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'Outstanding' Houston chicken fried steak restaurant springs a new northside location

Houston chicken fried steak spot springs new northside outpost

Republic Grille Spring rendering
The Republic Grille is coming to Spring. Courtesy of The Republic Grille
Republic Grille chicken fried steak
Chicken fried steak is among the best in Houston. Courtesy of The Republic Grille
Republic Grille Jennifer and Terry McBurney
Owners Jennifer and Terry McBurney. Photo by Liz Grimm
Republic Grille Spring rendering
Republic Grille chicken fried steak
Republic Grille Jennifer and Terry McBurney

One of the Houston area's most outstanding chicken fried steaks will have a new home in 2020. The Republic Grille is coming to Spring's Harmony Commons development, owner Terry McBurney announced. 

This new outpost will be the third location of The Woodlands-based comfort food restaurant, joining the original in the Panther Creek shopping center and a second location in the West Woodlands Terramont shopping center. For this location, McBurney purchased an almost one-acre tract that he will use to build a 6,000-square-foot, free-standing restaurant. Construction is scheduled to begin next month, with an opening slated for early 2020.

The Republic Grille has been a favorite in The Woodlands for more than five years. With a menu of Southern-inspired comfort food and a Hill Country ambiance, the restaurant works well for both area families and people looking for a more sophisticated option than a typical chain restaurant might provide. 

In addition to a first-rate chicken fried steak, the menu includes a wide range of options from lobster crab cakes and steamed mussels to salads, pastas, and steaks. A full list of beverage options, including, wine, cocktails, and craft beer, helps make the restaurant a popular happy hour destination.

"In recent years, neighborhoods such as Harmony, Benders Landing, and Woodson’s Reserve have seen a tremendous growth in population, and we are pleased to be one of the first upscale, yet casual, dining options," McBurney said in a statement. "Being in such close proximity to Springwoods Village and the ExxonMobil campus also played a significant role in our decision to bring The Republic Grille to this area.”