Put these small Texas towns with great food on your radar.
You don’t have to be in the big city to enjoy great Texas food. Try out these smaller towns for food and experiences that rival the big cities in Texas. When you finish drooling over all the goodness, share your favorite restaurant in a small Texas town with us in the comments section. We may feature it in a future post.
Dig Into These Small Towns With Great Food
We all know that eating out is part of traveling…and some of us might say it’s the best thing about traveling. But, no matter where great food is, we always remember the best. Here are a few towns where a few of us have experienced great food.
Related: Where To Eat In Galveston, Texas
Best Pizza In Georgetown, Texas
600 Degrees Pizzeria And Drafthouse – 8th Street
Have you been to 600 Degrees Pizzeria in Georgetown, or have heard of it? Brody and I had the best..and look how big it is! I don’t think either of us could finish it. It’s located on a corner of downtown and gets very busy during lunchtime. Go early!
Enormous Breakfast In Georgetown
First Watch is a chain restaurant, but look at that pancake! I could not even finish it. Brody’s breakfast was huge as well. I don’t remember it being too overly expensive either. Lots of good food in Georgetown.
Best Venue For Great Food – Fredericksburg
Vaudeville – Main Street
Fredericksburg gets all the hype, and for a good reason—it rocks. And so does this restaurant on the main street going through town. A winery we had visited earlier that day suggested Vaudeville and a few other restaurants to us. So glad we chose this one because the french dip was that good.
Adeina ordered her meal first, and it sounded so good that I had to order the same thing. We would most definitely return here for another meal! They serve gluten-free options and have daily specials. There is also a boutique on the street level, and the restaurant is downstairs. Not sure if there is wheelchair accessibility, but it might be in the back.
Of course, there are gazillion more restaurants in Fredericksburg to try. Most of the ones I’ve been to are located downtown. I’ve not been disappointed at any. The Texas Hill Country’s small Texas towns with great food are everywhere!
Best Bruschetta In A Small Town In Texas – Grapevine
Winewood Grill – Main Street Downtown
If you are a foodie, you may want to consider visiting Winewood Grill in Grapevine, Texas. Grapevine, by far, is one of the best small towns in Texas with great food—everywhere! Located between Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex, it offers many restaurants to make your mouth water. Where else can you find tenderloin bruschetta on tortilla chips, fried “donkey” tails, and dark chocolate made by a physician?
You need to click over and check out this food. It makes me want to jump in my car and make that five-hour drive from Houston to this small Texas town. Plus, it’s got big-city flair. You can read about these restaurants in Grapevine and more at the Laugh With Us blog.
Best Barbeque In A Small Texas Town – Taylor (Near Austin)
If you are still looking for the best food in Texas, you can check out these Texas barbeque pits off the beaten path. While the big cities dominate the barbeque eats, you can still get great BBQ in a small Texas town like Taylor (39 miles from Austin).
Thirty-three (33) of the barbeque pits that made the Texas Monthly list of the best 50 places to eat BBQ in Texas were small towns. One of the best out there is Louie Mueller in Taylor, Texas. It opened in 1949, run by three generations of Muellers, and located 40 minutes Southeast of Austin, with seven Barbeque restaurants on the list. Still, there are a lot of hot spots in small towns everywhere.
Best Homemade Shakes In Boerne
Blacksmith Grill – Main Street
On a recent trip to the Hill Country to visit wineries, we stayed in Boerne, and before heading to the hotel, we stopped for a semi-late evening meal at the new Blacksmith Grill on Main Street. Though I wasn’t that hungry, I ordered an appetizer and the best homemade vanilla bean shake I’ve ever had! It was all I could do to finish it, but I put the appetizer aside and slurped this shake to the end! Boerne has many restaurants up and down on Main Street, and sometimes it’s hard to choose which one you want to try.
I’ve been to quite a few, but still, I can’t say which ones are the best because they all are!
Best Hamburger In Temple, Texas
Bird Creek Burger Co – Downtown Temple
The best hamburger in Temple goes to Bird Creek Burger Co. It’s packed with chopped onions just like I like it and meat as big as the bun! Next time you’re in Temple, check out this locally-owned hamburger joint downtown.
Best Sliders At Backporch Draft House – Temple
Backporch Drafthouse – Next to Cinemark
Not only did I order three pork sliders I couldn’t finish, but the beer flights were also too much for me to finish. But, while I was having lunch at Backporch Drafthouse, I got to catch up on my favorite football team – the Dallas Cowboys. They also serve burgers, tacos, and more. Sit in the bar to enjoy the 16 or so TVs all around the room.
Pro Tip: A movie theater is next to the restaurant if you want to see a movie.