Texas February 18, 2018
The Texas Steakhouse In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s One Of The Best On Earth
Known as the “Gateway to Big Bend,” Marathon is an enchanting West Texas town that’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere. Hiding in the Gage Hotel is 12 Gage Restaurant, a steakhouse with a cowboy-chic ambiance and some of the best steak you’ll ever eat. Keep scrolling to find out more (and to salivate when you see how delicious it looks).
12 Gage is part of the famous Gage Hotel that travelers come from all over Texas to stay in. You don't have to be an overnight guest to enjoy a meal here, so stop by for dinner one night if you live in the area!
That being said, you'll definitely want to make a reservation rather than just showing up - it gets packed pretty quickly between the hotel guests and locals dropping in for a bite to eat.
The atmosphere is absolutely enchanting. Nothing says "Old West" quite like cow skulls hanging on a wall. There are also fireplaces and fountains outside, creating a unique Western romantic ambiance that can't be found anywhere else.
Inside, the dining room is just as alluring. Leather chairs with cowhide lining their backs, livestock heads-turned-lamps providing dim mood lighting, and paintings of desert settings make for a cowboy chic element that's almost as much of a reason to dine at 12 Gage as the food itself...
...emphasis on the "almost." The menu is limited, but that only means the expert chefs have more time and attention to devote to each dish. This is the Ribeye Steak with potatoes, seasonal veggies, and bleu cheese garlic butter. Mmm, just typing that makes my mouth water.
Other entrees include beef tenderloin, Corvina, spiced quail, a stuffed portobello mushroom, pozole, and a Sunday special as well as a selection of appetizers, desserts, and cocktails.
And just in case you needed an extra reason to go...just look at the view while you're driving there! They don't call it the "Lonesome Highway" for nothin'.
12 Gage is located at 102 NW 1st St Hwy 90W, Marathon, TX 79842. Have you ever eaten here? What’s your favorite steakhouse in Texas?
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