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Chess Club Cafe

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1020 S Us Highway 281, Blanco, TX 78606
+1 830-833-4930
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here many times. Great food always especially breakfast! Always stop when we are in town. Very friendly!

Thank jnatam
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In for a group outing (12 of us) and this was our "go to" spot the 2 days in town for breakfast! Amazing selection of dishes and everyone of them looked fantastic. Our group tried a variety of them, they were both fresh, abundant and appetizing. The staff was terrific in accommodating to our group and we always had coffee... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is worth the stop if in Blanco. The building seemed to be an old house renovated to be a restaurant. The owners kept the homestyle feel with simple decor and knick-knacks. We stopped here for breakfast and there was a fair amount of items to choose from on the menu. The toast was homemade bread and the butter... More 

Thank Katie D
Wilmington, Delaware
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We heard this was the best place in town for breakfast and put our name in for a table specifically for that purpose on a Sunday morning which involved a wait which was expected. Although we were told the wait would be 15 -20 minutes, it turned into a 40 minutes and by the time we were seated, the cafe... More 

Thank Nina C
Arlington, Texas
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

4 of us for breakfast ... everything was delicious ... biscuits, eggs, bacon, sausage, omelet, pancakes ... and the service was fast and friendly ! Their pastries are outstanding ... got a few to go !!! Only complaint was restroom ... ladies tried several times to get in ... need to enlarge !

Thank David V
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We have been there 3 times over the past year . The food is tasty , the portions are big enough and the price is right . Our server , same one each time , was friendly and attentive . The only reason I can't give them a five is that every time we go in you are surrounded by... More 

Thank Lee L
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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133 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

On a recent trip through Blanco, my son chose this place for lunch because of the reviews. We weren't disappointed. The variety of offerings is exceptional. We were all very pleased with our meals and would go back if in the area.

Thank David B
Boerne, Texas
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely restaurant. Food and service excellent. Menu variety and daily specials. Not open for dinner.

Thank Travelers194448
Abilene, Texas, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We had a party of ten for breakfast. The staff prepared room for us quickly, even on a busy Saturday. Our server was friendly, helpful, and efficient. The food was delicious and made from scratch. My 10 YO niece said, "the world needs more of these pancakes." I believe she might be right! They were amazing. We had a great... More 

1 Thank Diana O
San Antonio
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Oh boy this is a wonderful breakfast treat. Max was our server- the food and service "great". Home made bread, best Texas toast. They changed art work, photos by Donna Browne. She had classic bluebonnet shots, wild turkey, nursing calf and reasonable prices for travelers & locals alike. Make a trip up 281 "Don't be a pawn -eat like a... More 

Thank NCL San Antonio L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 S Us Highway 281, Blanco, TX 78606
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Blanco
  • Phone Number: +1 830-833-4930
Their phone number is (830) 833 - 4930. They're listed on Super Pages and have been open for about a month.

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