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An 1890s chuck wagon is supspended from the ceiling at Cowcatcher Steaks. Cowcatchers Steaks

While driving around Bulverde, we found a great restaurant (with great views) called Cowcatchers Steaks. The food is delicious (especially the rib-eye), pricing is reasonable, and the service and venue outstanding. Kids will enjoy the Longhorns and horses in the front and the space to run around. This is the perfect place to take your family for a special occasion that calls for steak.

Cowcatchers Steaks is at 1100 Bulverde Rd.; 830/980-6080.

Ginger Brown’s Old Tyme Restaurant and Bakery

TH readers will want to know about Ginger Brown’s Old Tyme Restaurant and Bakery in Lake Worth. They have the most delicious home-style meals ever—real chicken-fried steak, meatloaf, chicken and dumplings, pot roast, and chicken potpie (to name a few)—served with traditional vegetables
and from-scratch mashed potatoes and rolls. You will also be served one of Ginger’s “made daily” cinnamon rolls with your meal, or you might want to try one of the scrumptious homemade pies (coconut, chocolate, and many more). They have old-time prices, enjoyable décor, and a staff that goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome.

JOYCE BELL, Fort Worth
Ginger Brown’s Old Tyme Restaurant and Bakery is at 6312 Jacksboro Hwy.; 817/237-2114.

Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill

Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill in Marble Falls should be recognized as one of the best steak and seafood restaurants in the Hill Country, if not the state. The restaurant has been around for 15 years and has an interesting story about its conception and rebirth.

Doc’s Fish Camp & Grill is at 900 FM 1431 West; 830/693-2245.

Two Amigos Taqueria

Two Amigos Taqueria is a little café two blocks west of the Waxahachie courthouse. The authentic Mexican food is fabulous! Try the nachos with everything on them or a
soft taco made with corn tortillas, seasoned chicken, grilled onions, and cilantro. Need more? The tortilla soup is to-die-for and served in generous portions. Prices are reasonable, and the menu has something for everyone. Some days the café observes a lunch schedule only, but later in the week they stay open through the evening. It’s a real treat!

Two Amigos Taqueria is at 212 W. Jefferson St.; 972/923-3305

The Moosehead Cafe

I recommend The Moosehead Cafe in Crockett. Not only is the food great, the people there are the nicest!

The Moosehead Cafe (think burgers, Philly cheese steaks, chicken-fried steaks, and rib-eye sandwiches) is at 412 E. Houston Ave..

Longhorn Ranch Store and Grill

We stopped at the Longhorn Ranch Store and Grill in Whitesboro for lunch. It was a great experience. Best rib-eye sandwiches that we ever had. Great food and nice Western furnishings and accessories!

Longhorn Ranch Store and Grill is at 12265 E. US 82.

If you know of a noteworthy Lone Star attraction, restaurant, event, or product, Write or e-mail: Readers Recommend, Texas High-ways, Box 141009, Austin 78714-1009. E-mail: [email protected]. Space constraints prevent us from publishing every suggestion we receive. We reserve the right to edit items. Because we’re unable to check out every item, and because hours vary and details can change, please call ahead for more information.

From the January 2009 issue

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