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

April 14, 2018 Velvet Champine

Alvin is a city in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area and Brazoria County. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 24,236. Alvin's claim to fame is Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, who moved with his family to the city in 1947 as an infant and lived there until he moved to Round Rock in 2003. The Nolan Ryan Museum is in the Nolan Ryan Foundation and Exhibit Center on the campus of Alvin Community College.
Things to do in Alvin

1. Gordon Street Tavern

114 N Gordon St, Alvin, TX 77511-2331 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 281-968-7402
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Gordon Street Tavern

Great gastro style craft beer tavern in Alvin, Texas, south of Houston. One of the coolest bars/restaurants in the area.

Reviewed By DougandDebB - Alvin, Texas

We been to the Gordon Street Tavern, on several occasions previously, over a year ago and it was good. I ordered a Margarita and it was nasty! I had the waitress return it. My wife ordered a hamburger which was ok. I had the fish and chips and if I had not been hungry I would have not ate some of it. Will definitely not return

2. Starbucks

3100 Highway 35 South, Alvin, TX 77511-4790 Cafe +1 281-388-3400
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Starbucks

Reviewed By BrendaH40 - Alvin, Texas

This one is in Kroger, they are always friendly! It is really busy at times but worth the wait...Only thing is they never have the cake pops...

3. Daylight Donuts

2625 S Bypass 35, Alvin, TX 77511-4728 +1 281-331-3487
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By superbford - Texas Gulf Coast, Texas

With a business like this its all about the ownership. This little donut shop has a great owner.

He makes sure the service is friendly, the donuts are fresh with a lot of great choices and they have some unique touches.

If you like coffee this is the place to come in Alvin. Don't waste your time or money at Starbucks. They spent a lot of money on a top of the line coffee brewing system here and the taste proves it. The prices are also much better than Starbucks.

The donuts are excellent as are the kolaches. This fall they have added a pumpkin cake donut that is so good.

Shipley's on Fairway runs a close second, but for now Daylight is the place to get your sweet breakfast and coffee.

4. Kelly's Country Cooking

1100 Highway 35 Byp N, Alvin, TX 77511-8554 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 281-585-5777
Excellent
53%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Kelly's Country Cooking

Reviewed By pnkgirl27 - San Antonio, Texas

We went on a Sunday afternoon and the place was busy. We waited awhile for drinks, our appetizer didn't show up. Our meals arrived and I asked the waitress at that point to take the onion ring appetizer off the bill. We were then informed "they are hand breaded and take awhile to make". Hmmmm it takes longer to fry onion rings than to fry hand cut french fries, breaded shrimp, fish and also whip up an omelette? Just admit that you forgot to put the order in and apologize. Not a big deal but if you LIE to me about my food then I don't trust you to be my waitress. Anyway, the waitress never did take them off of the bill and we were stuck with the appetizer coming out when we were almost finished with the meal. It takes 40 minutes to make onion rings? I brought them home and threw them in the garbage because they weren't any good cold. Soggy gross mess for $5.99. What a waste of money! I didn't need to be lied to!

5. Dannay's Donut

1041 S Gordon St, Alvin, TX 77511-3440 +1 281-331-5998
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Rollz247 - Houston, Texas

Love these kolaches, way better than shipley's. The bread is so good, fluffy & delicious. I like the jumbo & the regular sausage & cheese. My wife is addicted to the ham & cheese. The donuts & the BEARCLAWS are awesome as well. Very reasonable prices. I go here at least twice a month.

6. Joe's Barbeque CO

1400 E Highway 6, Alvin, TX 77511-2572 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 +1 281-331-9626
Excellent
47%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 186 reviews

Joe's Barbeque CO

Reviewed By Frank L - Nashville, Tennessee

I have been in Texas working Hurricane Harvey damage. A local told me to try out Joe's. I went there on Tues, the shrimp night special, and it was fantastic. I've eaten there 3x since and everything I've had was delicious. Prices are very reasonable with large portions. A real local favorite and I recommend anyone around to go try it out.

7. Habanero Fresh Mex

535 Tovrea Rd, Ste 101, Alvin, TX 77511-2975 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +1 281-824-4955
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Habanero Fresh Mex

Reviewed By Kathy C - Dripping Springs, TX

Many menu choices. We enjoyed the thin crispy chips with two delicious salsas, one green and one a smokey tomato slasa.
Courteous waiters and qujck service. The beef fajita enchilada was excellent.Puffy taco was tough but everything else was very good.
Specials each weekday evening.
Glad we found it! Walking distance from La Quinta and Holiday Inn in Alvin.

8. Diana's Grill

2625 S Bypass 35 Ste 199, Alvin, TX 77511-4683 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 281-824-4992
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Diana's Grill

Reviewed By RedbeardTraveler - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I spent two nights in Alvin recently and at at Diana's Grill for breakfast twice. The food and service is very good. The Breakfast Tacos were some of the best I have ever had; fresh, tasty, and the perfectly-sized proportion.

On one order I had the hash browns and they were very good, on the second order I had the roasted potatoes, and that is the only ding I have for this place. They were those frozen, square, hollow potatoes that many restaurants are using for their roasted or home-style potatoes.

Give this place a try and avoid the roasted potatoes.

9. Dairy Land

1300 S Gordon St, Alvin, TX 77511-3447 Takeout, Seating American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 281-585-3497
Excellent
41%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Dairy Land

Reviewed By Lauren K

A group of 8 of us went there after a morning at Frobergs. We didn't get there until a little after 1:30pm and there were only 3 orders ahead of us. It took 37minutes to get our food! I'm not sure if that's the norm but it was extremely frustrating with small children in tow.
I had this famous tortilla burger and it was the worst burger I have ever had. Two hard shells with flavorless burger fixings falling out as the shells cracked. I'm shocked this is so popular. Everything else was good, especially the Texas Tots.

10. The Caboose BBQ

113 E Sealy St, Alvin, TX 77511-2440 Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 281-393-0176
Excellent
54%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

The Caboose BBQ

Reviewed By Kristeeleigh - Houston, Texas

We decided to give Caboose BBQ a try on a Saturday afternoon. My husband ordered the two meat plate with brisket and ribs with a side of macaroni and baked beans. The brisket had great flavor but was a little dry and the ribs were the perfect texture but we did not care for the flavor. Beans and mac and cheese were both average. I got the grilled cheese with brisket sandwich with a side of green beans. Hands down probably the best green beans I have had but the brisket grilled cheese was just okay , nothing spectacular. A friend where with got a barbecue baked potato with chopped beef and said it was just ok and needed more cheese and sour cream. The kids with us got a kids chicken finger and the other one got mini corn dogs and tots. At first they told us they did not have chicken fingers then came back and said they did and then came back as we sat down and said they didn't so there is some miscommunication between the front and the kitchen workers. The tater tots were really good for being tater tots and mini corn dogs were typical mini corn dogs.
Overall we might go back but some improvement needs to be made.

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