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12 Gage

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American, Southwestern
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Gage Hotel, Marathon, TX
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brownsville, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My steak was cooked perfectly. Service was very good. My wife's blackened half chicken was "to die for" as she put it. 2 cocktails and dinner was $109 plus tip.

Thank adfacrgv
Lubbock, Texas
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant a number of times and it never fails to impress. Especially considering where it is, it offers really good food and service. Plan for some time just so you can really relax and enjoy the ambience.

Thank Mike W
Midland, Texas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second time eating at this fine restaurant and it did NOT disappoint. I had the beet salad to start and it was delicious and fresh. I'm not a big beet eater but I was felling adventurous. I had the venison and it was to die for! It was so tender and flavorful. My husband had the chicken... More 

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Monahans, Texas
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Had the best steak I have had in a really long time. Stuffed quail was awesome too! Has a good mix of normal food and more exotic foods. Outdoor patio was nice enough to be enjoyable even in the West Texas summer evenings. We loved everything we were served two nights in a row!

Thank BFranks10
Grandview, Texas
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had dinner here two nights in a row. The first night, we couldn't choose between several delicious appetizers, so we just had four appetizers for dinner. Ceviche, carpaccio, quail, and carnitas. All were great! The next night we went back for steaks, even though I prefer my steak well done (I know, I know), it was wonderful! Dessert was... More 

Thank rchkyote
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

If anyone has an opportunity to visit Marathon, Tx and stay at the Gage Hotel, its a must to eat at the 12 Gage Restaurant. Ernesto,the Restaurant Manager and Jeremy his assistant were very attentive. Excellent food and ambiance. I was celebrating my birthday and I had the Red Deer. It was amazing. For dessert I was served the Caramel... More 

1 Thank Dehoyos58
Gladewater, Texas
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114 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

this was the only place open, in the evenings. they asked if we had a reservation. we didn't. we got seated anyway. this is the only nice place to eat, until Alpine, Tx, which is 30 miles west of Marathon.we ordered the chicken fried steak. it came with some vegetables and mashed potatoes- no gravy. the wait staff was pleasant.... More 

2 Thank Martha S
Northbrook, Illinois
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

One would not expect such a wonderful restaurant in such a small town. We did not stay at the hotel so we made reservations. The decor is cowboy chic with leather chairs and a nice fireplace. There is a more casual bar type area but we ate in the dining room. You can order from both menus. I had a... More 

1 Thank Nancy M
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Second time eating here, and no complaints. We enjoyed the filet, the lamb chops, and the chicken fried steak, and we were all members of the clean plate club. We also enjoyed the beet salad and the potato-leek soup. Entrees are a bit pricey, but worth the experience.

1 Thank Tom T
Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We had two dinners at 12 Gage. The decor is ranch chic, charming and comfortable. Both meals were excellent. We started with craft cocktails, prickly pear margaritas, then a glass of wine. For our first dinner we shared the delicious beet salad and we both had steaks cooked to perfection. We could have shared a steak and had room for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gage Hotel, Marathon, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: 432-386-4205
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?