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  • JoshuaTvip
    Dallas - Fort Worth •7 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Not our first time at the restaurant, but it was our first time in the lounge. For us it was perfect. Intimate setting, comfortable seats, quiet and great service. The drinks were good. The bar has a great selection. Food was fantastic, as usual.
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    Alexander's Craft Cocktails & KitchenPrice: Moderate• American• Salado
    4.8
  • Wendy
    Central Texas •1 review
    5.0
    Dined 3 days ago
    Wait staff and food was excellent. My husband’s pork chop was one of the best ever. It was a bit too loud which made it difficult for my husband to hear with hearing aids. Overall it was a great experience to end our day of driving.
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    Pignetti's Italian Restaurant - WacoPrice: Expensive• Italian• Waco
    4.6
  • OpenTable Diner
    New York City •2 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 6 days ago
    We had a wonderful lunch experience at Magnolia Table. We had reservations for 1:00 PM and were seated within ten minutes, even though the restaurant was packed. Everyone was very friendly and pleasant. We were waited on quickly and didn’t wait long for our drinks and food. I ordered the “ Jo’s Crunchy French toast”, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My husband ordered the “Farm Eggs Benedict” and our friend ordered the “ Farm Breakfast”. Everyone enjoyed their meals and thought that the food was delicious. We were pleasantly surprised that the prices were very reasonable, especially for a “celebrity restaurant”. We were visiting from New York and the prices would most likely be double there. I highly recommend stopping here to eat when in Waco. You won’t be disappointed!
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    Magnolia TablePrice: Moderate• Breakfast• Waco
    4.7
  • CindyB
    Houston •4 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on Jan 14, 2024
    Great service and food. We'll definitely be going back!
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    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - TemplePrice: Moderate• American• Temple
    4.5

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.

Frequently asked questions

Healthy restaurants located in Central Texas include Casa Do Brasil - College Station, The Republic Steakhouse and Christopher's World Grille

Restaurants with gluten-free options in Central Texas are Casa Do Brasil - College Station, Elia Cafe Tapas Bar and Magnolia Table

Bottomless brunch in Central Texas is available at Casa Do Brasil - College Station, Gate 12 Bar & Grill and Casa Mangiare

The most romantic restaurant in Central Texas is Casa Mangiare

Restaurants in Central Texas with a great view include Gate 12 Bar & Grill, Casa Do Brasil - College Station and Messina Hof Estate Winery

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