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“Great Stop while Traveling Through Texas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monument Cafe

Monument Cafe
Ranked #3 of 150 Restaurants in Georgetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wewoka, Oklahoma
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380 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
“Great Stop while Traveling Through Texas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Since this diner was recommended on Triple D by Guy Fieri it was on my list of stops while traveling south through Texas. It's only a mile or so off I-35 and easy to find. We arrived mid afternoon and were greeted by a friendly server who immediately seated us. The diner is sparkling clean and has a retro feel with booths, tables and a set down counter.
We were a party of 4 and included our 2 grandkids (11-12). Two of us chose the strawberry lemonade which is made to order. We felt it was rather thick with all the strawberry pulp and not too refreshing. We were served hot home made rolls and butter prior to the meal, which I though was rather strange, but they were very good. Hubby and grandson chose the large chicken fry and our granddaughter and I split one, which was a good choice because they are huge! Very tasty with fresh meat and a light crispy breading. Onion rings were delish and the mashed potatoes and gravy were to die for! Unfortunately we were too full to try any of the tempting desserts.
Outside the diner has a beautiful herb garden and also a small farmers market out back. Would recommend for friendly service and very good comfort food.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“good breakfast at a diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went on a Sunday morning and thought it would be packed but it was full but no wait. the diner is clean modern and spacious. It has a Mel's diner feel but updated and retro at the same time. OMG! They squeeze the OJ fresh, super fresh, I had forgotten what fresh OJ tastes like. the food has a spanish flare, houvos rancheros, etc...and they have american breakfast items as well. Staff provides excellent service.

Visited July 2014
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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
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“All about environment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Both times I have gone were for breakfast and it is always packed! The wait is reasonable for the interesting location and good food. The only problem I had was finding a hair in my food once-- luckily (or not?) it was at the bottom of the plate, so it didn't kill my appetite.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Sarah K
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Pearland, Texas
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, great deserts, and a min farmers market too”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Georgetown seems to be yet another small Texas hill country city (such as Kerrville, Fredricksburg, Gruene, etc) that has been commercialized in the last few years and dotted with antique shops, wine tasting bars and diva bling-bling jewelry shops. Sometimes in these towns you can find an established restaurant that is really good or has some specialty they are famous for. The Monument Cafe seems to be such a place.

Its a great place for comfort food and there is something for everyone here, no matter what your preference is. I personally tasted the chicken fried chicken, chicken fried steak and a salad. They were all very tasty and fresh. I would have liked the chicken fried steak to be a little crispier but it was still good. Like most hip hill country places, the prices here are a little higher and the portions are a little smaller than most other places. Since the primary visitors of these commercialized hill country towns is women, they don't mind the smaller portions or the higher prices but a man may still have some room left for more food depending on what portion you get (lots of dishes have 2 portion sizes available).

The deserts are worth the trip by themselves. I had a chocolate pie and the crust was made of a pecan praline mixture....it was excellent. The bread pudding and shakes were real tasty also. I highly recommend you try one or more of the deserts if you visit here.

They also have a garden out back and a little farmers market where they sell the produce they grow and also some specialty Texas hill country made items like honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegars, etc. Like most specialty hill country items, they are very nice quality but much more expensive and smaller portions than similar types of items you will find at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, HEB, etc.

Stop by and check it out!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Moro, Illinois
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375 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Great Fresh Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to the Monument Cafe for lunch. We had a group of five women and ordered a variety of food including soup, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Everything was excellent. The diner atmosphere is fun and our server was pleasant and friendly. This is a nice, relaxing place to lunch before touring the old town section of Georgetown. I'd return here in a heartbeat!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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