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Hill Country Cupboard

American, Diner
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101 S US Highway 281, PO BOX 524, Johnson City, TX 78636-4676
+1 830-868-4625
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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241 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good choice if you have out of state--or country--visitors who should see a real Texas cafe. Food is good and reasonable. Worth a visit!

Thank Royan17200
Caldwell, Texas, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I were on our way from Junction City, Texas to Caldwell, Texas. Stop at Hill Country Cupboard for a quick lunch. Bad mistake. Service was as poor as I have seen. Only two people working tables and didn't seem to know where they were at. Food was OK, but by the time we got it I had almost... More 

1 Thank James S
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297 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way out of town. The t bone steak was well seasoned, and the mashed potatoes were decent. My sister's soup was lukewarm, and came out at the same time of the steak. The buttermilk pie tasted a little weird. Not really impressed, food is ok.

1 Thank Melissa C
Prescott, Arizona
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319 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Late afternoon stop after LBJ Ranch tour before heading back to Austin. Service was very good as the place was not busy. Lots of fried food choices so if you need comfort food, this is the place. Chicken fried steak is specialty, but preferred a hamburger which was delicious. Good place to eat and easy to find along the main... More 

2 Thank Prescott2007
DFW Texas
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I was the 1st customer early Sunday morning. Just a table of local old men drinking coffee. I'm only 60. Too young for that group. The lady offered a menu but they advertise the best chicken fried steak in the world. A tall order. So I had to try it. While I don't know if it was the greatest I've... More 

1 Thank Tramp116
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Saturday night dinner after swimming all day. Love a place with a full bar to go with food. Had the catfish and it was perfectly battered with perfectly crisped fries. My buddies all loved their food, which was chicken fried steak, a burger, and the ribeye. The pie afterwards was amazing with the best type of crust: light and home... More 

1 Thank Paige F
Miami Beach, Florida
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344 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

After visiting nearby Pedernales Falls we wanted something to eat before continuing on to San Antonio and found this spot in LBJ's hometown. Started with the fried mushrooms which might've been the best I've ever had,then the chicken fried steak which is their signature dish and I wasn't dissatisfied,it came with two sides. For sides I chose fried okra and... More 

1 Thank ARodriguezP
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Stopped off after visiting the Hill Country Science Mill to try the chicken fried steak. I was really hungry and thought it was kind of bland, but good. Not the best I've had, not the worst. My husband gave it a 6 out of 10. It was busy and our food took a little while to come out. Also tried... More 

1 Thank babyaimeesmom
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140 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here before an evening viewing of a bat emergence. On the plus side it was a welcome relief because it was the only place that was obviously open and findable by its position. The staff were friendly and the food was fine. Has to lose at least one point because No WiFi which is a must for tourists... More 

1 Thank beentheredonethatUk
San Antonio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We normally stop in here for breakfast or lunch, depending on our destination, both are good. I can't say much about the ambiance, it's a hill country cafe, but the food and service are always great. The baked goods at the counter are worth taking along if you are going to be on the road for awhile. I definitely recommend... More 

Thank James R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S US Highway 281, PO BOX 524, Johnson City, TX 78636-4676
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 830-868-4625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?