What Are You Hungry For?

Gift shopping, holiday baking and tree trimming don’t leave much time for dinner preparing. Not a problem if you live in Wedgewood Forest. From Lake Conroe to The Woodlands and beyond, our residents have access to more dining options than your favorite food delivery app. Here’s a list of our favorite local eateries:

Pacific Yard House

The historic Sparkle Ice building has been downtown Conroe’s hottest restaurant and music venue since 2017. The restaurant features a large dining room, bar and outdoor patio where diners can enjoy more than 30 beers on tap and an enormous menu with appetizers, sandwiches, salads and steaks. Local bands are in the house Thursday through Saturday nights.

The Red Brick Tavern

Serving up award-winning pizzas, tavern soups and inventive main dishes, The Red Brick Tavern is upscale country food at its best. Local favorites include “Drunkin’ French Onion” soup, BBQ gourmet meatloaf sandwich, pulled pork enchiladas and bacon-fried gulf oysters. Live music is a staple and can be enjoyed with craft cocktails and local brews. Not to be missed is the Sunday brunch.

The Corner Pub

Conroe’s favorite live music destination is also a great place to dine. The menu runs to deli favorites such as BLTs and Italian subs. All meals are accompanied by live blues, jazz, acoustic guitar music and more six days per week.

Pie in the Sky Pie Co.

Who says you can’t have pie for breakfast? Certainly not the folks at this beloved Conroe bakery/restaurant. Choose your favorite slice of pie and they will throw it on the waffle iron for you. If you’re in the mood for something a little more substantial, they can fix you up a plate loaded with omelets, quiche, sandwiches, salads and more. Don’t skip dessert, their dreamy treats are more than just pie in the sky.

Vernon’s Kuntry Katfish

Family owned and operated since 1984, this eatery specializes in Southern cooking and hospitality. Dine on grilled or fried catfish, shrimp, oysters and even frog legs served up with fried green tomatoes, rice with gravy and other down-home sides. Chicken-fried rib eye and quail entice those not inclined to seafood. For dessert, you have to try Vernon’s famous Good Pie.

Fajita Jack’s

A day on Lake Conroe is not complete without a stop at Fajita Jack’s. The popular Tex-Mex eatery can be accessed by land or by sea. Either way, you’ll get the gorgeous views of Lake Conroe. Sip a mango margarita before digging into their signature fajita dishes.

Ransom’s Steakhouse & Saloon

The freshest beef around is found at Ransom’s. Menu items are sourced locally from cattle raised without hormones and antibiotics right here in Montgomery County. Whatever you order is sure to be delicious, but we would be remiss if we did not direct your attention to their homegrown steak special. The every-changing roster of cuts has been known to feature Wagyu rib eye and Kansas City strip steak. Not a meat eater? They’ve got a black bean burger with your name on it.

Cozy Grape Wine Bar & Bistro

Need a cozy, romantic date night spot? This wine bar has great food and even better drinks. Start with caramelized apple and bleu cheese crostini accompanied by a glass of Haymaker sauvignon blanc. Follow it up with jalapeno kielbasa red beans & rice or pork tenderloin with whiskey apple sauce. Both go great with a Terra D’oro red zinfandel. Craft cocktails and craft beer are also available.

Posted on Friday, December 10, 2021