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“Billy Gene's on the banks of the Guadalupe”

Billy Gene's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 120 Restaurants in Kerrville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $29
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Level 6 Contributor
337 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Billy Gene's on the banks of the Guadalupe”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

While cruising the scenic hwy 16 via Hunt we stopped for a late lunch at Billy Gene's near Kerrville on the banks of the Guadalupe River - great view! Having won serveral awards for their food we were anxious to try out the menu - decisions were tough. I selected the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and green beans - - country cooking at it's best - the other guest had a combo Tex Mex plate - which was flavorful served with lots of melted cheese. We both opted for dessert - key lime pie and coconut pie - creamy and delicious. Try it out on your next adventure through the hill country.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sue S
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Washington DC
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Processed food from Sysco”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Not sure why this place is rated high, it's mediocre at best, this restaurant though it has a great view it is not the cleanest restaurant I've ever been to, this staff is okay and worked very hard and probably have too many tables cover, the food is process food, and it's too bad they do not have gluten-free Items on the menus, this would be very welcomed, not returning until they do

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank L Y
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Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Kids demand we eat here”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

At camp drop off every year we eat here. They take reservations and have delightful wait staff. Kids love the river view.

Visited August 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice People, Terrible Food”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

This restaurant has a very special view on the Guadalupe River. It is very pretty on the patio so we were excited about trying it for lunch. The waiter suggested a couple of items and so we tried the chicken salad plate with fruit on a hot day. Well the chicken salad was at room temperature when we got it along with mushy overripe fruit. My son's cobb salad was ok but he only took a couple bites once he realized the bleu cheese was warm. Maybe they had issues with refrigeration that day but $60 worth of food was left on the table. We paid the bill and even tipped the very nice apologetic waiter and left.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank STXmom
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Kerrville, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Enormously popular place because of good food and atmosphere, view of river.”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

People vote with their money and this place does terrific business. It's right on the river with wide open views and outdoor seating. Variety of food to please everyone. This place and Mamacita's are where to take out of town visitors to enjoy the best of Kerrville.

  • Visited March 2013
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