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Eating out in College Station, Texas | 10 Best Restaurants
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Eating out in College Station, Texas | 10 Best Restaurants

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Home of Texas A&M University, College Station boasts a mix of lively hangouts, frequented by its student population, and fine-dining restaurants. From casual burgers and barbecues to upscale, award-winning steaks and global fare, our guide to the city’s best restaurants will make sure you will never go hungry in College Station.
Dixie Chicken | © Clint Vigil/Flickr
Dixie Chicken | © Clint Vigil/Flickr
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Dixie Chicken

Dixie Chicken is located in College Station’s Northgate district next to Texas A&M University. It is very popular with students, who have been enjoying its tasty chicken, burgers and refreshing, cold beer for generations. Featuring a saloon-style interior, complete with country music in the background, guests can relax with a plate of mouth-watering chicken fried steak, double-meat hamburger or chicken fajita tacos.

Dixie Chicken, 307 University Drive, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 846 2322

The Roman Sausage Sandwich, Hullabaloo | © Jimmy Emerson/Flickr
The Roman Sausage Sandwich, Hullabaloo | © Jimmy Emerson/Flickr
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Hullabaloo Diner

Hullabaloo Diner is a 1940s New York-style diner opened in 2005. Plenty of wholesome, home-style dishes such as meatloaf and pot roast are served alongside burgers and its popular Train Wreck Fries (topped with blue-cheese crumbles, bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions), while its comfy, retro booths make the perfect spot in which to feast on its tasty diner food.

Hullabaloo Diner, 15045 Fm 2154 Road, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 690 3002


From its humble beginnings as a small fast-food restaurant opened in 1994, Layne’s has grown into one of College Station’s favorite restaurants. With its famous chicken fingers and secret-recipe sauce drawing in guests again and again, its a must visit location. Inside, Layne’s is simple with checkered floors and booths giving the restaurant a relaxed, retro vibe.

Layne’s, 106 Walton Drive, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 696 7633/Layne’s, 1301 Wellborn Road, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 696 6933

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The Republic

The Republic is a fine-dining establishment renowned throughout town for its mouth-watering cuisine, comprehensive whiskey selection and award-winning wine. Guests can enjoy steaks, craft cocktails, live music and an elegant atmosphere, and discover why The Republic became College Station’s first AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant.

The Republic, 701 University Drive East, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 260 4120

Koppe Bridge

Head down to Koppe Bridge and treat your taste buds to one of the restaurant’s award winning burgers. Its burgers aren’t the only reason why Koppe Bridge has kept diners coming back over its 20-year history: guests can also choose from other tempting options, such as fried catfish served with coleslaw, fries and hushpuppies, and the BBQ brisket available with sides including fried okra and potato salad.

Koppe Bridge, 11777 Wellborn Road, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 764 2933/Koppe Bridge, 3940 Harvey Road, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 776 2833

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Christopher’s World Grille

Christopher’s World Grille is the realization of the lifelong dream of a well-traveled chef who has sailed the globe cooking on private yachts, and opened the elegant restaurant in 1999 in a renovated 100-year-old ranch house in neighboring Bryan. Christopher’s World Grille features a number of dining rooms, each with their own distinctive style, while its eclectic menu offers international food, expertly prepared.

Christopher’s World Grille, 5001 Boonville Road, Bryan, TX, USA, +1 979 776 2181

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Veritas Wine & Bistro

Veritas Wine & Bistro is an adventurous concept from a talented executive chef, who effortlessly combines French, American and Asian bistro dining with the restaurant’s cosmopolitan, contemporary vibe. Focusing on creativity, freshness and quality, Veritas conjures dishes bound to please the palate of discerning foodies. Don’t leave without sampling Veritas’ extensive wine list.

Veritas Wine & Bistro, 830 University Drive East, Suite 400, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 268 3251

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Fuego Tortilla Grill

For mouth-watering Mexican food, local diners head straight to Fuego Tortilla Grill; a vibrant and fun restaurant with three branches across Texas, including its original location in College Station which is open 24 hours a day. Try the carnitas; pork, slow-simmered in a tangy mix of citrus, garlic, orange juice and a dash of Coca Cola.

Fuego Tortilla Grill, 108 Poplar Street, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 703 1804

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Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen

Regularly hailed by local and visitors as the best place for pizza in all of College Station, Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen is an independently-owned restaurant, focusing on homemade food and tasty drinks. Diners not in the mood for pizza can choose from a number of pasta dishes or grilled dishes. The restaurant’s interior; a stylish, inviting mix of wood and brick, makes it the perfect setting for an evening of delicious food.

Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen, 1727 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 383 2500

C&J Barbecue

With three locations in the College Station-Bryan metropolitan area, C&J Barbecue is undoubtedly one of the region’s most popular and successful barbecue joints. Everything you would expect from an award-winning barbecue joint is featured on the menu, from pulled pork and ribs to smoked sausage and turkey, with desserts, such as cheesecake or blueberry cobbler, also available.

C&J Barbecue, 4304 Harvey Road, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 776 8069/C&J Barbecue, 105 Southwest Parkway, College Station, TX, USA, +1 979 696 7900