We went here last year for the first time, and had to make another pilgrimage this year. It's a bit of a drive, but only an hour from North Dallas or 45 minutes from the Rockwall area, and well worth the effort. NOTE: the Wills Point address can make it challenging to find (Yelp & GPS failed to pinpoint the location: it is < 1/4 mile North of I-20 on FM47 -- Exit 516 off I-20, about 10 miles East of Terrell. First right N of the service road.
A long driveway leads to the classic Texas ranch-house, once owned by Dallas Cowboy LeRoy Jordan, that current owners have transformed it into a welcoming, wonderful restaurant. EVERYTHING is made fresh and on-site, even breads and desserts. (Spoiler Alert: Do NOT skip the signature Bread Pudding!)
We ordered were Crab Cakes and Fried Oysters as appetizers. There was nothing but crab in the cakes (no fillers, etc.) and they were topped with a orange-tinged sauce. The oysters were lightly breaded and fried to perfection. Both were top of their class, and enjoyed by all. The Tomato-Onion-Mozzarella salad and the Ceasars were also very good.
For dinner, we all ended up ordering some version of their signature entree: STEAK. The meats were well-seasoned, cooked to order with wonderful sides of green beans, and the house mashed potatoes (each night there's a different version of that classic comfort food).
Although the meals leave little room for dessert, we had the home-made Bread Pudding, a chocolate mousse, and crème brulee' as 'shareables' among the eight of us. The pudding arrived on a chilled-chocolate-dressed plate to commemorate the birthday of a family member, topped with the traditional candle. Nice touch!
The food, atmosphere and service makes it easy to understand why this place draws repeat customers from as far away as Shreveport and Ft. Worth... and why, after 10 years in business with basically "zero" advertising the reservation book stays full.
We'll be back!
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