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117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
512-237-3128
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Smithville TX Dining

Delicious Beef Tenderloin! Cozy and casual and great food. Antique store connects with the cafe. Order a glass of wine and while you wait for your food you can stroll thru the antique shop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Reba C
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Houston, Texas
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Dripping Springs,texas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food was subpar. The wine was too warm. Apparently there is a new chief. Service needs improvement.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Delicious Beef Tenderloin! Cozy and casual and great food. Antique store connects with the cafe. Order a glass of wine and while you wait for your food you can stroll thru the antique shop.

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Mansfield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This cafe was a very unexpected treat! Great food and atmosphere! Everything is prepared from scratch, so expect it to take a little longer than the norm. Just know that the wait is well worth it. We ate there twice and both dinners were excellent. It was part taste and part art! The presentation of those yummy salads was beautiful.... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food here is delicious. Chicken Fried Steak was huge and very tasty. Hubby loved it. I had the Salmon and it was really good. The honey mustard dressing for the salad was also outstanding. Great place to eat.

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Smithville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love Back Door and I go there every week for lunch. My favorites that the chef has prepared - meatloaf, pulled pork tacos, chicken fried steak, baked catfish and chicken fried chicken. For lunch there is always a fish, a chicken, plus the two chicken fried meats. You need to try the Jack Daniels pie - Yummy!

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Sulphur Springs, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I visited this restaurant, while staying in Smithville during our anniversary and Antique Week, and we are glad we did! It was amazing and the service was very good. Our waitress was very attentive and the chef, cooked our selections to perfection! I cant wait to go back there next time we are in this area:)

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great presentations, excellent tastes and all with a friendly smalltown Texas atmosphere! Great Steaks, Salad and Sides and all prepared by a gourmet Chef! Excellent desserts! And don't forget to visit the Antique Shop next door!

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

If you do go, make a reservation! You will be asked at the door promptly. Locals made this place out to be better than sliced bread...might want to bring your own! Service slow, quality and finesse lacking. The renowned "bacon-dripping" made cream gravy for the chicken fried steak was gelatinous! Mushroom sauce, overbearing with rosemary! Limited menu & choices, prices... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was a spectacular hole in the wall restaurant! Service was excellent, food was excellent! We will be back!

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Smithville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Family run, this is fine dining in a small town! Great food and service! Gotta have the chicken fried steak! Save room for pie!

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Address: 117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
Phone Number: 512-237-3128
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Smithville
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: 512-237-3128

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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