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Old 09-13-2017, 08:07 AM   #101
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Hataho in Anson TX! Mic dropped!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:29 AM   #102
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:44 AM   #103
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Born and raised in Texas, so lets just say my continually expanding waist is proof I'm not afraid of throwing down CFS. As hard as it might be to believe, its Kelly's at the Village in Allen Texas.

They have an outdoor beer garden, tons of beer on tap and some of the best food around. If you are in or around Allen, Tx give it a try. The food is amazing...
Going to have to check this one out. We're always looking for something different close to home.


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Old 09-13-2017, 08:56 AM   #104
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Born and raised in Texas, so lets just say my continually expanding waist is proof I'm not afraid of throwing down CFS. As hard as it might be to believe, its Kelly's at the Village in Allen Texas.

They have an outdoor beer garden, tons of beer on tap and some of the best food around. If you are in or around Allen, Tx give it a try. The food is amazing...
Dang it, gonna have to try it next time im there. I always end up just getting the Brisket Chips but have never had anything NOT good from there. Hockey season is coming up so ill be there pretty frequently after the Americans games.


Ill have to be trying Po' Melvins now since its close. Also a fan of Marys, glad its on my way home from the new lease
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:00 AM   #105
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Crazy gals, kingsland or granite Scholes
I know you've eaten one or twenty CFS at Moutons. Is Crazy Gals better? How much?
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:07 AM   #106
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Sectionhand or Underwood's in Brownwood have good ones, New York hill's is pretty good too, but I'm gonna say the one at Mary's in Strawn is the best one out there
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:37 AM   #107
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Bill and Rosa's in D'Hanis gets my first vote for CFS (and their fried shrimp is on point as well).

But De Wese's Tip Top Cafe in San Antonio is definitely a top contender as well.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:43 AM   #108
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The CFS at The Barn (I think that's the name) in Van is pretty durn good.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:44 AM   #109
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maybe just me but not too impressed with Mel's, and don't throw Goodson's out there, well overrated. jmo
Agree with you on both. Can't go wrong with a monster Mel though. You wont need to eat for a week after.


Strickland's in Falfurrias is great with the yellow gravy. Heard recently that it's not the same though.

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Old 09-13-2017, 12:10 PM   #110
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I know you've eaten one or twenty CFS at Moutons. Is Crazy Gals better? How much?


I can vouch for Crazy Gals as well


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Old 09-13-2017, 12:23 PM   #111
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Hofbrau in Porter - the Texas size Lives up to its name - and is pretty **** good IMO.

Goodson's in Tomball used to be top rated. I've heard people say it's not the same as it used to be. I went there for the first time about a year ago and I thought it was great.


Can't go wrong with Hofbrau IMO.


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Old 09-13-2017, 12:28 PM   #112
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Goodson's or Mel's, both in Tomball.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:34 PM   #113
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Ojeda's in Menard has a mighty fine Chicken Fried Steak
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:38 PM   #114
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:03 PM   #115
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Agree with you on both. Can't go wrong with a monster Mel though. You wont need to eat for a week after.


Strickland's in Falfurrias is great with the yellow gravy. Heard recently that it's not the same though.

Agree with you on the monster as well!
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:20 PM   #116
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maybe just me but not too impressed with Mel's, and don't throw Goodson's out there, well overrated. jmo
Mels and goodsons were essentially the same at one time. Family feud split them. One side got the name (goodsons) the other side got the recipe book (mels). The original goodsons was right at the intersection of e huffsmith and stanolind. Next door to the mechanic shop right up the street from mels current location. I dont think Goodsons has been the same since the fire IMO


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It's insane how much food they put in front of you. I can't eat half of it.

You aint kidding!! First time I went I got a BBQ tater and it was two potatoes that I swore said spalding on the side
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:35 PM   #117
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Another vote for bill and rosa in d'hanis.

I also like Mel's or Goodsons in tomball for local taste


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Old 09-13-2017, 01:54 PM   #118
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Goodsons may be good but it doesn't hold a gnats *** compared to the original
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:13 PM   #119
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Mmmm good!
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:34 PM   #120
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Lone Star Café in Tuscola
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:30 PM   #121
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Need Houston spots please....

Had Dennie's yesterday. Yuck......
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:42 PM   #122
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Need Houston spots please....

Had Dennie's yesterday. Yuck......
Not sure if its been mentioned or not, but The Republic Grille in The Woodlands serves up a pretty tasty CFS
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:56 PM   #123
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Not sure if its been mentioned or not, but The Republic Grille in The Woodlands serves up a pretty tasty CFS


Their stuffed flounder is amazing.


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Old 09-13-2017, 07:04 PM   #124
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Mary's is overrated imo but it's edible

In Ft Worth the Star Cafe is good.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:05 PM   #125
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Ate the one at George's in Waco today, it was very good. Wouldn't be my favorite but dang sure will have it again.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:17 PM   #126
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Yes indeed!! Good eats all around
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:59 PM   #127
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Barth's in Kenedy, Tx. It is a chicken fried steak. Not pounded flat like most. Tender and great home cooking taste. I heard they changed owners and I have not been there in a few years but it used to be great.
I have eaten there a few times for the buffet but never tried the CFS. I will make it a point to stop in soon. The two best CFS places in South Texas years ago back in the 80's were at the Ranch House in Ingleside and Freddy's in Sinton. I would think both have been closed down by now.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:06 PM   #128
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Born and raised in Texas, so lets just say my continually expanding waist is proof I'm not afraid of throwing down CFS. As hard as it might be to believe, its Kelly's at the Village in Allen Texas.

They have an outdoor beer garden, tons of beer on tap and some of the best food around. If you are in or around Allen, Tx give it a try. The food is amazing...
I will have to give them a try sometime. Mary's to me rivals Long John Silvers food in greasiness in their cfs. Most places that I have had cfs their crust alone doubles the size of the cfs and is a hard crust. My dad loves Babes but I haven't had a chance to go there and try it yet myself.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:25 PM   #129
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Mary's is overrated imo but it's edible

In Ft Worth the Star Cafe is good.
This is dang good.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:33 PM   #130
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Born and raised in Texas, so lets just say my continually expanding waist is proof I'm not afraid of throwing down CFS. As hard as it might be to believe, its Kelly's at the Village in Allen Texas.

They have an outdoor beer garden, tons of beer on tap and some of the best food around. If you are in or around Allen, Tx give it a try. The food is amazing...
Im have been in Kellys a lot but never tried it. I will definitely give it a try thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:41 PM   #131
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Lots of places can serve up a nicely breaded hunk of meat. It never fails to amaze me when they then proceed ruin it by ladling on tasteless, nasty, white glop that in no way resembles a decent gravy. It's not that hard!!!
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:18 PM   #132
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Lots of places can serve up a nicely breaded hunk of meat. It never fails to amaze me when they then proceed ruin it by ladling on tasteless, nasty, white glop that in no way resembles a decent gravy. It's not that hard!!!
I agree, but it can also be over done, made too fancy. Hyde Park Bar and Grill in Austin makes a great CFS, but their gravy is made with what must be heavy cream instead of milk because it is too rich and creamy, if that is possible. I still order it and I like it, but it is a bit much.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:24 AM   #133
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Lots of places can serve up a nicely breaded hunk of meat. It never fails to amaze me when they then proceed ruin it by ladling on tasteless, nasty, white glop that in no way resembles a decent gravy. It's not that hard!!!
I like a peppery white gravy but I always get it on the side. Don't like a mushy chicken fry.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:16 PM   #134
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Speaking of Bud Jones, went there today
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:12 PM   #135
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Due to this thread I been hankering a CFS for 2 days. Well I went and got one today for dinner at the closest place to the office. Hickory Hollow off washington ave. It was large and looked great.

While full as a tick I still got a hankering
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:23 PM   #136
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maybe just me but not too impressed with Mel's, and don't throw Goodson's out there, well overrated. jmo


Agree on both points.

I like hickory hollow by the horse track.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:44 PM   #137
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Speaking of Bud Jones, went there today
After seeing that. I might have to visit this weekend.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:53 PM   #138
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Edgars and Gladys cafe in Nordheim Tx
Have you had 5D's Steakhouse CFS, yet?
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:54 PM   #139
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The CFS at The Brandin Iron in Marquez, TX is really good.


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Old 09-14-2017, 11:12 PM   #140
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Have you had 5D's Steakhouse CFS, yet?
No not yet. Usually get the sirloin steak salad or a ribeye when we eat there for lunch. Will have to give it a try next time.
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I was going to let this thread go, but my wife told me I HAD to mention this one. The Rockett Cafe in downtown Rockett, Texas has a chicken fried steak you can use as a blanket. The large one hangs off a platter and is outstanding. I shouldn't have, but I ate the whole thing.
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:36 PM   #142
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:46 PM   #143
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Orsak's in Fayetteville makes a great cfs
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:08 PM   #144
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Went there today for lunch. STILL GOOD!


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Old 09-15-2017, 07:09 PM   #145
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:33 PM   #146
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We split a Kelly's CFS tonight. Had to salt and pepper it up. Defiantly looking for a better one. Killen's BBQ has good ratings......
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Old 09-15-2017, 08:36 PM   #147
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Hard to beat Mary's.
I've tried several and I agree with this. Hard to beat a Mary's CFS!
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Old 09-15-2017, 09:13 PM   #148
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Old 09-15-2017, 11:48 PM   #149
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Orsak's in Fayetteville makes a great cfs
And a heck of a burger with fries to choke a horse
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We split a Kelly's CFS tonight. Had to salt and pepper it up. Defiantly looking for a better one. Killen's BBQ has good ratings......
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:44 AM   #150
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Mesquite Pit in Mineral Wells is a good one.
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