One of our favorite things to do as a family is our weekend meal together. We love going out to have lunch or dinner together. There are a few things we look for in a restaurant to make it a good one for our family. On a recent visit to Willie’s Grill and Icehouse, I was reminded why it was a restaurant I’ve been taking the family to for the past few years!
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This post is sponsored by Willie’s Grill and Icehouse. All opinions and experiences are mine.
5 REASONS TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY TO WILLIE’S GRILL & ICEHOUSE
If you’ve never heard of Willie’s Grill and Icehouse and you live in Texas, you’ve got to check it out! Willie’s has 17 locations throughout Houston, San Antonio, and College Station. Willie’s is the Crawfish Capital of Texas but they also have a menu that is full of amazing variety.
That’s the first reason why Willie’s Grill and Icehouse is great for families!
CRAWFISH SEASON AT WILLIE’S
Once crawfish season rolls around, it’s all Justin wants to eat! He’d eat it every time we went out if he could!
Willie’s is a great place to get crawfish because they receive live crawfish from Louisiana every single day. The only serve large and extra-large hand selected crawfish (when available). It’s where Texas and Cajun flavor collide.
If you’re looking for a kick, Willie’s crawfish is delicious! You can customize your order with fresh corn and potatoes, mushrooms and opinions, and sausage. Or you can load it up for The Works for just $5!
If you’re looking for crawfish to go, Willie’s has the To Geaux crawfish boil with a reusable insulated bag. So if you can’t stop and enjoy a meal at your local Willie’s, you can still enjoy the Best Bugs in Texas!
During crawfish season, you can find us at Willie’s pretty often! But there are other reasons why we headed up the road to our local restaurant.
If your kids are like mine, then you might find yourself looking at menus before you choose a restaurant. Willie’s Grill and Icehouse has something for everyone on their menu!
If you’re not into crawfish, there is plenty to choose from! Salads, burgers, chicken, and more! It’s the perfect menu for our family. Weston always has chicken fingers and french fries. Carrigan usually rocks a hot dog and fries.
When we go for crawfish, I can’t resist getting an appetizer or two. The fried pickles are my favorite but I’ve been known to enjoy some onion rings.
Willie’s menu makes it a great place for families to go together. It’s also great for when some of your baseball team wants to get something to eat together after a game! Yes, we’ve done that a few times too!
Food is the top priority when we choose a restaurant. But once the weather warms up, one of our favorite things to do is eat outside. We know most of the restaurants in our area that have patios. Our Willie’s has one of the largest ones and it’s just perfect for enjoying an afternoon or evening of beautiful weather together.
Our patio has a ton of tables all with umbrellas or under the covered portion of the patio. It’s the perfect atmosphere for the kids to be kids and enjoy themselves, while we enjoy ourselves as well.
If you’re wondering how the kids enjoy themselves, it’s all about the sandbox!
SANDBOX FUN FOR KIDS
I have so many photos of my kids playing in the sandbox at our Willie’s Grill and Icehouse. I feel like they’ve kind of grown up playing there and it’s fun to see how they still enjoy it now that they’re older.
Having a place where the kids can have fun while I keep my eye on them is what gives us the opportunity to stay longer at Willie’s. We can just relax, enjoy good food and drinks, and a gorgeous day without the kids announcing that they’re ready to leave after they’ve chowed down on their food.
They eat so much quicker than I do!
DRINKS FOR ALL AGES
I’m generally an unsweet iced tea girl when we go out to eat, but I love having the option to get a drink then sit back and relax. The kids can get their favorite soda or even a frozen lemonade!
But if you’re looking for a good drink to enjoy while you relax on the patio and watch your kids play, Willie’s Grill and Icehouse has us parents covered!
Check out these options:
- Build a Beer Bucket from the beer trough (6th beer is free!)
- variety of Texas and Craft beers
- Voodoo Daddy
- Frozen Jack & Coke (this one is so good!)
- Lawnchair Lemonades – You can get Sweet Tea, Peach, or Rudy Red!
There really is a drink option for everyone’s taste!
If you’re in the Houston, San Antonio, or College Station are, be sure to take the family to Willie’s Grill and Icehouse! It’s a great family friendly restaurant! Hang out with the family or invite your friends along for great crawfish and drinks!
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