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Hill Country Cupboard

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101 South US 281, PO BOX 524, Johnson City, TX 78636
18308684625
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best Chicken Fried Steak I've Found

This place is right on Hwy 281. Appearance and ambiance are not its' high points; however, you can't really find a better chicken fried steak within 100 miles. (Or, at least I haven't been able to.) If you like "good ole comfort food" - this is your place. Veggies are good and ice tea always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
HeyCowboy
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Lawrence
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way to San Antonio. We were the only ones in there and we still got bad, slow service. The food was terrible and the bathrooms were dimly lit and dirty. You're better off at McDonald's.

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Thank Diedre C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here while seeing the Christmas lights in Johnson City. I ordered the Reuben and asked if it really was a Reuben. Worst one I've ever had...looked like a dab of chopped beef on a couple of slices of rye beard. Didn't see and sauerkraut or cheese on it. Another person at our table ordered a burger and he didn't... More 

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Thank MichiganGal66
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Sorry but our visit was not good. Our food was barely warm,try eating a cold chicken fried steak. The pork chop was pretty thin but looked thicker because of the breading A coke in a can cost $3.49. Cup of soup was $5.49 and no flavor really. Said enough, should have went to Whataburger.

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Thank coke57
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

This place is right on Hwy 281. Appearance and ambiance are not its' high points; however, you can't really find a better chicken fried steak within 100 miles. (Or, at least I haven't been able to.) If you like "good ole comfort food" - this is your place. Veggies are good and ice tea always fresh. You will leave a... More 

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Thank HeyCowboy
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Great individual diner. Looks nothing from the road, but the menu is good, the service fine, and the food refreshing. We had a large breakfast plate that did nit disappoint. Claims to serve the Worlds Best Chicken Fried Steak. it was fine bit nt had anywhere else so cant say if the claim is true! Big portions and easy eating.

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Thank Gmount1
Divide
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Breakfast is good. Chicken fried steak yummy! It would be even better if they served real butter v. 'spread' and real cream for the coffee.

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Thank MariahsPromise
Moultrie, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

While in Johnson City, we had breakfast each morning at Hill Country Cupboard. It was a great find. The people here are definitely a "10" as was the food.. We strongly recommend eating here when in the area.

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Thank Nani1995
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Please avoid this place of you can. My husband and I stopped in here for his birthday. The food was absolutely terrible. The chicken fried chicken that I ordered was so tough that I couldn't eat it. The mashed potatoes looked like that had been sitting under a warmer for a long time. There are better restaurants out there to... More 

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Thank Terri C
Ridgewood, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My favorite meal is chicken fried steak. The signs stating it had the best beckoned to me! I can see why people don't like it...yes they have duct tape on the booths but it really did have a particular charm to the place. The cupboard was bare when we went in....only 5 tables of people...but the town is really small.... More 

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Thank Rebecca O
Fredrikstad, Norway
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We order the signaturen dish for 35 years , fried chicken. Not good at all, we did not taste any chicken. How can this restaurant survive with only 1600 citizen in Johnson city? Even the French fries was not good, should have been fried longer. Well quite an experience.

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Thank Terje J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 South US 281, PO BOX 524, Johnson City, TX 78636
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: 18308684625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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