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Clay’s Restaurant: Family-Friendly Wild West Setting in Houston

I live in Houston and love writing reviews of the local restaurants and stores I visit with family and friends.

Clay's Restaurant photo collage

Clay's Restaurant photo collage

Wild West Setting at Clay’s Restaurant

The Wild West has come alive at Clay’s Restaurant, located in the western regions of Houston. This restaurant, situated on Clay Road west of Highway 6 and Bear Creek Park, has always been rustic in appearance.

A friend of mine from Germany always loved dining on their outside patio area when visiting us in Houston. She enjoyed getting to watch children play in the giant sandbox area, as well as viewing the horses and other animals that were on site. It was such a different atmosphere compared to what most restaurants offer.

Friends of my parents who lived in Oxford, Mississippi, also spent some happy hours there when they would stay with us. I can still remember eating hamburgers and sipping a cold beer while laughing and catching up on our visit. We always chose days when the weather was good so that we could enjoy the outdoors.

They would be amazed at the transformation at Clay’s Restaurant from what they experienced! It now has the appearance of a stage set for a Wild West movie.

What used to be fencing where horses grazed across from the primary dining area is now a facade that has taken on that Wild West appearance. Additional buildings are in the back and currently serve to host private parties or gatherings.

The new setting

The new setting

Great Place for Kids and Parties

Some neighbors of ours celebrated their young son’s birthday party at Clay’s. The kids got to take turns riding ponies and petting the animals that were on-site at the time. Many other types of meetings, as well as celebrations, have been held there over the years. The additional buildings offer even more space to host different types of events. In one of them, they also have a stage.

The sandbox and adjacent outdoor eating area are both sheltered from the sun. This sheltered space makes it helpful for parents; they can let their kids play in safety under their watchful eyes.

The Food at Clay's Restaurant

Customers fill their soft drinks and take a number to a table of their choice. Servers then bring the made-to-order food to the table when it is ready. There are many choices of rooms inside. One place even has a tree growing in the middle of it!

The photos below depict a small sample of the food at the restaurant. Click on their website to see the entire menu and find out more about what they have to offer.


This restaurant has been around since 1985. Some of the back buildings had to be repaired after the flooding caused in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It will be fun to see how this establishment continues to evolve over the years.

Parking is free in the large lot to the front of this country-style restaurant. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and is open seven days a week. There is a small arcade area outside of the restrooms. Kids of all ages can have fun here!

If you enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in a country setting, then head on over to Clay’s. Be sure to greet Hazel, the horse!

Address: 17717 Clay Road, Houston, Texas 77084

More photos of the restaurant

More photos of the restaurant

Sign on fence

Sign on fence


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