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10 of the Best Places to Get Food Along I-35 in Texas

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I-35 goes from Mexico to Canada within the United States. It’s 1569 miles long, and roughly one-quarter of it runs through the Lone Star State. That’s 407 miles worth of rolling highway filled with cities, pastureland and best of all, good food.

The Texas leg of the interstate stretches from Laredo up through San Antonio, Austin, Waco and branches into an East/West fork past Hillsboro going into the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

So while you’re out traveling, whether it’s for business or pleasure, you’re bound to need to stop and eat at some point. Why not try one of these 10 delicious food stops along I-35?

Taco Palenque – Laredo

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Founded in 1987 in Laredo, Taco Palenque has since expanded to multiple locations across the state. The food is authentic, fresh and delicious. We even featured Taco Palenque in our Best Breakfast Tacos article.

Cowpoke’s Bar-B-Q – Pearsall

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Hungry cowpokes have been stopping into Cowpoke’s since 1993 for a delicious plate of South Texas barbecue. Cowpoke’s was even featured in Texas Monthly.

Biff Buzby’s Burgers – San Antonio

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Located just off I-35 at Topperwein in San Antonio, Biff Buzby’s is a restaurant out of time. The airplane-themed burger joint is a San Antonio favorite, and has plenty on the menu to satisfy any hungry traveler’s appetite.

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery – San Antonio

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You don’t want to drive through San Antonio without stopping for some Mexican food, and what better place than the Historic Market Square. Located just off I-35, you can get delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mi Tierra, and also stop for some delicious aguas frescas in the market square, and shop for other unique items you just can’t live without.

Friesenhaus – New Braunfels

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Just off the highway you’ll find this little slice of German heaven. At Friesenhaus you can order some delicious traditional German food without taking too long out of your trip.

Hays County Bar-B-Que and Catering – San Marcos

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You don’t have to go to Lockhart to get some great barbecue, just stop into Hays County Barb-B-Que Restaurant in San Marcos for some delicious Texas ‘cue that will have your mouth watering and leave your tummy full.

French Quarter Grille – Austin

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For the best cajun food you can get this side of the Texas/Louisiana border, stop by Austin’s French Quarter Grille, located right off I-35 near Parmer Lane.

Czech Stop – West

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It’s practically a Texas law to stop at the Czech Stop in West when traveling down I-35. They make some of the best kolaches in the state.

Babe’s Chicken Dinner House – Burleson

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If your travel path takes you up I-35 West, venture just off the highway into Burleson for some good old fashioned Southern cooking at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House.

Meddlesome Moth – Dallas

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If your travel branches East into Dallas be sure to check out Meddlesome Moth gastropub located just off the highway near Oak Lawn Avenue. Mostly known for their wide selection of craft beers, Meddlesome Moth has also got some excellent menu choices that you shouldn’t miss.

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