Memorial Quarter comfort food restaurant sets date for move to new location

It’s official. Grandpa’s Cafe is in motion.

For 34 years, the beloved Memorial-area comfort food restaurant has operated at 9041 Katy Freeway, but the location is scheduled to close on March 31. On April 5, Pappy’s will open at its new location in a former Texas Land & Cattle at 12313 Katy Highway, about five miles west of the current location. The restaurant announced plans to move last year, and the March 27 announcement makes it official.

“After so many years, there’s a lot of sentimentality surrounding the original location – but we’ll still serve the same old-fashioned charm and classic Texas comfort food that our customers have always known and loved” , said Paul, owner of Pappy’s Café. Braden, in a press release: “We invite our loyal customers and the Memorial Village community to come say goodbye to the original Pappy’s, have a great meal and share some memories before the big move.”

Although a little difficult for current Pappy regulars, the new location offers significant benefits, including more space, better parking, an expanded bar area and two private dining rooms. The current staff and menu will remain the same.

Trying to predict the future in the restaurant business is even more foolish than picking an NCAA parenthesis, but Pappy’s track record of success at his current location speaks volumes about his ability to meet the needs of his clients. Hopefully the new location will allow it to live for many more years.

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