The CATI neighborhood and surrounding areas have plenty of good options for a quick meal during the lunch break or for dinner after class. Click the links in the list below the map for GPS directions.
You know we’d never knowingly steer you wrong, but we don’t necessarily endorse every location. Look for the CATI FAVE icon for CATI staff, client and student favorites.
Chipotle – fast food design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls
McAlister’s Deli – counter-serve sandwiches, baked potatoes, etc.
Cavalli Pizza – counter-serve wood-fired pizza
Salsas – TexMex with table-side guac and salsa bar
Whiskey Cake – farm-to-table, hip vibe, all the whiskey you could want, and leave room to split the whiskey cake for dessert. Reservations recommended.
Cowboy Chicken – counter-serve wood-fired rotisserie chicken, tacos, sides.
Freshiis – counter-serve fresh salads, wraps, soups, burritos etc.
Gipsy Lime Tacos – TexMex and sports bar
54th Street – American menu and drinks
Fish City Grill – Southern-style seafood with infinite daily specials
Torchy’s Tacos – street tacos including breakfast tacos and bar
Snappy Salads – counter-serve build-your-own fresh salads and wraps
Pie Five – counter-serve design-your-own pizza “in five minutes,” special pricing on Mondays, GF & dairy free options
Five Guys – fast food burger chain, peanuts while you wait
Pei Wei – counter-serve Asian with fresh noodle and rice bowls, sushi, poke, etc.
Sauce Pizza & Wine – counter-serve unique pizzas, pasta, panini plus beer and wine
Original Chop Shop – counter-serve fresh salads, wraps, sandwiches, rice bowls, smoothies, breakfast, acai bowls etc.
Urban Eatz – counter-serve American menu with salads, sandwiches etc.
The Ranch – menu and bar, farm to table, unique game dishes, delicious smoked chicken. Reservations recommended.
Post Oak Smokehouse – BBQ restaurant with pit-smoked meats and classic southern sides
Tacomex – counter-serve street tacos and sides. Best tacos in the area for the money. Unique vibe.
Cool River – steakhouse and cigar bar with billiards and live music on the weekend
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – counter-serve Baja-style tacos plus beer and margaritas in a refurbished service station
The Blue Fish – sushi and other Japanese entrees with bar and DJ on the weekends
Pho Empire – Vietnamese fare with noodle soups, spring rolls and plenty of vegetarian selections
Pho Legacy – large Vietnamese menu with pho, noodles, and rice plates plus bubble teas
Maki Boy – mom & pop sushi shop with teriyaki and tempura plus smoothies
Skillman Wok – large traditional Chinese menu in strip mall mom & pop storefront for carry out or delivery
Bangkok Orchid – casual Thai menu with curries and small plates
Argentina Bakery – coffee shop with delicious Argentine pastries and cakes and fresh empanadas
Giovanni’s Pizzeria – counter-serve pizzeria with classic Italian dishes for dine-in and carry-out
The Catch – Cajun-style seafood with chicken options and cajun sides
La Margarita – Mexican menu with updated classics