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



4th Annual Biker Meet N Greet Rally

April 26 - April 28

Live music all weekend long with shows Friday night, Saturday afternoon (free outdoors), Saturday night. Night shows inside the club with the regular cover charge. Also Friday night inside club Bikini Oil Wrestling. Full kitchen grill inside the club. Saturday outdoor Biker Wedding at 11 am- all bikes start staging at 10 am for the ceremony. Larry Tillery with Scott McGill, Jimmie Barnes, Tim Burge takes the stage at 1:30 pm kicking off the free…
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Bikes on the Bayou

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

“Bikes on the Bayou” is a three-day festival in Houston, TX. that celebrates motorcycles, bicycles, and scooters in Eleanor Tinsley Park and along Allen Parkway. This all-inclusive festival will bring together all two-wheeled enthusiasts to celebrate music, culture and their riding communities. The three-day event will also provide motorcyclists the opportunity to participate in cruises throughout the festival space and secure overnight parking on festival grounds. Event organizers have meticulously chosen music acts for the…
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Ride to Finish the Fight

April 27 @ 9:10 am

1st annual Fun Run benefiting “Parker County Relay for Life” Rings of Hope Team. Help us help cancer patients and support research for a cure for cancer to end these battles many of us have fought and many fighting today. It’s going to be a beautiful day for riding. Come out for a fun ride, fellowship with new friends and ride for a Cure.
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6th Annual Texas Redneck Ramble Dual Sport Ride

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - April 28 @ 5:00 pm

  Join us for the 6th Annual Texas Redneck Ramble in Jacksboro, Texas. The fun will kick off on Saturday, April 27th with a motorcycle field meet. Trophies will be presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place riders. After the field meet, you can join your fellow riders for dinner with some shenanigans on the side Sunday, April 28th, we will ramble off with a 165 mile Dual Sport ride that is sure to…
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Mudbugs for Heroes

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fundraiser benefitting Veteran Pardners in Mexia, Texas. Sponsored by Brotherhood Forever MC Limestone Chapter. $15 cover includes either a burger plate or crawfish till they’re gone. (700# of crawfish) . Live music by Pushwater from 2:00-6:00pm. DJ Kurt will play until??? Bike Games, Live Auction, 50/50, and more. Family friendly event. kids 12 and under free. Gates open at noon
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