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$15 - $30
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American, Bar, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: The Republic Grille - Magnolia

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best Chicken Fried Steak in TX
1. Best Chicken Fried Steak in TX
"If you want Chicken Fried Chicken or Steak look no further!"
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2. Food is Amazing!
2. Food is Amazing!
" The food was amazing and the service was better!"
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3. Southern Food at its best!
3. Southern Food at its best!
"Local friendliness mixed with a robust menu to suit your every mood"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food was fantastic. Service was extraordinary. Mark P was great! Appetizers great and entrees excellent.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the kind words and 5 Stars! Take care.

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Reviewed June 20, 2021

Regardless of location, The Republic Grille offers delicious food at reasonable prices and with great service. On June 18, 2021, we went to the Magnolia location, and as usual, had a great experience. Ian, our server was fairly new, did an excellent job, and as...a result, earned a generous tip well above 20% We ordered calamari and queso as appetizers then the Grogan Salad and Shrimp Tacos for main dishes. Everything was delicious! These guys consistently are excellent!More

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Date of visit: June 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2021

Thank you for such detailed feedback. So happy to see you enjoy all locations. Consistency is the key to a great operation. Very much appreciated.

Reviewed 6 days ago

There is never a visit that doesn’t impress us. We’ve always been a wagyu chicken fried steak clan but decided to try new things today. The fish and chips…. GAH…. So good…. Everything is always exceptional. My favorite part is the consistency!! Let me also...say their wait staff is like fine dining. Attention to detail is never missed. It doesn’t matter what day it is. Mark is probably the best on staff…. We also love Matt, resident cocktail creator. If you’re on the fence about where to go…. This is the spot. Period.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for not only taking the time to relay your dining experience with us but doing so with such detail. and efficacy. Glad to see we exceeded your expectations. Take care!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had gotten there before dinner time rush and there was only 7tables occupied with only one server waiting on them. We waited almost 20 mins for our order and additional 35 min for our food. When food came out it was still semi cold....We tried to ask the hostess for our waiter but he was so busy with all the other tables. Server was great but very poor management.More

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Date of visit: August 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Matthew and my apologies. I run a tight ship and have reviewed closing scenarios for the past week and cannot discover when this occurred. We have multiple checks and balances to prevent issues such as this from occurring. Would be happy to discuss in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, friendly staff, and yummy food! The atmosphere is relaxed and it's nice to see full faces again. The steak salad and chicken picatta are favorites.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes indeed. Smiling faces are now abundant. Thank you for the kind words.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ear here regularly (6-10 times a year). I love their chicken/sausage gumbo. Today, the chicken was cut in big chunks and was as tough as jerky. This is not usual, but it was not at all up to their standards.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Joem. My apologies. Should you ever encounter any sort of issue, please ask to see a Manager. Our goal is to ensure each customer enjoys every meal. On the bright side, happy to see we've exceeded expectations on all other occasions. Take care.

Reviewed July 25, 2021

My family and I always enjoy eating here. The fried Macaroni is a favorite with everyone. My personal favorite is the Grogan salad. The staff is always on point and great with making suggestions.

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Date of visit: July 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks on the feedback and 5 Stars!

Reviewed July 25, 2021

Great service, food and drinks. Consistently good with a pleasant atmosphere. Great place to take your family.

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Date of visit: July 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad to see the family enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope you find the time to dine with us again soon! Take care.

Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

Republic Grill Magnolia is my home away from home and I always try to go when Matt is running the bar. He is the best bartender I know, hands down. On a recent visit with a friend, I asked Matt to tell my friend about...the menu. It was a classic and very skilled presentation of their menu. My friend stopped listening after the chicken fried steak and ordered it immediately. It was delivered and consumed in about 10 minutes! Republic Magnolia has great food, great drinks and they’ve got Matt. Go see Matt!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bartender Matt is simply great - check. Friend loves our Chicken Fried Steak - check. Friend was very hungry - check. The Republic Grille is absolutely awesome - check.........Drop the mic!

Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

I have continuously heard that the Republic Grill had delicious food and a nice atmosphere. Let’s discuss the food first. I ordered the 10 oz Top Sirloin, medium rare, with a side of Woodlands sauce(lemon,basil,butter,goat cheese) and the jalapeño bacon Mac and cheese and grilled...veggies. Steak was cooked to order, not overly seasoned but appropriately to taste, the addition of the woodlands sauce made this steak the star of my dish. I would sop that sauce up with a biscuit and eat it. So delicious. The Mac was above average, however I found the bacon to be bits not pieces so a miss for me on that and the grilled veggies were as to be expected. Very well cooked and seasoned. Overall, the food was above expectations and I would recommend. Service was Madison and she was excellent. Very attentive and had recommendations on beverages and food. Very good at what she does. I was very pleased. Overall I would rate this visit an 8 out of 10 and would definitely recommend a visit if you’re in the area. Great job Y’all SawyerMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Terry M, Owner at The Republic Grille - Magnolia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Sawyer. Happy to see we exceeded your expectations. Take care.

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peprimo
Thank you for your response to my review. I am so sorry that you feel your staff could not control our experience at your restaurant. We did not choose our seating location. We were placed there and then AFTER that they seated 5 tables with small children around us. That was the reason for the rating of 1 for service. As for the 3 managers on site, we never saw any of them. It was probably too loud for them to bother to come into that room. As for the Waitress, we told her about the problem and all she said was I am sorry about that. As for the normal survey you provide at the restaurant that was conveniently forgotten on this occasion. Maybe you should be less worried about your ratings and more worried about really listening to what people say. I would have gladly changed it but since you published that it was our fault that our experience was poor I will just leave it like it is.
October 11, 2016|
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Response from Terry M | Property representative |
Thank you Peprimo ~ It is our sincere goal to ensure every customer has a great dining experience and regret the children seated in your section ruined your visit with us. If 5 tables with small children were seated near... More
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The Republic Grille - Magnolia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5