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The Smokestack Restaurant

239 Private Road 741, Mingus, TX 76463-6200
+1 254-672-5560
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
239 Private Road 741, Mingus, TX 76463-6200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop when heading from Abilene toward Dallas-Ft. Worth & eastbound. This time was disappointing. Cold grits, cold gravy, warm pancake (wouldn't melt butter). Eggs & bacon were good. Very slow service.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here 3 times in past year. SOME items were excellent (Rare steak salad, for one;) Yesterday. lunch special chicken fried steak? Meat not particular tender and seasoning was sort of bland. I liked the potatoes, but wife found them "instant." (We disagreed.) Peach...More

Thank Brad-Sandy
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Stopped in for a quick breakfast while en route to San Angelo. My running buddy has been here a dozen times or more but this was the first time for me. We both had the #1 breakfast. Can't remember the name of it, the Rustler...More

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here for many years and never had a bad meal. The restaurant is in a historic building right on I20 and is full of historic photos and mining memorabilia. The menu is varied and tasty. My wife had a catfish plate with very...More

Thank TexasEagle
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Great place for a meal. We had lunch here and were really surprised at how good the food and service were. This place really is out in the middle of nowhere but has quite a history as THE main coal mining center for Texas serving...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 19 November 2017

What a great place for Texas hospitality, down home cookin, large portions and good food. We have pasted by on numerous occasions, but had time and we were hungry for an early morning breakfast. The menu has a significant selection of breakfast items that will...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Lot of history in this place. From the fried catfish, chicken fried steak, burgers and our personal favorite fried chicken livers, it's all great!! We plan our trip west to stop there! You won't be disappointed!!

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Everything is homemade. We stopped on our trip back to home because it was recommended to us. Directly off the highway which is a good location. Fried mushrooms were good, homemade ranch and salad that had homemade croutons were great! We had the small chicken...More

Thank Jodi R
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Josh was a terrific server! Priced about $7.00. plan on a take home box for Texas size portions. Best- meatloaf and chicken fried steak. Everything is homemade from scratch, even the salad croutons. Open every day. About 7-10. Homemade yeast rolls and bisquits. Great interesting...More

Thank TravelinTexans77
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Stopped on a Friday night and ordered the special. Other tables were seated, got their food, and a few left while we waited. The servers totally ignored our table (no drink refills, no updates on food, no check of any kind). Food was luke warm...More

Thank TXCharley714
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Private Road 741, Mingus, TX 76463-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Mingus
  • Phone Number: +1 254-672-5560
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