Hungry? Downtown Bastrop boasts a superior culinary district with plenty of local restaurants, bakeries and a farmer’s market. Start your day with a delicious breakfast at Maxine’s on Main, recognized by Texas Monthly as one of the “40 Best Places for Breakfast in Texas” as well as one of the “40 Best Small Town Cafes in Texas.” It’s also home to Jack, a mischievous ghost.

For lunch, try Gracie’s famous Chicken Fried Steak, voted often as “Best of Bastrop,” or the Main Street Burger at The Old Town Restaurant & Bar. The Main Street Café offers delightful sandwiches and salads, and Paw-Paws Catfish House is a local favorite known for its delicious seafood.

For dinner, there’s pizza at Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard, where cool breezes drift across their decks overlooking the beautiful Colorado River. In the mood for steak? From its brick walls to the piano bar, Piney Creek Chop House offers the elegance of a big city steakhouse, but with the casualness of home. And yes, we have Mexican food too! Top off your meal with a slice of freshly baked pie, crème brulee or a cupcake!

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