“Coastal comfort food” without going to the coast, is exactly what you will find at Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen.
Eric Nelson and his partners opened Good Vibes in January of 2021 to recreate a coastal feeling and vacation dining experience without leaving the city. Nelson, who had spent years as a chef for a fine dining steakhouse in Galveston, chose to leave that environment after COVID to create “something fun.” As Nelson says, “I wanted to create a place I’d want to hang out at and leave my cares at the door.”
Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen, previously Good Vibes Burgers and Brews, is located at 1329 E. Broadway Street in Pearland. When asked about the name change, Nelson said, “we changed the name because the menu didn’t reflect just burgers and brews.” With menu options ranging from burgers to shrimp skewers, oysters to tacos Good Vibes have something for everyone.
Even with so much to choose from Good Vibes most popular dish is still their signature burger plate. Crafted with wagyu beef, their smokey vibin’ sauce, smoked gouda and bacon all bound between a garlic bread bun locally sourced out of Houston. With ingredients like that it is no surprise guests keep coming back.
Nelson said the establishment's interior vibe mimics the feel of their coastal comfort food menu with shiplap walls, tropical palms, and large coastal scene paintings. Good Vibes also offers a fully heated patio that can seat up to 125 guests, a room for private bookings and live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
In addition to offering an eclectic menu of delicious plates, Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen is also active within the community. Most recently they have been a Pearland Little League sponsor, made donations to local schools and even participate charitably with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Nelson said, “because we’re so close to Friendswood we also participate in that community as often as we can with donations for a good cause.”
Good Vibes Coastal Kitchen, a local place for “coastal comfort food” within city limits.