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

April 14, 2018 Matilde Konrad

Willis is a city in Montgomery County, Texas, United States, located eight miles north of Conroe in north central Montgomery County. The city began to develop in 1870 after what is now a Union Pacific Railroad was built through the area. As a part of the Piney Woods, The Willis economy has historically been driven by lumber, agriculture, and the manufacture of lumber and agriculture equipment.
Things to do in Willis

1. Mayflower Bakery

309 W Montgomery St, Willis, TX 77378-8649 +1 936-890-7801
Excellent
88%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By CLEMTEX - Montgomery, Texas

I have been going to the Mayflower for years and you will not find any better doughnuts than you find at this place. It's small, it's clean, and it's well run, and doughnuts very reasonably priced.

2. The Pizza Shack

115 W Montgomery St, Willis, TX 77378-8676 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 936-856-9780
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 192 reviews

The Pizza Shack

Reviewed By Julie-O-Yeah - Houma, LA

The Shack Special Pizza. YUM! The gumbo is so-so, but I'm originally from South Louisiana, so it's unfair to compare I guess. Only complaint I have is that the servers are often seen eating in the front, then grabbing your order without washing their hands.

3. Sam's Donut

605 W Montgomery St, Willis, TX 77378-8681
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By Mark R - Port Lavaca, Texas

They have great donuts. Their kolaches and apple fritters are great as well!! The service is fast. It's a perfect place to stop for a morning meal.

4. The Hidden Gem

313 E Powell St. Willis, Texas, Willis, TX 77378-8330 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 +1 832-610-1094
Excellent
94%
Good
2%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 85 reviews

The Hidden Gem

Reviewed By skydrmr - Montgomery, Texas

I am back recommending the Gem again. One of the specials this week blew me away! Her Cajun shrimp lettuce wrap with creole rice was a perfect summer treat. Not spicy but well flavored. The crunch of the lettuce combined with the shrimp could not have been better. I also saved room for her buttermilk pie that made my day complete. She has her regular menu, but check The Hidden Gem's facebook page to see the weekly specials.

5. Fish Pond Restaurant

17091 N Highway 75, Willis, TX 77378-7021 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 936-344-8800
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Fish Pond Restaurant

Reviewed By bureaucrat377 - Coldspring, Texas

We had heard a lot about this place. This is exactly the kind of restaurant we usually seek out. This one, however was a disappointment. In no way does it live up to the hype. The chicken fried steak was not even average. It was very large, the texture was even OK. But the flavor was somehow off. Even dousing it with the excellent gravy couldn't disguise the taste. We were even both HUNGRY, but this CFS just did not make the grade. The mashed potatoes were awesome. Real potatoes, great gravy. Really good. The other sides were on par with the mediocre Chicken Fried Steak. Just not worth the drive out to this place. The staff was nice enough. Now, if they get a cook as good as the wait staff, they're in business. Good-mashed potatoes, gravy, tea, wait staff.
Not so good-Chicken Fried Steak, fried okra, fried squash (the squash was pretty much inedible)., ambiance.
All-in-all, it was a big disappointment. We won't be back.

6. Los Pericos

508 S Danville St, Willis, TX 77378-8657 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 936-890-0519
Excellent
39%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 98 reviews

Los Pericos

Reviewed By Lauri W - Waterloo, Iowa

Hola! Visiting family in Montgomery, I requested a place with great margaritas. As locals, they lead me to their favorite - here.
The blended margaritas were great, we each had two! The menu featured unique mexican entrees, sides served in unusual yet delicious combinations. Many seafood options too.
And probably the best Chilis Rellenos on the planet, fried to perfection, topped with killer sauce, stuffed with beef and cheese. The platter was huge with enchiladas - any kind, green and red chili sauce, beans, rice and the beloved rellenos! Server was prompt and funny too. They serve some of their sides and sauces in mini tortillas. Southwest Mexican food lovers in Willis must dine here! I will eat here again when in Willis.

7. Texans BBQ

12097 Fm 830 Rd, Willis, TX 77318-5560 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 936-890-2100
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 34 reviews

Texans BBQ

Reviewed By Jim J - Montgomery, Texas

A typical roadside BBQ. Small dining area, family style seating, traditional Texas BBQ with brisket,chopped beef and pork ribs and sausage. Normal sides eat in or to go. One of vthe best in the county. Prices for sandwich plates with fries at lunch are typical and we enjoy the owners and they're family working the business.
We've been going there for years, in fact picked up an order of ribs for Father's day appetizers. You gotta watch for it on FM830 but we'll worth the stop.
Jim and Georgia Jacobs

8. Chick-fil-A

12310 Old Montgomery Rd, Willis, TX 77318-5649 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 936-228-7503
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Chick-fil-A

Reviewed By s m - North Houston, Texas

I will always stop at Chick Fil A any location knowing what i will get will be same, what could be bad about a Chick Fil A sandwich or nuggets. Of course i get the fried ckn sandwich w/cheese, husband gets ckn salad (needs more oomph in his opinion) but he keeps getting it, service is fast, pleasant & a quck eat w/consistent food, we like Chick Fil A's!

9. Original Super Burger

201 N Danville St, Willis, TX 77378-9083 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 936-856-8098
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Original Super Burger

Caddy Corner To A Valero Off If Old Hwy 75 In

Reviewed By Will G

This was my first stop here even though I pass it every day going home from work.

If you would like a good alternative to other fast food burger places then you should definitely take the time to find this place in downtown Wilis. The burgers are very well done and are very juicy.

It is not a huge place and gets crowded quickly but it is worth any wait or elbow brushing with your neighbor. The staff are very friendly and make you feel like they are truly happy you decided to stop in.

10. Poppy's Seafood Grille

400 W Montgomery St, Willis, TX 77378-8602 Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 22 +1 936-856-7900
Excellent
57%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 72 reviews

Poppy's Seafood Grille

Poppy's Seafood Grille opened in October 2012 by owners Larry and Chris Reichert, bringing cajun style cuisine with a Texas flair to the Willis area. With the desire for the customer to have an experience and not just a meal, they created a warm friendly atmosphere using a nautical theme with old wood and tin to reflect the Texas Gulf Coast. With a love for good quality food and the desire to see people enjoy a mouth watering, eye catching meal, Poppy's offers its customers entrees prepared with great attention to detail to every plate that goes out of the kitchen. A friendly staff serves our generous portions of seafood classics, such as our fried catfish and shrimp, that are prepared and cooked per order. The menu also includes such southern favorites as jambalaya, "Texas" creole, red beans and rice, poboys, and gumbo. Poppy's own unique appetizers, "Bouchee Rolls" and Corn-eatas, keep customers coming back for more.

Reviewed By Reviewer_Bob - Nags Head, North Carolina

We were at a Timeshare and asked for a good place for seafood. She said try Poppy's.
The place was busy and the parking lot full. The seafood excellent. There are a lot of selections to chose from. Burgers, salads, chicken, and of course seafood. It is worth the visit.

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