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A photo of Magnolia Table restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(149)
$$$$
• Breakfast • Waco
Booked 20 times today
Magnolia Table is a breakfast and lunch restaurant that specializes in fresh ingredients and features both new recipes and family favorites. Whether you come to dine in or swing by to pick up something to-go, we hope to meet you at the Table soon.
A photo of Dead Fish Grill restaurant
4.3
Awesome(407)
$$$$
• Seafood • Temple
Booked 38 times today
In a relaxing and historical lakefront setting, Dead Fish Grill guarantees to offer a dish that can satisfy even the pickiest member of your family. A huge menu includes a variety of far-reaching flavors, with guest favorites such as fish tacos, chicken fried steak and gumbo. From bucket styles to plates we have enough food for the whole family. Dead Fish Grill lakefront patio, enjoying the historic view.With a truly diverse menu, Dead Fish Grill is fun for the whole family. At night, guests can enjoy themed happy hour drinks, including tropical fare and a variety of wines by the glass. With a list of libations almost as large as its menu, Dead Fish Grill truly lives up to the claim of having something for everyone.
A photo of Ras Kitchen restaurant
3.0
Good(2)
$$$$
• Jamaican • Temple
Ras Kitchen is the 1st and only fine dinning Jamaican Style Restaurant in Texas. Making it the #1 destination for Caribbean-Style cuisine. Nested in the Historical District of Downtown Temple, TX. Step out of Texas and into Jamaica at Ras Kitchen. This top-of-the-line contemporary interior design is completed with beautiful chandlers, wood finishing, spiral stairwell that leads to a private venue on the 2nd level, perfect for any celebration. Guest can enter 2nd level through elevator to make a grand entrance. Fur friends are welcome on our completed covered patio that will keep you shaded. The entire family will be comfortable in this completely wheel-chair accessible space. Owner Chef Ras prepares jerk, curried, brown-stewed and other flavored dishes. Experience our seafood collection, freshly prepared natural juice and flavored packed dishes that as earn us wicked reviews. Learn more about us online at Raskitchentx.com were you can read about our Clean Plate Award and more.
A photo of La Riv Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.4
Awesome(212)
$$$$
• Steak • Temple
Booked 12 times today
We offer a seasonal menu to ensure you receive only the freshest ingredients year round. Our pizza oven was imported from Italy and is a true “wood only” burning pizza oven using oak to provide you an authentic Italian pizza experience. All pasta is freshly handmade daily for a truly amazing taste and texture profile. Do not forget to explore the high end; climate controlled wine cellar to find the perfect wine. The onsite wine director and owner, Vira will be more than happy to help you pick the perfect vino to enhance your elegant meal.
A photo of Midway Bar & Grill - Holiday Inn Temple-Belton restaurant
5.0
Exceptional(0)
$$$$
• American • Temple
Welcome to Midway Bar & Grill, Located off the Main Lobby of the Holiday Inn Temple-Belton. Enjoy a healthy, hearty breakfast cooked and served by our highly trained chefs and servers. Join us for dinner and choose a dish from our chef inspired menu while sipping a cool drink from our fully stocked bar. Indulge yourself in a delectable dessert at Midway Bar & Grill, where we are open to the public 7 days a week for Breakfast, Dinner, and Desserts.
A photo of Alexander's Craft Cocktails & Kitchen restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(601)
$$$$
• American • Salado
Booked 12 times today
Alexander's Craft Cocktails and Kitchen was named after the distillery located on the grounds from 1861-1865, which washed away in a flood (historic marker located between the restaurant & The Manor).The newly renovated main bar is located on 1st floor, and opens onto expansive wrap-around, creekside porches. Just a few steps down from the porches is an open deck situated beneath gracious Live Oak canopies. The warm aubergine & copper walls of the third floor lounge contrast the amazing art representation from local galleries. The stunning view of Salado Creek as well as the grounds of the neighboring estate provide the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite beverage. Patrons choose from a variety of entree selections, appetizers, and adult beverages.
A photo of One Thirty Five Prime restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(341)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • Waco
Booked 26 times today
For over a decade One Thirty Five Prime has been a place for fine dining in a casual atmosphere. Our commitment is to serve the finest beef, seafood, and farm-to-table produce.
A photo of Pivovar restaurant
4.5
Awesome(171)
$$$$
• Brewery • Waco
Booked 24 times today
Pivovar features a brewery, restaurant, beer garden, bakery, hotel and beer spa. The main floor showcases a traditional Czech brewery specialized for bottom fermented Czech Pilsner lagers. Pivovar is cutting-edge facility implemented in the historical building “New Katy hotel” located in Downtown Waco, immediately next door to the famous Magnolia Silos. Our fusion of Czech and American food makes Pivovar a new cultural pillar to Waco that you are sure to enjoy.
A photo of The Republic Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1669)
$$$$
• Steakhouse • College Station
Booked 20 times today
The only AAA Four Diamond rated restaurant in College Station, The Republic Steakhouse is known as the best fine dining steakhouse in central Texas. The Republic specializes in steak and seafood with a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, stunning handcrafted cocktails, and one of the largest whiskey selections in Texas. Impeccable service along with timeless steakhouse decor, The Republic is a steakhouse at its finest.
A photo of Cafe Homestead restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(689)
$$$$
• Southern • Waco
Cafe Homestead serves fresh, natural food true to its setting at Homestead Heritage, a traditional farming community. Pasture-raised beef, fresh breads, award-winning local cheese, and house-made sauces and condiments; these are a few of the things that help make Cafe Homestead one of Waco’s most-loved restaurants since 1994. While visiting the Cafe, tour the farm and gardens and the working craft shops. Enjoy a hayride to a scenic vista overlooking the Brazos River.

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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.

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.

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