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Rio Ranch Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe
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2590 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a blue collar eatery. Their menu includes Tex-Mex, smoked brisket (excellent), sandwiches, seafood, and chicken fried steak and chicken dishes and pork. Everything we've eaten has been quite good. There is a daily blackboard with the special of the day, and the sides of the day. We've only eaten lunch and it gets quite busy so get there... More 

Thank Cal N
Knoxville, Tennessee
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying across the road at the Jellystone Guadeloupe resort and were not feeling up to cooking. This restaurant is not fancy but had good food at a good price. I had the fried pork chops with corn and squash. Good food but not the greatest ever either. The kids got chicken strips that were huge and looked homemade.... More 

Thank MorgansInTennessee
Kerrville, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We go there for a nice down home breakfast. Good fast service and plenty food . After several visits never had any complaints.

Thank Ron F
Kerrville, Texas
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Chicken fried steak and BBQ Ribs (cooked on the smoker outside) were very good. All the sides were seasoned right and very good also. The rolls are worth going for! Service was spot on! We will definitely be going back as their menu has so many choices. The portions are large and overall....very affordable! They are open for breakfast and... More 

Thank Xpressions2004
Kerrville, Texas
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

The menu is wonderful and the pictures are beautiful, the portions unbelievably large, and the price is surprising reasonable! However, the wait for service is long and the wait for the food was even longer! The promise of a Great Country or Chicken Fried Steak was overrated. It was tender... but it lacked seasoning. The Farmer's Breakfast was short on... More 

Thank David E
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74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Just good affordable food with good service. I have never had a bad experience here. Always consistent.

Thank HCMAssage
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

This place was crowded with locals and rightly so!! Delicious home cooking and terrific service! We had the chicken fried steak and it was probably the best we've ever had! Seasoned and cooked perfectly! The desserts were as good as Grandmother's! Very reasonably priced too! We are coming back here!

Thank Cynthia G
Kerrville, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Love the food, the portions are very large. The Eggs Benedict always is a good choice, I have never been disappointed. We have never had a bad experience here. It can get quite busy at times, but the wait staff seems to handle it effectively.

Thank Carol M
Fredericksburg, Texas
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Rio Ranch Cafe has great food and the servers are the best. Whether you eat Breakfast or lunch or Dinner you will not be disappointed. My girl friends and I visit there almost every Saturday. Their Chicken Fried Steak Dinner or Breakfast is fantastic, as well as the Ranchero Breakfast. Their BBQ is wonderful, their large salads are good as... More 

Thank Evelyn W
Ingram, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Consistently great food. Service is good.Even have one in Harper under a different name. The Kerrville spot is wonderful. I see the same people over and over eating there.

Thank Susan E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2590 Junction Hwy, Kerrville, TX 78028
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Kerrville
  • Phone Number: 830-367-1850

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