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OST Restaurant

305 Main St, Bandera, TX 78003
830 796 3836
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Ranked #3 of 28 restaurants in Bandera
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Where else would you eat in the Cowboy Capital of the world? Of course, where John Wayne ate! Definitely good food, good portions and friendly service. Don't expect 5-star dining, but its a fun experience. Sit at the bar on the saddles for the ultimate cowboy experience.

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Carrollton, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Order the cheap and huge tacos! $1.50 per giant taco. Also breakfast anytime. Yes, it's kitschy but that's the charming part. Service excellent plus the menagerie of locals is entertainment enough .

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College Station, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Wd love eating at down-home local restaurants and this fit the bill for a great one. We had breakfast there two mornings and the pancakes were absolutely delicious! The supper we tried was one of the best hamburgers we've had, probably no small surprise since I'm sure their grill is well-seasoned after being open so many years. We hear that... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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218 reviews 218 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

OST has been around for years serving up some of the best food in Bandera -- the large Chicken Fried Steak can be shared and is quite good. Lots of things in the place dedicated to John Wayne -- place gets quite crowded during lunch on weekends so time your stop to before/after lunch rush and you can get a... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A friend and I stopped in Bandera for lunch after exploring the ghost town of Old D'Hanis and ended up at OST. We were charmed as soon as we walked into the restaurant. The saddle bar stools, John Wayne decor, and covered wagon salad bar added so much western character to this restaurant. The food (we ordered chicken fried steak)... More

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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Dropping in late an afternoon, dying for a coffee break on the road, the friendly people at OST saved our day! Even the difficult person in our party who wanted ice coffee got what he wanted!

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Cedar Park, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were on our return trip from ridding the twisted sisters and stopped in this place,(Breakfast time) wow back in time we go!!. but the food was great and so much of it i could hardly eat all of it, The prices were outstanding, The staff very nice. i mean really where can u get two people stuffed for $14.00... More

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Hondo, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

OST has the best Chicken Fried Chicken I've ever tasted. They also have a good salad bar and pretty decent breakfast. The OST has a western theme including Saddle seats at the bar and walls covered with pictures of John Wayne. This is one of the best American Restaurants I've been too.

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Spring, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I attend the Thunder Biker Rallies in Bandera every year, and always eat here at least two times each rally. The food is good, and they serve you huge portions. Because it's during the rally, the place is always crowded, but the service is great, and the food always comes out hot. Breakfast there is soooooo good....

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Austin, TX
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went there especially for the chicken fried steak but found the salad bar to be the better offering. The cfs was good, not great, but the salad bar had a very nice and varied selection. Further, while the cfs may not have been great, the buttermilk pie certainly was. Interesting place and very friendly service.

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