Popular restaurants in Central Texas

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True Food Kitchen - Austin
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American | Downtown
Uchiko
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Sushi | Central Austin
Sixty Vines-Uptown
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Californian | Uptown
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Poppy @ The George HotelPoppy @ The George Hotel
97 reviews
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Contemporary American | College Station, College Station / Bryan

Really enjoyed our dinner at Poppy! The food was great and the server recommended some great wines that paired perfectly! Can't wait to come back! More

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Christopher's World Grille1. Christopher's World Grille
1755 reviews
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Continental | College Station, College Station / Bryan

We had a good overall experience. However the service was a little rocky. The server spoke very rushed and was picking up items from the table before we finished eating them. The server was very knowledgeable however he did not offer any specials or coffee with dessert. The food was outstanding. More

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Ramble Restaurant & Farmhouse Grill2. Ramble Restaurant & Farmhouse Grill
90 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Salado, Killeen / Temple

Food and service was amazing. I will be back-Heather Cisco More

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Casa do Brasil3. Casa do Brasil
387 reviews
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Steakhouse | College Station, College Station / Bryan

If you are in the mood for an amazing combination of an incredible salad bar, with nearly infinite choices of protein, ranging from chicken, to pork, to lamb, to beef - you must visit Casa do Brasil. You may want to consider fasting for about a day, however, before going to this restaurant. The food is absolutely amazing, the service and staff very attentive. Very good wind and beer list. More

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Ronin4. Ronin
220 reviews
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American | College Station, College Station / Bryan

The food was well paced, flavorful, fresh, and we all cleaned our plates! The servers were professional, charming, knowledgeable, and the right amount of attentive. The ambiance was calm and classy. We enjoyed the fresh bread a delicious homemade butters, the tempura sweet potato were lightly bartered and had a depth of flavor, the scallops were fresh and succulent with a delicious sweet fried rice and hearty vegetable pieces starring roasted brussels that were divine, the chicken fried steak had a juicy piece of meat and a flavorful light breading with a decadent gravy, and the red snapper was fresh with a mix of lovely vegetables. we ended with the light soufflé with a hearty and sweet beer caramel sauce and the classic cookies which were the butteriest snickerdoodle and double chocolate cookies I’ve ever had but also light and tender. We will definitely be coming back! More

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The Republic Steakhouse5. The Republic Steakhouse
531 reviews
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Steakhouse | College Station, College Station / Bryan

Amazing atmosphere, great steak. Went to celebrate and the waiter recommended and amazing sparkling wine that both my girlfriend and I loved More

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Central Texas restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Downtown Elixir Bartending ServiceDowntown Elixir Bartending Service
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French American | Bryan, College Station / Bryan

A casual craft cocktail bar and restaurant with a French Quarter flair paying tribute to its owner’s roots, Downtown Elixir and Spirits is LaSalle Hotel’s very own on-site dining experience. Whether it be in our expansive courtyard beneath the bistro lights listening to live music, or next to the cozy fireplace surrounded by damask laden walls, we invite you to enjoy the art of the craft cocktail and gourmet cajun fare at Bryan/College Station’s finest mixology bar. More

Discover Central Texas

Central Texas follows the Interstate 35 corridor from Waco to San Antonio and encompasses all the municipalities in between. This area is rich in diverse heritages that have vastly influenced the food served here. German cuisine is famous in Central Texas, with dozens of family-owned restaurants and bakeries making it easy to find. Another specialty of the region is Southern Texas barbecue. Central Texas has perfected the art of slowly smoking pork and beef to the point that you might not even need sauce! Steakhouses and burger joints round out your beef selections. And restaurants here have been serving Tex-Mex food for generations, thus making it a longtime favorite among locals.