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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


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


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
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
10 Vinny’s




Ft. Davis Sky Island ADV Rally

March 30 - April 2

The Ft. Davis Sky Island ADV Rally on March 30th to April 2nd is a three-day Adventure rider meet up. Riders will tay at the historic Prude Ranch, where they will serve breakfast and dinner each day. In addition to riding, you’ll enjoy BBQ, a Saturday night bonfire party, and pit racing stories. All participants and guests will be responsible for the cost of accommodations and meals packages through the ranch. Pricing to be announced….
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Texas Fandango

March 31 @ 8:00 am - April 2 @ 2:00 pm

The Cherokee Chapter of the AMCA proudly presents The Texas Fandango. The Texas Fandango is a vintage swap meet, bike show, and races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend, March 31- April 2, 2023. General admission:  $20. Active military or veterans with I.D.:  $10. Children ages 12 and under:  free. Tickets available online at thetexasfandango.com. A portion from every ticket sold benefits the Optimist Club Of Fredericksburg Texas. Events and activities: Swap Meet Vintage Bike…
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Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

“Sorry my car didn’t see you!” This year’s Texas Motorcycle Safety Forum will be held on April 1, 2023 in San Marcos. Participants will learn and share insights on: Motorcycle Training and Licensing Current Legislation on Training Dedicated Motorcycle Safety fund Autonomous Driver Technology and Motorcycles Factors in Motorcycle Crashes This event is free to attend. Online registration is encouraged. See event page.
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Bikes & Burgers

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

You can make a whole weekend out of bikes and burgers! This April 1st, the Pecan Grove Store in Fredericksburg hosts Bikes -n- Burgers. They will have VIP motorcycle parking in front of the store and offer overnight tent camping for $15 with showers and a fire pit. Furnished tent and cabin rentals are also available. Chow down on their “Best in Fredericksburg” Dino Burgers, Terlingua chili, and tacos. Lone Star Beer and live music…
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3rd Annual All Makes & Models Car & Bike Show

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

On Saturday, April 1, 2023, it’s time for a pit stop at the All Makes & Models Car & Bike Show. Stay for the Beard and ‘Stache Competition with the greatest facial hair competitors of the great state of Texas! Continuing the tradition, 100% of the proceeds will go to two organizations: Project Healing Heroes and We Are Not Broken. Join in the fun and the fundraising with: Food Trucks, Small Business Vendors, Raffles, Door…
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