Clay’s Restaurant has been serving the Katy community for over thirty years. And, I’m old enough to remember playing in the yard. Recently, we headed back over to acquaint our kids with the institution and they loved it! When you arrive at Clay’s you are met with their easy-to-spy sign and a large parking lot. That should be your first clue to the crowds they can handle. The building is weathered chic with a teaser view of the patios. Head inside and order at the counter. There’s no wrong answer on their menu. Clay’s has been around long enough to do their food right. We shared a Roger burger (jalapenos and bacon – yes, please!) and the kids went for a Cheeseburger and Grilled Cheese. They won’t close out your bill here. Once you get a look at the patio and yard it’s easy to understand that you’ll probably be adding to your order, as there will be no rush to leave. Just past the counter, you can get your drinks and then find a seat. There are ample opportunities for indoor or outdoor seating (they also have rooms to rent in various sizes and configurations and starting at a very reasonable fee). It was a beautiful day, albeit chilly, so we headed out to the patio and chose a seat in the sun. Clay’s Restaurant at 17717 Clay Road, Houston, TX 77084.