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

April 15, 2018 Yuk Petri

Stafford is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city is mostly in Fort Bend County, with a small portion in Harris County. As of the 2010 census, Stafford's population was 17,693, up from 15,681 at the 2000 census. As of 2015 the population had risen to an estimated 18,459.
Things to do in Stafford

1. Brandani's Restaurant & Wine Bar

3340 Fm 1092 Rd, Suite 160, Missouri City, TX 77459-2284 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 832-987-1313
Excellent
87%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 124 reviews

Brandani's Restaurant & Wine Bar

Reviewed By Alohajudy900

The food is excellent, the service prompt and the atmosphere very pleasant are upscale. At lunch, there is a menu with select items and 3 courses. I recommend the pork loin, but also the crab cakes looked delicious. I may try that next time.

2. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

12711 Hwy 59 S., Stafford, TX 77477 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 281-240-5533
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 237 reviews

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

Reviewed By Paul D - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This restaurant has everything needed to be 5 out of 5 but:

Location, Facilities and Food:
Located in Stafford, TX in a modern outside mall. It is safe, clean with an attractive décor, and it is large inside and has ample outside seating as well. There is also banquet facilities. The food is very good and the portions are probably “too” much. The price (considering the large portions and quality of the food) is OK.

A Chain Restaurant:
There are 38 Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchens. 30 are in Texas, and the rest spread through the South and Southwest with 1 in Illinois. They seem to be the P.F. Chang’s of Cajun cuisine. They are large (boxy and noisy). It is good that we were there on a slower weekday evening or it may have been difficult to hear ourselves talk like at P. F. Chang’s.

I did a TripAdvisor sampling of the comments on 7 locations with some 700 - 1100 reviews per location and all averaged 4.5 bullets out of 5 bullets. So the patrons seem to accept the noise and its slower service because you get a lot of good food (not great but good).

Give me a smaller venue where I can have a chat with friends over an wonderful meal and that is perfect. But to each his own.

So in summary for a better review Pappadeauxs needs to be a smaller venue (like the size of a Chili’s), serving smaller meal portions (so they can focus on better food for a lesser cost) and more prompt service. Then they would get 5 of 5 from me.

Of course it is hard to argue with success, and they seem very successful.

PS: Their bread tasted just like my mother’s biscuits which would make go back.

3. Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill

2168 Texas Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77479-1274 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 281-242-1121
Excellent
60%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 346 reviews

Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro & Latin Grill

Reviewed By Mike R - Pearland, Texas

Wife was running a half marathon the next morning so we stayed the night in town, decided to eat here as it was light. Very casual place, a bit noisy but not overly so. Lots of good appetizers on the menu, very good happy hour ($5 sake bombs, $3 drafts, most apps in the $5-7 range). Service was really good. The salmon taquitos were excellent.

4. Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse

12000 Southwest Fwy, Stafford, TX 77477-2306 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Full Bar South American, Brazilian, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 29 - SGD 64 +1 281-277-9292
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Avenida <a href=Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse">

Avenida Brazil Churrascaria Steakhouse (formerly Tradicao Brazilian Steakhouse) was founded on the mission to continue the traditional grilling method originating in the "pampas" of Rio Grande de Sul, Brazil. Like at a typical churrascaria, we include a coaster with a red side and a green side. The green side signals our gauchos (meat servers) that you are now ready to sample the 14 succulent meats, including lamb, beef, chicken, and fish. Enjoy our gourmet salad bar stocked with more than 30 fresh items. As an accent to the meal, we also provide five, delicious side dishes. Cap off your meal with our wide selection of wine, spirits, and beers. We suggest a caipirinha or Xingu, a Brazilian black beer. We invite you to come join us, sit back, and relax. Let our family serve your family!

Reviewed By Cliff-n-Lori - Sugar Land, Texas

Wow... is what I will begin to say. We have lived in this area for some years now and hadn't bothered to go by and try Tradicao... as we were used to going in town for other similar restaurants. No other reason that that. However, that was a mistake.. we should have stopped in here long ago! It's hands down FANTASTIC! Service is impecable, from entry, to seating, to dining... top to bottom. All the waitstaff is super helpful, and eager to help. You drink is always full, you aren't in need of anything. Staff is respectful, and nothing is out of their way. They thank you and are a pleasure to them. They asked us what we were celebrating and when we said my birthday, they created a pretty birthday desert for me. The food was outstandingly delicious! Wow.. the shrimp is #1!!!!! And the lamb chops not far behind. The salad bar is plentiful and has lots of great choices.
Needless to say,.. we will not longer travel in town to dine at a similar venue, when this hidden gem has been at our fingertips for the last 6 years. This is our spot from now on for some fine Brazilian yumminess!
Good job Tradicao! We are hooked.

5. Star Cinema Grill

4811 Highway 6, Missouri City, TX 77459-3968 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 832-539-2675
Excellent
59%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Star Cinema Grill

Reviewed By arklatexgirl - Texas

This is a small movie theater. This is a great place for a date because it is never crowded. No long lines.

6. Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Sugar Land

2115 Town Square Pl, Sugar Land, TX 77479-1277 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 281-565-2727
Excellent
62%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 317 reviews

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Sugar Land

Reviewed By harrison9161 - Cuero, Texas

Food is expensive, but very good to excellent. Pretty upscale place, but no dress code was in evidence. My wife and I usually split our dishes, and so we did here. Salad and steak were really good. They have a very nice wine selection, but since we live 2 1/2 hours away, we drink iced tea, which is also very good. There is a close by FREE parking garage if you do not like to use their valet parking. Service is first class, as is the whole restaurant. Clean, spiffy restrooms, as well.

7. Gringo's Mexican Kitchen

12330 Southwest Fwy, Stafford, TX 77477-3010 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating Mexican Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 281-980-7482
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Gringo's Mexican Kitchen

Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen is a family of full-service Mexican restaurants in the Houston area. All restaurants serve the highest quality Mexican food, offer a full bar and are open daily Sunday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. The Gringo’s brand identity is stamped with superior quality products combined with excellent value.

Reviewed By TravelingRetirees43 - Sarasota, Florida

We have visited the Gringos in Pearland which has always been wonderful. Great service and food there. The Gringos in Stafford was a huge disappointment. Slow service and food was mediocre. The décor was a total miss match. We visited there twice within a week's time. One of our group wanted to use a MasterCard Gift Card to pay for part of the meal. The manager said they were only able to accept 80% of the card value. We still don't understand what that was all about. Definitely not customer oriented. Will not go there again.

8. Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co.

16135 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479-6572 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 281-313-1008
Excellent
50%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Jupiter Pizza & Waffle Co.

Reviewed By Joe R - Katy, Texas

Jupiter has some good pizza. Not the best I've ever had, but definitely above average. The thing that sets them apart is their... strange... topping options. Figs, over easy eggs, blueberry compote... just to name a few that I can remember. All-in-all though, the flavors on their pre-selected pizzas are well-assembled and taste great!

Only minor complaint about the place is that it could use some sound baffling or something. The barren concrete floors and minimal wall or ceiling obstructions make for a noisy, somewhat unwelcoming atmosphere. As long as you can look past that, you'll probably enjoy the food!

9. Sweet Tomatoes

12540 Sugardale Dr, Stafford, TX 77477-3702 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 26 +1 281-240-1400
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Sweet Tomatoes

Reviewed By princessnannykins - San Marcos, Texas

Whenever I come to Houston, I love going to Sweet Tomatoes. It is a real salad bar! I would camp out there if they would let me! Helpful hint... Save room for the potato and rosemary soup. I wanted two bowls but ran out of room. Two thumbs up!

10. Soto's Kitchen

2899 Dulles Avenue, Missouri City, TX 77459-4737 Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin, Spanish Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 21 +1 832-539-1757
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Soto's Kitchen

Reviewed By Cynthia U - Dallas, Texas

we have come here for several birthdays. this is upscale Mexican. the margaritas are always good. there are a number of cactus dishes and we like them all as well as all the shrimp dishes.

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