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State Fare Kitchen & Bar - The Woodlands, The Woodlands, TX

State Fare Kitchen & Bar - The Woodlands

4.3
4.3
146 Reviews
$31 to $50
Regional American (Southern)
State Fare has favorites and new classics that are as bold and diverse as the state of Texas. The menu features over 70 items including many local favorites. The menu offers snacks, bowls, salads, plates, mac ‘n cheese, sandwiches and sides - the menu has something to tempt everyone. In addition, the restaurant offers a menu for kids 12 and under on divided, metal trays. Delicious menu items include anything from Smoked Double Cut Pork Chop, Dill Pickle Dip with house made BBQ potato chips, State Fare Cheeseburger with hand cut fries, “Texas Red” Beef Chili which can be enjoyed in a bowl – with garnishes, of course or as a Frito Pie or even chili cheese fries. State Fare offers a robust beverage menu, including a variety of premium wines and cocktails, and an assortment of craft beers on tap.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), Tex-Mex, American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–21:30 Fri 11:00–23:00 Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    (281) 825-5368

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

What 146 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • The Woodlands

    Brunch

  • The Woodlands

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  • The Woodlands

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  • The Woodlands

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  1. LV

    LaurieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fabulous!! The waitress, Dana, was fantastic!! Already going back tomorrow!
  2. RB

    RobertB

    Houston

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I’ve been here 3 times. The food is really good but this time the service was less than good. The server failed to remove dishes for salads when finished & empty drink glasses when a fresh one arrived, but the real kicker was that the salads & our meals came out at the same time. When the delivery person of the food asked me was everything OK I said well I’m just trying to figure out why the salad and the meal came at the same time. Her response was is everything OK? I said, we’ll I guess so & she walked off. I’ll give them another chance but the servers at a restaurant at this price point should be a whole lot better than that.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was very loud when we arrived, but got quieter. My husband had the cheeseburger with bacon and egg. I saw that it sat in the window, then was on the counter, then got put back in the window under the heat lamps. This was all easily 10 minutes - the bun got hard and the burger wasn’t hot. Somehow, my husband still liked the burger. The whole reason it waited was for my dish - the King Ranch.Chicken - to be ready. The dish was sparse on chicken and was dry. The cheese on it was too much and not a lot of a great flavor to it. For dessert, I got banana pudding. It’s a generous portion, but was really vanilla with 5 or 6 banana slices on top with the whipped cream. Not really banana pudding in my book, but tasty. Our waitress was great, though.
  4. F

    Freespirit26

    Houston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious, Nicole our server was friendly and attentive.
  5. A

    Angelbrouss

    Nashville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Promptly sat at table. Took a few minutes to be acknowledged by server. Ordered Hipster Cristo & Huevos Rancheros with chicken. Food was delicious. Will return especially to try one of the drink flights. Fun brunch place.
  6. HG

    HeatherG

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Shawn as our waiter. I have never been more impressed. I will be asking for him each time I come back. He was outstanding and made our experience a million times better even with the incredible food. Thank you Shawn.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed all the food and drinks - salads, entrees and yummy dessert. Portions were large. We definitely will return so we can try additional items on the menu.
  8. GJ

    GenesisJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really liked the environment and the food. I will return.
  9. d

    diner2052

    Houston

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Menu is well structured so everyone should be able to find something they enjoy. Service was top notch. Restaurant is bright and cheery. Looking forward to returning and sitting with view of the lake when it isn't so hot.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liz was so kind and attentive, and the food was delicious. Portions are GENEROUS, and the variety and attention to north Houston (Kuykendahl burger) was fun. Personal favorite was the friend green tomatoes topped with crab and red jalapeño. Yum! Can’t wait to return!
  11. M

    Mom2lmm

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Drinks and food were great and we loved the atmosphere. Bright and spacious. We were seated right away with Open Table reservation. We shared the hush puppies to start and fried Oreos to finish. Delicious!
  12. m

    melissa

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Chicken fried steak was too crunchy and kids meals were very overpriced. Service was insanely slow. Took 30 mins to get 5 fried Oreos when the restaurant wasn’t busy. We had two waiters and they were forgetting things left and right.
  13. k

    kcog

    Houston

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Great drinks. Food was just OK. Service was nice and they corrected errors quickly. They really need some malt vinegar for the fair fries. I would highly recommend for happy hour and light bites.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated Father’s Day here and everyone’s food was delicious!
  15. BC

    BrittanyC

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Second time here and it was extremely disappointing. We had a 4:30 reservation. We were seated quickly and had a server take our drink order fairly quickly, though we all only got water. But then it was 40 minutes from ordering our food to actually getting it. Three of the plates had severely undercooked, almost raw, vegetables. I expected better after waiting 40 minutes. They had tons of wait staff just standing around. The kitchen was extremely slow. A manager did come by and ask how everything was and when we said disappointing and frankly, not very good, we were comped two of the meals. The executive chef also came and apologized. I’ve seen other reviews about slow service and I have to concur. Underwhelming to say the least. The chef sent a funnel cake, which was hot and fresh. But, I’m not a fan of funnel cake so it was just okay for me. Disappointing birthday dinner for sure.
  16. SA

    SheriA

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We requested a table on Open Table and the hostess acted like she had not seen the request. We were offered a table outside (heat index was 100+) or a half table. We sat at the half table with a very uncomfortable chair right next to two empty with comfortable chairs tables. The waiter forgot about us. I tried multiple times for several minutes to get his attention to refill my drink and he never looked our way. I finally got his attention when we were ready to pay out. It wasn’t that he was waiting on other tables—I think he was preoccupied training someone. We tried a few different dishes and were only impressed with the wedge salad.
  17. h

    harts

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  18. SG

    StefanieG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and service were both great on a busy Fathers Day.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My experience was wonderful
  20. RF

    RichardF

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Have been there twice for drinks, went for Sunday brunch that was great! Recommend the bloodymary flights.
  21. JH

    JanessaH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We dined at State Fare as part of our Father’s Day Weekend Celebration. Our waitress Brookelyn was great and funny. I got the H-Town Hot Chicken with Skillet Potatoes and Cauliflower. The chicken was not as flavorful as desired. The breading was good but the chicken itself was not seasoned. My sister got the Pork Chops which were delicious. She did favor the green beans but replaced them with the Brussels sprouts which where really good.. The atmosphere was bright and fresh. I enjoyed the rustic clean farmhouse theme. It was super cute.
  22. DD

    DamonD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Our party of 4 was seated in the most awkward area. 1 of our party was seated in the main aisle with only 18” between her and chair to table behind us. I was seated in a chair with a wall directly to my right and my 2 adult sons sitting in the booth. Table was to small for 4 people. Hostess kept bringing guests past us and bumping into my wife with no apologies when she could have gone around the other table. Appetizers were great and looking forward to dinner. My son ordered King Ranch Casserole, it was awful, only 4 bites of chicken and drenched in some type of cheese sauce with a mountain of tortilla strips on top. Other son got Fried chicken dinner that had potatoes and cauliflower soaked in cheese sauce. Chicken was good but vegetables where no good. My wife had Shrimp andouille etoufee which was watery rioux and undercooked shrimp. I had the Seafood platter which was overcooked. Fish was mostly batter not much fish. Hard batter and tough shrimp. Service was less than average. Constantly asked for refills which came slowly. And to make matters worse the chair I was sitting in broke. My son n law is an executive chef and my daughter worked in the food business several years. This was totally a bad experience. Even the valet guys said “never get seafood at State Fare!”
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very loud, but nice atmosphere! Great variety of menu options!
  24. DM

    DeMo

    Houston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time and the food was fantastic! We had the Frito Pie as a starter and it was surprisingly amazing. All of our meals were also fantastic. The menu is different, if not a bit eclectic, which will keep us coming back.
  25. L

    Leisha05

    Houston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband went on a date night, on a Wednesday around 8:30. SF was busy but not crowded. The noise level, despite the open concept, was not loud at all. The decor is simple and elegant. Side note-I was impressed that the women’s restroom had a real changing table in there, not just a metal/plastic fold down. We had reservations, so we were seated right away. Our server greeted us promptly, we ordered drinks-an old-fashioned for him and a Frose for me. Mine was delicious, and I will go back just for that. It was cold, refreshing, and not too sweet. My husband loved his smoked old fashioned. The food we had was delicious-I had the redfish with spinach and cheesy potatoes/cauliflower, and it was simply delicious. My husband had one of the burgers on the menu with onion rings, and he devoured it, so I’m assuring was good as well. The service was wonderful, and I plan to go back to try one of the many desserts…and another Frose!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    Not the best first impression. Had a reservation for 7 people yet still waited 15 min to be seated then another 20 before we even ordered drinks. Then just slow service with forgotten items (one meal not out with other 6 and no update), and drinks throughout the night. We were in back room so felt as if we were ‘in the weeds’ the entire night. For a one payer bill for 7 people, I expected alot better service. Food was good and portions were large.
  27. n

    notanothernickname

    Houston

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful, we loved our waiter, and the ambiance is very cute. Unfortunately, the food just wasn't good. Chips and queso blanco with green chiles - 3/5. I adore green chiles with all of my heart, and I was sad that I couldn't taste them at all in the bland queso. Chicken fried ribeye - 1/5. I don't know how else to say this - it tasted awful. The meat was oddly chewy and honestly gross. I've never tasted anything like this, and we have tried chicken fried steak at many, many restaurants. Birria grilled chees - 2/5. This was not as horrible as the chicken fried ribeye, but it was not good. It needed something crispy so that it wasn't just mush. I know birria is very juicy and that's why corn tortillas are always used instead of flour for tacos, so I think this was just a poor choice. It pains me to write this review of this restaurant that we were so excited to try, especially since it's new. I'm not sure if we will be back to try the desserts, but probably not.
  28. B

    Bshe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic and service was great! Little pricey.
  29. MO

    MichelleO

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had such a nice time at brunch. The drink flights were so cute and tasty. The food (huecos rancheros & biscuit sandwich) was very good also! I had a hard time choosing because the giant pancakes, the avocado toast and several of the sides also sounded tempting. I hope to go again soon.
  30. BR

    BethR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had brunch on an early Saturday afternoon. The decor is bright and cheerful, as were the staff. Enjoyed the food and specialty cocktails. Unfortunately, the noise level was so extreme that it was difficult to communicate clearly with our waiter, let alone have any conversation at the table. By the time we finished our meal, my ears were ringing and I had a rather unpleasant headache. This will keep me from returning other than at less busy times. I truly wish noise level was more of a consideration when opening new restaurants.
  31. CD

    CindyD

    Houston

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I was very excited that State Fare had opened in The Woodlands. Unfortunately, the actual experience was less than stellar. Ambiance: Dress Code Business casual. Most people did this. several large parties. Restaurant is long and narrow. If you want to see the water, sit in the very back. Our party of 4 was seated in the front by the bar in a cubbyhole booth made for 3. A chair was placed in the walkway and people tripped by us all night. Good for people watching, viewing the bar tv and kitchen operations. Not so great on ambiance. Yes...we should have moved. Bar Menu: good offerings. Note that Bloody Mary flight only offered on Sundays with brunch. Appetizer: Had Southern Farm board. Wished that waiter had advised it came with only 3 eggs (tasteless/dry) and 2 pieces of sausage. Blob of pimento cheese, paper thin sliced cheese / 6 saltines / 4 crouton things. Not a great start but passable. Entree: Pork chops were good (high point). H Town Chicken not so much. Asked waiter if overly spicy, was assured it was not. It was. Presentation was fried chicken (dry/overcooked) on gooey pile of cheesy stuff needs work. after 2 bites, sent back & replaced with Fried shrimp. overcooked & kitchen forgot slaw. Dessert: Funnel cake is indeed huge & served with melted nutella (high point). Ordered coffee & received cups of tepid sludge. called over waiter who replaced it with fresh brewed cups of sludge. sigh.. Service: Had to motion multiple times for waiter to check by. Had to ask for refills. He was attentive & waiting on table next to us...were we invisible? Overall: average at best. The low points far exceed the high points. State Fare The Woodlands falls short of being upscale and sits firmly in the realm of overpriced. If I happen to be in the area on a Sunday, might try the brunch though I wouldn't go out of my way to make a special trip.
  32. AM

    AshbysMom

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food is okay my order was not made mild as ordered. Was very spicy and couldn’t finish it. May have been a mixup with someone else’s order.
  33. k

    k2dines

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at State Fare! Outstanding food and service, as usual.
  34. t

    txtrio

    Houston

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Would highly recommended.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Food and ambiance is fantastic. Wait staff is great as well. The only negative is the hostess. No personality, not friendly at all.
  36. H

    Henry

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Frito pie was delicious but probably an entire bag of Fritos and could fill 3-4 adults as a meal. The gumbo was terrible, the whole bowl was full of rice and it had a splash of soup that was completely absorbed by the rice, two tiny pieces of sausage and a couple shrimp. Everything else was really good, fried green tomatoes probably the best thing we tried. Not sure if all tables are automatically billed 20% gratuity but our 5 top was, which was fine given that the service was good, but I thought it was bold to do so then add space for more tip. You have to really wow someone for the 25%+ club. Hostess was not friendly at all. Maybe it’s the newness working out some kinks still but we will probably skip this one.
  37. T

    Trooper

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    French toast was cold. Took along time to get a Cappuccino. Spicy bacon was not worth it, just red pepper flakes sprinkled on it.
  38. PM

    PattiM

    Houston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Overall, pretty awful. The food looks exciting when it first arrives - but out of the two of us, we both left a full plate of food and did not take a box home. ALL of the food was awful. The bacon was undercooked after we asked for crispy and had a weird taste to it; the biscuit was lovely, but zero taste; the strawberry “jam” was purée, not jam for sure; it’s hard to mess up eggs, but they were cold and had an odd taste; I had asked for no sausage instead more bacon - got the sausage anyway and it was not edible. No idea what it was made of. The hash browns - one bite, and nothing redeemable about them other than there was a lot of it - terribly seasoned, awful taste. The griddle cake actually had a decent taste - it was massive which made it fun and shareable - but it was cold when it arrived and wouldn’t even melt the butter. Overall —- not a place I want to return. WORST PART — it was $100 !! For a horrible meal. Don’t waste your time or money.
  39. HG

    HeatherG

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was worried because of some reviews. This place blew me away!! Wonderful service and the food was so delicious!! And the place was so beautiful! We will be back :)
  40. JR

    JanR

    Houston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    When you hear the name of the restaurant, this is the type of food you are going to get. While the food is good, it is not outstanding enough to get me to frequent visits. 90% of the food is fried, I could not find anything that was “healthier” meals. A good restaurant, but not at the top of the food chain for me!

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    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

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State Fare Kitchen & Bar - The Woodlands is rated 4.3 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for State Fare Kitchen & Bar - The Woodlands

1900 Hughes Landing Blvd The Woodlands, TX 77381

Additional information

  • Area

    The Woodlands

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00–21:30 Fri 11:00–23:00 Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–21:00

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), Tex-Mex, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

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