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Red Ash Italia
Italian | Downtown
Sushi | Central Austin
Milo All Day
Contemporary Southern | Waco
ATX Cocina
Contemporary Mexican | Downtown
True Food Kitchen - Austin
American | Downtown
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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
1665 reviews
Continental | College Station, College Station / Bryan

Our server was a young man named David. He made our special lunch even more memorable. He is a tremendous asset to the restaurant staff. More

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

Another fantastic experience. Everything was amazing as always. The service was above the top. More

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Ramble Restaurant & Farmhouse Grill3. Ramble Restaurant & Farmhouse Grill
56 reviews
Farm-to-table | Salado, Killeen / Temple

Great service and great food. You need to be adventurous and open minded. Pre fixe menu was offered with plenty of choice for everyone. More

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

Honestly one of the best restaurants I have ever been too. Wonderful ambiance, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was absolutely amazing. More

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

We went to The Republic Steakhouse on a date. The ambiance and music were very good, and the steak options were excellent. I would especially recommend the New York Strip! More

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Central Texas restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Magnolia TableMagnolia Table
Breakfast | Waco, Waco

We are a breakfast and lunch restaurant specializing in fresh, homegrown ingredients and good old fashioned cooking. We have something on our menu for everyone, including the kiddos, vegetarians, vegans, and folks with a gluten intolerance.

Much of the produce used in our dishes is grown locally at Joanna’s farm garden, and many of our eggs come from her chickens, too! We also love using local vendors for menu staples like our grass-fed hamburger patties and freshly-squeezed lemonade.More

P.F. Chang's - WacoP.F. Chang's - Waco
Asian | Waco, Waco

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

The Barton HouseThe Barton House
American | Salado, Killeen / Temple

Clinton and Ledia Harwell (Owners) and staff are excited to offer this new restaurant addition to the wonderful town of Salado, Texas.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.