Alpine

Judy’s Bread & Breakfast

Jul 31, 2017 By Texas Monthly

What really draws people seems to be the pastries: huge cinnamon rolls and other goodies that look as though they would need giant hands to make. Fluffy house-made biscuits play host to white sausage gravy while thick, wonderful slices of buttered multigrain bread sidle up to egg dishes. Laid-back customers…

Reata

Jul 31, 2017 By Texas Monthly

One of the pleasures of dining here is the people-watching. The Western decor is perfectly matched by grizzled ranchers, deeply tanned horsewomen, and touring musicians. Although the shrimp enchiladas seem to have left the menu, don’t miss the sour cream chicken version; the chicken is the best you’ll ever find…

Come & Take It BBQ

Jun 21, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Who could pass up that directive? Service is cafeteria style in the giant barn, offering brisket, pulled pork, sausage, sometimes burgers, and—lucky for us when we visited—pork ribs. Tempted by all, we found the pulled pork to be moist and oh so slightly sweet, the brisket perfect and pink-rimmed, and…

La Tratt

Mar 2, 2017 By Texas Monthly

We stopped into La Trattoria, a longtime Alpine favorite, to discover that it had lost not only its last four letters but also its previous owners, chef, and a few tables. The huge windows remain (the view is still Highway 90), and the new look is cool and sleek. Pizzas…

The Saddle Club

Jun 22, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Although this seems to be primarily a saloon, the food is much better than it has to be. Located in a downtown storefront, the loft-like spot features shiny corrugated metal on the ceiling and crystal chandeliers—go figure. The one menu constant is the Epic Fries, a meal in itself composed…

Century Bar & Grill

Dec 8, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Hotels (as opposed to motels) and their restaurants seem to be making a comeback in West Texas. Here the Old World decor speaks of sophistication, even if you order the platter-filling chicken-fried tenderloin with an ice cream scoop of mashed Yukon Golds. There was hardly room for either, though, after…