1. Leona General Store (Leona)
Everyone who's anyone knows this hidden gem in a tiny town of less than 200 people is by far one of the best steakhouses in Texas. Hand-cut ribeyes are served with salad, homemade rolls, cheesy mashed potatoes, and the priceless side of friendly company and good conversation. Can't beat that, y'all.
136 N. Leona Blvd, Leona, TX 75850.
2. Troy General Store (Troy)
Troy General Store wears many hats: farmers market, live music venue, coffee shop, and restaurant, and it manages to excel at all of them. Among all the various menu items is this full-blown barbecue spread with tender brisket and sausage, bread, and all your favorite sides - the perfect meal for when you're feeling both hungry and indecisive.
28 E Main St, Troy, TX 76579
3. Coyote Country Store (Gail)
In operation since 1985, Coyote Country Store has been serving the small community of Gail for over 30 years. During that time period, they've more than perfected the craft of down-home, Southern cooking, so stop in next time you're in the area for one of the best meals you've ever eaten.
100 West Wasson Road,
4. Camp Verde General Store (Camp Verde)
Over 150 years have come and gone, and Camp Verde General Store has remained virtually unchanged. It has a full-fledged restaurant with everything from burgers to meatloaf, and tons of local jams, jellies, and sauces for you to take home. Come delight in this incredible piece of history and leave with a whole new appreciation for small-town Texas.
285 Camp Verde Road East,
Camp Verde, Texas 78010
5. T.C. Lindsey & Co. General Store (Jonesville)
The oldest general store in Texas, this iconic stop off Interstate 20 has been around since 1847. While it doesn't serve hot meals like the others, it does make its very own cheddar cheese! Watch the process before trying a piece for yourself - it's unlike anything you've ever tasted.
2293 FM 134, Jonesville, TX 75659.
6. Golden Grocery & Deli (Golden)
Golden Grocery is everything a country store should be: hospitable and delicious. From chicken salad to fresh pizza loaded with all the toppings and everything in between, native residents and newcomers alike find common ground at the town's hangout spot.
FM 779/FM 1799 Intersection,
7. Greenwood Grocery (Decatur)
Specializing in burgers, catfish, and homemade pie, this little gem steals the heart of all who visit. Saturday nights are live music and BYOB, so be sure to not miss out on the fun!
1714 Co Rd 2740
Decatur, TX 76234
8. Edge General Store (Hearne)
Since 1907, Edge General Store has been the center of the tiny, close-knit community it serves. Burgers, salads, sandwiches, and old-fashioned malts made with Blue Bell make up the menu, and you can practically taste the love and passion in every bite.
7250 Edge Cut Off Rd, Hearne, TX 77859
9. Castell General Store (Castell)
Situated minutes away from the Llano River, Castell General Store is much more than just a store - it's a bait shop, kayak rental venue, and scrumptious BBQ restaurant for when your stomach starts grumbling after a day out on the water. Pork ribs, chicken, sausage, and brisket as well as some of the best burgers you've ever eaten make up the menu, and you're sure to leave stuffed and satisfied.
19522 Ranch Road 152,
Castell, TX 78643
How many of these general stores have you visited? What’s your favorite meal from a general store in Texas?