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Mar 11, 2010 05:01 AM

Glen Rose

Headed to Glen Rose to go Hiking and need a good place to have lunch afterwards. Any good ideas?

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  1. If I were you, I'd be thinking picnic ;) I've never been to Glen Rose, but there are a couple good things to eat in Granbury, if you don't consider that too far. I like the Hindenburger at the Nut Shell, and there's also a new Babe's there. I'll be interested to see what you turn up ...

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    1. re: foiegras

      Thanks. I actually spent a lot of time in Granbury and have family there. I was told that Glen Rose has a couple of good BBQ restaurants. Thanks.

      1. re: sigpete67

        can't remember the names of any of this, so bear with me.

        there is a gas station before you get to glen rose on the left side of the highway with GREAT fried pies. i ate 3 before lunch.

        maybe it's the 3 fried pies talking, but we did not think the BBQ place on the left (south) side of the road, the first one you pass, was very good.

        why is BBQ in north central texas so frustrating!?!?!?!? i don't want to drive to lockhart or llano everytime i'm in a brisket kind of mood.

        1. re: JonFromTJs

          You're intriguing me with these fried pies. Is there signage for them?

          1. re: JonFromTJs

            I think the second BBQ place on the left is supposed to be the better of the two, don't know the name of it though.

            1. re: JonFromTJs

              The pies are inside the Exxon Station at the corner of HWY 67 and HWY 144. At the stop light (we only have 2! LOL) 9 out of 10 times, the Ranchhouse BBQ is delicious. I am sorry you didn't like it. I never like Hammond's. We have a new Mexican restaurant opening, but I have no idea what it will be like. Chachi's make delicious food.

        2. Hammond's BBQ in Glen Rose is really good BBQ-almost like East Texas style Q-check out the chopped brisket and sausage :)

          1. Thursday through Sunday - go to Loco Coyote - AWESOME BBQ, burgers, shrimp, catfish, and atmosphere - come hungry, and order carefully - the portions are huge
            Everyday - Hammond's for BBQ
            Taylor's Turn and Burn also offers great burgers on jalapeno sourdough buns

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            1. re: pschweizer

              You are right about Loco Coyote and Taylor's.
              For lunches, etc. I recommend Storiebook Cafe--wraps, sandwiches, etch. Fabulous. Located off the square downtown.
              Also, Riverhouse Grill is wonderful food. It is also off the square.

              1. re: pschweizer

                I'd like to check out Dinosaur Valley State Park when the weather warms up and Loco Coyote sounds interesting. What's awesome about the BBQ: ribs, sausage, brisket?

                1. re: air

                  The ribs (beef) and sausage (I don't recall having brisket) are tender, well seasoned, and ample. They are not dried out, as more often is the case in the DFW area. Still, I should be clear LC's Q is not close when compared to Snow's in Lexington or Smitty's in Lockhart, but it is excellent for north central Texas. And the atmosphere at LC carries the day - reminiscent of open-air Hill Country dining and music spots around San Antonio, Gruene, Bulverde, Fredericksburg, etc. ... Finally, beyond the Q at LC, the burgers are phenomenal - delicious and huge. I'd expect them to be on "Man vs. Food" someday.

              2. Storiebook Cafe is fabulous! It is just off the square downtown. Also the Riverhouse Grill is wonderful as well. For a huge meal, the Loco Coyote in the evenings from Thurs thru Sun is delicious. Bring a huge appetite.