Top 10 Local Restaurants and Breweries in Conroe, Texas
Only a quick drive from Houston, Conroe, Texas, is a booming destination with award-winning craft breweries, unique dining experiences and the best in Southeast Texas comfort food.
With so many options, Conroe’s restaurant scene will be the highlight of your visit here. Staying in Houston or a nearby town? Conroe’s breweries are worth a special trip, and many are kid- and dog-friendly. Connect with Conroe on social media and share what you’re eating and drinking with #VisitConroe.
Do as the locals do and check out these must-try restaurants and breweries.
Start your Conroe craft brewery tour in downtown with a visit to Copperhead Brewery. On tap, the brewery has year-round favorites like the Striker American IPA, Copperhead White and Black Venom Imperial Stout. Specialty and seasonal beers include the Copperhead Red American Amber Ale, Sidewinder Saison Farmhouse Ale and Serpent’s Tooth, a sweet stout. Take a tour of the brewery, and then enjoy a cold one in the air-conditioned pub or on the covered patio. You may even get a sneak peek at one of Copperhead’s future releases; test brews are occasionally on tap for customers to taste.
“Too good to ignore” is the motto of B52 Brewing that aspires to create one-of-a-kind, delicious beers that leave a lasting impression. The brewery served traditional styles of beers, but it’s advised to venture out and taste the sour ales, fruity brews and bourbon barrel-aged beers (to name a few of its creative concoctions). Try the latest and limited releases inside the taproom, and play table tennis, cornhole or horseshoes on the brewery’s 7-plus acre outdoor space.
12470 Milroy Lane
Southern Star Brewing Company
Founded in July 2007, Southern Star Brewing Company was the first craft brewery in Texas to can its beer. The brewery, taproom and outdoor biergarten are located on a 13-acre wooded property, about 10 minutes from downtown Conroe. Purchase a souvenir pint glass to enjoy year-round beers, seasonal beers and limited-edition releases. Weekly events include trivia night, live music, crawfish boils, and a farmers and artisans market. Food trucks offer a rotating selection of bites.
3525 N. Frazier St.
Pacific Yard House
Since its opening in September 2017, Pacific Yard House has quickly become one of downtown Conroe’s hottest spots for food and live music. This icehouse turned restaurant is located in a historic building across from the railroad. The restaurant has a large dining room, a bar and an outdoor patio and serves appetizers, sandwiches, salads and steaks. There’s live music Thursday through Saturday nights, and happy hour Monday through Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m.
101 Metcalf St.
The Red Brick Tavern
The Red Brick Tavern is the place to go to experience Texas’ country side. The restaurant serves upscale comfort food, burgers, wood-fired pizza, craft beer on tap and cocktails. Not to be overlooked is its Sunday brunch, with hearty offerings, including chilaquiles, Texas poutine, breakfast tacos, and fried chicken and waffles. It also has live music every nightl.
119 Simonton Street
The Corner Pub
A warm and inviting gathering place for locals, The Corner Pub serves deli favorites and has live blues, jazz and acoustic guitar at night. The restaurant is open from lunch until late, Monday through Friday. The Corner Pub also hosts open mic nights, comedy shows, poetry readings and art exhibits. Like its name says, you’ll find it on the corner of North Main Street and Simonton Street in downtown.
302 N. Main St.
Red Onion Company on the Square
You’ll feel like part of the family when you have breakfast or lunch at Red Onion Company. After winning awards at food competitions, owner and executive chef Joey Ashton turned his passion for cooking into Red Onion Company, a catering company serving Southern comfort food. He opened Red Onion restaurant in the heart of downtown in the summer of 2017. Guests rave about the soups, chicken salad, chef’s choice burgers and homemade pickles, and they say the chicken fried steak is the best they’ve ever had.
330 N. Main St.
McKenzie's Barbeque & Burgers
No visit to Conroe is complete without tasting the local barbecue, and McKenzie’s Barbeque & Burgers is top rated with the locals—it has won “Best Barbeque of Montgomery County” 15 years in a row. Two brothers founded McKenzie’s in 1992. They say the secret to real Texas barbecue is preparation, planning and using the finest cuts of meat. Mouthwatering slow-cooked meats are served with a choice of sides in this casual, family-friendly setting. McKenzie’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.
1501 N. Frazer St.
Now in its 20th year, Carmelita’s serves Tex-Mex and is a cozy restaurant in downtown Conroe. You’ll feel like you’ve been invited in to owners Carmen and Wayne Overbay’s home while eating here. Order from the lunch buffet so you can choose from an assortment of Tex-Mex favorites. Be sure to try the tamales! Carmelita’s serves breakfast on weekdays starting at 8 a.m., and it’s a popular lunch place for people who work in the nearby Montgomery County government offices.
109 W. Davis St.
Pie in the Sky Pie Co.
When your sweet tooth starts calling, order a slice of pie at this dessert destination. Pie in the Sky sells freshly baked pies, ranging from classics like banana cream, key lime and Mississippi mud to chocolate pecan and the bumbleberry pie, made with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, but no one will blame you for ordering dessert first.
3600 N. Loop 336 West
Bonus: Conroe Coffee
For a caffeine fix to start the day or when you want to take a break from sightseeing, visit Conroe Coffee. It’s a charming spot for gourmet coffee and espresso drinks. Its also has Instagram-worthy décor and latte art decorating the walls. Try the Nutella latte, which is espresso, steamed milk, Ghirardelli chocolate and hazelnut syrup or the Polar Bear latte, made with frosted peppermint syrup. Conroe Coffee also has pastries, muffins and sandwiches.
206 N. Main St.