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Blue Bonnet Café

211 US-281, Marble Falls, TX - (830) 693-2344
Posted By Bill Liles on 1/2/2005 10:17:00 AM
Although I live in Houston, we have property near Marble Falls, Texas and eat at the Bluebonnet everytime we're there. They have been in business since 1930. It is legendary. If you look up Chicken Fried Steak in the dictionary, there is a picture of the Bluebonnet Cafe by the definition. I always get sides of mashed potatoes, seasoned spinach and fried okra. With cream gravy, of course. Perfect batter and fork tender. They have a different special every day. The chicken and dumplings and the TexMex platter are good bets. And the crispy fried catfish filets are delicious. Hell, its all good. Their home made pies and cakes are also wonderful.

But my favorite meal to eat at the Bluebonnet is breakfast. I have two eggs over easy, home made carmelized hash browns, a chicken fried steak and cream gravy with Texas toast. Grits are also available. Now that's the way to start the day. Get there early as the locals and many Hill Country travelers on day road trips make it a morning destination and there will be a line out the door. But it moves fairly quickly. No matter if there is a wait, it worth it. Cash only. But prices are reasonable averaging about $8 per person.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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My cousin declared this coconut cream pie
"My cousin declared this coconut cream pie "world class!""
Cliff Strutz





Smooth, rich, and sweet, Blue Bonnet peanut butter pie is served with a paper cup full of chocolate sauce:  an inspired combination.
"Smooth, rich, and sweet, Blue Bonnet peanut butter pie is served with a paper cup full of chocolate sauce: an inspired combination."
Michael Stern


Oven warm, aromatic rolls and crusty cornbread muffins are the way a Blue Bonnet meal begins.
"Oven warm, aromatic rolls and crusty cornbread muffins are the way a Blue Bonnet meal begins."
Michael Stern


These seriously porky beans came on the side of
"These seriously porky beans came on the side of "Mama's pot roast.""
Michael Stern


This is just one of several pie cases you see when you walk in the front door.  Blue Bonnet Cafe really takes their pie seriously!
"This is just one of several pie cases you see when you walk in the front door. Blue Bonnet Cafe really takes their pie seriously!"
Cliff Strutz


This sign is posted in the dining room.  We strongly suggest following its advice.
"This sign is posted in the dining room. We strongly suggest following its advice."
Michael Stern


A sign that should warm the hearts of all Roadfooders... Pie Happy Hour!
"A sign that should warm the hearts of all Roadfooders... Pie Happy Hour!"
Cliff Strutz


Travelers as well as locals have come to know and love the Blue Bonnet Cafe for three square meals a day.
"Travelers as well as locals have come to know and love the Blue Bonnet Cafe for three square meals a day."
Michael Stern


The front of the Blue Bonnet Cafe is garlanded with flowering bushes.
"The front of the Blue Bonnet Cafe is garlanded with flowering bushes."
Michael Stern



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