Desperate for restaurant in the Temple area
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!
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.
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.