These restaurants serve up Texas-sized, chicken-fried steak
We like to say everything’s bigger in Texas — and we’re usually right, especially when it comes to chicken-fried steak. Here are just a few places on the upper Texas coast known for serving this Lone Star staple.
Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
Cheddar’s is known for burgers, barbecue and more, but it’s famous for serving up one of Texas’ best chicken-fried steak offerings. Its country-fried steak is hand-battered on Texas toast topped with cream gravy. Try it with two of the restaurant’s made-from-scratch sides, but don’t forget those soft, hot croissants.
21001 Interstate 45 N., Webster, 281.332.3400
There’s more than good gumbo at this island eatery. Here, you can get country-fried steak breaded to order and with a choice of two sides.
3602 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.762.3232
If you’re on the mainland, it’s tradition to eat at Gus’ before or after a Friday night football game, or just because. Gus’ after 10 years is moving to a new space across the street, where it will serve its legendary chicken-fried steak, which comes with a heaping portion of French fries. Call ahead to ensure the restaurant has opened in its new space.
3503 Palmer Highway, Texas City, 409.948.8004
Kelley’s Country Cookin’
This family-owned restaurant offers a super-sized Texas version. The restaurant also has a loyal following for its chicken-fried steak strips with homestyle gravy.
4604 Interstate 45 S., La Marque, 409.935.3131
1502 W. Main St., League City, 281.338.0300
This old mainstay serves up a Texas-sized portion of chicken-fried steak with cream gravy, but when you pair it with the restaurant’s famous creamy mashed potatoes or homemade mac and cheese and steamed broccoli, it rises to a whole new level of comfort food.
20001 Interstate 45 N., Webster, 281.724.2692
Miller’s Seawall Grill
Like your chicken-fried steak with Gulf of Mexico views? Miller’s is famous for its made-from-scratch dishes featuring all-American favorites and prize-winning desserts. Texas-sized chicken-fried steak comes with all the trimmings and more than 40 sides from which to choose.
1824 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.763.8777
Nick’s Kitchen and Beach Bar
The quality of a chicken-fried steak is measured by how tender it is. Nick’s Chicken Fried Steak is tenderized in house, breaded in seasoned flour, and topped with cream gravy. The cheesy potatoes it’s served with is the crowning glory.
3828 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.762.9625
Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse
The Pappas family knows Texas appetites, so this relatively new concept hit the nail on the head with its chicken-fried steak rendition, Roy’s Chicken Steak, which is served with peppercorn cream gravy. Save room for the famous mac and cheese. The buttered collard greens and turnips also are must-tries.
19901 Interstate 45 N., Webster, 281.332.0024
Saltgrass Steak House
Along with its certified angus beef steaks, Saltgrass is famous for its golden fried and tender chicken-fried steaks with cream gravy, which come in lunch or dinner portions. We like it with the garlic mashed potatoes, but try the sweet potato fries or Brussels sprouts if the mood strikes you.
1502 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.762.4261
20241 Interstate 45 N., Webster, 281.338.9778
This famous eatery, founded in 1974, offers huge portions of chicken-fried steak, served with mashed potatoes, green beans and a biscuit on its Monday lunch special. Can’t make it on a Monday? This Texas favorite is served daily and is always on the menu.
707 state Highway 146, Kemah, 281.334.2133