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American, Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

The Rock Inn offers classic, made to order, Texas comfort food. They have daily specials in addition to an extensive menu that are worth the visit!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

After travelling in the early morning from Hobbs, New Mexico for four hours on a good quality but empty highway this was a welcome place to stop. Luckily, it opens early at 6 a.m. Some good basic food and pretty good coffee served attentively and...efficiently by a nice lady , very interesting and friendly locals....all led to a memorable breakfast and another notation in my travel mapbook should I ever get down here again.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

My mistake was disregarding the 3x6 foot sheet of plywood nailed over the broken glass in the front door. The choices were few so what the hell? We couldn’t find a Waffle House going through Wichita Falls so we headed out onto the plains in...a steady Texas rain. Surely there would be a good Mom and Pop breakfast place somewhere along Route 82. The Rock Inn Café in Seymour had a good fleet of cars and trucks in the dirt parking lot so we wheeled in, slogged through the mud and entered the plywood repaired door past a sign that read, ”ABSOLUTELY NO BAGGY SHORTS ALLOWED.” Once inside, my first thought was that a fire had broken out in a nearby tobacco warehouse. The 7 1/2 foot ceiiling left little room for disbursement of the cigarette smoke the patrons were diligently puffing. A cross eyed guy with very thick glasses was seriously working on a cup of coffee and cheroots. Two guys with fancy cowboy hats were satisfied with standard Marlboro Reds. A grandma, a mother and a screaming hyper active five year old completed the clientele near us. Various others were scattered toward the back. Cindy sat down on a cushion that was repaired with duct tape. As the foam parted, her butt plunked down on the plywood frame. The waitress came out of a door to the kitchen over which was a sign that read, "IF YOU DON'T WORK HERE, DON'T COME IN." She was in tights, tattooed and pierced. She poured coffee and asked for our orders. Cindy:"I'll have the country breakfast." Waitress:"No breakfast after 11:00". I looked at my watch. 10:58. Cindy: "I'll have a grilled ham and cheese." Me: "I'll have a grilled ham and cheese." I asked for directions to men's room and headed there. Men's room had sign, "Out of order. Use ladies." I opened the ladies outer door and reached for the inner. The first door snapped shut like a Victor rat trap. The second door was so skewed that it couldn't fit in the frame, much less lock. I returned to the table. We were entertained by the screaming kid. A couple more people wandered in. Cross eyed guy seemed to be on a life mission to burn up as many cheroots possible in his allotted time on earth. Cowboys had another round of coffee. Cindy went to rest room. She says first door almost broke her fingers when it slammed shut. After she got inside, Mother with five year (whom she had just passed on the way there) barged in. While waiting for Cindy, a 30 year old with a Baylor sweatshirt and baggy shorts walked in and sat at the counter directly across from me and the cowboys. I noticed he was fixedly staring at me and then I noticed that his shorts were wet in the area around his groin front and back. He lit up and paced the floor intermittently. The waitress stopped by and apologized for wait. Cindy came back and reported that an elderly couple in the back were eating a plate full of something that was entirely gray. People who had come in after us were leaving without eating. I looked at my watch. 11:30. I asked Cindy, “How long does it take to make a grilled cheese sandwich?” Cindy:”10 minutes.” A beautiful dark haired girl in cowboy boots came out of the kitchen, sat at the counter next to Baylor boy and took up conversation with the cowboys. Wet pants Baylor boy got up and walked into the kitchen. More people walked out. 11:45. I paid for the coffee and we left.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

I’ve learned that in general it’s safer to go to chain restaurants in small towns than to homegrown eateries. Once in a while you’ll come across a hidden gem, but there’s too much suffering in the search for these small town gems. My wife and...I stopped for lunch at the Rock Inn Cafe in Seymour, Texas on our way home from Lubbock. We got a friendly welcome in the form of a holler from across the other side of the restaurant. Service was fast, if not friendly. The food stopped our hunger, but was far from the “great home cooking” noted in other reviews. The fries were good, but my hamburger bun was flat, soaked in hamburger juices/fat. There was no soda, so I opted for iced tea and ended up with a big plastic glass of over iced water with a hint of tea flavor. The service was minimal; we weren’t checked on and had to ask for additional service. The restaurant, itself, told us we should have moved on to a different restaurant. The front door was boarded up with two slabs of plywood; the seats of the booths were nearly covered in grey tape to seal the broken vinyl; and the men’s restroom was closed because of needed repairs. We were hoping to find a small town gem in the Rock Inn Cafe; instead, we were punished with barely adequate service, barely adequate food, and a wreck of a dining area! Go a little further down the road to one of the chain restaurants. The don’t offer great food or service either, but the food is generally good.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Had stopped here years ago, but could not enter due to liberal smoking policy. A bit better this time, as nonsmoking section is 3x size of smoking area—and no one was smoking in designated area at the time! Still “smoke” lingers heavily. At a busy...lunchtime, only ONE waitress for 10-15 tables—resulting in 30+ minute wait for a hamburger and luncheon special! BUT , the food was delicious, hot, generous portions and reasonable prices! Chicken fried steak special served w/ fries and small salad—light batter, yummy gravy. Hubby raved about “Red Raider” burger, extra large pattie, juicy and flavorful, served w/ home-cut fries. All in all, we MIGHT stop again.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Stopped in this Cafe on my way from DFW to Lubbock. Place had about 20 patrons when I arrived around 8AM. Tip for travellers, the smoking is in the front of the building so if you are not a smoker move toward the back. We...were told to sit anywhere. Waitress was quick to bring me a menu and despite being the only waitress was very attentive. I ordered the daily special which is, 2 eggs, meat, toast, and hash browns for $5. Added and extra egg and had water for $7.25. Eggs were a tad more than over easy, but the hash browns and bacon were both well done as asked. It is definitely a hole in the wall but that is always the best home cookin!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

What a great find! Friendly service and home-cooked food at reasonable prices. Nothing fancy, but we highly recommend .

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Stopped for Sunday lunch - had the special chicken fried steak with green beans and mashed potatoes. The food was good, the price reasonable. Be prepared to walk through heavy cigarette smoke to get to the nonsmoking section.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

Stopped for lunch on the way to Dallas. Food was tasty and good sized portions. However, the smoke in the front of the restaurant was very unappetizing. My sweater smelled like smoke the rest of the day.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed August 11, 2017

They have good hamburgers for lunch and a good breakfast at reasonable prices. Once again it would seem the smokers have it in Seymour as you have to fight your way to the back to escape the cigarette smoke.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Yes, Rock Inn Cafe offers takeout services.

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Rock Inn Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3