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OST Restaurant

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305 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003
830 796 3836
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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  • 95
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  • 90
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  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
When in Bandera, do as the locals do-eat at OST.

You'll find great service and fine food at OST. We eat there often and enjoy it every time. The menu is basically American comfort food-salad bar, chili, burgers, sandwiches etc. And the prices are as expected-reasonable. The restaurant has an interesting decor- don't miss the John Wayne room!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Pipe Creek, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Pipe Creek, Texas
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You'll find great service and fine food at OST. We eat there often and enjoy it every time. The menu is basically American comfort food-salad bar, chili, burgers, sandwiches etc. And the prices are as expected-reasonable. The restaurant has an interesting decor- don't miss the John Wayne room!

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Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the place to eat if you want normal, good everyday food. In other words this is not a tourist trap or an over priced wear your best clothes restaurant. We ate at 2:00 PM on a Saturday - busy but no problem getting a table. Very good food, I had chicken fried steak and my wife had grill... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is an authentic place, and the food is great. They don't serve alcohol, but you're free to bring your own.

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Boerne, Texas
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food. Usually pretty packed but we've never had to wait more than a couple minutes for a table. Good salad/soup bar. Great specials. Chicken fried steak is awesome and their breakfast menu is superb. Been many times and never been disappointed.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This place is a treat! From the decor to the simple laid-back feel you can't go wrong. We had a large group stop in for an early dinner. Pleasing 9 people in a single spot is always a challenge and everyone left happy, full and ready to go back. We were greeted with a smile and had fantastic service. And,... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

lots of locals eat here - definitely a good sign. Must try the ranch chicken - one of the best meals I've had.

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G-Patch, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We popped into the OST for an early lunch on the National Day of the American Cowboy, and it was a pretty dang good experience! The last time we were in Bandera, there was a long wait to get in, but this time, we were seated quickly in a dining room that was part dining room, part shrine to John... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have eaten here a few times and have been impressed with the food. The chicken fried steak is average at best and the hamburgers were a real disappointment. There are a lot of photos of John Wayne and some other western stars hanging on the wall, but that don't make the food good. I can't imagine The Duke eating... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went to this restaurant twice while vacationing in Bandera. The first time was for lunch. We ordered burgers and they were very good and the staff was fairly prompt. The second time we went was on our way out of town on a Sunday and there was a 15 minute wait which we didn't mind at all (it gave... More 

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Kirbyville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Waitress was very attentive, great food,(huge chicken fried steak)love the atmosphere. Just need sweet tea! Even took pictures on the saddle bar stools.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bandera
  • Phone Number: 830 796 3836

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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