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Hill Country Cupboard

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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101 S US Highway 281, PO BOX 524, Johnson City, TX 78636
+1 830-868-4625
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Clearwater, Florida
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107 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

World's best Chicken Fried steak.. Maybe a stretch for "world's Best" but pretty darn good and tasty. My wife had pot roast which was very good. Had a slice of buttermilk pie which tasted more llke cold bread pudding . Soft drinks and beer come in cans. Would go back for the CFS.

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Thank jslingo
Sandra T, Manager at Hill Country Cupboard, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We hand batter every steak per order and our Blue plate specials cooked fresh everyday. Come back and try our breakfast (we serve all day). Thank you again and come back and visit us soon. More 

Marshall, Minnesota
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for breakfast while visiting the LBJ Ranch. Breakfast was very good and lots of food. Its an older establishment and the service was so so but I would stop back again. I enjoy the older small town cafe feel.

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Thank HRambler
Sandra T, Manager at Hill Country Cupboard, responded to this review

Hill Country Cupboard is one of oldest diners in town and holds true to the small town cafe feel. Family owned and family ran. Come by and visit us again soon. More 

Fairview
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any restaurant advertising the "World's Best Chicken Fried Steak" offers a challenge for two native Texans. Of course we had to stop. I ordered the regular (not the large) chicken fried steak, and it was huge. It may not have been the world's BEST, but it would be in the running. My husband ordered the chicken fried pork chops, and... More 

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Thank T. P
Sandra T, Manager at Hill Country Cupboard, responded to this review

Thank you for nice review. We hand batter all our steaks per order to make sure they are tender & crispy at the same time. Come back and try our desserts. The peach cobbler is very peachy and delicious. Don't forget we serve breakfast all day. Thank you again for choosing us & come back again. More 

Dallas
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their chicken fry was really very good. I liked that we could order a whole blackberry cobbler and come back later to pick it up. Everything was very good.

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Thank curly-qs-mom
Sandra T, Manager at Hill Country Cupboard, responded to this review

Thank you for coming by and dining with us. I am so glad we were able to take care of your cobbler to go.. Please, feel free to call us the next time you need a large bakery order. Thank you again. H.C.C More 

Mckinney, TX
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215 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did try their chicken-fried steak and it was fine. Nothing over the top but good. Service is friendly. Food does not come out fast on a week night. I think they only have one cook. Just don't be in a hurry. I would assume that the pies are good here.

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Thank DougGleaner
Sandra T, Manager at Hill Country Cupboard, responded to this review

Thank you for coming by and dining with us. We hand batter all our steaks per order & bake goods are cooked on a daily bases. We apologize for the wait. Hope you will come back and try us again and have some dessert. Thank you again . H.C.C More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The food is very good and the staff was very customer friendly. Kid friendly and reasonable prices. I expectedly larger portions with the large chicken fried steak but it was reasonable.

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Thank Alyssa K
Sandra T, Manager at Hill Country Cupboard, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. We are a locally owned and family run restaurant.We serve breakfast all day and open 7days a week. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again. H.C.C More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Delicious country breakfast. It was evident the people knew what they were doing. Delicious breakfast, complete with grits and gravy. They served the bacon crisp, just as I requested.

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Thank Jerrie B
Sandra T, Manager at Hill Country Cupboard, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, We work hard to make our customers happy. Hope to see you again. Have a wonderful spring break . H.C.C More 

Ozark, Missouri
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The first picture shows the grime and sand-like grit that our first waitress thought was perfectly fine. The impressive looking chicken fried steak in the 4th pic had hair in the gravy; the chilaquiles in the 5th picture was made with sandwich cheese slices and what tasted like pace picante sauce-passable but recommended, though I only ate a few bites.... More 

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Thank Trail_Master_23
Sandra T, Manager at Hill Country Cupboard, responded to this review

Dear Trail Master, We were addressing the hair on the plate with the kitchen staff when the floor manager came back and said you had left. As for the coffee it must have been a bad filter bag. Sometimes they do rip and get a little bite of coffee grinds in the coffee. We apologize for missing you and hope... More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Not bad! Chicken fried steak, pork chops and chicken... a good beer selection and full bar. A real down home, local kind of place.

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Thank James P
Beverly, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

While driving through this little berg, my dad and I could not ignore the sign advertising the World's Best Chicken Fried Steak!! I had to give it a try. Long story short: it's pretty dang good. Is it the best in the world? To be fair, I haven't eaten at every fried steak establishment in the world, but my guess... More 

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Thank Jay_the_Triathlete

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 S US Highway 281, PO BOX 524, Johnson City, TX 78636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 830-868-4625

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?