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Hungry in Texas? Here Are the Best Places to Eat In the Lone Star State

They say everything is bigger in the lone star state, and this also applies to Texan food. Texas has one of the most unique food scenes in the United States; the cuisine a combination of many cultural influences including Mexican and German. From Tex-Mex (traditional Mexican dishes with American tastes), to Texas barbecue, and the first claim over the invention of the hamburger; from fajitas to delicious variations of chili con carne, Texas does food better than anywhere else.

The following are the best places to eat in the lone star state. If you weren’t hungry before you landed, you will be once you smell Texan food.


You can’t visit Texas without having barbecue, and while there are plenty of worthy spots in Amarillo, Tylers Barbecue on Paramount Blvd is one of the best. They serve ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and everything else you can think of that’s slow smoked and mouth wateringly tasty. If you can’t make a choice go for a platter of assorted sides and meats.

If in town for breakfast, Ye Olde Pancacke Station on Virginia Cir serves the best buttery pancakes around. And why not add in peanut butter and chocolate chips! While Amarillo hotels have some fabulous on site restaurants, make sure you spend at least one night eating out.

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Fredericksburg has many German-style beer gardens which serve excellent food – take a walk down Main street and you’ll be met with plenty of choices.

The Cabernet Grill is, however, a spot you should not miss, especially if you have a craving for big Texas-style comfort food. It is known for serving the best Texan cuisine in the State. Ask for the Pecan Crusted Crab Cakes and to look at the all-Texan wines.


The only two words you’ll need during your stay in Laredo are “Fajitas please”. And Taco Palenque on San Bernardo Ave serve the best.

Ask for a Fajita plate and craft your own. The meats are perfectly seasoned and vegetables perfectly crisped. Tortillas are freshly made each day, and anyone who is serious about their fajita’s will know that this makes all the difference.

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 Corpus Christi

Seafood is the staple of Corpus Christi, and there are plenty of restaurants around town which serve fresh catch. Head to Doc’s Seafoods and Steaks for either lunch or dinner. Favorites include the calamari and seafood salad of blackened yellow fin shrimp tuna.

Executive Surf Club also guarantees good food and serves dishes like fried gulf shrimp in a flour tortilla wrap and chicken fried steak; a diverse range of land and sea based dishes for every taste.

South Padre Island

Cuisine on South Padre Island is all about the seafood, barbecue, Mexican, and burgers, and you can enjoy them all in relaxed restaurants on the beach.

Most restaurants are laid back with a chilled out atmosphere, though if looking for something more elegant for a special occasion, head to Windjammers Beachfront Cafe which serves great seafood. Great American Grill is another great foodie find – an American cuisine restaurant which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner every day.


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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging since 2007, with the main aim of inspiring others to embark on their own worldwide adventure. Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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