Wednesday, February 15, 2017

711 N, Robinson Dr., Robinson, TX
  (903) 388-6035
  I visited them about two months ago shortly after the opened their new location.  I am giving them 4 stars because the food was good and they show potential to really grow and improve. I will visit again soon to see how they are doing.  Their new permanent location is bright, clean and roomy.  They can seat a decent amount of customers so if the popularity increases they should be able to serve large crowds.

Customers order from a menu posted on the wall near a window.  They call your number and you pick it up at the service counter.  My order came quickly.Currently the menu is limited to boiled shrimp, crab and lobster tails.  Crawfish will be a seasonal addition.

A small number of sides are available including corn on the cob and buttery boiled potatoes. The manager brought around some sautéed mushrooms that were tasty.  Rice, slaw and gumbo would be welcome additions.

The quality of the food was good. The shrimp boil has some spice.  Crab and lobster seemed fresh - not frozen. I got the feeling they were being careful not to do to much until they are ready. Probably a smart move.

2017 Best of Waco 
 It is time for a new list.  All of the thousands of people coming to Waco to visit Magnolia need to know where to eat.

El Ranchito
2310 W Waco Dr
Waco, TX 76701

Despite the sketchy location this is the best Mexican food in Waco.  Great specials, plenty to drink and an earthy salsa that has great flavor. Repeated visits have convinced me to focus on the grilled meats. 

1815 N 18th St
Waco, TX 76707
A little out of the way but worth the trip.


Waco is a chain restaurant town


Turns out good meals at modest prices.  Very consistent.  There is almost always a wait.  The chicken pot pie and the stellar onion rings are my favorites. 

Longhorn Steakhouse
I prefer this one over the noise of Outback or the lines at Saltgrass.  They atmosphere is good and the beef choices are very good.  They rotate specials and sides frequently so there is always something new to try. 


135 Prime 

1201 Hewitt Dr 

Waco, TX 76712  

(254) 666-3100