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Best American Restaurants in Central Texas

Vintage House Restaurant at Messina HofVintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof
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American | Bryan, College Station / Bryan

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Texas

Amico Nave RistoranteAmico Nave Ristorante
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Italian | Bryan, College Station / Bryan
Caffe CapriCaffe Capri
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Italian | Bryan, College Station / Bryan
Luigi's Patio RistoranteLuigi's Patio Ristorante
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Italian | College Station, College Station / Bryan

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Central Texas's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Christopher's World Grille1. Christopher's World Grille
1545 reviews
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Continental | College Station, College Station / Bryan

Seating on the back wall in the room by the bar seems too close. You feel like your at the same table with your neighbor. More

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Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof2. Vintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof
459 reviews
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American | Bryan, College Station / Bryan

The restaurant was very nice. We were seated in the dining room along the vineyard and it was as really quite and well appointed. The food & service were impeccable. We had the chateaubriand for two. The meat was cooked to perfection, vegetables were delicious and the Cherries Jubilee was awesome. More

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The Republic Steakhouse3. The Republic Steakhouse
407 reviews
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Steakhouse | College Station, College Station / Bryan

Over the years we have seen The Republic get better and better while maintaining its top spot of fine dining in College Station. The Republic has surpassed any other steakhouse I have had the pleasure to visit in Texas, if not the US. They make every special occasion memorable with a reliable and well prepared staff. Make sure to visit anytime you are near by and plan a trip when you aren’t! It’s worth it! More

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Casa do Brasil4. Casa do Brasil
165 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | College Station, College Station / Bryan

A great salad bar & selection of meats. The staff was helpful and attentive. A great restaurant! More

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Ronin5. Ronin
51 reviews
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American | College Station, College Station / Bryan

Possibly the best restaurant in BCS. Interesting but industry dishes thoughtfully prepared, with very fresh ingredients. Sweet corn, braised lamb and fig soufflé were all excellent, as was the service. More

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Central Texas restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Midway Bar & Grill - Holiday Inn Temple-BeltonMidway Bar & Grill - Holiday Inn Temple-Belton
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American | Temple, Killeen / Temple

Welcome to Midway Bar & Grill, Located off the Main Lobby of the Holiday Inn Temple-Belton. Enjoy a healthy, hearty breakfast cooked and served by our highly trained chefs and servers. Join us for dinner and choose a dish from our chef inspired menu while sipping a cool drink from our fully stocked bar. Indulge yourself in a delectable dessert at Midway Bar & Grill, where we are open to the public 7 days a week for Breakfast, Dinner, and Desserts.More

Ramble Restaurant & Farmhouse GrillRamble Restaurant & Farmhouse Grill
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Farm-to-table | Salado, Killeen / Temple

Ramble is the newest Restaurant headed by renowned Chef Jacob Hilbert. Our goal is to reinvent native Texas cuisine utilizing local ingredients, Texas terroir, and the produce and herbs grown in our very own garden. For a more upscale experience, you can dine in the restaurant or on our patio, or you can opt for our more casual cuisine and visit the Farmhouse Grill located in the garden. We strive to be the best in Texas and hope you'll join us on our journey.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.