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Highway 90, Marathon, TX
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: It is next door to Cafe Cenzio, Marathon, TX. It is a hamburger and soda...
It is next door to Cafe Cenzio, Marathon, TX. It is a hamburger and soda shop.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old fashioned soda fountain

Great burgers and fries - a really good choice for lunch in tiny Marathon. Shakes and ice cream as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
WearyinTexas
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Austin
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Austin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great burgers and fries - a really good choice for lunch in tiny Marathon. Shakes and ice cream as well.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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151 reviews 151 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We visited this place during a trip around Texas. We traveled from Del Rio to Big Bend and had a small lunch here. We both had Salad with Chicken. All in all the Salad was good and the price was good. You should not expect very sophisticated kitchen here but You can expect a fair price and friendly service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

The breakfast was great but needs to be put into context - Marathon food choices are limited and not very good. First, the server, was delightful. She was very friendly and welcoming. The food was the best we had in Marathon (egg sandwiches and pancakes) but Marathon is far from a fresh food source and it shows with the offerings.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We stopped for lunch in Marathon as we drove out of Big Bend, and this seemed to be one of the few options open for lunch. The waitress was busy but quick. I had a great BLT, and my husband had a cheeseburger. Both came with chips, and the chips were whatever the delivery truck had brought. The food came... More 

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Monterey, California
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166 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Amazing old soda fountain type place. Small seating outdoors. Extensive menu. Very pleasant server. Near old and lovely hotel.

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Norco, Louisiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food is good and the price is good, but the woman waitress was the most rude person I came in contact with in Marathon February 22, 2015. I asked a question about a location and she yelled at me that "it is none of your business". I asked her a question about the nearby Gage hotel and again she... More 

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Wharton, Texas
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88 reviews 88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I both had the burgers. Fresh, not frozen. Cooked to order with fresh trimmings. Delicious lunch. Not over priced. Fun little place to eat.

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Longview, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

food is pretty good and the prices are very fair. It is a good casual option to the restaurant at the Gage Hotel.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

While staying at the Gage Hotel in town, we came here for a full breakfast. We were met with big smiles, lots of coffee and a tasty classic breakfast. Great small-town ambiance. We were offered to-go coffee and water for the road at no charge. The head lady there is charming. $19 plus tip.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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200 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

You won't find many lunch options way out in Marathon, Texas. Johnny B's is more low key than the Gage Hotel next door, which isn't open for lunch anyway. It has a rustic diner atmosphere, which was all we needed today. Johnny B's normally isn't open on Thursdays, but this was their first stab at it. There must still be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Highway 90, Marathon, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marathon

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

It is next door to Cafe Cenzio, Marathon, TX. It is a hamburger and soda shop.

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