Everyone loves delicious food, good drinks and a fun atmosphere. Every restaurant on the Alvin Foodie offers all three! Whether you are enjoying horchata and a taco at Juanita’s Taqueria, or grabbing a famous milkshake at Grace Pizza & shakes, there is something for everyone on the Alvin Foodie Trail.

A “Foodie Trail” highlights unique restaurants in an area that are inspired by an area’s history, culture, or environment. It allows people to learn about a town through its locals’ love of the cuisine. Plus, it can make planning trips easier if you are new to a city. You don’t have to search the internet for all the best local places, just take a look at the foodie trail.  Even though Alvin is on the smaller side, there is still plenty of delicious food and amazing people to meet along the Alvin Foodie Trail.

Where to Start….

Red Oak Cafe – Alvin | 1200 N Bypass 35

Red Oak Café in Alvin, Texas, where breakfast dreams come true! Whether you crave something savory, sweet, or a bit of both, Red Oak Café has an array of breakfast options that will delight your taste buds.

Start your day with their delectable Strawberry Belgian Waffles or indulge in the comforting Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pancakes. For those who prefer savory flavors, the Fried Egg & Sausage Panini or Breakfast Veggie Panini are excellent choices. Feeling adventurous? The Kitchen Sink Quesadilla is a must-try. This hearty dish wraps all the breakfast essentials in a grilled flour tortilla, featuring scrambled eggs, sautéed mushrooms, peppers, onions, jalapenos, black bean and chipotle salsa, cheddar jack cheese, and your choice of bacon, ham, link sausage, or breakfast sausage.

As you enjoy your meal, soak in the family-friendly, rustic atmosphere of Red Oak Café. With mason jars full of sweet tea and warm cups of coffee, you’ll feel right at home. The friendly staff treats every guest like family, ensuring a warm and welcoming experience.

Red Oak Café is more than just a place to eat; it’s a place where delicious food and a cozy ambiance come together to create unforgettable mornings. Come for the food, stay for the hospitality, and leave with a smile.

Juanita’s Taqueria | 106 S 3rd St 

Start you morning right by stopping by Juanita’s Taqueria for one of their delicious breakfast plates! All of their breakfast plates are served with potatoes, refried beans, and an order of homemade tortillas. A local favorite is Migas, which is crunchy pieces of corn tortillas with scrambled eggs and a mixed of jalepenos, onions, and tomatoes. We can’t help but recommend the Barbacoa and Eggs plate, but replace the side of the potatoes for a side order of Nopales. They also offer a delicious lunch menu with items like made-to-order guacamole, mini tacos plate, and fajitas. Jaunita’s Special is a lunch favorite, with two enchilasdas filled with bee, cheese or chicken and one ground beef crispy taco and Queso Chip Puff. They also have Asado de Puerco, which is pork should in red sauce served with guacamole, rice, and refried beans. Enjoy a glass bottle coca cola or homemade horchata with your meal. Juanita’s Taqueria is open Monday through Sunday from 6:00am – 3:00pm.

1820 Coffee House | 419 W Sealy St

If you aren’t a big breakfast person but need your coffee fix before you can start the day then you need to stop by 1820 Coffee House. They offer seasonal drink specials that are perfect for when you’re craving that favorite fall drink or cold summer brew that highlights the favors for that time. If you can’t make your mind up on what to get, then we recommend getting one of their iced coffee flights. Some of the iced favorites have been the Cowboy Cookie, which has Texas Pecan coffee and flavors of mocha, cinnamon, and coconut. If you have a wild hair, you can add the Cold Brew Spritzer to your flight, which is a cold brew with lemonade.  If you are just needing a coffee fixed and something to eat it’s the perfect place to grab a latte, and a breakfast treat like a scone, muffin, or cinnamon roll to go as you head off on your adventure around Alvin! They are open Monday through Friday from 6:00am – 8:00pm, then Saturday from 7:00am – 8:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Time for Lunch……..

Grace Pizza & Shakes | 113 E Sealy St

Grace Pizza & Shakes is the perfect place to stop and eat lunch! They offer some amazing pizzas full of local flavor and flair. A majority of their meat, vegetables, and produce come from local businesses. One example of this is The R-C Ranch Meat Wagon pizza, which has mozzarella, Wagyu meatballs from R-C Ranch located in Brazoria County, pepperoni, pork shoulder bacon, and Italian sausage. A local favorite is the spinach dip starter served in a cast-iron skillet and served with coal-fired flatbread. We encourage you to spend the extra money and add crumble bacon on top. Your taste buds can thank us later. If you are looking for something a bit lighter, try out their Build Your Own Salad. With salad toppings like Wagyu Flank Steak, sundried tomatoes, and a balsamic vinaigrette, you can’t choose wrong. For dessert, you have to try one of Grace’s famous shakes. You suggest Kane’s Cookie Shake, which has vanilla ice cream, milk, crumbled cookies, chocolate, and caramel syrup, plus it is topped with a buttercream chocolate chip sandwich, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings. Grace Pizza & Shakes is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00am – 9:00pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am – 9:00pm, then Sunday from 11:00am – 9:00pm.

Big Axe Bar & Grill | 1204 FM 1462 Suite B

Big Axe Bar and Grill, a local gem where culinary creativity meets exhilarating entertainment! Nestled in the heart of the community, this establishment is renowned for its fresh, trendy dishes and unique activities, ensuring every visitor has a memorable outing.

Big Axe offers more than just a meal. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxation, whether patrons are on a lunch break or enjoying an evening out. Guests can dive into Southern comfort food and savor bar bites, all while experiencing friendly service and great cocktails.

The culinary journey begins with crispy Fried Green Tomatoes, topped with robust Green Goddess dressing, parmesan, and green onions. For the main course, one can indulge in a 10oz. Hand-cut Ribeye Dinner, cooked to perfection and served with garlic toast, loaded mashed potatoes, and green beans. Another popular choice is the Sticky Chicken—juicy fried tenders tossed in a signature sticky sauce, topped with parmesan, crema, and green onions, accompanied by salt and pepper fries.

Beyond the delicious food, the Big Axe Family offers live music and the thrilling experience of axe throwing. Whether visitors come to eat, listen, or throw, Big Axe Bar and Grill is the place to be. Guests are invited to come for the food, stay for the fun, and leave feeling like part of the community. They are open Sunday to Tuesday from 11:00am to 10:00pm, then Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00am.

Dinner and drinks….

Gordon Street Tavern | 114 N Gordon St

For those who love craft beer and cocktails, Gordon Street Tavern offers the perfect atmosphere to enjoy drinks and food. In the warmer months, you can enjoy seating on their patio that overlooks the historic downtown and the Alvin train depot.  They have 30 taps with mostly local craft beer but do offer foreign favorites like Guinness on tap. If you aren’t feeling beer or cocktails, you can enjoy their house-made root beer or cold brew coffee that they offer on tap. If you are looking for a warm cheesy starter, Gordon Street Tavern offers several perfect appetizers with the Fried Mozzarella Sticks being the local favorite. If fried cheese isn’t your thing, we suggest the Warm Goat Cheese Spread that is served in a warmed cast iron skillet with fresh fruit, crispy baguettes, and cucumber slices. Like most taverns, Gordon Street offers delicious burgers that can be upgraded with locally grown wagyu beef. The most popular is the Jammin Wagyu Burger served with a bacon tomato jam, provolone cheese, and buffalo onion strings. A house favorite is the Go Pig or Go Home entrée, which is a tender pork short rib that is seasoned, smoked, and then cooked sous vide for 24 hours. It is also served with creamy truffle mac and cheese. Gordon Street Tavern is also the perfect If you are just looking for a place to grab drinks with friends. They offer delicious cocktails like Casamigos Ranch Water, Jefferson’s Old Fashioned, and so much more. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am – 11:00pm, Friday to Saturday 11:00am -1200am, and Sunday from 10:30am – 10:00pm.

Where can I pick up an Alvin Foodie Trail Stamp Card?

All participating restaurants should have an Alvin Foodie Stamp Card available. If for some reason one of the participating restaurants do not have a stamp card, you can pick up an Alvin Foodie Trail Stamp Card at the Alvin Visitor Center located at Alvin City Hall, 216 W Sealy Street. You will present the Alvin Foodie Trail Stamp Card to any restaurant you visit on the trail and receive a stamp. Take your stamped card to the Alvin Visitor Center located in the Alvin City Hall, 216 W Sealy Street, to receive Visit Alvin prizes. You must have at least two stamps on the trail before you can receive any prizes. All stamp cards that have been returned will be entered for a chance to win a free hotel night stay and weekend getaway in Alvin.