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“Can't go to Blanco without a trip to the Bowling Club Cafe!”

Blanco Bowling Club Cafe
Ranked #8 of 27 Restaurants in Blanco
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Orange
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Can't go to Blanco without a trip to the Bowling Club Cafe!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

This is an actual 9-pin bowling club with teens hand setting the pins. The cafe is in the front. I've never had anything that wasn't good, but, really love their burgers. The staff is friendly and you will feel like you've stepped back in time.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Blanco, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Blanco's Culture”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The" Bowling Alley" is Blanco's history and rich culture...
never mind the animals on the wall. The food is home style
and pies...all the local farmers and ranchers gathering place.

Visited June 2013
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Thank carrie l
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Sadly disappointed...”
Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

My friends and I had been to the Blanco Bowling Cafe in April and LOVED it. We liked it so much we went on and on about how great it was and talked our friends into going there during the Lavender fest. Wow...the experience was seriously disappointing and i was embarrassed I recommended it!The restaurant was busy, but there were several tables open so we sat down expecting to have a good breakfast before attending the festival. From beginning to end, it was a disappointing experience. We all received our initial beverage, but had to ask for refills on coffee, water, tea...this would have been fine if they were really busy, but there were three servers chatting up front almost the entire time we were there. When we asked for refills, they were unfriendly and looked rather put-out. It took more than an hour for our breakfast to be served...and, it was mediocre at best. When I spoke to the cashier about the service, she implied it was because of the Lavender fest...did they not expect it to be busy (the back room where we were seated was almost empty when we left)? I think we would have been reasonably satisfied if we had had beverage refills, friendly service, and an explanation/apology for why the food was so delayed. In any case, I don't think we will be back...it left a bad taste in our mouth.

Visited June 2013
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Thank bluenorth11
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Rogers, Arkansas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“breakfast”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Had our breakfast here, mmmmmm ham & eggs !!! Nice home town cafe, like i remember when i was a kid.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Kris B
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York, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great hometown breakfast spot”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

We got a tip from a park ranger at LBJ Ranch to check out the Bowling Club Cafe for breakfast in Blanco. He assured us we wouldn't be disappointed and indeed we weren't! We had a wonderful breakfast there and it was like stepping back into the past a bit. It is not fancy at all - very very down home diner type atmosphere. It is definitely a locals place to eat. We enjoyed it so much we went back again for a second time.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lyoder11
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