Food & Drink in Gatesville

Up to 55% Off at Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Temple

$12 $6

Families feast on meals of slow-smoked meats, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and homestyle sides and sandwiches

Up to 55% Off Chef's Choice Dishes at Alexander's Distillery

Salado

$33 $15

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Appetizer flights or three-course prix-fixe dinners with soup or salad, entree, and dessert, both featuring chef's choice dishes

Up to 53% Off at Sweet Tooth Candy & Cafe

Downtown Georgetown

$10 $5

Sip espresso or homemade soda as you nibble on vintage candies, toffees, chocolates, and sours

54% Off Picnic at Pilot Knob Vineyard

Briggs

$98 $45

Vineyard spanning 112 acres of Texas hill country hosts picnics complete with fine cheeses, meats and chocolates ideal for wine pairings

40% Off at The Green Mesquite BBQ & More

Round Rock

$20 $12

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Barbecue cooked over slow-burning mesquite wood, including smoked wings, brisket, and pork ribs, plus cheesesteak tacos and catfish plates

Up to 50% Off at Berry Cool Frozen Yogurt

Cedar Park

$10 $5

More than 60 toppings sprinkle over rotating flavors, including 8-calorie options; dairy- and sugar-free options available

Half Off Candies and Treats at Berdoll Pecan Candy & Gift Co.

Cedar Creek

$20 $10

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Pecan-centric sweet shop sells homemade pies, nut butters, and candies made with family-farmed nuts

50% Off Burgers, Pizza, and Ice Cream at Big River Grill

Spring Branch

$10 $5

Menu can satisfy any craving with a selection that includes pepperoni pizza, caramel apple pie ice cream, cheeseburgers, and gyro wraps

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With more than 90 buffet dishes including 30–35 hot entrees and more than 10 varieties of sushi, it’s no surprise that Buffet Palace's Austin location has been voted best buffet 12 times by Austin Chronicle readers. The similarly well-stocked Killeen location looks like a grounded spaceship from the outside, complete with a cylindrical metal cage, a Saturn-style ring, and two alien-like statues.

At each location, a modern 350-seat dining room vaunts sleek countertops and high ceilings as well as a buffet so long visiting Lilliputians regularly land planes on it. Items range from Korean-style salads and Japanese sushi to more than 30 primarily Chinese hot dishes such as sesame chicken and pan-fried dumplings.

In addition to these made-from-scratch items, a chef cooks Asian pancakes and dumplings. Before departure, diners can also stock a plate full of the buffet’s housemade desserts, which include cakes, cookies, and fruit so fresh it often gets smacked by older, wiser side dishes.

800 W Central Texas Expy
Killeen,
TX
US

As visitors walk toward Petty's BBQ's storefront, they're surrounded in the aromas of slow-cooking meats and classic southern-style barbecue. At the origin of these scents stands the restaurant's grill master, who wields a pair of tongues and watchfully controls the outdoor smoker’s flame using only his mind. The experienced cook works culinary magic on beef, pork, and chicken, bathing the meat in custom blends of sauces.

Inside the eatery's casual dining space, servers load the slow-smoked meats onto plates or follow architectural blueprints to construct them into sandwiches. They also serve up classic sides such as corn bread and green beans.

1104 Kathey Dr
Killeen,
TX
US

Red River Steakhouse looks like it jumped straight off the reels of a Western film: its raw-wood façade opens to a rustic interior with paintings of rolling grasslands, red barns, and horse-drawn carriages. On the tables, cowboy boots serve as vases for bright sunflowers or footwear for men with no name. In the kitchen, chefs bread and cook chicken-fried steak on flat-top grills, season racks of ribs with signature rubs, and on weekends, slow smoke pork ribs and prime ribs. The catering side of the operation offers similar fare, including aged Black Angus rib eyes, sirloin kebabs, and prime rib. With confidence in their cuisine, the caterers offer a 120 percent satisfaction guarantee or money back plus a discount on the next order.

101 W Highway 66
McLean,
TX
US

When he immigrated to America, Jesse Berenji took a job in the kitchen at a family member's Mexican restaurant. By keeping a close eye on all aspects of the business, he was soon able to pioneer his own Mexican place—El Patron Restaurant & Cantina. The cooks here fry hand-breaded boneless-chicken breast drizzled with cilantro sauce, for example, and prepare El Patron fajitas—chicken and beef with sautéed veggies on a heated platter, served with homemade tortillas for creating edible Venn diagrams. The menu even touches on American classics such as burgers and chicken tenders.

603 W University Ave
Georgetown,
TX
US

Keeping Georgetown Normal Family Style, Barbecue the Texas way

408 W Morrow St
Georgetown,
TX
US

Reviews Community Impact Newspaper featured Three Legged Willie’s. Yelpers comment on service, giving the restaurant an average rating of 2.5 stars, but 76% of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant, seven TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and three Insider Pagers give it a perfect five-star average:

708 S Austin Ave
Georgetown,
TX
US