was plentyof chicken in the gumbo, but the taste was lacking with spices, a little bland. The grilled fish was OK while the scallops were tough and chewy and the grilled shrimp was cold. The rice that came with the gumbo was dry and not flaky as well.

9. El Potrillo

649 Dixie Dr, Clute, TX 77531-5115 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 979-388-0599
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

El Potrillo

Reviewed By Kathy S

I ordered the Supreme Taco salad-beef fajita meat, chicken fajita meat, shrimp, mushrooms along with lettuce tomato shredded cheese and quest as dressing. I got the guacamole on the side. The salad was excellent! I prefer chicken and shrimp to beef, but it was all good. It might look a little small when they set the plate down but the taco shell bowl is deep and there was plenty. I couldn't even finish it. I highly recommend this salad. Service was good and the waitress friendly.

10. Taste of Nations Restaurant

647 Dixie Dr, Clute, TX 77531-5115 Seating Asian, Chinese Lunch, Dinner +1 979-265-6788
Excellent
42%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Taste of Nations Restaurant

Reviewed By delonestar - Austin, Texas

The owner was the waiter and we asked for some more traditional chinese options rather than the usual Americanized fare. He recommended a fish dish that was really delicious. He is very opinionated, but don't let that put you off. Service was very good and the food a nice surprise for such a small town.

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