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Oak Creek Cafe

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660 W Highway 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620-3857
+1 512-829-4593
10:30 - 20:15
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Tomball, Texas
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fried catfish and okra were pretty good. However I ordered the chicken fried chicken and it was prebattered. Also the onion rings. Expected a cafe to hand batter both. Definitely didn't take much to cook this meal. Wouldn't return.

Thank sunandsonworshiper
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The chicken fried chicken was ok, not the best i've had. Our son had the hamburger , he said it was good. Our daughter inlaw had the chicken salad which she couldn't eat. She said the lettus was mushey like it had been sitting for a long time.

Thank fjmAustin
Dallas, Texas, United States
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Service was friendly, food was not that good, silverware was in an basket sitting on the table, forks were dirty until my wife took them to the bathroom to clean them. The only good memory was the picture on the bench out front that had a horses head for arm rests.

Thank John W
Burleson, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Wow such an amazing hamburger and fries' We always eat at the Bluebonnet cafe in Marble Falls but were headed to Austin so we stopped here and the service was great so friendly .. Fish is the house favorite but we loved the burgers .

Thank 21Sherry
Austin, Texas
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774 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This small "hometown" cafe was quaint (retro diner, not a new building trying to look old), but the food was great. There is quite a lot of parking to the east of the diner, with a little out front. It has easy access due to a traffic light on the corner. I ordered the crispy (fried) chicken salad. The chicken... More 

Thank capitollover
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I visit the Canyon Lake area every two years and love the "Down Home" food in the area. I go out of my way to the Oak Creek Café for the catfish. The café is very clean and well maintained, the staff are great and friendly. The catfish there is top notch, the fried Okra a must!

Thank theharpman
Killeen, Texas
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Very easy to find, with ample parking, Oak Creek Cafe surpassed our expectations. I ordered a Rueben Sandwich and my bride ordered the Sante Fe hamburger and we were both very pleased with our fare. We cut our sandwiches and half and swapped plates halfway through our meal: It was a nice, sit-down lunch experience.

1 Thank Mauser1166
Dripping Springs, Texas
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

If you are tired of Austin and want a place that you will not find in Austin to dine and yet still have good and reasonably priced food this is your place. Nice salad bar and a easy menu to take the complications out of life. Good place to kick back and forget about your worries. Very friendly staff and... More 

Thank kpata
San Antonio, Texas
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230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Since I was in Dripping Springs for business, once I found a pretty good place to eat, I thought I'd go there a second time. So, I ate dinner and breakfast there. For dinner, I had the fried shrimp, which were a little overcooked. For breakfast, I had the eggs and bacon....it was pretty filling and very good. Blake was... More 

Thank Sandy H
Bastrop, Texas
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The Texan cheeseburger is 1/2 lb of really good beef with all the trimmings. The cafe is small with a homelike atmosphere. The waiter took good care of us. The only suggestion I have is not to burn candles. My husband has allergies and the candle smell aggravated that.

Thank TxMarky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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American, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:15
10:30 - 20:15
10:30 - 20:15
10:30 - 20:15
10:30 - 20:15
10:30 - 20:15
10:30 - 20:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 W Highway 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620-3857
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dripping Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 512-829-4593
A great place where the locals go to eat and "chew the fat." Very good food with a limited salad and soup bar. Lots of fun - look at the cartoons on the wall and then look for hthe cartoonist and his subjects.

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