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12 Gage

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American, Southwestern
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Gage Hotel, Marathon, TX
+1 432-386-4205
18:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 18:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Most of our meal was wonderful and delicious. The drinks and wine list were fantastic. The stuffed quail, Southwest Ceaser salad, and meatloaf were all extremely well done and satisfying. Only disappointment was the Mac-N-Cheese, hence the 4/5 rating. It was served luke warm and lacked the savory flavor I was expecting.

Thank Jeff D
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One thing that was obvious after checking into the Gage Hotel was that this is really the ONLY place to eat in Marathon, TX. There are a few places still listed in TripAdvisor, Google, etc., but they are mostly all closed or not open for dinner. But that's only a complaint if you're looking for variety, as this restaurant servers... More 

Thank Doug G
Arlington, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solid 3 1/2 stars. Well intentioned and creative menu but the execution left a little to be desired. I suppose they are going for west Texas chic/steakhouse and as I said in the title, for where it is, it's pretty good. We started with a Caesar salad and the lettuce was fresh and crunchy but the dressing was not very... More 

Thank tpompa7
Loveland, Ohio
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot say enough how wonderful our food was at the 12 Gage! The 4 adults at our table had an assortment of foods and everything was tremendous! My filet was so flavorful and tender, but even veggies and salads were so good! We had such a wonderful time! Thanks 12Gage!

Thank Pamela F
Columbia, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner there both nights that we were in Marathon. Obviously we really liked it or we would not have returned. Every entrée that our party of four ate was delicious. On the second night, we found out that you can order from the bar menu even if you are not eating in the bar. That might be helpful... More 

Thank GrammarCopTennessee
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here again to celebrate my birthday, and the food and the service was unbelievable. We ate here both nights that we stayed in Marathon, and our meals were exceptional. We had a different waiter each night, and they made our experience even more enjoyable. The second night they were each coming by, and joking with us about which... More 

Thank RobClark-Texas
Georgetown, Texas
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182 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a well-done upscale steakhouse in a historic setting. We had the $45 steak and the $30 bacon-wrapped elk & buffalo meatloaf. Both were excellent! The staff were attentive, if not overly friendly. This was a special treat, but we will certainly eat here again if passing through.

Thank crusadercc
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Osso Buco and Lobster salad were excellent. It always amazes us when you can get a super meal in far out West Texas. Worth the stay over just to enjoy this wonderful restaurant.

Thank Philip D
Aubrey, Texas
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food was the best, the staff was very attentive, and the restaurant was clean. This was the best pork chops and mashed potatoes I have had in a long time.

Thank EmKay823
Lansing MI
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We travel through Marathon each time we visit Big Bend National Park and have stayed in town, toured the hotel but have never eaten at the 12 Gage Restaurant until tonight. Who would think in West Texas there would be a restaurant of such high quality with some of the best food we've eaten at a restaurant in ages. Yes,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gage Hotel, Marathon, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 432-386-4205
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?