Best American Restaurants in Central Texas

Vintage House Restaurant at Messina HofVintage House Restaurant at Messina Hof
(479)
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American | Bryan, College Station / Bryan

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Texas

Amico Nave RistoranteAmico Nave Ristorante
(389)
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Italian | Bryan, College Station / Bryan
Caffe CapriCaffe Capri
(59)
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Italian | Bryan, College Station / Bryan
Luigi's Patio RistoranteLuigi's Patio Ristorante
(699)
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Italian | College Station, College Station / Bryan
La Riv Italian CuisineLa Riv Italian Cuisine
(64)
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Italian | Temple, Killeen / Temple

Popular restaurants in Central Texas

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

Central Texas's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Christopher's World Grille1. Christopher's World Grille
1612 reviews
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Continental | College Station, College Station / Bryan

Made our anniversary memorable! Outstanding service and menu options. Spent 2 hours enjoying the food and ambiance. More

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Casa do Brasil2. Casa do Brasil
247 reviews
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Steakhouse | College Station, College Station / Bryan

The staff was so very attentive to us and were extremely friendly. More

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

Always a great choice. They get a little busy and might want to think about adding another staff member or two, but the service and food are excellent. More

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Ramble Restaurant & Farmhouse Grill4. Ramble Restaurant & Farmhouse Grill
38 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Salado, Killeen / Temple

Great place for date night. Nestled in Salado, TX. Creative and ever changing farm to table menu. Excellent service. More

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

I had the chicken fried steak and it was wonderful! If you haven’t already, you definitely should eat here. The waitstaff is wonderful and the food is amazing! More

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New to OpenTable

Central Texas restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Palmeras Tex-MexPalmeras Tex-Mex
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Tex-Mex | Temple, Killeen / Temple

We are the trendiest Tex Mex restaurant in central Texas. We offer fresh food with a truly authentic flavor, an innovative modern atmosphere, and an energy level that is irresistible. We pride ourselves on your, the customer's, experience. We look forward to serving you! 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.