The Café Texan is an institution here in Huntsville, and is one of THE places to go for breakfast and lunch. The café is located in an old building on the courthouse square. Small town diner style décor with history on the walls. Breakfast is inexpensive and served all day. Big, tasty omelets. Their Chicken Fried Steak is tempting too. Hours are 6 AM to 2 PM daily. They have a lunch special Monday through Friday for only $7.50 including drinks and taxes.
Favorite Dish: Try the biscuits and gravy.
$15 as of March 2013. Bob Luby's has a nice enough atmosphere with a kind of nautical theme. They serve a variety of seafood and some other dishes. The menu was varied enough that it took me a while to decide. I finally opted for Grilled Catfish topped with Crawfish Etouffee. The portions were pretty good and the preparation was great. Service was also good and my waitress, Ann, was professional and friendly. I definitely recommend this for all seafood fans. Hours are 11 AM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday; 11 AM to 10 PM Friday and Saturday; and 11 AM to 8 PM on Sunday.
Sort of a "hole in the wall" in an old pizza hut buliding, but the food is excellent. The Salsa & chips are a tasty start. The Tortilla soup is Large and came with a plate of fresh pico de gallo, avacodo, tortilla chips, rice, lettuce, and shredded cheese. others had the Enchiladas Suiza, Beef/cheese Enchiladas, and Quesadillas. All delicious and generous portions. Moderate Prices. Enjoy.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Tortilla Soup
In some parts of the United States, barbecue is nearly a religion. Nowhere is that more evident, some say, than at the church of the holy barbecue in Huntsville, Texas. The "holy smoke" rises early from the little wood frame annex of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Wednesday through Saturdays, it's praise the Lord and pass the ribs at the church, which serves the need of all denominations of the barbecue faithful —ribs, brisket, chicken and sausage. On Sunday, the church serves the spiritual needs of its flock. y not be the smoke or the sauce that makes the food taste good. It just might be GOD.
All you can eat $10 maybe now $11
Favorite Dish: Zion BBQ video
The barbecue is close to the church and the barbecue are godsends to the little church — raising money to keep it going and raking in far more than the collection plate. Now, barbecue believers come in droves — making the pilgrimage to the unassuming Mecca of barbecue. Yes this place is famous all over the world as the best barbeque in the world that is made with holy smoke. People now line up to enjoy what many have called the best of the state's estimated 1,300 barbecue joints. One national magazine the gentleman’s quarterly called it the best barbecue place in the world. And, yes the price is right: all you can eat for $8. Some see a little divine intervention. At the church, the minister blesses the barbecue. After trying to find the secret ingredient of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church Barbecue for 20 years, some are starting to believe it ma
Old Sam, Prisons and Pine Trees the stuff Huntsville is made of is all here on the walls of this down home cafe on the corner of the main square. The heart of Huntsville are the friendly folks who call this area home. These are the people who donate to local organizations and Act in the local play Cinderella. This is the kind of place you can expect a warm greeting from the owner who is a real Person that lived in town and enjoy a heaping helping of Biscuits and Gravy, and a cup of coffee.
So I say - want to really experience a place, get some local flavor than find out where the locals eat. This is one such spot how do I know I have a friend that lives in Huntsville and is a local but just look where the cars are parked with the Texas licence plats on them will give you a good idea.
Favorite Dish: Now, the hunt for biscuits and gravy B&G also called by the soldiers in world war two SOS (*** on a shingle) takes determination. This old country stable food is going away -but one never knows when you'll hit a SOS jackpot. But like any pioneer, it takes a strong stomach and a taste for adventure. SOS "biscuits and gravy is a rather unattractive dish, and some say B&G is deadly, but I've always considered it like the Japanese delicacy, fugu." The rule is, never take your B&G on appearances or judge a restaurant by name alone, because you may wind-up with cowboy style quiche and scones. Imagine that.
Now the SOS at the Texan café (again spelled wrong) was at most a 4 out of 5 the sausage was home made the grave nice but the bisects which were home made were (crime of crimes) not hot. Really good stuff they pop the biscuits in the oven home made sausage in the pan and make them both on the spot.
During my recent trip to Huntsville, I decided to make a little historical trip of my own. Huntsville was the site of my first away match playing rugby, when we took on Sam Houston State. During that trip, we decided to stop in at Humphrey's after the match for a drinkup. Memories were brought back when I sat out on the patio and soaked in some afternoon sun.
I had the Chicken Club Sandwich which was plain, but good.
This place clearly caters to the evening bar crowd, but did have a small following for lunch.
The Church of the Holy Smoke.This is a unique Barbque place. it is attached to a small Black Church. The Ladies that run it are getting on in years but do a good job. Be prepared to see suits and dirty Bluejeans. all classes and colors eat here in harmony.
Everyone is acceptable
Favorite Dish: Ribs