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Holiday Catering & Party Guide

Nov 11, 2015 04:33PM ● By SCENE MAGAZINE STAFF
With the holidays approaching, you don’t need to spend all your time searching for the perfect venue for your next party. We’ve done all the research and gathered all the important details for you. Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting or a venue for a larger corporation, we’ve got you covered. Below is a list of the top restaurants and venues in the area that are ready to host your next holiday party!

Railean Distillery & Buccaneer Bar (341 5th Street {off Bayshore Dr.}, San Leon • 713-545-2742): On-site catering: Have your event at a working distillery!  Your guests can hang out at the pirate-themed Railean Buccaneer Bar and experience a tour of the distillery, enjoy a sampling of Railean Rum, Vodka, Blue Agave, and Whiskey.  We serve premium cocktails and have friendly and knowledgeable staff.  We can host private events at our facility for up to 100 people. A basic 4-hour private event package includes a tour of the distillery, a tasting and two drink tickets per person. Additional drink packages are also available. Pricing for the venue starts at $575, depending on the date & number of guests, call or email for pricing and availability. We do not serve food. You can bring your own food; choose your own caterer; we can cater your event for you; or we can put you in touch with local food trucks. We have a unique venue for happy hour parties, holiday celebrations, group meetings, team building activities, parties, club meetings and get-togethers, and family events. Visit or email Kelly Railean at [email protected] for more information.

Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant (515 E. NASA Pkwy., Webster • 281-332-5362): On-site catering:  Yes. We have two rooms at our Webster location – in the enclosed patio and the other in our banquet room (upstairs), where we can accommodate up to 70 guests. Our banquet room is newly renovated, perfect for birthdays, corporate meetings, rehearsals, showers or any type of event. We provide our signature fajita buffet menu option, or if you would like to upgrade to a more formal experience, no problem! Just ask our managers for your ideal meal. Cakes and decorations are accepted at no additional charge, or deposit is $200 and can be utilized with the total bill. Our patio area is also set up buffet or parrillada style. We can create it just as personal as the banquet room. Off-site catering: We do cater off-site and deliver. We can handle any quantity, but ask that you call one week in advance if your party is larger than 100. Why us: Our restaurant has been family owned and operated in the Bay Area for more than 20 years. Just try our signature fajitas and margaritas – Supremely Mamacita’s!

La Poz (4622 NASA Parkway, Seabrook • 832-864-3675): We cater, and we can host private parties, but do not have privates rooms yet. Please call us to discuss pricing and availability.

Boardwalk FantaSea Yacht Charters (#8 Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah • 281-538-9600): With a gorgeous interior, ample dining space and a host of menu options, the Boardwalk FantaSea yacht offers the ideal setting for your holiday event:  full-service bar on both levels; accommodates up to 133 guests; dance floor with indoor and outdoor dancing; the Gulf Coast’s largest charter yacht.

Mainly Drinks (223 West Main Street, La Porte • 281-867-1700): On-site catering: Yes, we host private events on-site at “The Loft at Mainly Drinks.” “The Loft” is the second floor of our restaurant with a cozy living room feel.  It is a great spot for a holiday get-together. Our historic building lends a distinctive charm to your special event! Stop by to take a look! Off-site catering: Yes, our specialties range from boxed lunches, appetizer buffets, and elaborate entrees.  Please contact us to cater your next event!  Why us: We proudly feature an outstanding distinctive menu consistently crafted by our Executive Chef.  Our beverages range from gourmet coffees and teas to a dizzying selection of craft beers and boutique wines.  If you are looking for that personal touch and feel, Mainly Drinks is for you!

Noah's Ark Restaurant (4438 Boulevard St., Bacliff • 281-339-2895): On-site catering: Yes, the entire restaurant will hold 200+ people. We have both inside and outside seating areas available for parties. Our Lions Den inside can be closed to the public and will hold up to 35 people. Our brand new upstairs palapa bar will hold 100+ people and has a large dance floor and stage with a full liquor bar. Why us: We are located on the water with a beautiful view of Galveston Bay and have an extensive menu with reasonable prices. Our chef can customize a menu for your party and the use of our facilities is FREE with the purchase of food or beverages. We offer great food, friendly service and a fun atmosphere. Noah's Ark is the place where the party animals come to party!

Gio’s Flying Pizza & Pasta (650 FM 517 Road W., Dickinson • 281-337-0107): Off-site catering: Yes, for any function that would require our servers to serve food buffet style. Gio’s has a separate catering menu that's perfect for large gatherings off-site, such as birthdays, weddings, business functions, church and school events. For those wanting to just pick up large trays of food for an event and feed a minimum of 10 people for not a lot of money, Gio’s Party Tray Menu is perfect for drop off caterings. Gio's will drop off and set up food, but not stay and serve. Also, they are happy to provide everything: plates, cutlery, serving utensils, beverages, ice, cups, and everything else you will need. Gio's also has a “Pizza Party Menu” and offers deferred pricing on any order of 10 large pizzas or more. They have some great deals! If you can’t pick it up, Gio’s will deliver. Why us: Gio’s is a preferred vendor for Clear Creek ISD, Dickinson ISD, Santa Fe ISD, and Alvin ISD as well as University of Houston-Clear Lake. Co-owner Diana Gunnett handles all full-service catering requests from start to finish and even serves at most of them. She would be glad to quote any event from 10 people to 600 people. Call or email [email protected] the catering and party tray menu at

Topwater Grill (815 Ave O, San Leon• 281-339-1232): On-site catering: We can accommodate 75 to 300+ people outside at our Topwater Tiki Bar. Topwater Tiki Bar has a beautiful and unobstructed panoramic view of sunset over GalvestonBay. Our tiki bar is ideal for large company functions as well as smaller and more intimate personal gatherings.  Our private banquet room upstairs will accommodate a minimum of 30 and up to 60 people comfortably. It’s a great room with nice view of Galveston’s Back Bay.  Off-site catering: Yes. We have a mobile kitchen, tables and chairs.  We also have a music system.  We can serve anywhere from 50 to 500 people. We can make your party and your vision come to life at any budget. Fresh local seafood enjoyed at a fun local waterfront setting.

Jackie’s Brickhouse (1053 Marina Bay Drive, Kemah • 832-864-2459): On-site catering: Yes, we have a private room for 100 people with access to shuffle board, dart boards, pool table and video games. Why us: Jackie’s Brickhouse provides a diverse venue for any occasion. Our staff has 30-plus years experience in providing unique catering events. We can host wedding receptions for 50 people to poker runs with more than 1000 motorcycles. No event is too small or too large! We can even bring the party to your door. Off-site catering: We can cater off-site for up to 100 guests.

Midnite Slice (1605 2nd St., Seabrook • 281-292-7498): On-site: We can host private events and can service about 50. Midnite is a laid back spot with unique pizzas. With our casual patio, this is a great place to host your event. We are kid-friendly. Guests are invited to BYOB. Remember, we can deliver our delicious menu items to your party!

Bakkhus Taverna (515 E. 605 6th St., Kemah • 281-538-1800): On-site catering:  Up to 150. Facilities:  We do not offer a private room, but can accommodate large groups inside or on our 900 sq. ft patio. Off-site catering:  Yes up to 150, and can also be delivered through delivery service. Why us:  Authentic Greek-American menu offered with many items you won’t find anywhere else in Houston.  We are open for lunch, dinner and late night seven days a week and have a great staff to serve you. Sherlock’s Pub (2416 Bay Area Blvd., Houston • 281-461-4702): On-site parties: Yes, outside food can be catered in. We do not have private rooms available; however, table reservations can be made on the pub side or band side. Why us: Sherlock’s is a great choice because of our fun atmosphere, live music and our great happy hour Monday through Saturday until 9 p.m.!

Thai Spice Rice & Noodle House (300 W. Bay Area Blvd., Suite 900, Webster •  281 554-6800): On-site catering: We can host up to 60 guests. BYOB and no set up fee. We do not have a private room available. Off-site catering: We can deliver to your location and set up food for up to 300 people. At Thai Spice, we can work with you and design your menu or choose from our variety of party tray options. Give us a call, and we can customize a menu to fit your special occasion. Vegetarian orders are also available upon request. Whatever your special occasion may be. We are at your service. We have eight locations. Please choose a location near you. Galveston Bay Beer Company (12900 FM3436 Road • Dickinson • 281-339-3210): On-site: We can host private events Monday through Wednesday. There are multiple pricing options available. Off-site: We can sell our beer in kegs through a local liquor store to anyone for consumption anywhere.

Cabo (2513 NASA Parkway, Seabrook • 281-532-2691): On-site catering: We can accommodate a small company get together or a large corporate party up to 100 people. You can reserve any section of CABO for your Christmas party: Inside next to our fireplace, on our patio overlooking Clear Lake, or downstairs at the BEACH BAR (heaters included). Our chef specializes in rustic Italian and Southwestern cuisine. Off-site catering:  75 to 100 people. You can choose from our list of finger foods or you can consult with our chef, and he can create a special menu for you and your party. Why us: We offer a one-of-a-kind venue and experience like no other in the Clear Lake area. We specialize in great service, great music, great food and great times!

Mediterraneo Market & Café (18033 Upper Bay Road, Nassau Bay • 281-333-3180): On-site catering: Yes, up to 60. We have plenty of room for private parties, but there is no private area. Off-site catering:  Yes, up to 200. Why us: Because of the uniqueness of our food and flavor! Celebrities such as The Who, Paul McCartney, Cher and Jessica Simpson have chosen us for catering over the years and you should, too!

Masa Sushi (3 locations): Off-site catering: Yes, from 10 to 1000. Why us: We have fresh fish flown in from California every day. We also have special fish flown in from Hawaii every Tuesday and Thursday. We provide our customers with fresh sushi, and great service from our friendly staff. There is an excellent atmosphere at Masa, with traditional and fusion style food available.

Masa Sake Bar (1804 W FM 646, Suite R, League City • 281-337-1288): On-site catering: Yes, for up to 100 people. We have a private party facility at our 646 location that can accommodate up to 25 people.

Masa Sushi Fusion (977 NASA Road 1, Webster • 281-486-9888):  On-site catering: Yes. We have a brand new private party area at our newly remodeled NASA location in Webster that can accommodate up to 25 guests. Masa Sushi Japanese Restaurant (1788 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood • 281-482-8888): On-site catering: Yes. We have a brand new facility with a private party area at our newly built Friendswood location that can accommodate up to 50 guests.

Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack (310 Texas Ave., Kemah • Main::281-334-5000): On-site catering:  We are a full service restaurant that can handle up to 100 people.  Our upstairs is enclosed and air-conditioned, and downstairs has an open patio area.  During the crawfish months of February to June, we are limited to service on-site. Off-site catering: We can handle ANY SIZE party offsite.  We have a 30-foot mobile kitchen trailer that can cook up to 10,000 pounds of crawfish an hour.  We offer full-service catering from “Boudreaux to Black Tie” with Cajun, seafood, steaks, fajitas, Italian, Mexican, crawfish and Texas home-style cooking.  We can provide the food, service, supply the bar and bartenders, stage and dance floor, tents, tables, chairs, band and DJ, and more.  You tell us what you need, and we will take care of the rest. Why us: Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack is a unique venue with great Cajun flavor.  We are the crawfish headquarters in Clear Lake.  We have cooked 60,000 pounds in three days for an event before.  We are fully staffed and have an impeccable reputation for great food and fun.  Our catering staff is professional and prompt.  Call us for further information or visit and be glad you did.

T-Bones On the Bayou (6028 Heards Lane, Galveston • 409-497-4584):  On-site catering: Yes, we can handle small cocktail parties in our bar or game room, and we can accommodate groups as large as 500. You can work with one of our managers and create a menu specific to your needs whether it be a sit-down meal with five-courses or a buffet, we will work with any group to provide an excellent experience for you and your guests. For cocktail parties or smaller groups we have a great selection of items on our menu for you to choose from. Why us: Whether you are looking to host a small group or large party we will provide the same excellent quality service and food for you and your guests. You can choose from a number of different locations within our restaurant to host your event. We have a patio on the water, a large dining room, separate bar, or game room to accommodate any needs you may have. We have a stage and sound systems for DJs, live bands, or any other entertainment you would like at your event. Offsite catering: We can do offsite catering for your corporate or private event. We will provide offsite bar, food, staff, and any other party needs you may have.

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