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

$40.00 – $300.00

The Crater Rally – Fall Edition

September 19 - September 21

East Texas Premier 21 and over Biker Rally … 120 acres of private property We are The Premier 21 and over Rally in the Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas Region…. Mark your calendar.
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$25 – $40

15th Annual Tommy Lee Biker Run

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Enjoy a fun ride thru scenic East Texas followed by live music, at the final stop, by the Moss Brothers Band. Early registration is $25/person and $40/couple (passenger). Early registration deadline is Sept 13th. Free t-shirt to first 250 to pre-register. Your registration must be received by Sept 13th to reserve your shirt size. Pre-register online at www.tleebikerrun.com!
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$10

4:44 Motorcycle Show

September 21 @ 11:00 am

An all motorcycle inclusive show…. there are 12 classes of motorcycle competition, set up in a beautifully restored warehouse at the Railyard in downtown El Paso TX. National parts manufacturers and builders will be present, as well as live music, food trucks, and an outdoor swap meet. Pre-show party for vendors and motorcycle show entries, and a ride on Sunday morning through southern New Mexico.
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$10.00 – $15.00

Teen Challenge Bug Splat Run – AZ

September 22

This is our 4th annual Bug Splat Run to support Teen Challenge and help those who are struggling with Life Controlling Addiction. 9 am will be the first Bike out and 10 am the last bike out, Free Coffee, Donuts and Breakfast Bars. 11 am -2 pm we will have an awesome Classic Car Show and BBQ, Music and Raffles Prizes, plus a  jumping castle for the kids. The Bike ride takes you through Gates…
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Free

Bikes, Blues and BBQ

September 25 - September 28

This year’s rally is scheduled for September 25th through 28th and we can’t wait to hear the rumble in the Ozarks. If you have not experienced the roads of the Ozarks, then you are in for a fun experience. If you are a rally regular, then we want to welcome you back for another fun year. Bikes, Blues and BBQ is the world’s largest charity motorcycle rally that benefits women, children, and the underserved members…
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