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May 17, 2001 05:37 PM

Food near Ft. Hood

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My son is going to be stationed at Ft. Hood, TX in Kileen for the next 2 years. Just looking for good places to eat around there within an hour's drive.


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  1. Your best bet is probably go to to Austin, about an hour. I grew up on San Saba (about an hour west of Fort Hood). If you want something nearer, go to Lampasas.
    will get you to an article on Martins. An old time cafe, though I cannot vouch for the food.
    Sorry I cannot tell you more, but you might try driving around the backstreets and downtown of Lampasas and trying your luck.
    The Stagecoach in in Salado is popular with the locals. I ate there once. Good service and servicable food.
    Please post us on your experiences. Hopefully Greg Spence will have some suggestions.

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    1. re: chuck

      The last time I was in the Fort Hood area, the best dining spot was Red Lobster. Yuck. Heading north to Waco won't help much, either. I'm also thinking Austin. You will want to try Gumbo's in Round Rock (just north of Austin, at RM620 and IH35. You can get some ideas for Austin by looking at previous postings.

      1. re: Greg Spence

        Greetings Chowhound,

        Killeen is currently expanding her culinary options. A number of chain restaurants have come to town in the last year or 3. TGI Fridays, Outback, Boston's, Black-eyed Pea, Bennigans etc. They are packed to the gills on weekends and pay days. I recommend a more than competent Italian place in Copperas Cove called Giovanni's. Also, there is a little hole in the wall on 10th St. in Killeen, called the Gyros Stop, that manages tasty Greek fare. There are too many oriental places to count, but Taiwan Dragon gets a lot of business from Ft. Hood. A relatively new Mexican place in Harker Heights called Su Casa is also enjoyable and affordable.Godd Luck