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Old 11-05-2009, 07:32 AM
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Howdy, my wife and I have a conference in LaMarque this weekend. Any good places to eat in the vicinity of HWY 3 and Cedar? Friday only. Thanks, rwr
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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B4-U-EAT - Houston Texas Restaurant & Dining Guide

La Marque is generally run down, so good luck.

Kelly's (http://www.kelleysrestaurant.com/menu_location.php?lid=5&location=LaMarque%20-%20409.935.3131 - broken link)is a pretty good place though, generally southern/comfort food.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I might run up to Kemah Boardwalk or to Galveston instead.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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I was thinking League City to Clear Lake, but didn't mention it beacuse traffic will be a nightmare around dinner time (6pm) on Friday due to the construction.

Kemah & Galveston might not be too bad. Kemah will have the chains on the boardwalk, and most of the independently owned places on the other side, near the neighborhood.

BTW I've been told to avoid the hole in the wall Tex-Mex like the plague in La Marque.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: California
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Agreed...you might to venture out of La Marque for dinner. Can't think of a single restaurant there that I would consider "good".
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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They may have a 'high rollers' lounge at the dog track. Complete with cloth napkins for your chicken finger dinner.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Lafayette
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Try Chubuacas (sp.)off of Nasa Rd 1 before Hwy 3. Great food and great ambiance! Shouldn't be to far away.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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lol Chewbaccas

Chabuca´s Restuarant

That's it. A little pricey but good stuff and insane portions.

Kelley's is an institution around there.

There's not much else in La Marque proper. Better hole-in-the-wall Tex-Mex in Texas City (Bravo's, Taqueria El Jaliciense). There's a place called Benito's in La Marque that people either love or hate; I'm the only one I know of who thinks it's just OK. I don't know if it's still around as I haven't been there in years, but there was a Marcelo's Fajita Grill in the outlet mall off 45 that was pretty good, at least when I went there.

Not far up the road at Mall of the Mainland you've got your typical chain stuff - Olive Garden, Ryan's, another Tex-Mex place called Gringo's that's really popular but I've never been too big on. Seems more a place to have margaritas rather than food.

The Galveston County mainland isn't too sophisticated, so don't get your hopes too high. It's cheap and it's not very good for you, but it's still good eatin' if not fine dining. That's a rather foreign concept down there. I grew up in Texas City, where "fine dining" is something along the lines of barbecue at Grand Prize (which TC people overrate heavily). La Marque is probably a notch or two below even that.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake, Houston TX
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First it was Chubu-caca and now it's Chewbacca, LULz.

How about Clear Lake's non-chain answer to Fogo de Chao. . .

For that though- you might need a reservation + $50 per person if you want the works. Oh yeah, plus one hour round trip drive time to & from La Marque.
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Old 11-05-2009, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Lafayette
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Chabuca's was only $13.99 for buffet last time I was there(fall last year). Plus they have live piano music and a great atmosphere. It costs about $10 more per head if you want the waiter's that come around the restuarant with skewers, roast beef, lamb etc.

It is well worth the cost!
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