Texas’ Very First Diner Has Literally Been Around Forever
I don’t know about y’all, but I spent many a night planted in front of the TV watching Westerns with my grandfather when I was growing up. In fact, those are some of my most cherished memories. I think we can all agree that there’s something thrilling and magical about seeing outlaws race through the desert on horseback, duel at high noon, and drink sarsaparilla in saloons.
Luckily, there’s a place in Texas where that cowboy fantasy comes to life. It’s the OST Restaurant in Bandera, and it’s old as the hills and twice as dusty – but the food is absolutely to die for.
Have you ever eaten at OST? What other restaurants in Texas are the oldest of their kind? Here are a few of our favorite long-standing eateries in the state.
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 changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.
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