Of all the places to eat in Huntsville, Texas, how do you decide which places are the best? If you’re wondering where to get the most bang for your buck, check out these four restaurants in Huntsville. From an upscale steakhouse rooted in Texan history to a Tex-Mex inspired burger bar, you’re bound to find something you’ll like — and keep you coming back for more.


Farmhouse Cafe

Location: 1004 14th St., Huntsville, TX 77340

Cuisine: Traditional American, Country Style

Hours: Mon–Thu, 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.; Fri–Sat, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

For more than a little of that famous Southern hospitality, head to Farmhouse Cafe. Their menu is a healthy selection of comfort meets Tex-Mex, with entrees like charcoal chicken, chicken fried steak, and shrimp en broche, all served with fresh rolls, butter, and strawberry jam. But the real star of the show will be a slice of pie. Try the lemon ice box pie or banana pudding pie for a memorable meal.


1836 Steakhouse

Location: 2641 11th St., Huntsville, TX 77340

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Hours: Mon–Thu, 4:30–9 p.m.; Fri–Sat, 4:30–10 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

Grab a table at 1836 Steakhouse for an amazing meal paired with a slice of Texas history. The structure you’ll be dining in was built in 1836 and now stands as an homage to that time period, decorated with replica flags from the revolution years. On the menu, you’ll find all the steaks and chops your heart desires, alongside other favorites like fried catfish, shrimp and grits, and Gouda-chorizo fondue.


Steak on Plate


Bandera Grill & Bar

Location: 102 I-45 North, Huntsville, TX 77320

Cuisine: New American

Hours: Sun–Thu, 11 a.m.–9 p.m.; Fri–Sat, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

Bandera Grill & Bar is known for their Tex-Mex-inspired classic bar menu. They feature Southern staples like fried green tomatoes and crawfish boils alongside south-of-the-border entrees like quesadillas and carne asada. For a midday meal that goes easy on the wallet, go there Monday through Thursday from 2–6 p.m. to get a burger, fries, and a drink for $6.


Preparing Crawfish


Cafe Texan

Location: 1120 Sam Houston Ave., Huntsville, TX 77340

Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch, Diner

Hours: Mon–Thu, 6 a.m.–7:45 p.m.; Sun–Sat, 7 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Since 1936, Cafe Texan has served breakfast, brunch, and lunch to the good people of Huntsville. They’re a classic diner, holding on to their 1960s style and serving dishes like bacon and cheese omelettes for a mere $6. This diner is best known for their Texan lunch plates and offers meals like liver and onions, deep fried catfish, and their 75-year-old recipe for pepper fried steak.