8 Great Restaurant Patios to Enjoy Now in Pearland
When the call of fresh air beckons you to dine al fresco, keep these Pearland locales in mind. Each offers a unique dining experience filled with tropical vibes, Gulf Coast charm or Italian flair, to name a few. Most are family-friendly with space to spread out and live entertainment; some even allow dogs, too. Check out Visit Pearland (the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau website) for more great ways to dine outdoors!
BAKFISH Brewing Co., 1231 Broadway: Beer, specialty coffees and gourmet sandwiches are just three of the perks diners will discover at Pearland’s first craft brewery. The rotating and seasonal draft list is ideal for Texas refreshments, and features quirky names such as Defying Gravity double IPA, Paleican pale ale, ¡Mas Lucha! Mexican Amber Lager and a passionfruit guava hard seltzer called Swim Shady. Order one of eight deli sandwiches such as spicy turkey, bacon grilled cheese, Reuben and the vegetarian-friendly Caprese, or watch for a visiting food truck.
The covered patio seats plenty of guests — and their leashed dogs — with a variety of picnic tables that seat up to 10. Combined with the lawn space, BAKFISH can accommodate more than 200 guests outdoors. Be sure and check the social calendar filled with monthly family-friendly events including Pours ‘n’ Paws, Taproom Yoga and Turtle Races, and keep an ear out for live music and additional renovations this summer. If planning ahead, BAKFISH accepts reservations for the patio, but these are not required.
Floyd’s Cajun Seafood, 1300 East Broadway: Guests love this local hotspot for its classic and flavorful Gulf Coast fare at lunch and dinner. When the weather is good, dine on the spacious patio, which also has a stage for band performances on weekends. Picnic tables are first-come first-served and seat up to eight; leashed dogs are welcome. Fill up on grilled, blackened or fried seafood including eight kinds of fresh fish, crawfish tails, frog legs and more. There is also crawfish or shrimp étouffée, jambalaya, steaks, po’ boys and plenty of oysters. For lingering evenings, make a meal from appetizers such as fried pickles, boudin, Cajun Ceviche and Seafood Fondue.
Good Vibes Burgers & Brews, 1329 East Broadway: The former King’s Biergarten is now a cool, beach-themed bar and grill. There’s a tropical feel thanks to the fresh colors, laidback decor and a menu filled with burgers, nachos, tacos, cocktails, beer and more.
Try the Texas Charcuterie, loaded with three kinds of RC Ranch Wagyu Sausage and lump crab- and shrimp-filled Coastal Stuffed Jalapeños, or chill down with cold, fresh seafood from the raw bar. Hearty meals include choices from 13 different burgers and sandwiches with colorful names such as Tiki Sunrise, topped with an over-easy egg, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, thin crisp hash browns and Smoky Vibin’ Sauce, or the Mai Tai turkey burger kicked up with pineapple-bacon-rum chutney and melted smoked gouda cheese. Desserts are fun, too, including the Island Bread Pudding and Triple Threat Coconut Chocolate Cake. Beer, wine, tiki cocktails, signature drinks and more await at the bar.
Bring your pup and settle into the breezy, open-air space appointed with wicker-style chairs, an Astroturf floor and see-through curtains. Fridays feature music from solo artists, while Saturdays showcase bands from 6 to 10 p.m. With room for 100 guests, there is plenty of space to spread out at tables or the bar. Reservations are accepted on OpenTable or by phone.
Grazia Italian Kitchen, 9415 Broadway: Enjoy fresh air and open seating with a virtual Italian escape right in the heart of Pearland. This family-owned and -operated kitchen has served handcrafted Italy-meets-Texas delights for years that have earned multiple awards, including from the annual Rodeo Houston Best Bites event.
Fusion dinner favorites include hushpuppies filled with jumbo lump blue crab and served with honey butter, Lasagna Eggrolls and Grilled Wagyu Steak Salad. Locals love the wood-fired pizzas, too, with selections such as the The “Dansby” with mozzarella, ricotta, Italian sausage, pork shoulder bacon, red onions, tomatoes, basil, red pepper, balsamic and extra-virgin olive oil, and Adrian’s Art made with two kinds of cheeses and four meats. Pastas, steaks and seafood round out the goods.
Weekend brunch is made for patios! Find Chicken & Waffles, Short Rib Benedict and the Breakfast Calzone among the options at Grazia. For now, the patio seats 50 with small and large dining tables, but an upcoming expansion will allow for an additional 50 guests. Dogs are invited, too, as long as they are on a leash. There is live music from solo artists every third Thursday of the month, and diners can look forward to bands once the expansion is complete. Call the restaurant for reservations.
Jimmy Changas, 3515 Business Center Drive: Date night is easy when you combine it with tasty fare and a beautiful, roomy, kid-friendly patio. Grab a table and enjoy a Tex-Mex menu filled with family-friendly fare, such as the shareable Chango Platter loaded with taquitos, Donkey Wings, Tex-Mex eggrolls and Gorilla Peppers: stuffed jalapeños filled with cheese, pulled pork and barbecue sauce. There are plenty of entrée choices, too, including combination plates, seafood specials, fajitas, tacos, quesadillas. Eating gluten-free? Ask for the special guide that includes suitable meats, veggies, sauces, fajitas salads and other items. Adults can sip “Wild Margaritas”, like the Prickly ‘Rita with Western Son Prickly Pear Vodka or the frozen Triple Threat Margarita with raspberry, peach and amaretto meltdowns. Cocktails, beer and wine round out the offerings.
While waiting on the food to arrive, kids can let loose on the playground, while parents sip on cocktails from the comfort of classy wooden lounge chairs. Although reservations are not available, guests can join the waitlist ahead of time online and request patio seating upon arrival. Please leave your pup at home unless he or she is a service animal.
Killen’s Steakhouse, 6425 W Broadway: While Ronnie Killen’s flagship restaurant is well-known for its sleek interior and exceptional menu, there’s also a roomy, landscaped patio for enjoying happy hour with friends or a casual outdoor dinner. At night, string lights add a soft glow to the natural ambiance.
Choose from tables for two and four, or snag cushioned lounges that are great for groups. (Seating is first- come, first- served.) Canine companions are welcome, too, and the fully enclosed space means no pups on the loose! Visit for happy hour Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., and you can opt to keep your seat for an exquisite dinner. Snack on starters such as Fresh Shucked East Coast Oysters and Mesquite Smoked Kurobuta Pork Belly with sweet and spicy cherry-habanero BBQ glaze.
Guests flock to Killen’s Steakhouse for both stellar seafood selections and the famous steaks. Choose from wet- or dry-aged cuts that include domestic Wagyu, and Japanese A5 Wagyu from the Kagoshima Prefecture. There are 14 side dishes from which to choose, such as elevated versions of creamed corn, sauteed forest mushrooms, grilled broccolini with almonds and macaroni and cheese. Ask for the extensive wine list, or opt for one of the excellent cocktails or beers.
Steamboat Bill’s Ice House, 1134 North Main: The story of Steamboat Bill’s started in the 1980s, when owner Kathi Bonamici Vidrine entered into the shrimping business and eventually built upon that to open restaurants in Texas and Louisiana. The Pearland location features an expansive outdoor deck surrounded by giant live oak trees for a shady, inviting atmosphere. The family-friendly space welcomes dogs, too, and features a separate outdoor bar with a TV plus DJs and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
Order food and beverage at the counter, then take a seat; a server will take care of the rest. Favorites include Swamp Fries smothered in cheese and shrimp étouffée, Fresh Fried Mushrooms and pistolette, a lightly fried roll filled with the choice of shrimp or crawfish étouffée. Fried dinners feature chicken, oysters, or shrimp — or try a Captain’s Platter for a little bit of everything. There are also specialty dinners, red beans and rice, gumbos, po’ boys, year-round boiled shrimp, seasonal boiled crawfish and much more.
Taglia Fresh Italian, 3115 Dixie Farm Road: Planters filled with fresh flowers and Italian music add homey ambiance to the breezy, covered patio at this Italian locale. Its name comes from the words “cut it”, which reference the breaking of bread at the beginning of a meal. There is much more than bread to enjoy here, however, and the extensive menu includes dishes for every taste, along with a full bar of cocktails, beer and wine.
Starters include Crispy Calamari & Shrimp, Manicotti Bites, Mediterranean Hummus and the Board layered with prosciutto, mortadella, capicola, salami, parmigiano, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, grilled zucchini, olives, cherry tomatoes, grilled pita and fig jam. Entrée staples include customizable pastas, lasagna, spaghetti carbonara, eggplant parmigiana and gamberoni alla griglia (jumbo grilled shrimp). There is also an Ancient Grain Bowl featuring quinoa, arrow, wild rice, rye and wheat berries, paninis, pizzas and calzones plus an array of desserts such as gelato and cannoli. Visit at night when the glow of string lights beckon guests to relax and wind down. Dogs are welcome, but patio space is first-come first-served.
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