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Texas is known for its great food. Everything from Tex-Mex to barbecue to great Gulf Coast seafood. Dig in!

Central

Blue Bonnet Cafe - Marble Falls, TX
Named the best breakfast in Texas and in the top ten restaurants in Texas by the Texas Highways magazine. Featured in several magazines and has won many awards.

Chuy's - All over the place
Now a nationwide chain, this Tex-Mex restaurant started in Austin in 1982.

Cooper's Old Time Barbeque - Llano, TX
People drive a long way to Cooper's for one of the best barbeque meals you can find in Texas. This unusual restaurant is one of the most popular in Texas.

The County Line - Austin, TX
A very popular barbeque and more restaurant in a wooded area of Austin.

Franklin Barbecue - Austin, TX
This is the stuff that changed chef Anthony Bourdain's mind about Texas barbecue. Be prepared for a loooong line though. This place is insanely popular.

Lake LBJ Yacht Club and Marina Meeting Facilities The Oasis - Austin
The Sunset Capital of Texas

Excellent music, great food with a breathtaking view overlooking the beautiful Hill Country and Lake Travis. The Oasis is a one-of-a-kind, full service wedding venue. We love to give complimentary tours, as there is nothing more special than helping soon-to-be-married people envision a ceremony.

Russo's Texitally Cafe - Marble Falls, TX
Unique Texitally food with a million dollar view overlooking Lake Marble Falls and the city of Marble Falls.

Smitty's Market - Lockhart, TX
The best tacos in Texas.Lockhart is the BBQ Capital of Texas and Smitty's is one of the reasons.

Tacodeli - Austin, TX
The best tacos in Texas.

Threadgills - Austin, TX
A favorite with the locals and tourists for many years.


Gulf Coast / East

Bolivar Peninsula - Crystal Beach, Gilchrist, High Island and Port Bolivar
Check out some great restaurants on the Gulf Coast.

Carol's at Cat Spring Restaurant - Blisswood, TX
Located in the Blisswood/Cat Spring area.

Gaido's - Galveston, TX
S.G. Gaido first opened his doors to the public in 1911, the same year air conditioning was invented. With an unwavering commitment to serving the freshest Gulf seafood, Gaido’s popularity grew each decade, evolving into a cherished tradition for thousands of both locals and visitors.

Ninfa's on Navigation - Houston, TX
There's only one Original Ninfa's and this is it.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Houston, TX
Known for their dry-aging of their meats. Dry-aging is a classic process for developing flavor. The meat is placed in a humidity-controlled freezer for a minimum of 28 days. As the moisture in the meat evaporates, the beef stays tender and juicy and develops a nuttier flavor.

Patillo's - Beaumont, TX
Owing to its proximity to Louisiana, this Beaumont barbecue joint offers a g blend of East Texas-style barbecue and Cajun cuisine, that is different from the Central Texas style of BBQ.

Sartin's Seafood Restaurant - Nederland, TX
Their motto is: "We got the crabs." Sartin's is "home to one of the only native dishes of Southeast Texas," Reid says. "Barbecue crabs."


North

Guatelinda Cafe - Denton, TX
This hole-in-the-wall South American cafe specializes in authentic Guatemalan food, such as tamales, pupusas, and enchiladas.

Mesa - Oak Cliff, TX
Celebs from Beyoncé and Jay Z to Conan O'Brien have been known to stop so it must be great, right?

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse - Houston, TX
Known for their dry-aging of their meats. Dry-aging is a classic process for developing flavor. The meat is placed in a humidity-controlled freezer for a minimum of 28 days. As the moisture in the meat evaporates, the beef stays tender and juicy and develops a nuttier flavor.

Pepe's & Mito's Mexican Cafe - Dallas, TX
The cuisine is not "Tex-Mex", it's "Mex-Tex" this flip-side is something you have to experience for yourself.

Tacodeli - Dallas, TX
The best tacos in Texas. They started in Austin and have expanded to Dallas.


South

Gabriella's - South Padre Island, TX
The best Italian food in South Texas.

Yummies Bistro - South Padre Island, TX
Laid-back strip-mall joint serving egg dishes, pancakes & sandwiches, plus coffee & mimosas.


West

Ardovino's Desert Crossing - Sunland Park, NM (just across the state line from El Paso, TX)
Since 1949, Ardovino's Desert Crossing has been building its reputation by offering the finest quality ingredients, innovative cuisine, and exceptional service. Whether dining in our restaurant or attending a private event, our guests relish a unique ambiance at Ardovino's Desert Crossing.

Café Central - El Paso, TX
Café Central opened in 1918 in Juarez, Mexico, electrifying a clientele of gamblers and cabaret-goers who quickly grew to expect the finest culinary experience in the region at this chic night spot.

Café Mayapán - El Paso, TX
Café Mayapán is both an outstanding restaurant and a worthy cause, Café Mayapán forms part of social enterprise which champions regional Mexican cuisine while providing training and employment for women from El Paso's deprived neighbourhoods.

Cattleman's Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch - Fabens, TX
Cattleman's Steakhouse at Indian Cliffs Ranch is widely regarded as one of the best steakhouse in the United States.

Tabla - El Paso, TX
"Tabla leaves little to be desired with its modern décor, a rotation of custom-infused liquors and an extensive menu of tapas." - The New York Times






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