After a long workday, one of the last things you want to do it stop at the grocery store to buy food and prepare a cooked meal at home. Sometimes it’s just easier to make a quick pit-stop on your way home from work at a local eatery. Whether you prefer Chinese or barbeque, these are the best spots in Baytown for delivery and takeout near The Place at 2500 James.

1. China Spice 

Egg rolls on a white plate with lettuce

Where: 4539 Garth Rd, Suite 201A

Craving Chinese eats? Look no further than China Spice. The Baytown restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisines. Here you can find appetizers like egg rolls, fried chicken wings, pork dumplings and chicken lettuce wraps as well as main dishes like Mongolian beef, kung pao chicken and sweet and sour shrimp. China Spice also offers a selection of slurpable soups including wonton soup, egg drop soup, hot and sour soup plus many more options. And best of all, China Spice offers free delivery, which means you don’t have to pay a delivery charge.

2. The Cuban Cafe


Where: 4232 Decker Dr

You don’t have to travel south to find good Cuban food in Baytown. If Cuban food is what your tastebuds crave, head to The Cuban Cafe. This baytown gem specializes in Cuban-style sandwiches. The big portions can satisfy big appetites and each sandwich can be served alongside beans and rice. The Cuban Cafe is also regarded for its coffee, or “cafe con leche.” When ordering your takeout be sure to put an order in for the coffee, it’s worth a try. Just over a 10-minute drive from The Place at 25000 James, The Cuban Cafe might just become your nearby go-to for takeout.

3. Ricky’s Thick and Juicy Burgers



Where: 4539 Garth Rd, Suite 201

If you’re hungry for a burger, skip the drive through and call in your order to Ricky’s Thick and Juicy Burgers. The Baytown burger joint offers affordable options including gourmet hamburgers, hot dogs and sandwiches. Whether you opt for the chili cheese burger on sourdough or choose a lighter option like Ricky’s veggie burger option, you appetite will be satisfied. The hole-in-the-wall spot delivers and offers take out, plus, you can get a great deal on your meal on Thursdays. Check with the restaurant about special deals.

4. El Toro Mexican Restaurant


Where: 7529 Bayway Dr

Bursting onto the scene in 1960, El Toro Mexican Restaurant has been a Texas staple for decades. Favorites like the chimichanga, filled with shredded chicken and served with spanish rice, the Toro burger, and burrito con queso are all good options. Additionally, the Mexican restaurant offers enchiladas, tacos, soups, salads, appetizers and a variety of “Platos Tex Mex,” including the Tijuana Special, Laredo Dinner, and Presidente Deluxe.

5. 4 Corners BBQ


Where: 7735 Decker Dr

This family-owned barbecue joint offers a range of different options. Whether you’re hankering for a big plate of smoked meats or something a bit lighter, 4 Corners BBQ has got your takeout needs covered. Popular options include the BBQ plate, served with two sides and up to three different meat combinations, from brisket and pork to chicken and turkey. The menu also features family-style options that can serve from two to 25 people. Save room for dessert, too. 4 Corners BBQ has a dessert menu that lists sweet treats like banana pudding, pecan and lemon pie as well as German chocolate and carrot cake.

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