Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wonderful Restaurants Worth Visiting Again and Again - Part 3

As promised part 3 will cover restaurants in all areas other that San Antonio or Lake Jackson. There are MANY that I have already mentioned in previous posts. Here is a list of those:

Pepe Boudreaux's - Three Rivers, TX
China A - Rockport, TX
Blackbeard's - Corpus Christi, TX
The Roadhouse -  Bastrop, TX (not to be confused with the Texas Roadhouse or Logan's Roadhouse)
Guadalajara - Lockhart, TX
Jim's Pizza - McKinney, TX

That's a pretty good variety - Cajun, Chinese, Seafood, Burgers, Mexican and Pizza! Even with all those already listed I have plenty more coming up in this post! Wow - it looks like we eat out a lot, just keep in mind these are places we have frequented over the past three years since moving into the RV, plus a couple from Brownwood/Early where we lived before then.

Con Queso - McKinney, TX
From everything I am finding online it appears that this place has closed down, which is surprising because it was awesome and always busy!
Shrimp Pasta Diablo - Yummy!
The service was always great and we loved the food. My fav was their fish tacos served with a wonderful maple chipotle sauce. John's fave was the chimichanga. So sad to hear they are no longer open!

Clay Pit - Dallas, TX
We first tried this restaurant while on vacation in the Dallas area after discovering that our go to Indian restaurant had closed (for remodeling?). It was very good and we returned a couple more times when in the area. We never can remember the names of the Indian foods we enjoy so we always try to find a place with a good buffet.

Jodha Akbar Restaurant & Bar - Plano, TX
This was the ONLY Indian restaurant we ever ate at for a long time. Then on one visit to the area we found that it was closed. We took that as a sign that it was time to spread our wings and venture out to other Indian restaurants. Fortunately they did open back up.
This is another place where we always hit the buffet and everything was GREAT!

Daddy's Seafood & Cajun - South Padre Island, TX
We had the shrimp fondue as an appetizer and I had the almondy fish with a side of roasted red potatoes.
It has been a while since we have been to Padre but when we return I definitely want to visit this spot! The service and food were BOTH excellent!

Mi Familia Mexican Restaurant - Early, TX
We have loved this place for YEARS! We were each going here before we ever dated!
I LOVE their street tacos - seasoned sirloin with avocado on soft corn tortillas. John is a big fan of their chimichangas. Their salsa verde is awesome!

Prima Pasta - Early, TX
Wonderful Italian food!
Their pizzas are HUGE and yummy!! I love all of their baked pastas. John is a big fan of their spinach dip and chicken parmigiana.  The fettuccine alfredo with chicken is also a great choice. I have tried about half the menu and have never had anything I didn't enjoy. The service is good for this area, an area where the word service seems to be foreign. It is one of our favs when returning to the Brownwood/Early area.

Babe's Chicken Dinner House - Several Locations in the Dallas Area
The locations differ in what meat choices they serve. Anywhere from two to six choices. All locations have the basic two - fried chicken and chicken fried steak.
Choices at some locations include fried chicken tenders, fried catfish, hickory smoked chicken and hickory smoked ribs. Although all the locations do not offer all of these meat choices they all offer the same sides. The sides are served family style.
Each person at the table order which meat dish they want and all of the sides are brought to the table for everyone to share. The sides are all you can eat, you just have to ask your server and another bowl of whatever side you like is brought out. These include Green Salad (iceberg lettuce with a sweet vinaigrette dressing),
Grandma's Corn (sweet, creamy and extra yummy), Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Cream Gravy and Buttermilk Biscuits! It is also a lot of fun. During your meal they may start up the Hokey Pokey in the middle of the room. You can participate or just watch! Great fun for the kids!

Purple Cow Restaurant - Plano, TX
Wonderful food with the best shakes EVER, served soda fountain style.
I love the sliders - three mini versions of their best burgers.
Hot Mama - pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo, jalapenos and chipotle mayo. The Western - bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and smokey BBQ sauce. Herbed Butter - a basic burger with herbed butter. John likes the original Hot Mama. The onion rings are amazing!!

I'm sure there are other spots I have missed but that'll be a future post. This is all the best restaurants as far as I am concerned!


  1. Great list - I'll have to remember this the next time we're in that area :)

    1. I looked over the list and was going to try to tell you which of these is the absolute best. That is impossible, just depends on what type of food you are in the mood for.


Love to See Your Feedback