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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea

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  • 79
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 4
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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
Great cheap food

W had a very good cheap dinner. Th enchiladas were vey good. My husband had the fajitas which were very good. The cobbler for desert was ok but not great-would not recommend it. The saddles for bar stools were fun

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Susan C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

OST can be counted on. In a world were establishments are trying to keep up with the Food Network, OST is one that exceeds expectations by just doing what a consumer expects. This time we visited for breakfast and the self serve coffee bar was the first clue we would be okay. It is a "cowboy" breakfast selection with rib... More 

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Palmer, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We breakfasted in Bandera at the OST because of all the raves by locals of having an "experience" to remember. We found the restaurant itself interesting because of its unique presence in the community and being that it is so old, but the food was really average to poor and the wait staff unremarkable. It didn't help that we went... More 

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Pilot Point, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were led to believe that OST was the best place to eat in Bandera. If so, they are in trouble! Food was less than adequate; service was willing but unremarkable; setting was interesting if you are really into John Wayne. Would not go back!

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you like the old fashioned home cooked breakfast, this is your spot. Fresh coffee, great food, western style ambiance and friendly staff. quick service will get you in and out very fast, or you can sit and enjoy your stay as long as you like.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

W had a very good cheap dinner. Th enchiladas were vey good. My husband had the fajitas which were very good. The cobbler for desert was ok but not great-would not recommend it. The saddles for bar stools were fun

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Witham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My children had a wonderful time here, they loved the saddle bar stools and enjoyed the food. The staff were friendly and welcoming and made the experience great fun.

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League City, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was disappointed by their Chili Releno Combo Plate. I had way too much cheese. I ordered the beef filled releno, but it still had cheese in it and cheese sauce was poured over everthing, including the beans. Cheese almost tasted like Velveeta. Wife had hamburger and onion rings and they were good, not exceptional, just good. Service was ok,... More 

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Highlands, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Place has been here forever, the outside is nothing special. Inside however, you *know* you're in Texas! Probably the cowboy capital of Texas, which of course, is saying something. Prices here are crazy cheap, the quality very good, service is excellent. I wouldn't think about visiting Bandera without coming here!

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

You know it's gonna be good when the place is full of locals! Came about noon of a Spring Break Saturday, we had such a sweet server. She was cute, helpful and told us about so many delicious options, I wasn't sure what to order! We decided on the Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes and the salad bar. It was... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love to come here with my family and be starred down by the whole town. We are northen people but love cowboy pizza and this town so much. We atart everyday here at ost. Do it. You will need a nap. Haha.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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