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10 Texas Comfort Food Restaurants You Need to Try

Texas is a foodie’s paradise. The Lone Star State is chockful of great restaurants, food trucks and catering services to tempt your taste buds. We’ve got barbecue to beat the band. We’ve got Tex-Mex that will melt your face. We also have some truly delicious comfort food. From chicken fried steak to chicken and waffles, Texas has it all. Here are 10 delicious comfort food restaurants you should add to your short list.

Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill – Austin

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Moonshine’s menu includes old standbys like fried chicken, and unique items like “corndog shrimp,” which features blueberry and honey mustard swirl.

Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery – San Antonio

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Located in the Pearl, San Antonio’s newest shopping and entertainment district, Southerleigh does Southern home cooking the way you remember it. Check out their brunch for the delectable country ham benedict with jalapeño corn bread.

Ellen’s Southern Kitchen – Dallas

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Ellen’s in Dallas is a popular stop for those in search of comfort food. They are well-known for their grits especially. Breakfast is served all day, as the menu says, so head over to Ellen’s day or night for some delicious Texas comfort food.

Crave Kitchen & Bar – El Paso

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Crave Kitchen & Bar is a great place to get your comfort food fix in West Texas. Locals rave about the Green Chili Mac & Cheese.

Kitchen 713 – Houston

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Given its proximity to the Gulf and Louisiana, comfort food in Houston includes seafood like shrimp and grits, boudin and gumbo. You can find all three at Kitchen 713, and you won’t regret it.

Mary’s Cafe – Strawn

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Mary’s has been an institution in the small town of Strawn since 1986. The chicken fried steak there is practically legendary. Don’t miss this place.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen – Austin

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Jack Allen’s Kitchen serves classic southern cuisine with a southwestern twist. The Ruby Trout is a big hit, as is the chorizo stuffed pork.

Hays City Store – Driftwood

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Tucked away in the backwoods of Driftwood is an unassuming little place that you’ve just gotta try. The Hays City Store used to actually be a store, but now it’s a restaurant serving up delicious Southern cooking.

Pappy’s Cafe – Houston

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Pappy’s Cafe is Texas comfort food done right. Try the Scorpion Tails, which are fried jalapeños stuffed with shrimp. Pappy’s has the kind of food that satisfies the soul.

The Porch – Dallas

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Located in Lower Greenville, The Porch is a fantastic spot to get your comfort food fix with a modern flare. Try the House Smoked Brisket Sliders with pickles and coleslaw. Trust me, they’re delicious.

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10 Texas Comfort Food Restaurants You Need to Try