State Fare Kitchen & Bar

4.5
550 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food

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About

Attn: For reservations, please visit our restaurants webpage at http://www.statefaretx.com State Fare Kitchen & Bar is located in the heart of Memorial City on Gessner Road. Join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch and enjoy our take on seasonal Texas comfort food in an upscale-casual atmosphere. Whether out on the patio of catching a game inside at our open and inviting bar, the 48 craft draft beers, seasonal craft cocktails, and expansive wine list we offer will surely have something to please everyone.


Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm

Fri 11am-10pm

Sat 10am-10pm

Sun 10am-9pm

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Phone number
(832) 831-0950
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
State Fare Kitchen & Bar boasts an upscale-casual aesthetic with an inviting bar to match any occasion. With many well appointed spaces to accommodate groups of 12 to 50, let our team provide an unforgettable experience for you and your guests.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (832) 831-0950
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Catering
At your place or ours, State Fare Kitchen & Bar can provide unparalleled service and cuisine for your next special occasion. We offer multiple semi-private dining options. We also have full catering capabilities, to make your next event as perfect as possible. State Fare’s professional catering staff will work with you to coordinate all the details, from casual to formal events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
I-10
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Parking details
There is complimentary parking garage directly behind State Fare as well as valet complimentary service offered.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Had a great business lunch at State Fare. It's always on my short list to meet clients at.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Wayne was an excellent server who made our experience great. He made sure to answer all our questions thoroughly and we all ended up with such delicious items that arrived in a very timely manner. Would come back.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Good food, good service, good selection of beers and good pricing.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

All comfort food with an upscale twist. Great food.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Simply put, this trendy Hot spot is the bomb! The food is absolutely wonderful,the portions are exceptional! The service was good. You gotta try frozen cocktail flight. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We always have a pleasant experience at Stare Fare and the food is fabulous!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Perfect waiter

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Everything was wonderful! The service was great and everyone was friendly and informative. Both the food and drinks were amazing. I had the frozen flight and split the mimosa flight with a friend and every drink was strong and tasty, just how we like them.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food Was Wonderful
Waiter Was Great
Environment Was Fantastic

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Had a great business lunch at State Fare. Always an excellent choice for casual work lunches.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Southern comfort food, with above average taste. Great location, close in parking, excellent service, reasonable prices. What more could a guy ask for?

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Food was superb and wait staff all over it. Perfect for us....

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was our first time visiting State Fare & I promise it won’t be our last. The service Jeff provided was impeccable, the food was delicious and the drinks were amazing. Special thanks to our server Jeff for his patience and expertise all of his suggestions were delightful.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

A bit underwhelming this time. We ordered onion rings for an appetizer, which were not as golden brown and not as tasty as we would of liked. The fried chicken entree was presented as “above average” on the spice scale.....wowzers. I’d hate to experience their version of straight up spicy. We couldn’t even eat it and I can typically handle pretty spicy. Other than feeling like I was in a rap video with our waiter and his use of the word, “yo” all the time, he was reasonably efficient. W’d been one other time at night for dessert and I find I much prefer the ambience when the house lights are on. With the shutters on full tilt it was pretty dark and gloomy in the main dining room around 6:30pm. So far their dessert would be my go to if I ever returned.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food, fun vibe!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very enjoyable dining experience. Different take on comfort foods that we enjoy. Great drink selection.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great brunch as usual!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

All good. No problems

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was a little slow getting to the table, but the service was excellent. We were celebrating our anniversary and the manager was nice enough to give us two free desserts. Bravo!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Frozen Flight is a must-have and tremendous value at $12. The season there is a Lavender Lemonade on the Flight and it is spectacular!!

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3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I’ve been to State Fare for brunch with my husband and 2 kids under age of 4. Kids brunch menu is great, and the brunch meals we ordered were delicious. I returned to give the lunch a try, expecting similar results, but was disappointed. I ordered the bowl of gumbo and corn bread. The gumbo was WAY over cooked and the corn bread (served as an appetizer in a skillet) was raw in the center. Luckily the hush puppies and white queso appetizers were good, so I was ok not eating my main dish. We also ordered the carrot cake. While pretty tasty, the waiter told us their desserts are brought in and not made in house. Definitely didn’t taste fresh. I’ll only be visiting again for brunch.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Always a fun atmosphere and good food that you don’t tell your Doctor about...

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

One of my favorite family places to eat.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Delicious dinners. Chicken fried steak was perfectly cooked, tender and delicious. I had a salad with grilled salmon - the salmon was yummy - perfectly cooked with a bit of salty crisp on top. Don’t miss the dill dip and bar-b-que potato chips!!!

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It was extremely loud, everything seemed to echo in the dinning room. It was also due to a large group of people using profanities and very loud voices like they were in a bar! There was a family next to us and the father was not happy-no one did anything about it!
The food was mediocre and overpriced. $24 for fried chicken?! It was bland and I was told it had a spicy sauce on it....not spicy at all! The main courses also came out way too quick, we were not even halfway through our appetizer!
The service was spotty, as there seemed to be 2-3 people serving us. Our dirty plates sat in front of us for way too long.
All in all, I would not go back. There is better Southern food elsewhere.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Always great

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This is our second time at this establishment as we love the ambiance and wanted to try more of their brunch selection. This seems to be a popular brunch spot, so reservations are helpful! If you can only have one cocktail, and like frozen drinks - I highly recommend the Lavender Lemonade. It is very refreshing, especially on a hot day. My spouse & I shared an avocado toast as an appetizer while waiting on the rest of our party, and were surprised (and pleased) at the generous portion that it easily held us over. When it got down to ordering - the crab cake Benedict was extremely satisfying. We look forward to coming back to try more items!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Nice brunch menu and you cannot go wrong with $20 carafe mimosas. You get the bottle of bubbles and your choice of juice.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We ordered the Big Boy Burger and the Crab Cakes. Both were delicious. The server was really nice, but he was obviously busy so service was kind of slow and he messed up on our order. We didn't say anything to him about it and just ate what was served, which was all yummy, so no big deal.

Good beer selection and very cool decor. My boyfriend and I really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Great value. Fast service. Server knew details to recipe as we had allergies at the table. When she was unaware she would go straight to the chef. Family was out of town and loved all the options and drinks as well

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Our waiter Michael was wonderful. There were 6 of us with very different likes, and everyone’s food was exceptional. From the fried fish to veggie burger to pickle dip. Outstanding that everyone could agree how good it was.

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Came here for brunch with a friend. My experience can be described as meh 🤷‍♀️. Very “instagrammable” - I imagine that’s the main appeal of this place. Pricey for what is offered. Nothing to write home about.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I've been here 3 times now, twice for brunch once for dinner and everything I've had is amazing

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1.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I had high hopes for this place, but after a few bites it fell way short of my expectations. I ordered the chicken fried steak and afterwards I felt like it was a complete waste of money at 24 dollars. It’s a 15 dollar plate at most and with the complete lack of flavor in the gravy and mashed potatoes that’s even pushing it. The saving grace for the green beans was the bacon mixed in. I normally don’t write reviews either way, but the only reason this place gets the attention it does it because of its location in Memorial city. I could go on, but I’d skip this place.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food great service. Great cocktails. We had the big hamburger, pasta, guacamole and the salad with crispy fried chicken. All were amazing. The salad was so huge I took a lot home and the next day the chicken was still crispy. I am from California and was visiting my niece and nephew now they love the restaurant too and they will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I love State Fare for brunch, I did not enjoy it for dinner. The menu options for dinner is not as large. The salad I chose was good but I settled because the options were slim.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent as usual. Loved the quail.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We brought our friends who had never been before. We had an amazing meal and they absolutely loved the setting. I highly suggest the salmon. It was so tasty and cooked exactly as I asked.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We had great service, meal, drinks and fun! Would totally do that again with or without friends.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

So delicious! Will be back soon to have a little bit of everything from the menu! lol

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