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Monument Café

500 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX - (512) 930-9586
The Monument Café makes some of the best desserts anywhere in Texas, using the finest ingredients to produce classic sweets. There is usually a fried pie (fruit fully enclosed in a pastry crust and fried to a crisp); we have had superb baked tapioca pudding as well as angel food cake with fresh strawberries; and the cool cream pies are dazzling. Chocolate pecan is dark and fudge-like, loaded with chunks of nut and topped with a ribbon of pure white whipped cream.
95% Approval Rating (20 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
pie
coffee cake
Chocolate Cake
migas
Chicken Fried Steak
chili
Monument Chocolate Pie
Lemonade
Onion Rings
Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich
chili pepper squash casserole
Tortilla Soup
Chicken Fried Chicken Breast
King Ranch Casserole

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (11)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A half hour north of Austin, The Monument Café has a menu that says it was "designed to be reminiscent of Texas roadside cafes of the 1920s to 1940s." Fans spin overhead, tables are chrome-banded, and windows are hung with Venetian blinds. Service is fast and efficient ..."   [Read More]
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Jim Nadeau
May 09, 2011
"What a terrific concept! We took a slight detour on our way back to DFW from Horseshoe Bay and were so pleased we did. All the food is so fresh and natural. I started with a very good tortilla soup, rivaling that found in any Mexican restaurant, and followed it ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

500 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown, TX
(512) 930-9586

http://www.themonumentcafe.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Monument chocolate pie is dense and fudgy. Look closely at the crust. It is not a crust, but a web of crunchy toasted pecans. Brilliant!
"Monument chocolate pie is dense and fudgy. Look closely at the crust. It is not a crust, but a web of crunchy toasted pecans. Brilliant!"
Michael Stern





Texas on a plate: chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, green chile squash casserole, and a refreshing apple salad.
"Texas on a plate: chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, green chile squash casserole, and a refreshing apple salad."
Michael Stern


Honest chili: rich and bright, tasting of cumin and hot but not aggressively so. Wen you order it, the waitress will ask,
"Honest chili: rich and bright, tasting of cumin and hot but not aggressively so. Wen you order it, the waitress will ask, "onions and cheese?" But of course!"
Michael Stern


King Ranch casserole is found in countless self-published cookbooks but is rare in restaurants. It's made with creamed soup, corn tortillas, cheese and chicken. How a chicken casserole got named for a cattle ranch is a mystery to Texas food historians.
"King Ranch casserole is found in countless self-published cookbooks but is rare in restaurants. It's made with creamed soup, corn tortillas, cheese and chicken. How a chicken casserole got named for a cattle ranch is a mystery to Texas food historians."
Michael Stern


Dense, rich, sweet, crowned with fresh whipped cream and perched atop a fragile crust, this coconut cream pie sets the benchmark.
"Dense, rich, sweet, crowned with fresh whipped cream and perched atop a fragile crust, this coconut cream pie sets the benchmark."
Michael Stern


Migas is a way of adding the crunch and chew of tortilla chips to scrambled eggs (along with cheese, tomatoes, and hot sauce).
"Migas is a way of adding the crunch and chew of tortilla chips to scrambled eggs (along with cheese, tomatoes, and hot sauce)."
Michael Stern


See all the big chunks of pecan in this sour cream coffee cake?  Pecan trees are everywhere in this part of Texas.
"See all the big chunks of pecan in this sour cream coffee cake? Pecan trees are everywhere in this part of Texas."
Michael Stern


Old-fashioned chocolate cake: super chocolaty but not cloying the way 'decadent' flourless cakes can be.
"Old-fashioned chocolate cake: super chocolaty but not cloying the way 'decadent' flourless cakes can be."
Michael Stern


The old location up the road was an airy space with plenty of elbow room at tables and the counter: a nice place to linger over morning coffee.  Those blurs in the foreground are good ice tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade.
"The old location up the road was an airy space with plenty of elbow room at tables and the counter: a nice place to linger over morning coffee. Those blurs in the foreground are good ice tea and fresh-squeezed lemonade."
Michael Stern


Jane and I have long contended that ice in the South and Southwest is colder than ice in the north. This close-up view of a glass of ice tea illustrates our point.
"Jane and I have long contended that ice in the South and Southwest is colder than ice in the north. This close-up view of a glass of ice tea illustrates our point."
Michael Stern


Is this the best chocolate pie in Texas?
"Is this the best chocolate pie in Texas?"
Michael Stern



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