Fish Pond Restaurant 936-344-8800
17091 North Hwy 75  Willis, Texas

Stuffed crab, boiled shrimp, fried chicken, fried catfish, oysters, sirloin and ribeye steak. Fried catfish with an enormous helping of French fries cooked to perfection. The waitress and the wait staff were fantastic. This is a must place whenever in the Conroe area.

Junction Cafe   512-355-8147
102 Castleberry Ct. Betram, Texas

The large chicken fried steak has to represent 'Everything is Bigger and Better in Texas' They have a Hamburger, Catfish Friday and Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches. They offer a full menu.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Cafe  512-321-7297
1073 Tx-304   Bastrop, Texas

If you’ve ever watched a vintage horror film involving a cannibalistic chainsaw-wielding murder and thought, "That’s my ideal dining experience," Bastrop, Texas, has the spot for you. The original gas-station-turned-barbecue-joint featured in the cult classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is now a weekend destination, complete with four rustic cabins (with one shared bathroom), a campsite, and, of course, plenty of smoked and sauced meats. They no longer pump gas but they have plenty of BBQ.  hours are 10-7   7 days a week 

Mary's Taco's  830-895-7474
1616 Broadway Kerrville, Texas

Our favorite place locally is Mary’s Tacos.
Now I know when most of y’all think tacos, you think of crisp corn tortilla with filling.

But in south/central Texas, a taco is a soft flour tortilla filled all manner of good things.

And a breakfast taco is absolutely the best, and Mary’s are the best in town.
They make their own tortillas and have a huge list of items to fill them with- of course, scrambled eggs- then bacon, sausage, chorizo, and so on.

The Big Texan Steak Ranch  806-372-6000
7701 E Interstate 40  Amarilo, Texas

The Big Texan Steak Ranch is a steakhouse restaurant and motel located in Amarillo, Texas, United States, which opened on the previous U.S. Route 66 in the 4500 block of East Amarillo Boulevard in 1960. It relocated to its present location on Interstate 40 in 1970.

The Burger Joint
700 Davey Crockett Drive  New Boston, Texas

Awesome family atmosphere for mouthwatering burgers, fries, pizza and more! We offer low carb options and will cater to any diet! Lettuce wraps, street tacos, sandwiches, onion rings and fabulous appetizers! Locally owned and operated. Veteran and Women Owned. Service Animals welcome!…

The Hole-in-the-wall cafe  940-742-4066
206 Carothers Ave. Rochester, Texas

Quesadilla's, burgers, Philly cheesesteak, chicken, fish, chili dogs

The Pully Bone 903-306-1340
240 East New Boston  Nash Texas

Little place in Nash, Texas called The Pully Bone.
Home cooking and friendly people. Breakfast scrambles, breakfast burritos, Texas surf & Turf, burgers, chicken sandwiches, catfish Po' Boy sandwiches.  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

Mid Point Cafe  806-536-6379
305 West Historic Rt66    Adrian, Texas

 Roadside diner lovers definitely have to put this Adrian, TX, spot on their bucket list. Old school 50 diners vibes. The Midpoint sign were Route 66 is smack in the middle between Chicago and Los Angeles is just across the street. There was a separate men's and women's restrooms. When are you done with your meal, peruse the gift shop connected to the dining area.

Texas Tradition   281-391-6113
5321 Highway Blvd.     Katy, Texas

Wow! Friday night fried catfish, all you can eat. Live music! Quick service, courteous staff, delicious food. Good prices. I wish we lived close enough to come more often, but we were only passing through. Don't hesitate for even a second to choose to eat here.

Scheller's Cafe    979-453-0426
122 Bridge Street    Glenn Flora ,  Texas

This is the perfect place if you don't want the usual cookie cutter. History, rustic great food. Stumbled across while traveling Texas. If you are close it's worth the stop. Neat place friendly staff and good food

Mel's Diner   817-818- 8050
816 South Mingus Blvd.         Mingus ,  Texas

Mels Diner is a family restaurant bringing Maryland shrimp & crabcakes to Mingus Texas. Enjoy Hot subs, sandwiches & Burgers. We have an arcade for the kids, separate bar area for the adults and a soda pop shop counter to enjoy milkshakes & floats.

Fish Pond


I'm always in there eating seafood.Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. The menu is a large variety, and the food is very appealing, and of good flavor.I would recommend this place to everyone near and far......


The catfish/shrimp platter was top tier with two large plates of food, but the onion rings are LEGENDARY. Nowhere else has onion rings like that. Mmmmmmmm

Junction Cafe


Pure comfort homemade food   Off Texas 29 in Bertram  Gumbo was just like Mom's   Hearty & delicious   Breaded pork loin was crisp, huge, tender & great flavor  Susan, our server, was as nice as their wonderful pie  Will definitely be back for more



Pure comfort homemade food   Off Texas 29 in Bertram  Gumbo was just like Mom's   Hearty & delicious   Breaded pork loin was crisp, huge, tender & great flavor  Susan, our server, was as nice as their wonderful pie  Will definitely be back for more

The Big Texan Steak Ranch


This was a fun stop and one of the highlights of our trip. The atmosphere is what you would expect...very big and full of tourtist activities (which suited us well since we were tourists). We were able to see two individuals try for the 72oz steak challenge while we were there (both failed) which was fun. The food itself was much better than we were expecting. Two of us had a ribeye, which was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Another had a burger, which was also very good. Great service as well on this visit. We sat at one of the tables on the 2nd floor overlooking the lower level...great vantage point to see all of the activity and the challenge stage.

The Burger Joint


The Sunrise Burger was served on a large fresh bun, with beef, bacon, and PIMENTO CHEESE!  Hey; don't knock it until you try it - it was delicious!!  Messy, but delicious - don't eat it in your car!  My wife couldn't finish her large Bacon Cheeseburger, but she loved every bite!

The fries were cut thin with the skins on - just like I like!  They would've been crispier if the grease was a bit hotter, but we came at the end of the lunch rush.  (Always hard to keep the grease hot with large quantities of fries in the pot.). The tea was good, although the 'sweet tea' needed more sugar if you are a fiend like us.  Hah!

Overall; two thumbs way up!

Hole-in-the-wall cafe


Best burger I can remember having in a very very long time if you're an average size guy like me you don't need a knife and fork to eat the burger could not put it in my mouth I got a double burger or something bacon jalapenos very good and the pork skins were good too

The Pully Bone


I had the stuffed French toast this morning. It was very good. The order was ready when promised. I have eaten at The Pulley Bone several times. Breakfast is always good


If you're in the area, plan to stop here!  Hands down the BEST chicken fried steak I've ever had - and I've had quite a few.  

Eggs cooked to order and standard fare hashed browns. All good stuff. The biscuits are closer to bread than biscuit, but slather on that gravy and it makes no difference!

Freddy's Cafe


I wanted to try something new for breakfast on my way home from the dentist. It's tucked away in a commercial park, but not too hard to find. This place caters to the local businesses for breakfast and lunch. I tried the croissant breakfast sandwich and the three meat breakfast taco. They were quick with the order and they make a mean breakfast.  The place wasn't crowded, as it seems lots of businesses in the area call in their orders and come pick them up.  Next time I'll try this place for lunch.

Texas Tradition

I had the Seafood platter. It was perfect.The squash and tomatoes were great.This is our first visit here. We are from Sa.Texas.The ice tea is great.The crab cakes are a 4 out of 5. We will never eat all of this.My second side was potatoe soup. I asked for that side to go.It will be lunch tomorrow. This little hole in the wall in well worth it. My husband said his was really good too.The staff was great also. Five stars for sure.

Scheller's Cafe

Great local place! I had a burger and it was cooked perfectly to my order and my spouse & brother had chicken strips baskets that they agreed was a very fresh tasting chicken strip. The food is prepared when you order it, so appreciate the wait & have a cold one!

Mel's Diner

Everyone we met was super friendly. Mel even came and visited with us. Not the big burley diner "Mel" I had envisioned, but a smiling, gregarious, blond haired woman! We really enjoyed visiting with her.

I had their fried shrimp which was hands down the BEST fried shrimp I have had since moving to the DFW Metroplex area. The dish I had was drizzled with an Old Bay Seasoning and honey mixture. It was delicious.
My husband had the chicken fried steak and is always looking for the best. He rated this one in his top 3 which means it was really good.
Along with the entrees the sides, fresh cut french fries, lobster macaroni salad, jalapeño poppers, and cold slaw, were all delicious.