Looking for food in the Freeport area and wondering what in these small towns is worth trying? Look no further, here are three places to give you an option for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
1. The Port Cafe in Freeport
I had a difficult time finding an online menu to link for you, but you can expect to find all your usual breakfast favorite here. But being a little southern and in Texas, you can also find some great Mexican inspired breakfast items!
I ordered the chilaquiles that came with a chicken breast, it was good, but not the best chilaquiles I’ve had. Also, it does bring a little heat, so be prepared if you’re wanting to try it! Two of my sisters ordered omelet dishes. One ordered an omelet with basically a side of fajitas and the other ordered an omelet that basically had fajitas inside it! They were both excellent!
Their waffles were a bit dense, but also very filling and good (which is all that matters)! However, their over easy eggs did not pass the “dippy egg” test of my (now) 6-year-old nephew. You can read what eggs received his approval in Galveston, here!
I would not suggest The Port Cafe for larger parties, the space inside is very limited and our party of 10 took up a lot of space. However, on nice days they have their outside area available for dining! And if you’re wanting to try this place for lunch, they’re open until 1 p.m. on the weekends and 2 p.m. during the week.
Side note: I saw conflicting reports of their address where some put them in Freeport and some in Surfside. Here’s their website for not much more information: https://www.theportcafe.com/.
2. Sweet T’s Diner in Freeport
Here are some breakfast highlights, they have good hashbrowns and really good grits. And when I say really good grits, you know I’m getting this information secondhand since I don’t like grits! My mom and dad both LOVED them. So if you’re craving grits, this is the place to hit up in Freeport (they also tried Port Cafes – just for your information). If you’re visiting for lunch and you don’t like eating breakfast all day long, my youngest sister suggests the catfish!
Sweet T’s Diner is a bit more spacious if you’re looking for an area to accommodate a larger party. Also, out of the three on this list, they definitely had the friendlies staff!
3. El Toro Mexican Restaurant in Clute
Is it even a real family vacation in Texas without some good Tex-Mex? El Toro Mexican Restaurant, which has several locations in Texas, delivered just that! And if you’re looking to hit Tex-Mex and seafood, why not try the Shrimp and Mango Salad!
Travel Tip #16: Cup Over Bowl
If you’re a tortillas soup lover like me, let me help you out. Order the cup, the bowl is massive and looks like it could feed two to three people. Our server was not very helpful when it came to describing the portion sizes and my mom ordered a bowl and was mistakenly (blessing in disguise) delivered a cup. The table behind us was brought out a bowl and it was then we knew the cup was the way to go! You can see more of their menu options here.
This should come as no surprise, but El Toro would also be a great option for lunch! Additionally, they offer the largest seating capacity on this list and would be perfect for large parties.
Hi friends! This is one post of my blog series for Surfside Beach! Be sure to checkout all the great blogs I will be posting for this multi-family vacation here. Also, don’t be shy! Let me know if you’ve been to Surfside Beach and what you loved and *gasp* hated!