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Cafe at the Ridge

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13439 S Ranch Road 783 (Harper Road), Kerrville, TX 78028
+1 830-896-0420
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Cafe at The Ridge is a place to gather, not just around a plate of...
The Cafe at The Ridge is a place to gather, not just around a plate of great food, but around each other. The Ridge offers a place to share stories over a glass of sweet tea and a chicken fried steak. All of our delicious family recipes are created using only the freshest of ingredients and are perfect for the whole family.
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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Experience this Time

Our last experience at this Cafe was not very good. This time everything went quite well. Service was good. The food made our tummies very happy. Our ladies lunch group will be going back. P.S. I was happy to see a friend is now a chef at the Cafe. He has been various places in Kerrville... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
Cowgirl10_10
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Kerrville, Texas
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Harper, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I drove down from Harper to give this place a try. Thoroughly impressed. I had a Philly cheese steak with fried green tomatoes, she had an appetizer sampler. Everything was well prepared, arrived hot, and tasted great. Server (Debbie?) was very friendly and provided great service. Would recommend and will definitely be back. Hopefully we can catch... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michael M
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thanks for driving in from Harper to give us a try, Michael! We are thrilled to see you and your wife enjoyed your meal and that you were so pleased that you're planning on coming back! We would definitely recommend coming in on a night we have live music (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings). Thanks again for your feedback and... More 

Albuquerque
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Again, a great little restaurant in Hill Country. I went for the Fried Green tomatoes & outdoor dining. Neither disappointed. Really good food & bustling lunch crowd. Had my dog, so didn't get to see the bakery or other inside areas. But great food & friendly wait staff.

Helpful?
Thank PJPEJ
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying our outdoor dining area! We hope you'll stop in again for some fried green tomatoes soon! Best, The Cafe at the Ridge Family More 

Kerrville, Texas
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Our last experience at this Cafe was not very good. This time everything went quite well. Service was good. The food made our tummies very happy. Our ladies lunch group will be going back. P.S. I was happy to see a friend is now a chef at the Cafe. He has been various places in Kerrville, and I have always... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cowgirl10_10
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Cowgirl10_10! We're pleased to see you enjoyed your recent experience with us and happy to see your group will continue to lunch with us! We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Best, The Cafe at the Ridge Family More 

Fredericksburg, Texas
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

My wife and I live in Fredericksburg, so a trip to Cafe at the Ridge is a little bit of a trek. It's a testament to the food and the atmosphere that we've now been several times. Without fail, our food has been fresh and delicious. I tried the green tomato BLT today for the first time, and can recommend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Michael C
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic review and suggestions, Michael! We also greatly appreciate your recommendations of the green tomato BLT, jalapeno sourdough and onion rings. We’ll also take a look at trying to make gluten free onion rings (we’ll see if we can make it work). We are also very thankful that you and your wife drive from... More 

Stonewall, Texas
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Located approximately 7 miles east of Kerrville on Harper Road, this unique restaurant is well worth the drive. In addition to the restaurant a bakery with many delicious items is located inside. I describe this restaurant as comfort food made to order. We (4 Persons) eat here at least two to three times per month. Each time some of us... More 

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Thank 2dranch
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review, 2dranch, and for your loyalty! Two to three times a month? That's wonderful! We greatly appreciate your wonderful recommendations, and recommend that you and your friends come one of our movie screenings - it's a great experience! Thank you again for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you and your... More 

Barstow
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We ate there on an evening when they were pretty packed. The chicken fried steak was tender, breading was good. Didn't care for the way they did the fried okra, and at least two of the fried green tomatoes were red instead of green. The waitress said "they must have ripened up".

Helpful?
Thank Clifford F
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Clifford. We are pleased to see you enjoyed the chicken fried steak, but sorry to see you didn't really care for the okra and fried green tomatoes. We appreciate your feedback and will take it back to our kitchen staff to see if any improvements can be made. Thank you again for your feedback, and... More 

Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

The food was great and the service was excellent! This is such a unique place with people that really like what they're doing! What a great combination to make for a fabulous experience! This is going to be my new favorite place!

Helpful?
Thank Smileman123
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your fantastic review, Smileman123! We are thrilled to see that we are becoming your new favorite place and that you had such a fabulous experience with us. We greatly appreciate your warm recommendation and we can’t wait to see you here again soon! Best, The Café at the Ridge Family More 

Texas
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174 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a local cafe and bakery between Kerrville and Harper. The pulled pork sandwich was served correctly with cole slaw on the homemade bun, and was a generous serving. We also had the Greek salad (though it wasn't called that on the menu) which looked very unusual. All the ingredients except for the lettuce had been molded into a... More 

Helpful?
Thank travgal0766
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, travgal0766. We're pleased to see you enjoyed your pulled pork sandwich and salad. We just switched to a new menu, so we appreciate your feedback as we're still working on a few kinks! Thank you again for taking the time to write us a review, and we hope you'll come see us again in the... More 

D'Hanis, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A group of us traveling in from various distant towns met at the Cafe at the Ridge for a special birthday dinner. When we asked if we could bring in a cake so that it wouldn't melt in the car, we were told, "No." The menu is misleading concerning entrees and which ones come with sides and which ones do... More 

Helpful?
Thank M L
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, M L. We are very sorry to see that you and your party did not enjoy your time here, especially since you were here to celebrate a birthday. We are looking into the confusion concerning the entrees that include sides and ones that do not and possibly changing the wording on our menu. We are... More 

Blanco, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The atmosphere was nice. The waitress was sweet. The food lacked flavor. I ordered the chicken fried chicken and it was dry and tasted a little sour. The beans lacked seasoning and didn't seemed to be fully cooked. The gravy was so thick you could stand your fork in it. The mashed potatoes were dull lacking flavor as well. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank jimmyjamz2015
Billy L, Manager at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Hello jimmyjamz2015, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your honest feedback and will take your comments to our kitchen staff to see where we can make any improvements. All of our recipes are made with the freshest quality ingredients and prepared from beloved recipes that have been passed down throughout the years. We are sorry and disappointed to see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13439 S Ranch Road 783 (Harper Road), Kerrville, TX 78028
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kerrville
  • Phone Number: +1 830-896-0420

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Cafe at The Ridge is a place to gather, not just around a plate of great food, but around each other. The Ridge offers a place to share stories over a glass of sweet tea and a chicken fried steak. All of our delicious family recipes are created using only the freshest of ingredients and are perfect for the whole family.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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