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    King Buffet: Decent Chinese Buffet in Bay City

    by Basaic Written Mar 13, 2014

    $10 as of January 2014. This is a typical Chinese buffet with the usual dishes plus a few extras like a few American dishes. Service was pretty good.

    Favorite Dish: Had the usual types of Chinese food plus: Meatloaf, banana pudding and cheesecake.

    King Buffet
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    Palio's Cafe in Plano: Palio's Cafe in Plano

    by ArenJo Written Feb 27, 2014

    Great ambience for dates. I went for Valentine's Day and it was great. My date liked that there was gluten free products and they actually tasted good. The baked mac n cheese tasted great. Even better was the deep dish chocolate chip cookie with ice cream, so doughy and warm and big enough to share. Good prices too and in addition I had a GroupOn. The waiter was so attentive and funny that I left a big tip.

    Favorite Dish: The deep dish chocolate chip cookie with ice cream.

    Deep dish chocolate chip cookie with ice cream

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    Rocko's: Decent BBQ in Van Horn

    by Basaic Written Jan 6, 2014

    $8 as of December 2013. Rocko's has a menu with a few sandwiches, burgers, and items like chicken fingers. Food and service was kind of average. Nothing really to make it better, or worse than average. Hours are 11 AM to 9 PM Wednesday through Saturday.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Fingers and Fries.

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    Big Texan Steak Ranch, Amarillo: You can do it!!!

    by razorbacker Updated Apr 16, 2013

    Well, this place is famous. I've been past here quite a few times, even eaten here once before. Those who've seen this place and its challenge featured on "Man vs. Food" on the Travel Channel know the lowdown here.
    If you can eat a 72-ounce steak and all the trimmings in one hour, it's free. If not it's 72 bucks to ya, payable up front. You have to eat the steak (but not the fat or gristle,) a house salad, a vegetable side, a baked potato (but not the skin,) three jumbo shrimp (but not the tails,) and a dinner roll.
    I thought about taking the challenge when we were here in 2006, but didn't have the time or wherewithal. This time I pretty well resolved to give it a shot before we even left home.
    I have to say it was about the best steak I've had. And it's quite an unforgettable experience. I had my wife and son to cheer me on, and in fact as Hoss Cartwright would say "...the whole dadburned place!"
    Sad to say I came up short by 10.3 ounces of steak and a dinner roll, but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. Oh, the date on the camera's wrong. This was actually August 15, 2010.

    Favorite Dish: The steak was GREAT: thick and juicy, medium rare. Didn't need any steak sauce with it (though if I had I would've asked for Heinz 57.) I liked all the food, including the dinner salad with Roquefort dressing.
    And I had a Diet Coke that didn't get much action.
    By the way, during this challenge, you're up on a dais with room for 6 challengers at a time. I talked a couple of Norwegian kids that were with a large, rowdy Norwegian tour group into giving it a shot. They fared a good deal worse than me, but they'll have something to tell their kids and grandkids!
    There's also a couple of real-time webcams focused on challengers and they're broadcast on the website continuously.
    Oh, and at $72 for a 72-ounce steak that would make a 20-ounce steak only $20...eminently reasonable.
    And, people, in case you're wondering - in the words of the Terminator - "I'll be back!!!"

    Anticipation!!! Gettin' primed!!! That's some SERIOUS food!!! Workin' on it. Time's up!
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    Schlotzsky's: Favorite Sandwich

    by msbrandysue Written Dec 31, 2012

    Schlotzsky’s is one of my very favorite places to eat. It’s a sandwich shop that you can take out or eat in the shop with plenty of tables always available. It’s a bit pricier ($6-7 for a sandwich) than most other sandwich shops but definitely worth it. Schlotzsky's has sandwich shops across the country but was formed and has the majority of their shops in Texas.

    In most location you order at the counter, then wait for your food and pick it up when they call your number. It's very casual and I'm sure you'll love the food! Some locations offer a drive-through option.

    Hours of operation
    Monday-Sunday: 10am-10pm in some locations, but not all

    Various locations include a Cinnabon or Carvel (ice cream) inside.

    Favorite Dish: The highlight is the sandwiches. They make it with thick sourdough bread and very thinly sliced meat. Then they sprinkle cheese (the best is a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella) on one piece of bread and run it through an oven conveyor belt. Therefore the sandwich is warm and very tasty. The Original is their signature sandwich and comes with: “Home of The Original® Sandwich. Lean smoked ham, Genoa and cotto salamis, and melted cheddar, mozzarella, and parmesan cheeses layered with black olives, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard and our signature dressing on toasted Sourdough bread.” (From the website.)

    Their sandwiches are quite large. I’ve never ordered a large, the mediums are quite enough when you’re at your hungriest.

    Their original chips are delicious! Their pizzas are as well. The cheese and pizza is definitely worth trying, also cooked on a sourdough. The bbq chicken looks just as good but it’s hard not to get my favorite sandwich, the turkey and cheese.

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    Baytown Seafood: Great Seafood in Victoria

    by Basaic Written Apr 28, 2012

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    I love good seafood and the seafood here is exceptional. The decor is nautical and frankly only average and the service was about average too; but the food was well prepared and well presented. And great food is the main reason to go to a restaurant anyway isn't it? Would be a 5 with better service.

    Favorite Dish: I had Blackened Catfish smothered in Crawfish Etoufee, some of the best I have ever eaten.

    Baytown Seafood Blackened Catfish with Crawfish Etoufee
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    Blue Mountain Bistro: Fine Dining in Fort Davis

    by Basaic Written Apr 28, 2012

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    If you want fancy cooking and will pay fancy prices, this is probably one of the best places to go in West Texas outside El Paso. Menu has things like "Seared Sea Scallops and Linguine", "Pepper Crusted Pork Tenderloin" and "Eggplant Parmesan". Desserts include "Brie and Berries" and "Isle Flottant". I just had some French Onion Soup which was quite good. Hours are 5 PM to 9 PM Tuesday through Saturday and 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. They have a bar too.

    Blue Mountain Bistro
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    Peach Cafe: Great Food in Boerne

    by Basaic Written Apr 28, 2012

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    The Peach Cafe is located in an historic building in the historic district of Boerne. The inside reminded me of Grandma's House. The menu tends toward trendy, health food like Greek Salad, Quiche, sandwiches and similar items. This is NOT my normal choice to eat but they also had a Cajun Shrimp Gumbo with Rice. The service was very good and the staff was friendly. Hours are 11 AM to 2 PM daily. I highly recommend this place!

    Favorite Dish: The Cajun Shrimp Gumbo with Rice was very good but isn't it supposed to have okra in it?

    Peach Cafe
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    The Dog and Bee: A Touch of Britain in Beeville

    by Basaic Written Apr 28, 2012

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    The Dog and Bee is patterned after a British Style Pub and has a menu to match. The decor is dark wood and original items imported from the UK and old parts of the empire. Add to that young ladies (mostly Hispanic this is Texas) in kilts (short skirts) and how can you go wrong? They have TVs showing sports, a decent list of domestic and imported beers and wines, and two outdoor seating areas one of which was built to resemble the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park in London. Don't Miss It!

    Favorite Dish: I had a bowl of chili which was very well spiced and had a slight kick, along with a large soda.

    The Dog and Bee The Bar Inside The Crystal Palace Waitresses
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    Mamacita's: Good Mexican Food in Clint (El Paso)

    by Basaic Updated Apr 28, 2012

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    This is a bar and grill with a more extensive menu than you might expect. I did not so much want Mexican, steak or burgers, so I ordered a Ham and Cheese Omelet with Jalapenos. It was pretty good. I also enjoyed the big screen TVs set to sports channels. They have an outdoor seating area too.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed my Ham and Cheese Omelet with Jalapenos

    Mamacita's in Clint
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    Sideoats Cafe and Bakery: Very Good Family Restaurant in Menard

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2012

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    The Sideoats Cafe and Bakery looks homey and nostalgic inside. The menu has steak, chicken and seafood. I had some very good Broiled Tilapia with rice and vegetables. Very cute waitress. $15 as of April 2012.

    Sideoats Cafe and Bakery Inside Great Sign
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    Panda Buffet: Average Chinese Buffet in Kermit

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2012

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    The Panda Buffet was an average, acceptable Chinese buffet. Really nothing to raise it above, or lower it below. average. Hours are 10 AM to 10 PM Sunday through Thursday and 10 AM to 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday. $10 as of April 2012.

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    Blake's: Highly Recommended in Luling!!

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2012

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    Blake's is in an older building with a pressed tin roof. Had a TV with sports on and sports memorabilia and beer signs. Serves steak, chicken, burgers and seafood. Good service and atmosphere. Low prices. One of the two best places I went to on these 2 weeks in Texas!

    Favorite Dish: I really enjoyed my Blackened Catfish, macaroni and cheese, green beans, and fresh bread.

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    Uncle Moe's: Nice Family Mexican Restaurant in Cotulla

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2012

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    NOT TRENDY, you will not think you are in San Francisco. This place has a nice homey atmosphere. Decor picked by owners no set theme Good Mexican Food esp rice. Very cute waitress (it was her birthday)! Hours 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM Tuesday through Friday; 7:30 AM to 5 PM Saturday and 7:30 AM to 2 PM Sunday. $11 as of April 2012

    Uncle Moe's Cute Waitress
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    Applebee's: Nice Chain Restaurant in Del Rio

    by Basaic Written Apr 27, 2012

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    This Applebee's had a totally revised menu with several items that sounded very good. The atmosphere was fine and I liked the TVs set to sports. There were a number of very cute, mostly Hispanic, waitresses; but I got the older male. He was not nearly as cute but did a very good job. I enjoyed my Blackened Tilapia very much. Well prepared and tasty with just the right amount of spice. Located in the mall so it is easy to walk off your dinner. $14 as of April 2012.

    Applebee's
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