Aug 26, 2019 By Texas Monthly

An upscale pub and beer garden located in a historic building on the square.

4th & Goal Wing House

Mar 23, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Located in the former Three Legged Monkey space, this restaurant is all about family fun and hearty food. TV screens surround long tables laden with the likes of smoky bacon-wrapped jalapeños and extra-large burgers (we like the Border Burger, with roasted green chiles and bacon). Don’t skip the sweet Waffle…

50th Street Caboose

Apr 5, 2017 By Texas Monthly

We walked into the Caboose early on a Saturday afternoon and, for the first time in a long time in Lubbock, had to wait to be seated, as the place was filled on one side with families enjoying hamburgers and tacos, as we would shortly do, and on the other…

8TE Modern American

Apr 6, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Breakfast-lunch-dinner joints often do many things, and none too well. 8TE is a delightful exception, whether serving churros waffles or a buttermilk-and-sweet-tea-brined-fried-chicken sandwich—messy but delivered, helpfully, on a cutting board. 8TE’s lively space belies its strip-center location, with vintage-style industrial chairs and tall tables. Owner Megan Dat Lee grew up…

Al Biernat’s

Aug 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

“Eclectic” best describes the atmosphere here, with the bare concrete floors, shuttered room dividers, and loud (sometimes too) music. Although the brunch here is legendary, lunch dishes like the Low Country shrimp and grits appeal too: grilled yet still succulent shrimp nestled in a bed of creamy grits flecked with…

Alamo Club

Apr 2, 2019 By Texas Monthly

The cow skulls nod to old Texas, but the menu leans all-American at this lower Greenville spot.

AllGood Café

Aug 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Funky, funky, funky—we love this place, with its origami birds hanging from the ceiling and busts of Elvis and Beethoven. But we digress. We come for the food. Breakfast is available all day, and we highly recommend the Montado, an inspired tower of corn tortilla, grilled tenderloin, and huevos rancheros.

Angela’s Kitchen

Dec 6, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Tyler is fortunate that celebrated Dallas caterer Angela Gordon decided to expand her enterprise ninety miles south to the La Piazza shopping center. The care that goes into her food was evident in every bite of our sandwich of thinly sliced beef tenderloin, Brie, caramelized onions, and burgundy mayo. Soups,…

Anson 11

Jun 3, 2019 By Texas Monthly

A casual bistro downstairs and fine dining upstairs in the historic Anson Mills Building.

Avo Eatery

Mar 27, 2020 By Texas Monthly

Avocado-centric restaurant in Trinity Groves is a pleasant surprise.


Mar 24, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Come for the food (and endless mimosa), stay for the people watching.

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BB Lemon

Mar 20, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Open late most nights, this lively newcomer is a fine place to hang out.


Oct 30, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Bejas is back, baby, with tacos, margaritas, and a lot more.


May 8, 2017 By Texas Monthly

There were seven of us and nobody had the same dish, so that should tell you there’s something for everyone here. The freshly squeezed orange juice is a real treat, and a perfect accompaniment for the California Benedict, with its artichokes, sliced avocado, and tomatoes. You also can’t go wrong…

Bier Haus

Oct 2, 2018 By Texas Monthly

This downtown spot feels like a backyard party, but the kitchen has chops.

Bill’s Bistro

Nov 18, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Tucked away in a shopping center, Bill’s has the advantage of sharing doors (and owners) with the Wine Rack. Chef Bill Bloom’s small menu offers the likes of hand-cut steaks and roasted duck, along with seafood items like a delicious buttery sole (a special that deserves a permanent spot on…

Bistro 1031

Aug 5, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Head to Aledo’s old downtown for fish and steaks in a contemporary setting.

Black Pearl

Oct 4, 2016 By Texas Monthly

We were convinced that we had been transported to our favorite Boston oyster bar until we remembered that we were gazing out on Tyler’s downtown square rather than the Nantucket harbor. The aura of this spot is not at all lacking, and it’s as intimate as the square footage would…

Black Walnut Café

Feb 29, 2016 By Texas Monthly

The parking lot was packed at 10:50 a.m. Maybe everyone there was looking for a late breakfast (a spectacular array of dishes) or an early lunch; in either case, this kitchen can deliver. Truly, the lobster Benedict was a showstopper, with its generous chunks of lobster, peppered bacon, and poached…

Blue Duck

Mar 20, 2019 By Texas Monthly

An atmosphere with bygone-era charm that complements the thoughtful American fare.

Bodega Tavern & Kitchen

Feb 3, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Exposed pipes and subway tiles set an industrial tone at Bodega, which boasts modern South Texas cuisine and the only house-cured charcuterie south of the Alamo. Take a group to share several options, from the delicate duck prosciutto to the peppery brisket pastrami. We declared the beet fries topped with…

Boiler Nine

Jan 21, 2018 By Texas Monthly

An evening out at this modern-industrial Seaholm eatery is always a good time, especially when seated on the upper level. We started with a devilishly good serving of muhammara, a Middle Eastern dip akin to hummus with red pepper, yogurt, cumin, and coriander, served with thin, crispy sesame crackers. Perfectly…

Boka 400

May 22, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Tall trees splashed with purple lights give this contemporary bistro a sophisticated feel, and the diverse menu ranges from gourmet burgers to slow-roasted suckling pig. Start with the crispy cauliflower, a quarter head roasted and offered with a Greek yogurt dressing and basil curry sauce. Then move on to grilled…

Bootlegger Grill

Jun 22, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This laid-back venue reminds us of an English pub but with a distinct “cowboy meets mobster” flair. The TV screens are as plentiful as the fried-food options on the menu. We were pleased with the pulled-pork nachos, which were (surprisingly) served on deep-fried pita bread and topped with refried beans,…

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

Jul 17, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Bosscat takes the “libations” part seriously: witness an inviting, gloriously lit private whiskey room, with more than three hundred bottles of whiskey, scotch, and bourbon, and a bar serving innovative cocktails like the Revolver (rye, coffee, orange bitters) and the BC Lemonade (vodka, lemon, and jalapeño). We sat at a…

Brunch Club

May 24, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Brunch isn’t just for weekends anymore. This new cafe offers up fancy egg dishes, salads, sandwiches, and varied entrées seven days a week. For a twist on the traditional eggs Benedict, try the Rob Benny: poached eggs topping grilled asparagus, smoked pork loin, and savory bread pudding, all covered in…

Bubba’s Cooks Country

Jun 8, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Waves of nostalgia swept over us when we settled into this retro diner decked out in red vinyl and chrome (there’s a wonderful patio too). But back to the food: the fried chicken here is spot-on and just the way we remember our grandmother cooking it. And the chicken-fried steak…


Jun 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

The dog-friendly, music-friendly BYOB patio here (which is most of the seating space) may just be the best hangout spot in town to eat Frito pie, brisket-topped cheeseburgers, and the meanest, spiciest loaded fries—New Mexico red chiles and crispy jalapeños—in West Texas.