Woodhaven makes up for its lack of a central dining location with a variety of locally acclaimed restaurants located throughout the neighborhood. Italian, American, Indian and more can be found on streets along Interstate 820.
For authentic Italian food that doesn't disappoint, drop by Italy Pasta and Pizza on East Loop 820. The family-owned pizzeria has amassed a crowd of dedicated regulars that praise its homemade spinach lasagna, spaghetti with meatballs, chicken marsala, cheese tortellini in cream sauce and, of course, pizza. Open seven days a week, Italy Pasta and Pizza also serves beer and wine at its 15-seat bar complete with booths and high tables.
Those with a taste for fried catfish and smoothies visit Dan's Seafood and Chicken. The seafood restaurant serves up fried shrimp, fried oysters, fish fillets and catfish nuggets. If you aren't into fried food, order your meal grilled. To help wash down your dinner, Dan's offers fruit smoothies and snow cones, as well as a number of standard soft drinks.
If you're in the mood for barbecue, Wilson's BBQ satisfies cravings with heaping portions of brisket, baby back ribs and pulled pork sandwiches. For dessert, sweet potato pie is a must. Come in for lunch specials such as the BBQ bolo (beef bologna) or BBQ chicken, served with potato salad and beans.
Image may sound all business, but its atmosphere is nothing like its name. Its retro decor and feel-good vibes convert many first-time visitors to long-time regulars. With pool tables, shuffleboard, karaoke and stiff pours, Corporate Image provides plenty of entertainment for nightlife-seeking locals. However, if live music suits you better, check out Rob's Billiards and Sports Bar. The billiards joint hosts a number of local musicians, including cover bands and class rock singers, throughout the week.