Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse
When you have a hankerin’ for a steak, we suggest you wander down Main and settle in to this Hill Country–chic restaurant. All-natural Angus beef and fresh-caught seafood are on the menu, and it’s all delicious. The dining room atmosphere is cozy—dim lighting, comfortable chairs, some nice distance between tables—so sit back and relax. The service can be slow, but then everything is made from scratch. Bide your time with the artisan bread spread with herb butter. For appetizers we tried the Crab Stack, perfectly formed layers of lump crab salad, pico, and avocado (refreshing, though in need of a squirt or two of lime), and the deliciously smoky bacon-wrapped jumbo shrimp over cheddar grits—the table actually went silent for a moment or two. We took a tour of the menu when it came to main courses: prime rib, rare and nearly fork tender; center-cut sirloin, seasoned and cooked to perfection; grilled Texas quail with avocado cream salsa; and wild salmon, crispy skinned and topped with lemon caper sauce. The adjacent saloon is beautiful, fun, and booked every weekend with good ol’ Texas music; check the website to see who’s playing. The bar stays open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and select bottles of wine are half off on Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.