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  • OpenTable Diner
    Central Texas •1 review
    Dined 2 days ago
    Came in with my parents and younger sister as part of our family trip to Waco. We had always wanted to come here and we were not disappointed with our stop at Magnolia Table at all. 😁 Our waitress (Elaine) was so friendly, vibrant and made us feel right at home. We appreciated the recommendations she made and thoroughly enjoyed each plate we ordered. The biscuits and butter flight were super delicious and we had fun rating the different flavors amongst ourselves. Definitely would come back here again! 🥰
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    Magnolia TablePrice: Moderate• Breakfast• Waco
  • OpenTable Diner
    Central Texas •1 review
    Dined 3 days ago
    We had reservations as it was the first weekend of the Salado stroll. We were seated immediately upon arrival which is not always the case when the venue is very busy. Our server was attentive without being intrusive. The food presentation was attractive and the taste did not disappoint. Everything was very enjoyable!
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    Alexander's Craft Cocktails & KitchenPrice: Moderate• American• Salado
  • RobertW
    Central Texas •2 reviews
    Dined on Nov 26, 2023
    Great service and outstanding food. Excellent wine as well!
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    La Riv - TemplePrice: Moderate• Steak• Temple
  • OpenTable Dinervip
    Austin •3 reviews
    Dined on Feb 6, 2021
    The best place to go in the Temple, Belton, Killeen area. Great service and great food and beer!
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    BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - TemplePrice: Moderate• American• Temple

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, Gate 12 Bar & Grill and Christopher's World Grille

Restaurants with gluten-free options in Central Texas are Casa Do Brasil - College Station, Ronin and The Republic Steakhouse

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

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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