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The Mercantile On Main

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232 East Main, Sonora, TX
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A gem

Stopped in for lunch on our way from Austin to Marathon. Food was delicious. Portions were huge. Hubby and I were glad we had decided to share a sandwich. Our traveling companions were likewise delighted. Service was friendly and prompt enough. We will definitely make it our regular stop on trips... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
yschick
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Stopped in for lunch on our way from Austin to Marathon. Food was delicious. Portions were huge. Hubby and I were glad we had decided to share a sandwich. Our traveling companions were likewise delighted. Service was friendly and prompt enough. We will definitely make it our regular stop on trips along IH-10.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We had lunch there before we visited the Sonora Caverns and it was excellent. The one thing to be aware is that they are only open till 2pm and lucky for us the tour guide at the caverns let us know because we were planning to tour the caverns first then eat. I would have been sad to miss this... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great lunch at a stop on the book your between San Antonio and Fort Stockton on I10. Beautiful spot, wonderful service and outstanding food!

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Eldorado, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

I've heard about this restaurant for a couple of years and never could remember to visit. Only 20 miles away, my friend and I took a road trip Thursday and were amazed that this beautiful place was within our area. The next day I took my son and husband. Everyone was pleasantly satisfied with their meal and experience.

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Mission Viejo, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

On our way down I-10, we stopped in for lunch on a Thursday around 12:30. The lady who greeted us said we could seat ourselves. The dining area was about 3/4 full. We sat at an empty table and waited, and waited and waited. No menus, no glass of water, no one came by to say "be with you in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

We decided to drive the 60 miles to Sonora for lunch. Trip Advisor indicated this could be worth a try. We were especially pleased with the waitress who suggested we split the daily special because it would be more than my wife could eat. An excellent suggestion and paired with a side we had a very tasty lunch. The atmosphere... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

And the locals here seem to be pretty pleased to have a place like this for lunch. The food and service were excellent, the people friendly and talkative. The menu is not terribly extensive, but apparently varies daily, depending on what is fresh and available. We had the cheesecake for dessert (I had the home-made chocolate sauce on mine) -... More 

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Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

On vacation with family and decided to eat only at local establishments. Found this lunch cafe on tripadvisor. Fantastic sandwiches - especially the reuben. Fantastic breads.

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Houston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Found it on "Yelp" at a rest stop between Ozona and Sonora. I like to find local fair when I'm traveling. It had good reviews so I took a chance. Neat place in an old building in historic downtown. It was quite busy when I pulled up, a good sign. I was seated quickly and the waitress was very warm... More 

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Temple, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was interesting because the last review was less than two weeks from when we drove by. When we found the restaurant on Monday, August 12, there were for lease/sale signs in the windows. What a disappointment after reading the reviews.

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MalloryBR, Owner at The Mercantile On Main, responded to this review

I am so sorry for your disappointment! We happen to be closed this day for a unexpected family emergency. The For Sale sign is for the building and the shop downstairs. We are still OPEN and busy in the kitchen Monday - Friday 11-2p! Please stop by again next time you are passing through, we'd love to serve you! More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 232 East Main, Sonora, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Sonora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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