Best of 2017: 11 dining profiles from the Richmond area

Joelu2019s Chicken Fried Chicken ($12.99) is a plate of chicken fried steak tossed in Buffalo wing sauce with mashed potatoes and smothered in queso served at Texas Borders Bar and Grill.

Joelu2019s Chicken Fried Chicken ($12.99) is a plate of chicken fried steak tossed in Buffalo wing sauce with mashed potatoes and smothered in queso served at Texas Borders Bar and Grill.

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 
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
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.

By 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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The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees officially appointed Christie Whitbeck to be the district's next superintendent. (Courtesy Fort Bend ISD)
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The Texas Department of Transportation will close the northbound and southbound main lanes of I-69 Southwest Freeway at West Loop 610 at separate times Sept. 18-19. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
I-69 at Loop 610 to be closed in Houston Sept. 18-19

Motorists should expect delays and may want to consider an alternate route than that stretch of I-69.

Current Friendswood ISD protocols encourage community members to make their own choice regarding masking. (Courtesy Pexels)
Friendswood ISD leaders discuss revising COVID-19 protocols to encourage masking indoors

No changes were voted on at the Sept. 15 meeting. District leaders indicated they will not move toward language instituting a mask mandate due to potential legal complications.

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The Texas Department of Transportation is planning to install medians along 5.8 miles of FM 1092 from Hwy. 59 to Hwy. 6 in Missouri City. (Courtesy Fotolia)
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