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Desperate for restaurant in the Temple area

John Sep 4, 2002 05:06 PM

My job brings me out to Temple, Texas several days a week and I am desperate to hear about anything noteworthy in the Temple or outlying areas. So far it seems like a never ending series of McDonald's and Chili's. Are there any hole in the wall joints or hidden gems that I am missing? I am willing to drive up to 20 minutes any which way if it means a decent meal. Chowhounds I need your help!


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    GordonElliott RE: John Sep 5, 2002 06:39 PM

    If you're REALLY desperate, try Mikeska's BBQ. It is NOT some of the best Central Texas has to offer, but it's better than chain grub...

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      TommyBB RE: GordonElliott Oct 28, 2002 10:16 PM

      What about the Stagecoach Inn down in Salado? The food is passable. Had a fair filet at a rehearsal dinner Friday night.

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      Frank M RE: John Sep 7, 2002 10:11 AM

      I gotta second Clem Mikeska's-it's the only place I've ever eaten in Temple. But I will say this-he uses sirloin(instead of brisket), and I really liked that. It was quite tender, and the smoked turkey was pretty good. His sauce was a little bland, but then I didn't think it really needed any sauce.

      Link: http://www.clembbq.com/

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        Buck RE: John Sep 8, 2002 01:57 AM

        One of the nicest little cafes in Texas. Perfect fried chicken -- decent CFS and catfish -- and the plate lunches are so big, they come on two plates.

        It's at 705 S 25th -- right behind the Scott & White Santa Fe Hospital -- the old red one near the railroad, about 5-6 blocks east of I-35.

        Also, Schoepf's BBQ in Belton is worth the drive.

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