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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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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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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  • 6
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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
Nice restaurant, bakery and beautiful garden center.

The food and service are always good. Now that spring is here the garden center is stocked and beautiful. There is also a gift shop in the garden center.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
SL262
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food and service are always good. Now that spring is here the garden center is stocked and beautiful. There is also a gift shop in the garden center.

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

Hi SandyML262, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We greatly appreciate your recommendation and we’re thrilled to see you always like our food and service. Also, thank you for giving our gardens a shout out – they are looking great with the return of spring! We hope you’ll come and visit us again... More 

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Just went tonight for our first visit. Food was fantastic. Took home lots of baked goodies. Also tasted phenomenal. However it seemed like since we were not regulars we weren't really important to the servers/ management. We waited more than ten minutes just for our drinks. Being a server myself, I didnt see any excuse for it. The decor and... More 

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

Thank you for your review, aoaruok09, and thank you for stopping in for your first visit. We are thrilled to see you loved the food and baked goods you took home, and apologize for the wait you experienced. We're very disappointed to see you didn't thoroughly enjoy your service here as it is our goal to make all of our... More 

Livingston, Texas
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

A group of eleven of us dined here for lunch. The restaurant is small, but mighty. The menu is varied with choices to fit almost anyone's needs. I ordered the grilled tilapia with grilled vegetables. The tilapia was very good; the grilled vegetables were excellent. My husband ordered the shrimp po'boy with a side of pinto beans. The po'boy was... More 

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

Hi DPerkins1954, Thank you very much for your feedback and kind words. We’re very pleased to see that the majority of your party loved the food, including the grilled tilapia, grilled vegetables, shrimp po’boy and salads. However, we are very disappointed to see that your friend did not enjoy his ham and cheese sandwich. We would have loved the opportunity... More 

Fredericksburg, Texas
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had driven by several times and viewed their Facebook and website. Nice down home personal restaurant. Server was Laurel, helpful and personable. Nice variety of lunch specials. I had the chicken tomato wrap with sweet potato fries, very good. Desserts looked homemade from pies, cookies to cakes and loaves of bread. Definitely will be back and bring my friends. Music... More 

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

Thanks for stopping in and taking the time to write us such a great review, Bobsterson! We’re thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience here and liked your chicken tomato wrap with sweet potato fries. All of our desserts are homemade in our Wildflour bakery – we hope you’ll try some of them the next time you visit! Thank you... More 

Somerset, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A small restaurant but yet large in what they can serve. the food was excellent and prepared just like Mom used to do. Also it has a bakery (rolls for lunch made there) where you can get homemade bread, rolls, cinnamon rolls, ect. and it also has a garden nursery attached which was very nice. just simply a great place... More 

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Billy L, Owner at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Charles156! We are delighted you enjoyed your time here at The Ridge! All of our dishes come from old family recipes, so it is just like Mom made them. Please come see us again soon for some more delicious food and baked goods! Best, The Café at the Ridge Family More 

Kerrville, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The food is good but the draw for me is that they have Delaware Punch. I can't find it anywhere else in the Hill Country There is a good variety of menu items. Steak, chicken, fish, a variety of sandwiches and pies. Great place for family gatherings. However, it is often crowded and tables are close together.

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Billy L, Owner at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Onemansopinion17. We're thrilled you love our Delaware Punch - it's a favorite! Thank you for your recommendations and we hope to see you here again soon! Best, The Cafe at the Ridge Family More 

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a Sunday morning bfst-----me, wife, an mother----very pretty setting just a short scenic drive from Kerrville. Waitress "Hannah", was 1st class. Friendly an competent----we ordered 2 basic bfsts---Eggs over easy (really good), potatoes (really good), sausage an bacon (fine), toast an home made jelly (really good). Also ordered the green BLT w/ fried green tomatoes, it was fine,... More 

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Billy L, Owner at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, RiverCity64. Also, thank you and your family for visiting us for your Sunday morning breakfast! We're happy you all had a pleasant experience here and enjoyed the food, service and view. We hope you'll visit us again in the future soon! Best, The Cafe at the Ridge Family More 

Texas
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On our first visit to the Cafe at the Ridge, we had a difficult time deciding what to order. I had the Green BLT and hubby had chicken fried steak ...... both were very good. Beware the Armadillo Eggs -- they are VERY HOT. We left with a baker's dozen cookies for the road from the WildFlour Bakery (don't cha... More 

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Billy L, Owner at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Charleytoo! We're so happy you and your husband decided to visit us and enjoyed your time here. Thank you for also taking the time to visit our Wildflour Bakery and Gardens, even though it was hot out! We hope you'll stop by again, maybe when it gets a little cooler! Best, The Cafe at... More 

San Antonio, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had heard about this fancy nursery so my husband & I drove up from San Antonio for a visit. My husband said that they were very knowledgable about Tx native plants. He is the gardner and bought plants and I found fun things from their gift shop. The place is landscaped beautifully. We had lunch at the restaurant. The... More 

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Billy L, Owner at Cafe at the Ridge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, Smartggg! We're thrilled you decided to try us and drove all the way from San Antonio! We're also very happy to see your husband enjoyed himself in The Gardens and found some plants to take home. We hope you'll come again and visit us soon! Best, The Cafe at the Ridge Family More 

Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This country cafe is truly in the country, about 7 miles from downtown Kerrville on Harper Road (4 miles from I10). The drive is worth it for classic country fare such as chicken fried steak, meatloaf and fried chicken. Sides include mashed potatoes, fried okra, fried onion rings, green beans and sweet potato fries all prepared with a southern touch.... More 

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

Thank you for your fantastic review, Mimiz504! We truly appreciate your thoughtful recommendations. We love to put our Southern touch in everything we do, especially our good ol' country cooking. We hope to see you here again in the future! Best, The Cafe at the Ridge Family 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: Family Fare, American

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?