Town Center and Waterway - Eats and Entertainment

waterwaysquareVisitors to the Sping Home & Garden Show in The Woodlands can enjoy more than eight million square feet of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment options all literally within two blocks of the convention center.

The Waterway Square itself features more than a dozen bars and restaurants. Here is a brief list of the most popular restaurant/bar attractions:

Kirby’s Prime Steaks & Seafood

Kirby's Prime Steaks & SeafoodSince 1954, Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse has been serving the finest grain-fed, aged Midwestern Prime Beef, Fresh Seafood, daily Chef Features, and a spectacular collection of New and Old World wines. Enjoy Kirby’s elegant yet casual atmosphere, excellent service, and Prime Steaks that are ranked among the best steakhouses in Texas.  Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse locations have Private Dining facilities for small and large gatherings, elegant bars with a fabulous weekday Happy Hour, and unparalleled service that is unmistakably unique.

Morton’s Grille

Morton's GrilleWith an atmosphere of relaxed refinement, a classic menu and the high level of excellence you expect from Morton’s The Steakhouse, Morton’s Grille offers a casual place to enjoy fresh seafood, succulent steaks, burgers, salads and more.  The bar at Morton’s Grille features a unique collection of hand-crafted cocktails and an impressive selection of wines – all served in a trendy, but comfortable environment during Happy Hour or at any hour.


AmericasThe restaurant at America’s features Chef Micahel Cordua’s progressive South American creations in an upscale environment. The restaurants offers indoor and patio seating with views of the Waterway. At night, the scene shifts to the street level to Club 1492, a reference to the year Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. The club features a live DJ mixing electronic dance music in an ultra-modern setting. Mojitos and martinis are favorites among club-goers at 1492.   21 Waterway Ave. 281-367-1492


Featuring hundreds of distinctive wines, Crush has become a favorite of wine aficionados in The Woodlands and beyond. The menu offers a variety of cheeses and salads, along with pizzas and sandwiches. The Crush rooftop bar features one of the best views in The Woodlands, overlooking the Waterway and distinctive Woodlands architecture of Town Center. Private cabanas are available to rent. A live DJ turns out more electronic dance music at one of the area’s most popular nighttime scenes. 20 Waterway Ave. 281-362-7874

Baker St. Pub & Grill

BakerStreetThe familiar and popular pub offers the usual bar fare with a British flavor (Scotch Egg, anyone?) and dozens of beers either on tap or in bottles. The bar features live music most nights, as well as two pool tables and dart boards. 25 Waterway Ave. 281-367-7431

The Goose’s Acre

This Irish pub and bistro was the first restaurant to open along the Waterway after relocating from Ireland. The outdoor patio is the ideal spot to enjoy the diner’s excellent Irish-flavored kitchen creations along with one of dozens of beers on tap. The Goose’s Acre often features live music or a DJ on the weekends and offers a more relaxed scene than some of the more crowded and high-energy bars along the Waterway.  21 Waterway Ave., Ste. 140. 281-466-1502

Luca & Leonardo’s

LucaLeonardoCome experience Luca & Leonardo’s romantic, intimate Italian setting with a birdseye view of the fountains at Waterway Square and the water taxis passing below.  The restaurant is the prefect dining destination for hungry Waterway locals and visiting business people new to The Woodlands. Relax and enjoy an exciting, satisfying journey to the world of Italian cucina!  20 Waterway Avenue 832-510-2110

Bar Louie

The newcomer to the Waterway bar scene, Bar Louie also features some of the area’s best drinks and food. The bar offers among the most distinctive cocktails you’ll find anywhere, such as The Clover. Cocktails, beer and wine are also available in plenty. Like most other bars in the area, Bar Louie features a great patio and a waterfront view. 24 Waterway Ave. 281-719-1900

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

GrimaldiIf you’re searching for THE best coal-fired brick oven, New York-style thin crust pizza in the world, look no further. Grimaldi’s offers over 100 years of pizza-making traditions and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal burning oven. Coal-fired ovens give our pizza and calzones a flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible from gas, convection or wood burning ovens. 20 Waterway Avenue 281-465-3500

Hubbell & Hudson Market and Bistro

This modern, upscale and upbeat market and bistro sits at the corner of Lake Robbins Dr. and Waterway Square Dr. and prides itself on the freshest culinary products. Take home a great dinner from the market after the show or feast at their world-class bistro. Either way you’re a winner!

Acqua Bar and Tuscany Grille

aquaSituated in The Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center it makes for a perfect before or after show break. Sit down and peruse all the information you received at the show over a cool beverage, lunch or dinner. You don’t even have to go outside if the August temperatures are a bit much to make your way to these two fine establishments.

 Del Frisco’s Grille

Del Frisco's GrilleJoin us at our new Woodlands location which is now open! The patio will provide the perfect perch to catch a glimpse of the action and offers some of the best al fresco dining in The Woodlands, TX. It’ll be your place to eat with a friend and catch up on the latest or make new friends at the bar.   Del Frisco’s Grille uses local ingredients alongside new classics that are easy to share with friends: Oven-Baked Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Ahi Tacos. The menu also includes a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees.

Concession Stands Open in Waterway Square Along The Woodlands Waterway

Jones Jazzy Java, owned by Shawn and Tricia Jones, offers breakfast, coffee, sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets with a taste of New Orleans. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 am – 2 pm and 5 – 10 pm and Saturday from 2 – 10 pm. Prior to opening Jones Jazzy Java, Shawn Jones was General Manager at Jasper’s in Market Street and Stir Crazy in Town Center.

Siegelman’s Olde Tyme Deli, owned by Ed Siegelman, offers Chicago hotdogs, beef chili dogs, Maxwell Street Polish sausages, chips, drinks and ice cream. The location is open every day, Monday through Sunday, from 10 am – 10 pm and closes between 2 – 4 pm.

Eatsandentertainment“We are pleased that Jones Jazzy Java and Siegelman’s Olde Tyme Deli have opened in Waterway Square,” said Alex Sutton, Co-President of TWDC. “The concessions are convenient for families who are enjoying The Fountains at Waterway Square, the unique water feature for children or fun activities along The Waterway. Business associates also appreciate the accessibility of a quick, nearby breakfast, lunch or dinner.”

Over 30 dining and entertainment options in Waterway Square, Market Street and The Woodlands Mall!

*A portion of the Waterway Square information contained in this article is reprinted from Community Impact Newspaper


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