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Readers Recommend: April 2009

Texas Highways readers are like our field reporters, so find out what these readers recommend.

If you know of a noteworthy Lone Star attraction, restaurant, event or product, write or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: Readers Recommend, Texas Highways, Box 141009, Austin 78714-1009. See the print edition for additional details.

The Maxican

On a trip back to Texas we found an incredible restaurant in Burnet. The Maxican is a family-owned and operated restaurant located in an older home. The husband, Max Cardenas, is the chief cook. His wife, Amber Cardenas, is a “jack of all trades,” and her grandmother, Jeanette Mulhollan, is the wonderful hostess. When she seats you she gives you a quick and relaxing shoulder rub and welcomes you to the restaurant. The food is absolutely incredible!

KEN AND SUSIE MIDDLETON, Henderson, Kentucky

Town Cafe

Recently my wife and I had lunch at the Town Café in Centerville. I had the best store-bought hamburger I have eaten since I used to frequent Newman’s Drive Inn at Dalhart in the early 1950s. My wife had the homemade vegetable-beef soup and said it was as good as she had ever eaten!

Town Café is on the corner of Texas 75 and Texas 7; 903/536-2919.


Ye Ole Butcher Shop

For one of the best burgers in North Texas, head to Ye Ole Butcher Shop in downtown Plano. Jeff Sparks has been dressing these burgers for forever, either beef or buffalo. Can’t go wrong. You’ll need to share the fries, though—way too many for one person.


Fishes and Loaves

If you’re near La Grange, drive out of town on Texas 159 and try the Fishes and Loaves Family Restaurant. They have an excellent and reasonably priced buffet for lunch with friendly service. A full menu is offered in the evening.

Fishes and Loaves Family Restaurant is at 4601 Texas 159; 979/249-4244

Cedars on the Brazos River B&B

Check out the wonderful Cedars on the Brazos Bed & Breakfast/Country Inn in Glen Rose, with special proprietors Janice and Lloyd Lewis. 


Contact TH

We want to hear from you! Send feedback and recommendations to: Texas High­ways, Box 141009, Austin 78714-1009. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Print  edition space con­­straints prevent us from publishing every comment/suggestion we receive. We reserve the right to edit items. Because we’re unable to check out every recommendation, and because hours vary and details can change, please call ahead for more information.  


From the April 2009 issue.

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