Here is skinny on the restaurant scene.
Outriggers under the Hwy 146 has great seafood (casual, old school
Seabrook, across from Kemah) (love shrimp tacos- frequent) on the water
, can bring the boat or dinghy
(but be careful of the current-speak from experience) to the restaurant, bloody marys are a meal (w/ shrimp)
Alan's Swampshack (good, cajun style) near the water
Skippers (greek food, great breakfast, one of our favorite waitress is there, be early for breakfast), have not tried the Brickhouse yet.
Joe Lee's (South Shore Beer
Garden is gone, but they serve their burgers, good)
Sundance II is at Waterford (Hans is the owner, and does fabulous german dishes too, drinks are good too)
Boondoogles is one of our favorites (take the dinghy
across Clear Lake
north side- low clearance bridge, brick oven
pizza, great beer)
Turtle Club (casual bar) floating on the north side near Classic Cafe, can tie your boat there with power,
Farther away but on the bay: Noah's in Bacliff is old biker bar-casual, outdoor patio, good breakfast buffet, bitchy waitress sometimes,
Topwater Grill in San Leon (great seafood, outdoor tables are available)
Fancy: Opus (on the southside Clear Lake
canals, can get there by dinghy)
Look for the free Scene publication, to find lots of info on the restaurant and bar scene.