Texas Best Restaurants

Texas Best Restaurant, All Categories (4-2009)

    We don’t always agree with Zagat.  Here are our picks.

 French Room
1321 Commerce St
Dallas, Texas
214-742-8200
Located in the Adolphus Hotel, downtown Dallas
French-New American cuisine

Le Reve
152 E. Pecan St.
San Antonio, Texas
210-212-2221
French. Chef AndrewWeissman.

Hudsons On The Bend
3509 Ranch Rd.
Austin, Texas
512-266-1369
American. Number one in Austin.

Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek
Dallas, Texas 75219
214-559-2100
Located in the 10,000 sq. ft. Sheppard King Mansion
The best in American, Southwestern Cuisine with a national reputation. 

Tony’s
3755 Richmond Ave.
Houston, Texas 77056
713-622-6778
Continental / Italian.  Tony’s remains near the top statewide.


Texas Best Historic Restaurant

 Stagecoach Inn
I – Main
Salado, Texas 76571
254-947-5111 / 800-732-8994
Nestled among great live oaks, Stagecoach Inn continues its tradition of southern hospitality. The meals served are complete with appetizer, salad, entree, and, of course, dessert, and hushpuppies.
Many famous Texans stayed at the Stagecoach Inn, including Sam Houston in January, 1861, at which time Houston gave a speech opposing joining the confederacy. The hotel register with all the famous names was stolen in 1944.


Texas Best American Restaurant

 Mark’s American Cuisine

    1658 Westheimer Rd
    Houston, Texas
    713-523-3800

Biga on the Banks
River Walk
203 S. St. Marys @ Market
San Antonio, Texas 78212
210-225-0722.
Located at the International Center
The eclectic, contemporary American menu changes daily.

York Street.
6047 Lewis Street
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-826-0968.Traditional American cuisine in a small old East Dallas setting.


Texas Best BBQ

 Kreuz Market
619 N. Colorado St.
Lockhart, Texas 78644
512-398-2361
Beef or pork on butcher paper, no plates, no trays no forks and no sauce, in the purist Texas tradition.

Angelo’s
2533 White Settlement
Ft. Worth, Texas 76107
817-332-0357
Pork ribs and the coldest beer in Texas. A must stop and eat in Cowtown.

Sonny Bryan’s
302 N. Market St., West End Area Downtown
Dallas, Texas 75202
214-744-1610
A Dallas tradition in barbecue ribs. Parade Magazine declared Charlie Riddle one of the four greatest pitmasters in America in May, 1995. Serving stops when the food runs out. Red Bryan’s (Sonny’s dad) was originally located on Jefferson Street.

Goode Co. Barbecue
5109 Kirby
Houston, Texas 77098
713-522-2530
Good food is the family business.


Texas-Best Ribs

 Schotz Garten
1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas
512-474-1958
Over 100 years and still going strong.

Angelo’s
2533 White Settlement
Ft. Worth, Texas 76107
817-332-0357
Coldest beer in Texas is served with the best ribs in Texas.


 Texas Best Cafeteria

 Highland Park Cafeteria
There was no equal. It was permanently closed in 1996.


Texas best Cajun Restaurant

 Treebeards
1100 Louisiana
Houston, Texas
7137522601


Texas Best Catfish 

 Vaughan’s Catfish On The Lake
Lake Bob Sandlin
N.W. CR2
Mt. Pleasant,Texas
903-572-3474.


Texas-Best Chicken

 Babe’s Chicken Dinner House
104 N Oak
Roanoke, Texas 76262
817-491-2900
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and gravy.


 Texas-Best Cafe

Royer’s Round Top Cafe
105 Main Street, Town Square
Round Top, Texas
(979)249-3611.
Chicken fried steak, upscale comfort food and homemade pies. Its hard to argue with seating for 38 in a town with a population of 80. 2-2006


Texas-Best Chinese

 China View
11113 1/2 Katy Frwy
West Houston, Texas
713-464-2728

 First Chinese BBQ
111 S. Greenville Ave.
Richardson, Texas
972-680-8216


Texas-Best Deli 

 Nielsen’s Delicatessen
4500 Richmond Ave
Houston, Texas
713-963-8005

Carshon’s Delicatessen
3133 Cleburne Rd.
Ft. Worth, Texas 76110
817-923-1907

 Texas-Best Continental Restaurant

The French Room
1321 Commerce
Dallas, Texas 75202
214-742-8200
European elegance in one of the area’s most beautiful dining rooms.

La Colombe d’Or
3410 Montrose
Houston, Texas 77006
713-524-7999.
Located in the former home of Exon founder Walter Fondren.


Texas-Best Greek

 Ziziki’s
4512 Travis St.
Dallas, Texas
214-521-2233


Texas-Best Burger

 Kincade’s
4901 Camp Bowie
Ft. Worth, Texas 76107
817-732-2881
Rated one of the top two burgers in the country by a poll of 400 food writers.

Goode Co. Hamburgers and Taqueria
4902 Kirby
Houston, Texas 77098
713-520-9153
Another Goode reliable.

Dirty Martin’s
2808 Guadalupe
Austin, Texas 78705
512-477-3173
Tradition and beer since 1926 have a lot to do with hamburger taste.


Texas-Best Hotdog

  Kuby’s Sausage House Inc.
6601 Snider Plaza
Dallas, Texas 75205
214-363-2231
Kuby’s makes their own weiners. Opened in 1961, Kuby’s has evolved into a Texas institution known for its meats, imports, and restaurant. German sausage, sandwiches, and schnitzel.


Texas-Best Indian

 India Palace
12817 Preston Rd.
Dallas, Texas 75230
214-392-0190

Clay Pit
1601 Guadalupe St.
Austin, Texas
512-322-5131


Texas-Best Italian

 Da Marco
1520 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, Texas
713-807-8857

Tony’s
3755 Richmond Ave.
Houston, Texas
713-622-6778

Amici
1022 S Broadway
Carrollton, Texas
972-245-3191

Vespaio
1610 S Congress
Austin, Texas
512-441-6100


Texas-Best Japanese

 Uchi
801 S Lamar
Austin, Texas
512-916-4808

Tei Tei Robata Bar
2906 N Henderson
Dallas, Texas
214-828-2400

Kubo’s
2401 University Blvd.
Houston, Texas
713-528-7878


Texas-Best Tex Mex

 Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery
218 Produce Row
San Antonio, Texas 78207
210-225-1262
Since 1941 the Cortez family has been offering local citizens some of the city’s best Mexican Food. The family owned restaurant located in the heart of Market Square is also known as the home of the Mexican Troubadours (Mariachis). Mia Tierra also has an on site bakery selling fresh Mexican pastries and candies.

Mia’s
4322 Lemmon
Dallas, Texas 75219
214-526-1020

Joe T. Garcia’s
2201 Commerce St.
Ft. Worth, Texas 76106
817-626-4356
This restaurant started in Joe’s home, another landmark.

El Mirador Restaurant
722 S. St. Mary’s
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-225-9444.
Past reputation is based on the cooking of Mary Trevino.

Texas-Best Pizza

Campisi’s Egyptian Restaurant
5610 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, Texas 75206
214-827-0355

Texas-Best Seafood

Sandbar Fish House & Market
152 E. Pecan
San Antonio, Texas
210-222-2426

Gaido’s
3800 Seawall
Galveston, Texas 77556
409-762-9625
A tradition of excellence for over 85 years. The finest quality fresh Gulf coast seafood is served in a casual, yet elegant white tablecloth setting. Food is meticulously inspected and prepared by hand. The sauces and deserts are homemade from Gaido’s family recipes. Four generations of Gaido’s have committed themselves to this demonsration of excellence.

S and D Oyster Company
2701 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75204
214-880-0111


Texas-Best Southwestern

 Bonnell’s
4259 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Ft. Worth, Texas
817-738-5489

Cafe Annie
1728 Post Oak
Houston, Texas 77056
713-840-1111
Robert Del Grande is the chef and can hold his own with the nation’s best. If you want southwestern cuisine in Houston, this is the place.


Texas Best Steak Under $20.00   

 Double C Steakhouse Restaurant
206 Market St.  
Winnsboro, TX 75494  
(903) 342-3111
I’m normally disappointed when I order a steak at a restaurant.  This one is worth a road trip.  Comfortable western cafe theme frequented by locals and hungry patrons from the surrounding county’s.  100 miles east of Dallas.  I recommend a New York strip and baked potato. R4.09


Texas Best Steak Over $20.00

 Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
5251 Spring Valley Rd.
Addison, Texas
214-490-9000
Mouth watering steaks and magnificent lobster. The hospitality is upbeat and not uptight.

Taste of Texas
10505 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77024
713-932-6901.
Owners Edd & Nina Hendee will make you feel at home. Great steaks are taken for granted.

Brenner’s Restaurant
10911 Katy Fwy
Houston, Texas 77079
713-465-2901
Good steaks in a great setting.

Eddie V’s
9400 Arboretum Blvd.
Austin, Texas
512-342-2642


Texas Best Free Steak

 Big Texan Steak Ranch
7701 E. I-40
Amarillo, Texas 79103
806-372-6000.
The Big Texan Steak Ranch, famous for it’s free 72 oz. steak dinner, presents an authentic touch of Texas in a comfortable setting that is reminiscent of the old west. Visitors sit at wooden tables watching their food cooked on an open grill and enjoying the service and entertainment provided by the cowboys, cowgirls and musicians. The 72 oz. steak dinner is free if you eat it in one hour. A list of successful diners is posted at the door.


Texas Best Thai Restaurant

 Kanomwan
736 1/2 Telephone Rd.
Houston, Texas
713-923-4230


Texas Best Vietnamese Restaurant

 Mai’s Restaurant
3403 Milam St.
Houston, Texas
713-520-7684