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“Yum!”

Back Door Cafe and Coffee Shop
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Rockwall, TX
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259 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Yum!”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

I was staying at the Katy B&B in Smithville recently and the innkeeper recommended the Back Door as a good place for dinner. It definitely was! I ordered the snapper and it was delicious. I will definitely eat there again should I ever pass that way.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Little out of the ordinary restaurant”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Limited menu, but gourmet food. They usually are open Friday and Saturday evenings, starting at 5:30 PM. Worth going by and checking it out if you are in the neighborhood.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank BBoyd309
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Smithville, Texas
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner”
Reviewed March 8, 2013

I'd not had the opportunuty to dine at the Back Door Cafe in several years.
This evening the food was just as good now as it was then.
The whole family gets involved in the process from Rob in the kitchen to his daughters working the floor and doing it quite well.
The Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Fried Chicken, Fish and the Chicken Chipolte were excellent as was the bread and desserts.
Keep it up, Chef.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank BillR2010
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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Surprising Food Very Solid A Must Stop If You Are In Smithville Or Surrounding Area”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

I would like to poo poo the 2 "Poor" Trip Advisor reviews that this cafe has received. Your complaint is that the plate was too small? Really? It's all you can eat... America - land of the pigs. Yes, they have their way of doing things...their own service style. We didn't intend on eating in Smithville. We were hoping to have something to drink and a snack or some soup. The menu is extremely limited...you have the choice of either soup/beans and salad bar or soup/beans and salad bar with an entree that comprises itself of the main piece and two sides. The price difference between the two choices is under $2.00 if I remember correctly. The soup of the day was vegetarian chili - excellent taste. The salad bar was perfectly fresh and unique with three salad dressing choices that were all very good. I'm not sure if they were house made or not...but they tasted like it. I had the shrimp cake with steamed broccoli/carrots and the brussel sprouts. My husband had the chicken with lemon/caper sauce, jasmine rice and broccoli/carrots. FRESH and GOOD. The service was not great, but they were busy... "Great job" to the owner/chef.

  • Visited February 2012
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1 Thank WeEatFood
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Smithville, Texas
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant in Smithville”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Rob is a true chef, and although they aren't open as much as I'd like, I go as often as possible. Dinner on Thurs - Sat, lunch on Tues-Fri. There will only be four or five entrees on the menu, but a good selection of beef, chicken, seafood, and even vegetarian. You'll like it a lot!

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