Restaurants & Bars

Places to eat in Bryan/College Station

Carmen Lindsay | Oct 16, 200507:53 PM     15

Here are some places I like to eat in BCS.

Cafe Capri- This is an Italian place in downtown Bryan. They removed my favorite menu item a while back, but I forgave them. :)

Los Nortenos- Also located in downtown Bryan, this is my favorite place to go for breakfast.

Spice Bowl- Currently this is our only Indian restaurant. I love this place and would eat there almost every day if I were not so poor. They recently doubled their seating capacity.

Thai Taste- The food is good, but if you are sensitive be warned that the amount of heat changes depending on who's cooking. It's much easier to park here than at Nipa Hot.

Jose's- This is my other favorite Mexican restaurant. The enchiladas are all good (or at least I haven't had a bad one), meat eaters should check out the Alambre, and I like the tostadas. My new favorite that I discovered recently is the Queso Flamiado, which is essentially ground beef and cheese set aflame and served with pico and tortillas. Oh the gooey, cheesy goodness! (Fair Warning Commences)I have been going to this place since I was too young to remember. They used to fix me a little bowl of shredded chicken and sour cream when I was young and picky. Therefore, this review might be a little biased.

Blue Baker- I have not really tried their salads or soups, but I am very fond of their sandwiches and breads. Last time there I saw they had bagels. I think they are now the only place in town that produces them. I don't think they are a chain yet, but they want to be one eventually (I suspect).

Jin's- I think they are the best Chinese in town but I have met people who prefer Chef Cao's.

Jin's World Cafe- This place is owned by the same people, but the menu is different. They have a wider selection, with Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Cantonese dishes. I don't like it quite as much as Jin's, but it is still good (especially if you want something different).

Square One- Mostly a pasta place, I really like their soups, especially the cream of asparagus.

C & J Barbeque- Most everything they make is decent and most of it is good. Their cole-slaw is too sweet for me, but my dad likes it.

Martin's Place- Martin's has great atmosphere. They got their historical marker recently. The food is good too.

Layne's- This is the place to go for a chicken strip box with extra fries. The spicy, peppery sauce that comes with it for dipping is excellent. Plain, and they don't serve much else, but they are good at what they do.

Burger Boy- They have a very wide selection, for a burger joint. Good for burgers, gyros and a multiplicity of fried goods. One of my friends is a big fan of their cheesecake, but I haven't tried it. They also deliver.

Otto's Bakery & Cafe- Their Bakery section is better than their cafe section in my opinion, except for their home made salad dressing. If they ever bottle the stuff they'll be rich. I like their kolaches for breakfast. Someone told me the cream cheese kolaches used to have more filling but I haven't noticed. Get there early when they are still hot and you will be very happy.

Cafe Eccell- People have mentioned this before, and I agree. I am a big fan of their wood-fired pizzas (the Greek one is my favorite). My husband likes their corn chowder (he has a sweet tooth).

Haiku Sushi/Kyoto Sushi- These are both owned by the same people (according to the grapevine) and are of about the same quality in my mind. There is a price difference, with Haiku being the pricier establishment. I think they are both pretty good, but I am handicapped in that they are the only places I have ever had sushi.

Pho John's- The food is good, but there are two too many televisions. I like the red bean drink, gooshing up the red beans, the coconut milk, the ice, the green gelatin-y streamers (not sure what they are). Fun!

Steak and Seafood (AKA Bryan Seafood Steakhouse)- Not a lot of selection, but their steaks have an interesting seasoning. I don't recommend the pad thai. It's not bad, but go to Thai Taste if that's what you want. There are also too many televisions here. You can't sit anywhere (except possibly outside) without seeing one. :(

Roly Poly- Probably actually a chain or hoping to become one, they are still neat to check out because they combine things I wouldn't have thought of putting together. Kind-of expensive for what you get, but nice once in a while.

Sorry if this is too long. I started when I saw there weren't any real recomendations for B/CS, and I just kept going. Hope somebody finds these useful.

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