The Chicken-Fried Steak At This Texas Restaurant Is So Gigantic It Falls Off The Plate
By Katie Lawrence|Published July 10, 2018
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and began writing for OnlyInYourState in 2015.
Today, Katie writes, edits, and performs several other tasks for OnlyInYourState and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on with a hot cup of coffee, practicing yoga, baking, or exploring the beautiful Lone Star State (in particular, the vast and mystical West Texas desert).
Chicken-fried steak is one of the most iconic foods in Texas, so naturally, there are tons of place that serve it. Mary’s Cafe in the tiny town of Strawn has, hands-down, the best in the state, and you’ll know your search is over after just one bite. The steak is cooked to perfection – an explosion of flavor and juiciness with every mouthful, and the crust is just crispy enough to balance out the tender meat inside (not to mention the portions are Texas-sized!). Combine all that with the laid-back, homey atmosphere of a country restaurant, and you’re all set for one of the best Texas dining experiences of your life. Come to Mary’s, y’all. You won’t regret it.