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  • KClarkMvip
    Dallas - Fort Worth •66 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    We had a fabulous lunch at Magnolia table. We arrive 15 minutes early, but we’re seated quickly in a booth as requested. Liz was our server and she was a doll! She gave good descriptions of the food we requested and was very friendly and personable. We like that they left the whole bottle of water on the table, my husband had the Cobb salad which was a generous portion, although a bit difficult to toss in the bowl. I ordered a breakfast taco, a side of fruit and a cup of the chicken, vegetable and orzo soup, which was outstanding. This was probably my fourth visit to the restaurant and I see a beautiful consistency in the food and service that served. The table nearby indulged in the cinnamon crunch French toast, which looked decadent as well as the eggs Benedict, which Liz also bragged about. I’m trying to watch my calories, but Magnolia has lots of great options, if you aren’t! Highly recommend!
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    Magnolia TablePrice: Moderate• Breakfast• Waco
    4.8
  • OpenTable Diner
    Central Texas •1 review
    5.0
    Dined on May 12, 2024
    Honestly fantastic Mother's Day menu and cocktails. It was pricey but we were expecting that It was worth the ambiance and menu. Service was good.
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    Alexander's Craft Cocktails & KitchenPrice: Moderate• American• Salado
    4.7
  • ANNEW
    Los Angeles •7 reviews
    5.0
    Dined on May 10, 2024
    Our waitress was wonderful as were our meals. A great night out.
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    One Thirty Five PrimePrice: Expensive• Steakhouse• Waco
    4.6
  • Jasmine
    Central Texas •1 review
    5.0
    Dined on Mar 19, 2024
    The environment was lively. We were seated within 10 minutes of arriving. Amazing service.
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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 Luigi's Patio Ristorante, Gate 12 Bar & Grill and Casa Do Brasil - College Station

Restaurants with gluten-free options in Central Texas are Primrose Path Wine Bar, 1860 Italia and Luigi's Patio Ristorante

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

The most romantic restaurant in Central Texas is Luigi's Patio Ristorante

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

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