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Mar 14, 2008 08:07 AM

Hill Country weekend...

Help me find some good eats for our trip to Frederickburg. I've read about the Hilltop Cafe. Other recs? Thansk!

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  1. You could eat at Rather Sweet Bakery for breakfast or lunch. Or you could eat at the restaurant under Der Kuchen Laden (My favorite store ever!!). I believe it has cellar in the name... I had the best hot sandwich there. Like a philly cheese steak only even better. Look for the one with cheddar.

    I will be there myself in a couple weeks!


    1. Rathskeller is the name of the place...

      1. Definitely second the Rather Sweet Bakery. Rebecca Rather, owner of the bakery also opened a new restaurant that serves dinner that would be worth checking out.

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        1. re: foodie06

          Lots and lots of places!!! Here are a few: Der Auslander, Hondos on Main, Silver Creek Cafe, the Cotton Gin for upscale steak, Fredericksburg Bakery for morning pastries. For BBQ, just travel 30 miles north to Llano for Coopers BBQ, which is some of the best in these whole United States!!!

          1. re: Thefoodczar

            Foodczar those might be condisered fightin words. I prefer Smitty's Market in Lockhart. Tried both and like Smitty's better.

            1. re: LewisvilleHounder

              I, too, have tried them both and both are outstanding. No fisticuffs, please. Acutally, Smitty's sausage is outstanding, while at Coopers, even their excellent brisket must take a back seat to their BBQ prime rib and double cut pork chop. I think you'll agree there's nothing like either joint here in North Texas. Although Rudy's and County Line are good in their own right, Smitty's and Coopers are better.

              1. re: LewisvilleHounder

                Smitty's better than Coopers? Not even close IMO.
                I've thought about driving all the way back from MI just for one of them mongo pork chops at coopers.

          2. Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood. That's just a bit to the north. There is also an Italian place at Mandalas Winery.

            There are lots of wineries in the area if you are into wine. Some really good ones. You can find all of them listed here:

            1. Cuvee on Main Street was wonderful and actually pretty "cool" for a small Hill Country town when I ate there. I also love the Lincoln Street Wine bar, they have hundreds of wines by the glass and small plates. I hated Hilltop cafe which was recommended by a friend, overcrowded and not worth it to me but I understand it's a classic...Salt Lick BBQ is good but it is BYOB so if you like to have a cold one with your Q you definitely want to go prepared!