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The Top Palacios, TX Restaurants for a Delicious Meal

Are you searching for the top local spots to eat in the charming coastal town of Palacios, Texas?

If so — we've got you covered! Whether you're craving fresh-caught seafood or authentic Mexican dishes, the most popular Palacios restaurants offer a wide range of global cuisines to satisfy every palette. Keep reading for our top local recommendations of the best places to eat in Palacios!

Best Palacios Restaurants for Breakfast

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Mike's on Main

  • Address: 458 Main St, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Monday – Friday (8 AM – 2 PM)

Start your day off on the right foot at Mike's on Main — a coffee shop and casual cafe in Palacios that is a local favorite for breakfast and lunch.

Stop by to grab a latte, cappuccino, or espresso drink carefully crafted with locally roasted beans. You can also order a hearty egg sandwich, omelet, or pancake while sipping a handcrafted espresso drink. For a sweet pick-me-up, try an affogato — a scoop of ice cream served with espresso!

Cheli's Cafe

  • Address: 1001 Henderson Ave, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Monday – Sunday (6 AM – 1 PM)

Craving breakfast tacos? If so, you'll love the menu at Cheli's Cafe. This casual Mexican cafe serves breakfast tacos with eggs and optional add-ins, including potato, chorizo, sausage, ham, and bacon. They also serve pancakes, omelets, and traditional breakfast plates.

Cheli's Cafe also serves lunch items like quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, and taco salad. Just stop by early for lunch — Cheli's Cafe closes at 1 PM daily.

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Donut Palace

  • Address: 1001 Henderson Ave, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday (5 AM – 12 PM), Sunday (6 AM – 12 PM)

If you have a sweet tooth, head to Donut Palace in Palacios to grab a delectable donut (or two... or three...) for breakfast.

From glazed donuts and donut holes to eclairs and cinnamon rolls — the options for sweet, doughy delights at Donut Palace are endless! Donut Palace also serves Pigs in a Blanket, croissant sandwiches, and breakfast tacos.

Best Palacios Restaurants for Lunch and Dinner

Mi Casa Mexican Cafe

  • Address: 1601 1st St, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday (11 AM – 9 PM), Sunday & Monday (11 AM – 8 PM)

If you want to try authentic Mexican food, you'll be thrilled with the options in Palacios — mainly the delicious entrees at Mi Casa Mexican Cafe!

This Mexican joint serves generous portions of enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, tacos, and other Mexican dishes. They also offer kid's meals and delicious Mexican postres (desserts), such as fried ice cream and tres leches cake. If you’d like a refreshing drink, be sure to try one of their frozen margaritas!

The Point at Palacios

  • Address: 608 1st St, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Monday – Saturday (6 AM – 11 PM), Sunday (7 AM – 11 PM)

On the hunt for a menu with a little bit of everything, from breakfast tacos and fajitas to pizza and banh mi? If so, you'll find all (and more!) at The Point at Palacios — a quick-serve restaurant specializing in Vietnamese and Mexican food.

The best part? This local joint doubles as a convenience store, so you can load up on everything you need to explore Palacios after your meal, and it’s the perfect late-night option to grab a quick meal when the other local restaurants in Palacios are closed.

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Danny's Seafood House

  • Address: 1000 1st St, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Thursday – Saturday (11 AM – 9 PM)

There's nothing like oceanfront dining during a beach vacation — especially when fresh-caught fish is on the menu, right? If that sounds up your alley, you'll love the ambiance at Danny's Seafood House.

This family-owned and operated restaurant serves shrimp, crawfish, oysters, fried catfish, grilled salmon, po'boys, and other delicious seafood dishes. Danny's Seafood House is only open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, so plan your visit accordingly. We recommend stopping by on Saturday night when you can enjoy live music on the deck during dinner.

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Henderson Drive Inn

  • Address: 105 Henderson Ave, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Monday – Sunday (7 AM – 10 PM)

Henderson Drive Inn might have an unassuming exterior, but it's home to some of the best Vietnamese and Asian food in Palacios. Locals and visitors rave about the pho at this quick-serve restaurant, and the egg rolls are also a customer favorite.

Bonus — there are two gas pumps outside, so you can fill your tank before or after grabbing a bite to eat!

Tran's Restaurant

  • Address: 1009 Henderson Ave, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Monday – Friday (11 AM – 9 PM), Saturday (11 AM – 8 PM)

Tran's Restaurant is an Asian Fusion restaurant that serves soups, rice plates, and noodles in Palacios. Some popular menu options include Sweet and sour Chicken, Beef and Broccoli, Mongolian Beef, and Spicy Hawaiian Shrimp. All chicken, beef, or seafood dishes come with steamed or fried rice.

Tran's Restaurant also offers a kid's menu and an excellent lunch special on weekdays from 11 AM to 2 PM. Choose from 10+ chicken or beef dishes served with rice and soup for just $8.49.

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Fishville Trading Post

  • Address: 769 Co Rd 477, Palacios, TX 77465
  • Hours: Monday – Sunday (8 AM – 9 PM)

Fishville Trading Post is a local favorite in Palacios for seafood dinners, steaks, and "Ugly Burgers" — 1/3-pound burgers made with ground chuck beef seared to perfection and topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, and red onion. These burgers might be "ugly," but they sure are delicious!

Fishville Trading Post is also well-known for its all-you-can-eat catfish dinner with hushpuppies, soup, salad, and potatoes. This 8,000-square-foot trading post also has an ice cream shop, local wine selection, and RV and camping supplies shop, so don’t miss the chance to browse after your meal.

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