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12 Iconic Katy Restaurants You Must Try at Least Once


KATY MAGAZINE l SEPTEMBER 2019

By April Carroll

Too many restaurants to choose from? Here are a handful of local faves every true Katyite has been to at least once.

Katy residents have their favorite dining establishments. They know the menu, the owners and even have a regular seat. Our list of popular Katy eateries have a long history in the town - some will greet a second generation of customers soon. (Listed in no particular order.)

1. TEXAS TRADITION

5321 Highway Blvd.

Since 2002, patrons have been greeted with a warm welcome at Texas Tradition, a rustic family restaurant. Residents feel at home with the Katy memorabilia and photographs decorating the wall.

Texas Tradition features a variety of comfort foods, just like mom used to make. Make sure to order their award-winning chicken fried steak, a local favorite.

HOURS: Open: Monday - Thursday 10:30 am- 9:00 pm, Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm, Saturday 7:00 am -10:00 pm, Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

2. SNAPPY'S

5803 Highway Blvd.

Voted the Best Breakfast spot in Katy multiple times, Snappy's represents the quintessential small town, family restaurant. Regular customers have their favorite dishes, and Snappy's pancakes have been described as the best in town. Traditional Texas comfort food is the best way to describe it.

Patrons, some who have been dining there since Snappy's opened in 2002, say the owners treat them like family. Snappy's successful combination of great food and relationships, guarantees repeat customers and always draws a crowd.

HOURS: Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm, Monday - Saturday 6:00 am - 3:00 pm

Photo by Zenon Yracheta on Katy Magazine Foodies

3. LANDRY'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

22215 Katy Fwy.

Established in 1947, Landry's brought its seafood restaurant to Katy in 1980. Although there are more than 300 Landry's locations around the world, Landry's Seafood here in Katy is their flagship location. Patrons love their Snapper Hemingway and have made the entree Landry's best selling dish.

HOURS: Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

4. LOS CUCOS MEXICAN CAFE

5831 Highway Blvd.

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Los Cucos opened in 1991 and quickly became a local favorite in Old Katy, known for authentic Mexican food in a casual atmosphere. The restaurant soon opened a second location near Katy Mills Mall. Fajitas and the stuffed avocados are regular favorites among customers, plus their margaritas are hard to beat!

HOURS: Monday - Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

5. PAPPA GYROS

23255 Kingsland Blvd.

Pappa Gyros, Katy's original Greek-American restaurant, has gained nationwide attention. The tiny restaurant, attached to a gas station, has been voted the #12 best place to eat in the United States. They have also claimed the distinction of the #2 place to eat in Texas, and the #1 place to eat in Katy!

Customers can't get enough of the authentic Greek food and their specialty Chicago Dogs! Plus, owner Christos Batsios draws guests into his restaurant with his welcoming smile and a quick explanation of every dish.

HOURS: Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

6. CAPTAIN TOM'S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR

20525 Katy Fwy.