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Hill Country Cupboard

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Mexican, American, Bakeries
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101Hwy 281, Johnson City, TX
830-868-4625
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Small Town Cafe with Great Food and Service

Now, admittedly, this is not your white tablecloth kind of eatery. If that is what you expect or want, try somewhere else. But, if you want a generous and hot comfort meal served with a smile, go to the Cupboard, which, while not fancy, is clean. The house specialty is chicken-fried steak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Wyomite
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Austin, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Victoria, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I are staying at Miller's RV Park and saw an ad for HCC. We had to try the chicken fried steak. I told the waiter he "undersold" the chicken fried steak. It was great. I also highly recommend their homemade salsa with it. The sides were quite good and everything was resonably priced. Our meal was served... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Now, admittedly, this is not your white tablecloth kind of eatery. If that is what you expect or want, try somewhere else. But, if you want a generous and hot comfort meal served with a smile, go to the Cupboard, which, while not fancy, is clean. The house specialty is chicken-fried steak, versions of which can be had for breakfast,... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Rustic, but not in a good way. After a quick Trip Advisor search, we ate breakfast here to wait out bad weather as we travelled down 281 through Johnson City. The seats (duct taped booths) and interior were threadbare and worn, which gives the place an overall rundown appearance. That said, the service was friendly and very fast; and, our... More 

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We were on our way back to Houston. We remembered we had ate there about 10 years ago. We ordered the Chicken Fried Steak. Now I remembered why we loved this place so much. The food was absolutely the best and the service was wonderful as always. Try it the next time you pass through. You will be very happy... More 

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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338 reviews 338 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a unique chicken fried steak salad here. It was really good. You had an excellent chicken fried steak on top of a nice salad. Yum. We both wanted salad but also didn't want to pass up on a good southern comfort meal. This gave us some of both. Waitress was attentive. Food came fairly quick.... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We like eating here. We have a small ranch nearby and we eat breakfast at the Hill County Cupboard quite often when we are in town. We've eaten their lunch and dinner, too. We've never had any problems; the food is always good.

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Kansas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Ate dinner here while staying at a nearby RV park. Took about 5 minutes for us to be noticed by anyone and to be seated. Sign's say "Breakfast Served All Day", however, menu did not have any breakfast items. According to their menu, you get refills on iced tea, but not on pop. Wife had their Tuesday special which was... More 

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Houston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I was a little concerned as we walked into this place for a late breakfast mid week. Not a lot of curb appeal on the outside, and pretty rustic on the inside. Took a few minutes to get noticed to be seated, but from there on, not too bad of an experience. Our waiter was a young man (early 20s?)... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Service slow so don't be in a hurry. Be sure you ask for salad dressing or anything else you need when you first order

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Port Aransas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We met family here for supper with 9 in the group. Wait staff was very good in taking our order and keeping drinks filled. Food came out reasonably fast for a group of our size. Everyone said their food was very good, (cooked and seasoned properly). Over all a good place to stop in Johnson City.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101Hwy 281, Johnson City, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: 830-868-4625

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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