Restaurants to Check out in College Station, TX

College Station, TX is in Braxos County near Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, and is home to Texas A&M University. This trendy town, named because the railroad ran through it, has lots of shops and eateries, mostly because it is a fashionable college town. Here are a few BBOnline recommendations:

Cafe Eccell
101 Church Ave
College Station, TX 77840
(979) 846-7908
www.cafeeccell.com/

Cafe Eccell has been at its Church Avenue address for decades, and its menu has evolved. Today its focus is on wood fired quality pizza and wines. It is definitely a neighborhood bistro and has a big following. Its reasonably price menu offerings include pasta dishes, gyros and sandwiches, and delectable appetizers. Don't forget to try one of the award-winning desserts that are made on the premises every day.

La Bodega
102 Church Ave
College Station, TX 77840
(979) 691-TACO (8226)
www.bodegatacos.com

La Bodega offers fantastic Mexican fare and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a Baja, as in Baja, California, restaurant, which means it uses black beans rather then refried beans and its sauces tend to be milder and sweeter than traditional Mexican food. Many of the tacos and burritos are filled with fish and the restaurant ensures the freshest of fish by having it shipped in regularly. Specialty drinks are a main focus, and another bonus is that the restaurant is open late at night when music is the main course for all to enjoy. After sipping your margarita made from fresh lemons and limes, you will relish returning to your College Station inn for a good night's rest.

Veritas Wine and Bistro
830 University Drive East, Suite 400
College Station, TX 77840
(979) 268-3251
www.veritaswineandbistro.com

This upscale eatery offers a four-course prix fixe each evening and an a la carte menu filled with the creations of Executive Chef Tai Lee. This French-American-Asian-style restaurant has a contemporary and cosmopolitan ambiance, with an interior that features hand-painted walls and crystal lights. A walled wine cellar is a dramatic addition to the center of the restaurant. Chef Lee prides himself on his steaks, but also excels at sashimi and sushi. In addition to incredible fish dishes, (the fish is flown in from Hawaii.), Chef Lee offers an Omakase: Chef's tasting menu. Omakase means that the diner allows the chef to choose for him. There is a huge array of fine wines available to match each plate.

The Republic Steakhouse
701 University Drive East
College Station, TX  
979) 260-4120
www.therepublic1836.com

Just steps from your charming College Station bed and breakfast, this award-winning steakhouse offers the best in beef and chops. If you're a seafood lover you'll be at home here as well, especially with the Maine lobster. The bone-in cowboy ribeye is one of the most ordered steaks, as is the porterhouse. The decor is all about Texas, and so is most of the food. Music is often heard coming from the stage that features original songwriters and singers, from Brazilian music to country western. The homemade desserts mark a perfect ending to the meal.