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Where to eat between Dallas and Austin

mhughu Jun 16, 2010 11:05 AM

Looking for lunch. No idea where to go.


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    JonFromTJs RE: mhughu Jun 16, 2010 11:19 AM

    i like shoepf's original pit BBQ in belton. easy to get to off of I35.

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      pinotho RE: JonFromTJs Jun 16, 2010 01:47 PM

      a second for Shoepf's....good BBQ. And easy on/off from the Interstate.

    2. twinwillow RE: mhughu Jun 16, 2010 11:43 AM

      I agree with JonFromTJs. Shoepfs is pretty good. But, like most BBQ places, eat there ONLY during meal times.

      There a few good places for kolaches in West. The best ones are not the ones facing the hwy. On the road into West on the right side there are a few (sorry, I don't remember the names) places especially known for really good kolaches.

      And of course theres many places in Waco. Consult some of the Waco postings on Chowhound for recommendations.

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        twinwillow RE: twinwillow Jun 16, 2010 11:57 AM

        Further to my above post, Gerick's is where you want to stop in West for kolaches. About a 1/2 mile into town from I35
        on the right (south) side of the road.
        Also, try this Chowhound link:


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          mhughu RE: twinwillow Jun 16, 2010 01:28 PM


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            air RE: mhughu Jun 16, 2010 01:46 PM

            If you're interested in stopping by Gerik's, I'd advise you to call ahead and have them set a few things aside for you. You'd have to properly time a stop there, because unlike Czech Stop, they are not open all the time and they do sell out of product pretty quickly (for good reason). Still never gotten to try one of their cinnamon rolls and they've told me that's what tends to run out first before the kolaches.

            Ignore all Czech Stop signs, take the West exit, turn left (eastbound) on the main street and look to your right (south). Here's some photos of what to be watching for:

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        fixer RE: mhughu Jun 16, 2010 05:53 PM

        TURKEY SHOP! The turkey shop and cafeteria on I35 just north of Waco makes the best turkey sandwich on the planet. It might not look like much but I've been going there for 30years (?). It's been awhile and I hope it's still there but I time my trips to be driving by around lunchtime. Mmmmm buttered fried bread, dark meat turkey pickles and all the rest of the fixins.

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