These 11 Secret Restaurants In Texas Are Well Worth Tracking Down
We’ve said it many times before, but for clarity’s sake: Southern hospitality and hefty portions will always trump white tablecloths and waiters dressed to the nines. It’s those precise reasons why hole-in-the-wall restaurants are our favorites, and lucky for us, Texas is chock-full of them. Here are 11 of our favorite secret restaurants in Texas. These eateries serve meals that satiate both body and mind.
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While we love the unassuming restaurants in Texas, there’s no denying the appeal of our state’s most famous places. Franklin BBQ, located in Austin, is no exception. Yes, people wait in line for hours just to try their scrumptious ribs and brisket, but it’s so worth it. The Big Texan, located in Amarillo, is another must-visit restaurant in the Lone Star State. Stuff your face full of juicy steak and buttery biscuits at this iconic eatery known for their epic eating contest.
What kind of food is Texas known for?
Texas is known for a wide variety of delicious cuisine. Most folks think about BBQ immediately. We’re known for smoking a mean brisket and beef rib. Of course, Texas is also known for its delicious Tex Mex restaurants. If you head to Houston, you’ll also find some authentic Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese eateries.
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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