Texas June 29, 2017
The Epic Road Trip That Lets You Try All Of The Best Food In Texas
The best road trips are the ones that involve delicious food, am I right? Texas is just full of so many amazing places to eat, and it seems impossible to try all of them in a lifetime – so we’re going to do the next best thing and try a few of the very best, most iconic restaurants in a few of the major cities.
As usual, the Google Map with exact directions can be found
Have fun, and try not to get too full! (Yeah, right.)
1. Babe's Chicken Dinner House (Carrollton)
This old-school joint serves up family-style fried chicken and all the classic sides like mashed potatoes, corn, and greens. The meat is seriously some of the best in the world - perfectly crisp on the outside and moist on the inside.
1006 W Main St, Carrollton, TX 75006
2. Keller's Drive-In (Dallas)
Keller's is easily one of the most iconic restaurants in Dallas. Not only will the atmosphere take you back to the good old days, but the burgers themselves are out of this world. It's pretty hard to make a plain cheeseburger send your taste buds to heaven, but Keller's manages to do just that.
6537 Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75231
3. Veracruz All-Natural (Austin)
This sister-owned food truck boasts homemade tortillas, fresh produce, and salsa that will make your taste buds have a fiesta. Everyone knows Austin is the mecca of breakfast tacos, and Veracruz All-Natural just might have the very best of them all. Try the migas taco with eggs, tortilla chips, avocado, pico, and jack cheese.
1704 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
4. Franklin Barbecue (Austin)
Austin is also the holy grail of barbecue. Franklin has been rated one of the best restaurants in Texas by countless blogs and magazines, and there's no secret as to why. The brisket, sausage, chicken, sides, and everything else on the menu is second to none. The only downside is the enormous lines that never seem to let up - but hey, that just means it's really good!
900 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
5. Black's Barbecue (Lockhart)
Black's is one of the most iconic barbecue joints in Texas. From brisket so tender it practically melts in your mouth to fall-off-the-bone ribs smoked in the most flavorful marinade you'll ever taste, I guarantee you'll be leaving the table more than a little full.
215 N Main St, Lockhart, TX 78644
6. Ray's Drive Inn (San Antonio)
The famous puffy tacos are one of San Antonio's signature dishes. It's hard to say who does them best, but Ray's is a good place to start because not only is their food delicious, but the retro diner atmosphere is one you'll remember forever.
822 SW 19th St, San Antonio, TX 78207
7. The Grove Do-Nutz & Deli (Richmond)
Do I even need to explain this one? The Grove serves up quite possibly the most unique donuts in the state, from salted caramel pretzel to banana-Nutella to strawberry cheesecake and everything in between. Trust me, y'all, your taste buds deserve this heavenly experience.
815 Plantation Dr, Richmond, TX 77406
8. The Original Ninfa's on Navigation (Houston)
Fajitas are the name of the game at Ninfa's, and you won't be disappointed. Steak, chicken, or seafood come together with sauteed vegetables, zesty salsas, and warm tortillas to create a flavor explosion like nothing you've ever tasted before.
2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003
9. Gaido's (Galveston)
You'll be hard-pressed to find a better seafood restaurant in the state than Gaidos. It's been around since 1911, so it's pretty needless to say that its craft has been perfected since then.
3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550
Have you eaten at any of these places? Which one is your favorite?
Here’s another awesome food road trip for all you barbecue loving Texans.