If you’re looking for the best restaurants in La Marque, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve gathered a list of the top eateries and hidden locales in town. So you can experience the best food in La Marque without having to stress about where to go. From Mexican cuisine and American classics to Southern comfort and Soul Food cooking, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in our roundup of the best restaurants and cafes in La Marque, TX.
Mama Frances Soul Kitchen
Mama Frances Soul Kitchen is owner Shirley Crowder’s love letter to Soul food. She opened the restaurant in 2014. And it’s become one of the most celebrated eateries in all of Texas. The food here tastes like home-cooked nostalgia, even if it’s your first time ever experiencing the heart-warming embrace of Soul food; in that case, there’s no better way to start than this “small place with a big taste” where the only thing with more soul than the food is the gospel music filling the air. They have a rotating selection of daily menus featuring smothered pork chops, baked or fried chicken, fried catfish, smothered steak with onions, oxtails with gravy, cobblers, pies, sides, and more. If this restaurant is a love letter, then tasting what’s coming out of Mrs. Crowder’s kitchen is love at first sight.
199 Vauthier Rd Unit D, La Marque, TX 77568
Texas Pit Stop BBQ
You’ll be overwhelmed by the prestige of this BBQ joint when you walk through the entrance to see that the main dining area looks more like a legendary pitmaster’s trophy room. Founder Arnold Garza was the head cook for Los Vasqueros, a competitive BBQ team that won Galveston County’s Triple Crown five of the seven years it competed for best overall BBQ. Arnold has since shifted his focus from the cook-off to the cookout by delivering his award-winning recipes to the community of La Marque since 2011. From the famous brisket and sweet ‘n’ spicy ribs to the tender chicken and succulent sausages, everything is seasoned and smoked to perfection. And they serve specialty items, from brisket tacos and pulled pork macs to Texas-style cheesesteaks and brisket sandwiches. To put it simply, few places do it better than Texas Pit Stop when it comes to BBQ.
2216 Gulf Fwy, La Marque, TX 77568
Yes, the residents of La Marque have been blessed with not one but two of the best Soul food spots in Galveston Bay. Whether you’re in the mood for smoky beef short ribs with a rich bone marrow gravy or a luscious platter of smothered fatty oxtails, the menu at Simp’s features all the quintessential Soul food classics — and they’re all seasoned with plenty of Southern love. If that weren’t enough, they also offer a delicious selection of comforting sides, like stewed okra and tomatoes with sausages or sweet cornbread muffins to soak up all that leftover flavor on your plate. If you’re in the mood for even more mouthwatering Soul food, be sure to check out Simps.
110 TX-3, La Marque, TX 77568
Sinaloa’s Mexican Food
Sinaloa Mexican Food is the best place to go in La Marque for breakfast tacos and burritos. The tortillas are made from scratch and toasted to make sure that the breakfast tacos and burritos are always hot and fresh. The fillings are all cooked to order and include your choice of bacon, eggs, beans, potatoes, cheese, sausage, and chorizo. But it’s the house-made salsas that really bring it all together into one symphony of savory and spicy flavors. In addition to their must-try breakfast tacos and burritos, Sinaloa Mexican Food also has a menu of Mexican breakfast and lunch plates, including migas, huevos ranchero, tostadas, tortas, and quesadillas. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, check out Sinaloa Mexican Food if you’re craving some Latin flavor in the AM.
11013 Delany Rd, La Marque, TX 77568
Snow King (Snow Cones)
If you’re looking for a refreshing treat on a hot day, look no further than Snow King (Snow Cone). Whether you’re craving a refreshing lemon-lime snow cone or something a bit more decadent like a strawberry syrup with cream cheese topping for a chilly cheesecake flavor, Snow King has enough flavors to try something new each summer day. Their selection of flavors is constantly updated, offering classics like piña colada and cherry alongside trendier flavors, like daiquiri and dill pickle. And you can customize every snow cone to your exact liking with their toppings bar packed full of candy, sprinkles, and additional drizzles. Check out Snow King (Snow Cone) for an icy treat guaranteed to beat the Texas heat.
1310 Cedar Dr, La Marque, TX 77568
Leo’s is a throwback to the old days of fast, casual burger shops. There is no indoor seating, but the exterior does offer a few outdoor tables. They’re selling food, not ambiance. To that point, the prices are incredibly affordable. The small location is known to get quite busy, but the service is always so sweet and kind. As the name suggests, they specialize in old-fashioned burgers with all the flavor and none of the frills. It’s a straightforward burger: grilled-to-order beef patties on toasted buns with the standard toppings. But the menu also features Gulf Coast specialties like Po’boys and fried catfish. In a world of over-the-top burgers and menus you need a dictionary, to read, Leo’s is a refreshing throwback to a simpler time.
1602 Bayou Rd, La Marque, TX 77568
Kelly’s Country Cookin’
Kelley’s is the best spot in La Marque for country cooking that tastes like a homecooked meal from your grandma’s kitchen. They’re experts in the art of Southern hospitality, so you can expect warm and welcoming servers who call you “honey” and decadent Southern dishes served in generous portions. Their menu features everything from Texas-sized chicken-fried steaks smothered in gravy to country-fried catfish, chicken, and pork chops; they even have the more distinct, not-so-popular classics on their Mama’s Favorites menu: fried chicken livers, smoky beef tips over rice, hearty meatloaves, steamy bowls of chicken and dumplings, turkey with dressing, roast beef, and more.
But here’s how you really Kelley’s Country Cookin’ is for real: they know that breakfast is even better during the PM hours. The breakfast menu features an array of nap-worthy pancakes, buttery biscuits with sausage gravy, country ham, creamy grits, crispy hashbrowns, and more. The hardest part about going to Kelley’s is deciding if you want breakfast or dinner. So check out Kelley’s Country Cookin’ for a meal that’ll warm your heart, fill your belly, and put you to sleep after.
4604 Gulf Fwy, La Marque, TX 77568
Art of Coffee
Art of Coffee is a family-owned coffee shop and cafe. The cafe features freshly baked sweets, artisan coffee and tea drinks, local art, and live performances. The art on display is rotated monthly. And the cafe regularly hosts open mic nights and live music performances. Art of Coffee is dedicated to supporting the local community and promoting the arts. The coffee shop sources its beans from local roasters, and all of the pastries and desserts are made fresh in-house. The cafe also partners with local organizations to host events and workshops. Art of Coffee is more than just a coffee shop. It’s a gathering space for good vibes.
405 Laurel St, La Marque, TX 77568
Benito’s may not look like much from the outside, but it’s another one of the best Mexican restaurants in La Marque. There’s a world of traditional Latin flavor and fun nights out waiting for you inside. The fajita plates are always sizzling, the enchiladas are always messy, and the margaritas are always strong. Those are essentially the three most important criteria for what makes a good Mexican restaurant. But they also provide an intimate and comfortable atmosphere for relaxing and enjoying your food. And the service is always attentive and friendly. Benito’s is perfect for anyone looking for an equally vibrant and authentic Mexican dining experience.
1309 1st St, La Marque, TX 77568
When it comes to the best Chinese food in La Marque, there is no better choice than Best Wok. They specialize in authentic Chinese, from popular dishes like lo mein and egg foo young to wok-seared specialties cooked with fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Whether you’re in the mood for an aromatic bowl of noodles with a side of eggrolls or want to sample one of the Chef’s specialty stir-frys, Best Wok is sure to have something that hits the spot. And with plentiful menu choices to suit every taste and dietary preference, it’s easy to see why this popular restaurant has earned its reputation as one of the best places for Chinese food in town.
112 TX-3, La Marque, TX 77568
If you’re ever in the La Marque, TX area and searching for a great place to eat, check out one of these local favorites. And if you’re trying to find the best places to drink, TripBison has you covered there as well with our guide to the best bars in La Marque, TX.