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Old 11-17-2022, 10:55 PM   #1
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Kid was lucky enough to draw a hunt at south llano river. Heading there next month…
Looking for recommendations for a few places to eat..dads rule is when it’s daddy/daughter, we don’t do fast food or chain restaurants….

needing mainly dinner but gimme what you got for dinner and/or breakfast….dad loves BBQ but this trip is all about the lucky huntress… She is a sucker for greasy hamburgers followed up closely by good chicken fried steaks… if those two are lacking in town, she loves Mexican…

Hoping y’all can lead me right…hope to cap off an evening or two of bagging a few axis with taking her out to celebrate with a great meal…
Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:00 PM   #2
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Reading the Brady Bar-B-Q thread, don't eat at Coopers in Junction
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:04 PM   #3
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Lum's for BBQ. It's awesome. Avoid Cooper's like the plague.

Isaak's for home cooking - breakfast, lunch or supper.

There are a couple of Mexican places that are decent.

Padder's Porch is not bad.

It's about a 20 minute drive to Roosevelt, but the Back Door Cafe at the feed store out there is great. Steaks, chicken fried steak, burgers, sometimes shrimp or salmon and such on the weekends. It's worth the drive if you have the time.
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:05 PM   #4
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Junction Burger Company for a great burger. We love Lums bbq. Izsaack restaurant for a decent breakfast.
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:05 PM   #5
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Lum's for BBQ. It's awesome. Avoid Cooper's like the plague.

Isaak's for home cooking - breakfast, lunch or supper.

There are a couple of Mexican places that are decent.

Padder's Porch is not bad.

It's about a 20 minute drive to Roosevelt, but the Back Door Cafe at the feed store out there is great. Steaks, chicken fried steak, burgers, sometimes shrimp or salmon and such on the weekends. It's worth the drive if you have the time.

Pretty much what he said, except I have never heard of Padders Porch!

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Old 11-17-2022, 11:07 PM   #6
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Pretty much what he said, except I have never heard of Padders Porch!

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It's out on the south side of town near the city limit sign on the way to the Park. They'll rent you a kayak and shuttle you on a float trip, and then they'll feed you and maybe even have some live music when you're done.
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:10 PM   #7
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Isaak's is a must. This is the best place for chicken fried steak and just good ole home cooking.
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:11 PM   #8
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We've eaten at Lums and we'd definitely go back.
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:19 PM   #9
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Gracias for the quick responses!
We’re going down a day early so possibly dad will be able to eat lums bbq before the hunt, haha…
Sounds like there’s a place for burgers one night and chicken fry’s the next, we’re going to be in hog heaven.
Since we’re going down a day early, I may try that breakfast…
Thanks green screen!
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Old 11-17-2022, 11:23 PM   #10
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Lum's!
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Old 11-18-2022, 01:01 AM   #11
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Isaaks, i used to camp at the state park and would eat there daily
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Old 11-18-2022, 06:18 AM   #12
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If you decide to venture to Roosevelt, make sure you call ahead and make a reservation It will fill up this time of the year.
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Old 11-18-2022, 06:23 AM   #13
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Everything that has been mentioned is great. There is also little cafe that has great breakfast. If your driving through town on the main strip from the south it will be on your left side after the burger place. The name escapes me but the breakfast is dam good.


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Old 11-18-2022, 06:41 AM   #14
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isaak's for sure
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Old 11-18-2022, 06:53 AM   #15
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Yep, they all have been covered. Good luck to ya'll/her :-)!!
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Old 11-18-2022, 07:45 AM   #16
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I used to love Cooper's. Last time I was through there it was very different.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:02 AM   #17
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Lum’s bbq is very good, I think they need to re-examine all of the side items. They are all served ice cold, so skip them a get a bag of chips like the locals. Their desserts look pretty good.

We found a burger place a little farther S of Lum’s that was excellent.

In September we had dinner at the Mexican restaurant, would definitely go back. Spoke with the Senorita that owns it, and she said they were broken into the previous night. So keep your vehicle in sight if possible.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:07 AM   #18
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Reading the Brady Bar-B-Q thread, don't eat at Coopers in Junction
Ditto this
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:21 AM   #19
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Seen it said before but worth repeating. DO NOT EAT AT COOPERS IN JUNCTION!
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:25 AM   #20
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Lum's must be the Jekyll and Hyde of BBQ, everyone says it is great, but it absolutely sucked when we were there about a month ago. Isaak's was pretty good.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:41 AM   #21
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I’m not sure if Milky Way is still in business as it’s been a couple years since I frequented junction but that was my favorite place to eat there. Great burgers. Also, back door cafe in Roosevelt is great. It’s behind the feed store.
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:45 AM   #22
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Been almost 20 yrs since we had a lease in Junction, but when I was a kid, Isaaks was the place to eat for home cooking. Coopers isn't affiliated with coopers in Llano and is hot garbage.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:14 AM   #23
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I find myself going to Roosevelt to eat way more than I go to Junction. It is very good.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:16 AM   #24
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I’m not sure if Milky Way is still in business as it’s been a couple years since I frequented junction but that was my favorite place to eat there. Great burgers. Also, back door cafe in Roosevelt is great. It’s behind the feed store.
I don’t even know how coppers is still in business, everyone knows it’s trash

Lums is great 9 out of 10 times.

I always wanted to try the Milky Way, just cause it looks good. I got breakfast tacos there last month and was disappointed. Would try again for a burger because a place that looks like that has to have amazing burgers.

Where’s the best place for tacos?
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:27 AM   #25
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I don’t even know how coppers is still in business, everyone knows it’s trash

Lums is great 9 out of 10 times.

I always wanted to try the Milky Way, just cause it looks good. I got breakfast tacos there last month and was disappointed. Would try again for a burger because a place that looks like that has to have amazing burgers.

Where’s the best place for tacos?

The old bait shop across the road from the grocery store has the best tacos in my opinion.
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Old 11-18-2022, 09:59 AM   #26
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I don’t even know how coppers is still in business, everyone knows it’s trash

Lums is great 9 out of 10 times.

I always wanted to try the Milky Way, just cause it looks good. I got breakfast tacos there last month and was disappointed. Would try again for a burger because a place that looks like that has to have amazing burgers.

Where’s the best place for tacos?
Cooper’s gets the I-10 traffic.
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Old 11-18-2022, 12:39 PM   #27
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The old bait shop across the road from the grocery store has the best tacos in my opinion.
Very true, and the menudo is great as well.

Lum's is as good as it gets in that area
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Old 11-18-2022, 01:28 PM   #28
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Lum's must be the Jekyll and Hyde of BBQ, everyone says it is great, but it absolutely sucked when we were there about a month ago. Isaak's was pretty good.
Never been good the couple of times I've eaten there. Been hunting in Junction almost 10years. I guess compared to Coopers its good??

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Old 11-18-2022, 11:21 PM   #29
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Lum's is as good as it gets in that area
Well said.
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Old 11-19-2022, 01:08 AM   #30
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What’s wrong with Coopers? Never been only curious.
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Old 11-19-2022, 11:48 AM   #31
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Lum’s
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Old 11-19-2022, 02:27 PM   #32
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What’s wrong with Coopers? Never been only curious.
If you enjoy being disappointed and leaving hungry, Cooper’s is the place.
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Old 11-19-2022, 03:35 PM   #33
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Wth? I love Cooper's lol. I always just get moist brisket by the pound.
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Old 11-19-2022, 06:11 PM   #34
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It’s not the same Cooper’s that’s in Llano or New Braunfels and they practically jump down your throat if you ask.
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Old 11-20-2022, 10:34 PM   #35
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Coopers in Junction is owned by different folks. Not the same AT ALL.
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Old 11-20-2022, 11:10 PM   #36
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Coopers in Junction is too pricey for me. Not worth it
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Old 11-21-2022, 12:42 AM   #37
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Yep. Love Paddler's Porch. Haven't been since the new owners bought it but a chill place for a beer and burger.
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Old 11-21-2022, 07:35 PM   #38
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Beef ribs at Lum's used to be the ticket.
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Old 11-22-2022, 03:56 PM   #39
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Lum's is pretty hard to beat. The thing I like is the brisket is whole when you order, so you can get whatever cut you like, however much marbling, however much "bark". The ribs are excellant, as well, as is the jal/cheese sausage. The "cold" sides mentioned above, I'm not sure what was meant. I've gotten beans there and they were hot. Potato/pasta salad and cole slaw are indeed cold, but i kinda like em that way.
If you get turkey or pork loin, meh.
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Old 11-22-2022, 07:37 PM   #40
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Another vote for Lums! I met me wife there! Lol.
The bbq was great. I ordered a piece of chocolate pie for us to split and we received a 1/4 piece of Pie! It was so big we couldn’t finish it.
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