For steaks, The Republic is the best place in town. Probably best to get reservations no matter what day. Casa Rodriguez in downtown Bryan has decent hole in the wall Tex-Mex. A lot of the decent chain Tex-Mex places are there like Abuelo's, Chuy's. On the Border, etc..
Stop in the Chicken for a longneck if you have never been there. They have pretty good burgers, too. It will be full of college students in September. Koppe Bridge has really good burgers along with CFS and some BBQ.