Here in Texas, we don’t believe that the atmosphere is a big part of a restaurant. We know that most of the time, the places that look a bit run down and uninviting often serve the best food because that’s all they have to worry about. We wrote an article on this topic a while back, which
you can find here, but there are just so many in our state that we had to do a follow-up. Here are seven more delicious ‘hole in the wall’ restaurants in Texas whose quality of food doesn’t match how they look on the outside.
1. Cook's Fish Barn (Comanche)
Cook's is famous among the locals, but most Texans have never heard of it. That's a true shame because they have some of the best catfish around, fried to golden perfection.
2. Coyote Bluff Cafe (Amarillo)
Coyote Bluff might look like an unassuming general store straight out of a Western movie, but I promise it's much more than that. People come from far and wide to try their famous burgers made from the freshest, juiciest beef out there. Pictured is the 'Burger from Hell' which has sauteed jalepenos, Coyote Hell sauce, Tabasco, and all the usual fixin's.
3. Lulu's Bakery and Cafe (San Antonio)
Lulu's is a Southern food haven in the middle of a Hispanic city. You can get chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, fried okra, cornbread...and, if you're up to it, a cinnamon roll the size of your head. I hope you're hungry, because they definitely give Texas-sized portions of everything.
4. Casa Manana (Wichita Falls)
You wouldn't expect to find good Mexican food in a place like Wichita Falls, but Casa Manana has been around for over 69 years, so they've definitely had time to perfect their craft - and their signature red tacos that patrons rave about.
5. Hole in the Wall Cafe (Newcastle)
It's literally in the name - this place is a hole in the wall in every sense of the word. But that doesn't mean their food is lacking in quality at all. Customers have said that this cafe serves some of the best home cooking they've ever had. The Hog Burger with hand-cut spicy potato fries is the most highly recommended meal.
6. Weezy's (Blossom)
Most people haven't even heard of the town of Blossom, much less the restaurants in it. But everyone should know about Weezy's - it's one of those down home places that makes you feel all warm and cozy inside. All of their burgers start at 1/3 pound - just like we like it here in Texas.
7. Ye Old Butcher Shop (Plano)
Everyone knows we Texans like some good barbecue. We all know about Franklin and the Salt Lick, but there are plenty of lesser known places that are just as good. Ye Old Butcher Shop is one of those places. Buffalo burgers and fried pecan pie? It doesn't get much better than that, folks.
Have you ever been to any of these restaurants? What are your favorite ‘hole in the wall’ restaurants in Texas?