A roundup of our favorite restaurant websites from the Lone Star State
We shared some of the best restaurant websites earlier this year, and since then, have launched some more truly great restaurant websites. Since there are so many great designs, we thought we’d share some of our favorite restaurant website designs by region. So why not start with the largest state in the lower-48: Texas. Introducing the Best Restaurant Websites - Texas edition.
Located in the live music capital of the world, Suerte calls the city of Austin home. The website is colorful, textured and layered with prominent illustrative fonts and icons as well as cool, high-grain film photography, all of which, captures the essence of its traditional Mexican-inspired techniques and flavors from executive chef Fermin Nunez. Suerte is a champion of using pop-up alerts to promote weekly specials such as “Mezcal-Mondays,” driving visitors on predominantly slower nights.
Vibrant, the Houston-based, plant-centric cafe was included in our Best Restaurant Websites 2018 roundup for all the right reasons. The astrology page still sets this website apart from the rest. Fun textures and excellent photographs sell the vibe that Vibrant looks to promote.
Dallas, Plano and Fort Worth, TX
East Hampton Sandwich Co was founded in 2012 by Hunter Pond. The first location opened in Dallas and had since grown to eight, expanding to the cities of Houston, Plano and Fort Worth. The website entices visitors with mouth-watering dish photographs of their sandwiches. An effective online catering store allows guests to easily place orders, directly through the website.
We’re fans of Jalisco Norte for several reasons. First-time visitors to the website will notice a popup alert promoting their Happy Hour. The photos of the drinks are an easy sell. In fact, the photographs are what accurately translates chef José Meza’s modern, Mexican cuisine experience online. One truly gets a taste of what his restaurant offers.
Milo has a great overall design. It is an example of how two colors can perfectly contrast to create a vibrant brand image. It’s clean and functional. The sticky bar at the top of the website allows for online visitors to quickly access directions via Google Maps as well as directly calling out to the restaurant through the phone number presented. This southern-inspired seasonal restaurant promotes “simplicity” with chef Chef Corey McEntyre’s food and that’s clear from their website too.
College Station, TX
Poppy promotes itself as a restaurant that’s -”farm-to-fire”- as well as being transparent about the ingredients they work with seasonally. They encourage guests to get close to the kitchen and view the culinary process. The website is bold and sophisticated, anchored by a deep blue and a pop of red accents. Large photographs of their food and their team highlight the general atmosphere one should expect before visiting. The accented reservations button in red is a great way to have visitors click and book a table.