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

April 14, 2018 Janean Rudisill

Columbus is a city in Colorado County in southeastern Texas, United States, 74 miles (119 km) west of Houston. The population was 3,655 as of the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Colorado County and is located on the Colorado River. The Colorado County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Things to do in Columbus

1. Los Cabos Mexican Grill

2543 Highway 71 S, Columbus, TX 78934-9206 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner SGD 5 - SGD 20 +1 979-732-9744
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Los Cabos Mexican Grill

Reviewed By TexFlyers - Houston, Texas

With great chips & salsa (a big factor for Tex-Mex Restaurants), you can settle down with family and friends, indulge in your entree, and take in the well-decorated atmosphere.

Just make sure you come in with a hearty appetite....it'll be worth your while!

My preferred dishes: Chicken Quesadillas; The Texas Burrito w/ Rice & Refried Beans

2. Latte Columbus

2126 Highway 71 S Ste F, Columbus, TX 78934-3012 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Soups Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 979-732-9545
Excellent
57%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Latte Columbus

Reviewed By John L - Dallas, Texas

Sit here in the mornings, and you'll think everyone knows everyone else in Columbus! Actually, a nice friendly coffee shop with decent WiFi. Comfortable, if somewhat worn, chairs. Coffee tasted good, but needed to be warmed up a little. The scones were excellent. We're going back next time we are in town.

3. Schobels' Restaurant

2020 Milam St, Columbus, TX 78934-3102 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 979-732-2385
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 297 reviews

Schobels' Restaurant

Reviewed By LStrassner - Friendswood, Texas

Huge crowds but they are handled well. I had the buffet and my husband ordered the weiner schnitzel. The food on the buffet was of wonderful quality. It was easy to understand why people would wait in the line for the buffet.
Salad items were fresh and cooked items were cooked but not over done. My husband was happy with his weiner schnitzel, red cabbage,and German potato salad.

4. TRC Coffee

1111 Walnut St, Columbus, TX 78934-2218 +1 979-733-0005
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By Tamalyn N - Columbus, Texas, United States

TRC known by regulars as "Kelly Coffee" because the owner Kelly Lewis makes the best coffee every morning. She has the ability to not only make great suggestions for a drink choice but can remember everyone's favorite. She is very nice and helpful! So drive through and see why we locals love it!

5. Dairy Cone

836 Walnut St, Columbus, TX 78934-2213 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 979-732-5500
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Dairy Cone

Reviewed By Marcus L - Austin, Texas

You have to love a place where you can still walk up to the window, place your order and wait to pick up the satisfying comfort food. Burgers are great, shakes are fantastic!

6. Nancy's Steak House

2536 Highway 71 S, Columbus, TX 78934-9201 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 979-732-9700
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 134 reviews

Nancy's Steak House

Reviewed By CBtex - Texas

We dined here for 10yrs & everything was always perfect. Moved away 4yrs ago & just stopped by last night for dinner while traveling through the area.
Excellent...excellent!!
Fresh salad bar with a large variety of items & dressings.
Very large menu includes great steaks, seafood, chicken & desserts. Full bar.
Service is fast & courteous. Casual Tx atmosphere.

7. Beckey's Cafe

1237 Bowie St, Columbus, TX 78934-2343 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 979-732-5553
Excellent
49%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Beckey's Cafe

Reviewed By daddymo2 - Buda, Texas

Had a big family luncheon here recently and we were treated like royalty. We didn't have a reservation, we just walked in. They had us seated in minutes and the service was fantastic. And the food...the food. It was real good Mexican food. served hot and tasty. Everyone in our party had a good time and the food was enjoyed by all.

8. Mikeska's Bar-B-Q

I-10, Columbus, TX 78934 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 979-732-3101
Excellent
29%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Mikeska's Bar-B-Q

Reviewed By SMALOVER08 - New Orleans, Louisiana

We totally enjoyed our visit to Jerry Mikeska's restaurant. Jerry is in his 90s and was there meeting his customers. He is a delightful gentleman whose life revolves around his restaurant. This is our first time at Jerry's but not the first time at a Mikeska Brothers' restaurant. Jerry's does not disappoint. I don't believe the negative reports.

We have always ordered the brisket which is consistently good. It is served cafeteria style with sides of your choice. It appears that the prices have not changed in years. If you are traveling along I-10 between Houston and San Antonio this is a good stop. The meal is a great value and you are likely to have enough to take home.

9. Whataburger

2204 Highway 71 S, Columbus, TX 78934-3104 Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch +1 979-732-8681
Excellent
65%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Reviewed By Pete S

Don't understand the low reviews. We have yet to have a poor experience at a Whataburger. This was no exception. We went in and was quickly greeted with a smile. We placed our order and in a few minutes, out it comes, freshly made and delicious. The store was very clean. Oh yes! We would go back.

10. Blake Street

2101 Milam St, Columbus, TX 78934-3013 +1 979-732-5757
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Blake Street

Reviewed By Susan S - Dickinson, Texas

I don't frequent bars, sports or otherwise at my age, however, my husband wanted to watch Alabama play football Saturday night and it was the recommendation of several people.

He went early to see the pregame stuff and I joined him a little later. He had already eaten some wings and said they were great. I had actually eaten dinner earlier and was only mildly hungry. I ordered sweet tea and onion rings.

WOW! What a nice surprise . . . these were the best onion rings I had ever eaten. My husband went to the restroom when they were delivered and I was tempted to try to eat as many as I could before he came back out . . . LOL! Like I could not order more.

Actually the basket was a generous portion and hubby was able to consume a few I had not downed in his absence. The sweet tea was a huge glass with lots of ice and was refilled promptly. The girls who waited on us were very polite and helpful with the menu.

I am not sure if it is a smoke free business (perhaps it is by law now . . . not sure) but the lack of cigarette smoke in the air was much appreciated by this 'old' allergy ridden lady.

When we are in the Columbus area, I will look forward to going back to Blake Street to try out some more of their menu items.

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