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Old 10-01-2020, 12:07 PM   #1
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This is the Castell General Store just west of Llano. This place is only 5 miles from my property and never knew it existed until a couple weeks ago. Went to do some scouting before bow season and figured I give it a try. The signs inside are something I feel the majority of us can agree with. It's a local dive spot with a good beer selection, burgers and bbq and steaks in the weekend. Spread the word to like minded individuals and stop by. Austin people and the like, just pretend this didnt exist.
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:12 PM   #2
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Dang good burgers!
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:12 PM   #3
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Cool place and good swimming hole in the summer. I believe the first weekend in May they have Testicle Festival ( calf fries ) which is pretty cool. TPWD also will release trout there

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Old 10-01-2020, 12:33 PM   #4
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Going to have to give it a try sometime.
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:37 PM   #5
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Use to love stopping at that place, glad to see its still there.

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Old 10-01-2020, 12:40 PM   #6
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Don't fool yourself- there are plenty of hippies and Austin folk that hang out in Castell.
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:42 PM   #7
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Don't fool yourself- there are plenty of hippies and Austin folk that hang out in Castell.
As long as they dont try to change it because their feelings get hurt I'm okay with that. Not all Austin people are bad, I think we can all agree that the majority of people from austin who are member's on here are good people.
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:45 PM   #8
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Don't fool yourself- there are plenty of hippies and Austin folk that hang out in Castell.
Most are redneck hippies. You get a few of the weird ones. Its always been rumored the Castell is a huge Swingers Community but don't know if there is any truth to it.
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:47 PM   #9
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As long as they dont try to change it because their feelings get hurt I'm okay with that. Not all Austin people are bad, I think we can all agree that the majority of people from austin who are member's on here are good people.
I’d worry about your Houston folks equally. Lol
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:52 PM   #10
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Home of Cockaroo the famous rooster.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...ws-6191930.php
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:01 PM   #11
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Most are redneck hippies. You get a few of the weird ones. Its always been rumored the Castell is a huge Swingers Community but don't know if there is any truth to it.


Ewww. Gross.


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Old 10-01-2020, 01:02 PM   #12
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Home of Cockaroo the famous rooster.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/new...ws-6191930.php
Famous Rooster is now mounted and on display in the store. Haven't been in several yrs. Need to go back soon, just 30-40 minutes from the house.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:07 PM   #13
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Steak day is a great day to visit Castell as well.

OP, I cant be too far from you - you say 5 Miles away, I am 9.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:14 PM   #14
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Great place to hang out and drink beer.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:26 PM   #15
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Been going there for many, many years. Randy is good people.
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Old 10-01-2020, 01:30 PM   #16
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I do a bicycle gravel race there every year.
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Old 10-01-2020, 02:14 PM   #17
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A buddy of mine and myself road our Harley’s down there a couple of years ago. That owner is a character. Lol. Kept us laughing for hours. I have his business card in my truck, Home of the giant cock.
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Old 10-01-2020, 02:18 PM   #18
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A buddy of mine and myself road our Harley’s down there a couple of years ago. That owner is a character. Lol. Kept us laughing for hours. I have his business card in my truck, Home of the giant cock.
I went to school in Llano with his sons. Mr. Leifeste always been a character.
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Old 10-01-2020, 02:46 PM   #19
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Frequent it often. My lease is only 8.5 miles west of it.
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Old 10-01-2020, 03:03 PM   #20
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If I am ever up there I will give it a try.
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Old 10-01-2020, 03:05 PM   #21
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How does my post get deleted for naming a public festival (and dang good time)?
lol
Maybe somebody's feelings got hurt.
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Old 10-01-2020, 03:24 PM   #22
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My brother in law's deer lease is about 5 miles from there as well. They have a few beers there every trip.
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Old 10-01-2020, 03:38 PM   #23
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Love the general store and Joe’s Bar in Llano. And I’m from Austin. Well, Bee Cave. :-)
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Old 10-01-2020, 04:32 PM   #24
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I have hunted out that way for seven years and have never been by there. I really need to give that place a try.
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:06 PM   #25
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The burgers are good. The BBQ can be good too, but Ive also had it on an off day as well. Need to try the steaks though.
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:07 PM   #26
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Tommy's Pizza in Llano is really good too. Cooked in a mesquite fired oven.
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:26 PM   #27
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That place was featured kinda in Texas Monthly in a article about "gravel grinding" (riding road bikes on gravel back roads)...sounds like a nice outta the way stop.
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Old 10-01-2020, 06:58 PM   #28
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Only had the burger. But I'd do it all over again
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Old 10-01-2020, 11:26 PM   #29
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My place is about 10 miles from there. Was there last weekend.
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Old 10-02-2020, 02:11 AM   #30
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Back in the 90s, before the cell phone, we’d go there every night to call our wives on the pay phone! We hunted just up 29 from the county road to Castell.

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Old 10-02-2020, 06:53 AM   #31
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My folks have a place near Doss, and we make a trip or two to Castell every year, for the burgers, beer, and the swimming hole.


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Old 10-02-2020, 07:02 AM   #32
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My folks have a place near Doss, and we make a trip or two to Castell every year, for the burgers, beer, and the swimming hole.
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Where y’all at near Doss. We are 5 miles N. On 783
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:06 AM   #33
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We go quite a bit. Love the place.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:09 AM   #34
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Very nice place, stop by there a few times, good bbq and cold beer, have gotten pretty good landing that ring on the tree

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Old 10-02-2020, 07:10 AM   #35
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Where y’all at near Doss. We are 5 miles N. On 783
You must be right near or on the place the pipeline crosses? A buddy of mine owns that place. Great deer. And six miles as a crow flies from our place.
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Old 10-02-2020, 08:47 AM   #36
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I've driven by it numerous times, never stopped. My grandmother was a Leifeste and was born and raised in Castell on the Llano river. Both of my grandparents are buried in the cemetery at the Methodist Church in Castell. Sounds like I need to make a trip out that way this fall.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:04 PM   #37
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You must be right near or on the place the pipeline crosses? A buddy of mine owns that place. Great deer. And six miles as a crow flies from our place.


That’s our neighbor. Lange.


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Old 10-02-2020, 07:12 PM   #38
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Yes sir. We do a lot of varmint hunting in that area.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:48 PM   #39
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Stopped in there on our way into town from a day lease. Didn’t know the food was good or we would have tried it. We were on our way to coopers. The food was the best part of the weekend cause day lease hunting was terrible.
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Old 10-02-2020, 09:26 PM   #40
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Great place and great people who own it.
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:31 PM   #41
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Famous Rooster is now mounted and on display in the store. Haven't been in several yrs. Need to go back soon, just 30-40 minutes from the house.
Yes sir the died the year prior to our I st visit to Castell.
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Old 10-04-2020, 09:31 PM   #42
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about 5 min from us just across 29. Beers always go down nice and cold!
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