The Best Restaurants in College Station, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

The thriving college town of College Station, Texas, is an exciting, growing city powered by the atmosphere of Texas A&M University - and featuring some of the state's coolest culture and cuisine. The best restaurants in College Station deliver a fascinating array of tastes, flavors, and recipes to those hungry Aggie students, visitors, and locals. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in College Station heading out to when they're looking for a night out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. Here, we've put together a list of the best restaurants in College Station, with information gathered from the city's in-the-know diners. From local college favorites with unbeatable pub food to downtown, high-end restaurants with cutting-edge tastes, the best restaurants in College Station have something for everyone. Grab a table in College Station tonight, and go Lions!

Restaurants:The Republic Steakhouse, Poppy @ The George Hotel, Porters
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:College Station

The Republic Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
College Station
1,061 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
A local favorite in College Station, The Republic Steakhouse is a classic Texas restaurant with all the traditional steakhouse trappings. With a luxurious interior and classic, oldRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Central Texas

Poppy @ The George Hotel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
College Station
148 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
The middle of College Station's Century Square is the location of Poppy “Farm to Fire.” This celebrated restaurant delivers creative wood-fired dishes with an emphasis on local ingRead more
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Porters

$$$$·Steakhouse·
College Station
520 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Trek into the Century Square neighborhood to fin Porters, one of the best restaurants in College Station. This elegant, engaging restaurant is a Texas-style steakhouse. It featuresRead more
87% recommended
Best Service in Central Texas

Amico Nave Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Bryan
567 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This hip Italian restaurant in Bryan is the place to go in College Station for an upscale, modern Italian restaurant. Grab a table in the sleek, brick-accented dining room with a gRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Central Texas

Ronin

$$$$·American·
College Station
590 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for a Date
A true Texas “farm to table” spot, Ronin is one of the best restaurants in College Station. The inventive, super-fresh selections at Ronin come updated daily from the morning's harRead more
96% recommended
Best Overall in Central Texas

Christopher's World Grille

$$$$·Continental·
College Station
2,270 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
This globally-inspired steakhouse takes its place among the best restaurants in College Station. An elegant and welcoming spot, Christopher's is the ideal place for an excellent siRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Central Texas

Luigi's Patio Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
College Station
946 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
This upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of College Station offers all the classic features and an extensive menu of favorites. Stop into Luigi's to enjoy an excellent meal andRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Central Texas

Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof

$$$$·American·
Bryan
665 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
The Messina Hof Winery and Resort is the location for Vintage House, one of the best restaurants in College Station. This fine-dining spot is the place to go for any visitors headeRead more
94% recommended
Best Overall in Central Texas

Caffe Capri

$$$$·Italian·
Bryan
100 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
A stylish, inviting spot in downtown Byran, the Caffe Capri is one of the best restaurants in College Station. Diners will find a lively student and local group enjoying the Caffe'Read more
93% recommended
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Casa do Brasil

$$$$·Steakhouse·
College Station
898 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
This upscale steakhouse in College Station is the spot to go to for some fun Brazilian cuisine. A large and welcoming place with a great view of the Texas prairie, Casa do Brasil iRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Central Texas

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - College Station

$$$$·American·
College Station
20 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Kid-friendly
BJ's is a fun brewhouse that takes its place among the best restaurant in College Station. A beloved member of one of the finest dining chains in the United States, the College StaRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in College Station / Bryan

Red Lobster - College Station

$$$$·Seafood·
College Station
4 reviews
The local outlet of this nationally-renowned chain serves up some of College Station's freshest seafood and finest meals. This restaurant is full of plenty of good times and seafooRead more
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Dixie Chicken Restaurant

$$$$·Grill·
Bryan
Billing itself as “The Oldest Bar in Northgate,” Dixie Chicken is a longtime favorite on College Station's University Drive. It's also one of the best restaurants in College StatioRead more
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Napa Flats Wood Fired Kitchen

$$$$·Californian·
College Station
1 review
This modern mixture of a restaurant is a relaxing, patio-driven spot in the middle of College Station's Boardwalk district. Its cuisine is an engaging mixture of California, Italy,Read more
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Mad Taco

$$$$·Mexican·
College Station
Mad Taco features a full range of classic Tex-Mex favorites, making it one of the best restaurants in College Station. The artfully-crafted tacos are the highlight of the menu. TryRead more
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