Texas Dining August 04, 2018
9 One-Of-A-Kind Dinner Adventures You Can Only Have In Texas
Dinner isn’t always just about the food — sometimes, you want the meal to be a captivating experience from start to finish. With unique atmospheres, family activities, and magical views, these nine restaurants in Texas are sure to become regulars in your rotation.
1. Rainforest Cafe (Galveston)
An iconic tourist spot on the island, Rainforest Cafe is an entertaining dining experience the whole family is sure to enjoy. Animatronic jungle creatures stalk their prey from behind the trees, sound effects periodically create violent thunderstorms, and a water ride takes you to meet a mysterious god who guards the building. Don't forget to order a "VOLCANOOOOO!" The restaurant is located at 5310 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, TX 77551.
2. Downtown Aquarium (Houston)
Tons of people frequent the Houston Aquarium to marvel at the sea creatures (and white tiger!), but not everyone sticks around to enjoy a meal in the restaurant. Nautical decorations + fish tanks lining the walls create the illusion of being underwater, and the food is fresh and delicious. You'll find the aquarium at 410 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002.
3. Studio Movie Grill (Pearland)
Dinner and a movie is the most classic date night combination, so why not kill two birds with one stone? Studio Movie Grill is a luxury dinner theater featuring delicious meals, desserts, drinks, and traditional movie snacks. Reclining leather seats take your experience to the next level and ensure your experience is as luxurious as possible. The theater has several locations in the Houston area.
4. Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl & Grill
Bowling and eating come together at this unique destination, making it a perfect family weekend bonding activity. The dining area resembles a sunken ship complete with barnacles, rusty chains, and looming sharks, while the bowling area is reminiscent of the ocean floor itself. There's never a dull moment in this fishbowl! Uncle Buck's is located in several different Texas cities.
5. Colonel Paddlewheel Dinner Cruise (Galveston)
There's nothing better than enjoying a nice meal on the water. Moody Gardens' Colonel Paddlewheel Boat hosts dinner cruises every few months that include a dinner buffet, dance floor, and cash bar. More information can be found
, and Moody Gardens is located at One Hope Blvd.,
Galveston, Texas 77554.
6. The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show (Houston)
Dinner Detective is the largest murder mystery theatre in America. Actors are hidden in the audience rather than being costumed, which only serves to test your skills even further. Each ticket includes a four-course plated dinner to be enjoyed during the show. The fun goes down at the Downtown Doubletree, which is located at 400 Dallas St., Houston, Texas, 77002.
7. Texas State Railroad Dinner Train (Rusk)
On several Saturday nights during the summer, Texas State Railroad hosts a romantic dinner train ride with appetizers, cocktails, and first-class seating. Call the babysitter and mark your calendars for July 28, August 25, or September 22! Trains depart from 789 Park Rd. 70, Palestine, TX 75801.
8. Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse (Houston)
Although us Texans are fiercely loyal to our small-town steakhouses, every meat lover has to try Fogo de Chao at least once. With unlimited portions of all sorts of Brazilian meats, you'll need a wheelbarrow to get home after your meal. The restaurant is located at 8250 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX 77063.
9. Chart House (San Antonio)
Last but certainly not least, we're going to dine among the clouds. Chart House is a revolving restaurant located 750-feet up in the Tower of the Americas. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of San Antonio while dining on some of the most delicious gourmet food you've ever eaten. You'll find the restaurant at 739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205.
Have you eaten at any of these restaurants? What’s your favorite place to eat at in Texas that’s much more than just a meal?
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