Where to Eat in Bay City: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Bay City is a city in Matagorda County, Texas, United States. The population was 17,614 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Matagorda County. The current mayor is Mark Bricker.
Things to do in Bay City

1. The Fat Grass

1717 7th St, Bay City, TX 77414-5005 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Bar, International, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night 979-244-7277
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 143 reviews

The Fat Grass

Reviewed By Kat_MaeB

My sirloin was excellent. The sauce was delightful. Husband's rib eye was marginal but rib eye can be hit or miss on the cut. The rice/shrimp/lobster cake appetizer was really special. We're inspired to try rice in our crab cakes at home. The blackberry cobbler less impressive, a bit more dough than berry . Wine selection heavy on California wines and needs more international influence. The prices are really good compared to larger city markets but this is a high end restaurant in a more rural area so its expensive in situ.

2. Main Street Coffee Bar

1822 7th St, Bay City, TX 77414-5140 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +1 979-245-4105
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Main Street Coffee Bar

Reviewed By CanadianEngineer007 - South Houston, Texas

This is very typical in Bay City. If you have right friends at the right place, you can maintain a monopoly. A 'city' with 20k inhabitants have this only option. I love my coffee and every time I have been here, I have been disappointed. You are better off walking to McDonalds and get a better coffee.

3. Shipley Do-Nut Shops

2709 7th St, Bay City, TX 77414-5317 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 979-245-8871
Excellent
68%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Reviewed By Jessica D - Bay City, Texas

I every once in a while get a craving for donuts. I love Boston Cream donuts but they don't have that here. But they do have a Bavarian Filled donut. It just doesn't have chocolate! It is super delicious! If you want some great donuts come here you won't be disappointed!

4. K-2 Steak House

1701 8th St, Bay City, TX 77414-5033 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner 979-245-6936
Excellent
41%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 160 reviews

K-2 Steak House

Reviewed By Lisagtankersley - Jasper, Texas

My husband and I are major carnivores! We cannot resist a steak house. Sometimes we are badly disappointed but this is not one of those times. This restaurant has the most wonderful steaks we have had in years. My ribeye was perfect and just melted in your mouth. They have a salad bar that comes with your meal along with 2 sides. Our server, Marciella, was very friendly and helpful. She was attentive even though the restaurant was full with people waiting to be seated. This was a wonderful experience.

5. Dairy Queen

301 7th St, Bay City, TX 77414-4835 +1 979-245-9101
Excellent
64%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
12%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By 70Craig - Houston, TX USA

One evening almost before closing, my wife and I decided that we couldn't retire for the evening without a big cone of ice cream. The DQ light was shining brightly and we whipped through the drive-in window and enjoyed a quickly, friendly served dessert that just fit the bill.

6. La Casona

2416 Avenue F, Bay City, TX 77414-6046 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican Lunch, Dinner +1 979-245-2449
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 85 reviews

La Casona

Reviewed By Barbara M - Kingwood, TX

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant. Service is great. Love the soup they serve with many meals. Their prices are decent and the atmosphere is authentic and pleasant. We haven't ever had a bad meal there.

7. Dairy Queen

2921 7th St, Bay City, TX 77414-5430 +1 979-245-7358
Excellent
16%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Five_Aces_Tx - Dallas, TX

The service here was ssssslow! The food was hot and I'll give them that, but it's pretty bad when you're in the drive through and they tell you to park it and only to have to come in 7 to 10 minutes later and ask where the food is. And that wasn't even me. I sat outside and watched the drive through cars while my wife was inside asking where the food was.

8. Venezia's Garden

1300 7th St, Bay City, TX 77414-4917 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 979-245-2760
Excellent
48%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Venezia's Garden

Reviewed By Pilgrim50 - Dickinson, Texas

This restaurant is owned and run by an Italian family. Everything on the menu is Italian. The service is very good, and the food is delicious. We were a group of 8, and that didn't bother them at all. We had appetizers(bruschetta and bread with olive oil and marinara sauce) and then our entrees: spinach ravioli, chicken cacciatore, chicken piccata, lobster ravioli, eggplant Parmesan, and each dish was excellent...and filling. We had no room for dessert.

9. A&a Bbq

3404 7th St, Bay City, TX 77414-5525 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 979-244-5186
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
10%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

A&a Bbq

Reviewed By Denise K - Houston, Texas, United States

Hadn't been here in years, but when my husband and I were in town, we had to stop by. We shared a deluxe plate with brisket, ribs and chopped beef. The green beans, potatoes and pinto beans were delicious as well. The BBQ sauce was a great complement to the meat. This family owned restaurant is a gem! Don't pass it up!

10. 9er's Grill

1934 Avenue F # 1998, Bay City, TX 77414-5029 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Fast Food Lunch, Brunch, Dinner +1 979-244-0909
Excellent
38%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

9er's Grill

Reviewed By CazamsonVacation - Columbus, TX

When returning home from a quick trip to Matagorda, my husband and I were planning to eat lunch in Bay City. We missed a turn and came upon 9ers Grill. Very neat building, clean and spacious parking and lots of outside dining tables. Once entering, we were overwhelmed with a huge menu above the counter where you place your order. They have a "lunch special" menu as well as a "special of the day", in addition to the regular menu.
There are large booths, small booths, and tables. They offer a variety of desserts, but after the large entree portions, we did not order dessert, but they looked fresh and delicious. I ordered the chicken fried chicken plate. It came with a salad (mostly head lettuce) and 2 sides. I chose green beans and tator tots. My husband had a chicken fried steak plate with salad, French fries, and cole slaw. Both steak and chicken were fried with a crisp, light breading. The tator tots were super fresh and crisp! I saw other orders and most everything looked delicious. I was hoping for grilled veggies such as squash etc. since it is summer...but the "sides" are somewhat limited. I love sweet tea, but not too sweet, and it was great. I did add a little unsweetened. If passing thru Bay City, it's definitely worth looking into, especially if you are super hungry! You won't be disappointed. The menu includes various loaded baked potatoes, various sandwiches, and drinks including milkshakes. I would definitely stop again!

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