Nestled inside the crook of the 610 – I-10 – 290 corrdior, Karbach Brewing Company’s in-brewery restaurant feels like a neighborhood joint dropped in the middle of an industrial park. Decked out in wood and brick, concrete and glass, the cozy, modern dining room looks into the brewhouse on one side, an inviting patio on the other, and somehow manages to feel like you’re eating in a restaurant, not in a brewery restaurant. The kitchen has a deft hand with beef, serving up a grilled butcher’s cut that crowns one of the city’s nicest composed steak plates, and what might be the best backyard cookout burger you’ve ever had. The salads are surprisingly evocative, with interesting ingredients and considered construction, and the shareable plates offer a handful of excellent options. As is fitting for a brew pub, pretty much anything deep fried is a good bet, with the crispy rock shrimp and fish and chips being standouts. Skip dessert, unless “dessert” is a glass of one of the many special release beers often found on tap behind the bar.
Beer available. Outdoor seating available. Parking lot available. Casual attire. $ - $$