Best of 2017: 11 dining profiles from the Richmond area


Community Impact Newspaper publishes a dining feature each month on a locally owned restaurant in the Richmond area. Check out each of our profiles from 2017 below:

Victoria’s Mexican Grill & Bar

This Mexican food eatery opened in 2015, offering everything from enchiladas with bacon wrapped shrimp to stuffed poblano peppers.
1868 FM 359, Richmond.

Clancy’s Public House

Clancy’s menu includes popular appetizers, such as seasoned and fried pork skins known as cracklins, specialty sandwiches and burgers, including a traditional Reuben sandwich, and entrees such as 12-ounce hand-cut rib-eye steaks and shepherd’s pie.
503 FM 359, Ste. 118, Richmond.

Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Lomonte’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria has been serving Italian cuisine in Richmond for 10 years.
815 Plantation Drive, Richmond.


Sandy McGee’s Restaurant and Catering 

This restaurant and catering business operates out of the old post office building in downtown that was built in the 1800s. 314 Morton St., Richmond.

Ninja Japanese Cuisine 

This Richmond eatery offers special sushi rolls and sashimi, or high-quality raw fish. 1800 FM 359, Ste. 180, Richmond.

Yai’s Thai Kitchen 

Yai’s Thai Kitchen in Richmond offers dishes such as chicken satay and jungle chicken. 7035 W. Grand Parkway S., Ste. 90, Richmond.

Pier 36 Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Pier 36 offers an upscale, casual atmosphere with classic Gulf Coast seafood, such as Gulf fish and shrimp, domestic catfish and local crab meat, as well as a full bar and happy hour specials. 1410 E. Hwy. 90A, Ste. 200, Richmond.

The Swinging Door

The “Super” plate consists of 3 meats and 3 sides for $18.95. Finish with a slice of pecan pie for desert for $3.95. (via Rebecca Hennes / Community Impact Newspaper)

The Swinging Door 

This local restaurant serves pecan-smoked brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage, with homemade sides, such as green beans and coleslaw. 3818 FM 359, Richmond. 281-342-4758.

The Grove Do-nutz & Deli

Two popular doughnuts are the Maple Bacon, (right) and the Kronut, (left) a cross between a croissant and a doughnut. (via Rebecca Hennes/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grove Do-nutz & Deli

The Grove Do-nutz & Deli offers about 40 different doughnut flavors. 815 Plantation Drive, Richmond. 281-232-6406.

Texas Borders Bar and Grill

Customers can try everything from blackened chicken wings to chicken-fried chicken with mashed potatoes at this local spot. 26440 FM 1093, Ste. 400 Richmond. 281-394-2100.


Larry’s Original Mexican Restaurant 

Some of Larry’s most popular dishes are the special combination nachos, fajitas and enchiladas. 116 E. Hwy. 90A, Richmond. 281-342-2881.

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Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.
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