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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

LiL Talimena OK/AR Ride & Campout

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - May 22 @ 3:00 pm

This Ladies in Leather weekend of riding will traverse the Talimena National Scenic Byway, Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Skyline Drive, Ouachita National Forest, and everything in between! Gibby’s Biker Camp n Dall’s Jalapeno Garden will be their home base for the weekend campout. They offer primitive camping sites with fire pits. Make your reservation at the special LiL rate. Breakfast and coffee are included.
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Free

Magnolia Days Festival

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - May 21 @ 11:00 pm

Head over to Columbus, TX on May 20-21, 2022 and join the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for the Magnolia Days Festival presented by Todd and Morgan Barten. Held on the Courthouse Square, under the shade of 100-year-old live oak and magnolia trees, the Magnolia Days Festival is fun for the whole family. While you’re there, step back in history and take a self-guided walking tour or guided trolley tour to view many of Columbus’ historic…
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$20.00 – $30.00

American Legion Riders 9th Annual Nut Run

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join the Seguin American Legion Riders, Post 245 for the 9th Annual Nut Run on May 21, 2022. Schedule: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Registration 10:00 a.m.   First group out 4:00 p.m.  Ride ends The Legion stays open until 11:00 p.m. Entry Fee: Riders $20, Passengers $10. Meals will be available for $8 each. Come for the run and stay for the fun! They’re putting on a bike show, raffles, 50/50 drawing, silent auctions, and music….
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Little River Race of Honor

May 21 @ 9:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm

There’s sure to be excitement during two days of drag racing at the Little River Race of Honor. Head out to the Little River Dragway in Temple on May 21-22, 2022. The BIG Nitro Harley racing action is back at Little River Drag Way! Three Nitro Harley Classes (Top, Pro, and Vintage Fuel) Three Metric Mayhem Classes (OG Class, Street ET, Run What-Ya-Brung). VTRA classes (Pro-open, Pro-Gas, open Comp, Outlaw Bagger, Street Bagger, Fastest Street…
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$8.00

New Braunfels Biker Association Plate Sale

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The New Braunfels Biker Association Plate Sale on May 21, 2022 will be at the VFW Post 8573 in Canyon Lake. Enjoy brisket, beans, and all the fixin’s! All the funds raised will go to provide Christmas Toys and Dinner for our underprivileged kids in the local Area. Association members will be selling advance tickets. You can also purchase your ticket at the event. Donations are $8 per plate.
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