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BEST IN TEXAS Readers’ Choice Awards Results | EATS, ROAD FOOD

April 3, 2013
Coopers BBQ in Llano.

Coopers BBQ in Llano. Photograph by Wayne Roth.

By Type of Food

TOP 10 Barbecue

1 Cooper’s BBQ
2 Hard 8 BBQ
3 City Market BBQ
4 Rudy’s Country Store BBQ
5 The Salt Lick BBQ
6 Clark’s BBQ
7 Mt Zion Baptist Church
8 Dickey’s BBQ
9 Goode Co Texas BBQ
10 Kreuze’s BBQ

TOP 10 Chicken Fried Steak

1 Threadgills
2 Neal’s Café‚
3 Gracy’s Country Kitchen
4 Rockett Café‚
5 Palo Pinto Café‚
6 Hill Country Cupboard
7 Tip Top Café‚
8 Hickory Hollow
9 Bill and Rosa’s Steakhouse
10 Lu Lu’s Bakery & Café

Alamo Springs Café near Luckenbach, Texas.

Alamo Springs Café near Luckenbach, Texas. (Photo by Miguel F. Asensio)

TOP 10 Hamburger

1 Whataburger
2 Fuddrucker’s
3 Lost Maples Café
4 Keller’s Drive-In
5 Kincaid’s
6 Hut’s Hamburgers
7 Chester’s Hamburger Co.
8 Yankee’s Tavern
9 Henry’s Hideout
10 Herd’s Burgers

TOP 10 Pie

1 Bluebonnet Café
2 Koffee Kup Family Restaurant
3 Love Creek Orchards Patio Café
4 Fried Pie Factory
5 Royer’s Round Top Café
6 The Shed Café
7 The Center Restaurant & Tavern
8 Jefferson’s House of Pies
9 Lone Star Motorcycle Museum
10 Pie In The Sky Co

TOP 10 Breakfast Burritos

1 Sonic
2 Whataburger
3 La Popular Café
4 Rudy’s Country Store & BBQ
5 R BBQ Restaurant
6 Lucy’s Café
7 Harris County Smokehouse
8 Taco Cabana
9 Esperanza’s Mexican Café & Bakery
10 Ama’s

FISH/SEAFOOD

1 Pappadeaux, Statewide
2 Gaido’s, Galveston
3 King’s Inn
4 Red Lobster, Nationwide
5 Water Street Oyster Bar
6 Rockfish
7 Sea Island
8 Fish City Grill
9 Pappas Seafood
10 Landry’s

Top 10 Dessert

1 Koffee Kup
2 Blue Bonnet Café
3 Lost Maples Café
4 Clark’s
5 Love Creek Orchards Cedar Mill
6 Cooper’s
7 Salt Lick
8 Royer’s Café
9 The Shed Edom
10 Blanco Bowling Alley


By Type of Restaurant

TOP 10 No-Frills Diner

1 The Shed Café
2 OST Restaurant
3 Koffee Kup Family Restaurant
4 Vinny’s Italian Restaurant
5 Gracy’s Country Kitchen
6 Waffle House
7 59 Diner
8 Klump’s Restaurant
9 Blue Bonnet Café
10 Vern’s Place

LOW-BUDGET ROAD FOOD

1 What-a-burger
2 Dairy Queen
3 Koffee Kup
4 Sonic
5 McDonald’s
6 Waffle House
7 Mary’s Cafe
8 Bluebonnet Cafe
9 Taco Bell
10 Keller’s

TOP 10 Patio Dining

1 Joe T. Garcia’s
2 Riverwalk
3 Grist Mill
4 Texas Pride BBQ
5 Deutschlander Freshwater Catfish Co.
6 El Chaparral Mexican Restaurant
7 Oasis Restaurant
8 La Brisa Mexican Bar and Grill
9 Wildcatter Steakhouse
10 Top Water Grill


By Meal

Top 10 Breakfast

1 Blue Bonnet Café
2 Koffee Kup
3 OST
4 Sunset Café
5 Cotton Gin
6 Newmans Bakery
7 Whataburger
8 Bowling Club Café
9 Lost Maples Café
10 King’s Café

Top 10 Lunch & Dinner

1 Cooper’s
2 Hard 8 BBQ
3 Clark’s
4 Blue Bonnet Café
5 Salt Lick
6 Koffee Kup
7 Steel Horse Café
8 Grist Mill
9 OST
10 Vinny’s

 

Events

$15.00

NW Houston San Jacinto Highrollers 43rd Annual Toy Run

December 4 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

    Online registration is available on the Event Page. Ride pins and t-shirts available for purchase. 8:00 AM Sign-In and Registration begins at Honda of Houston. 12:00 PM  sharp.  Kickstands up for the ppolice-escorted ride out to Boys and Girls Country in Hockley. While out there, you will get to witness the children receive the gifts from our own brand of Santa! Afterwards, the ride continues to the San Jacinto High Roillers’ 43rd Anniversary…
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$20.00

30th Annual Tri-County Toy Run

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The TriCounty Toy Run will held be Sunday, December 4, 2022. Join them for a great cause! The toy run is a multi-county, multi-community event covering the counties of Bell, Coryell, and Lampasas. 9:00 a.m. Event begins at the Mayborn Convention Center. 1:00 p.m. Kickstands up for a police-escorted ride to Lampasas High School. Admission: $20 donation or a new toy. This is a rain or shine event. Please see the event page and/or contact…
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$10.00

23rd Annual Wise County Toy Run

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join in on Sunday, December 4th! Wise County Toy Run is one of the longest-running and, with a 35-mile route, just plain longest Texas toy runs around! Registration is from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at NRS Ranch in Decatur. The police-escorted Toy Run Parade will start at 12:30 p.m. The route runs from NRS Ranch, through Decatur square, to Bridgeport, and  back to NRS. Riders bring at least one unwrapped toy for a 1-…
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$10.00

37th Annual Longriders Christmas Toy Run

December 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Riders meet up on Tyler Square in downtown Tyler at 12:00 noon. Please bring $10.00 and a new toy and/or canned food donation. Kickstands up at 2:00 p.m. to the Longriders Christmas Party. This event is open to everyone!
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$5.00

39th Annual Johnson County Toy Run

December 4 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

  The 39th Annual Johnson County Toy Run on December 4, 2022, departs from multiple locations. (see posted flyer). But all roads lead to the Cleburne Conference Center. Join in the fun with “bikers helping kids since 1983.” Donation: $5.00 and a new toy. Refreshments provided. This is a rain-or-shine event.  
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