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Back Door Cafe and Coffee Shop

117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
+1 512-237-3128
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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“potatoes” (3 reviews)
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117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Chef Rob Remlinger creates a fresh menu each day this restaurant is open. For lunch you get an entree, 2 sides and the salad bar and beans (or sometimes soup, maybe chili). Ice tea included for under $10. The healthiest food and best value for...More

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank foxmarci
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Living locally in Smithville, I like to support the local businesses as much as possible. I decided to have a dinner at the Back Door Café and was not impressed. Going inside it is a nice relaxing atmosphere. The waitress hands you a single piece...More

Date of visit: November 2016
2  Thank 656MikeC
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I had been there in the past and it was a little more eclectic and the food was a little better. maybe becase we were late.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Jt B
Reviewed 15 April 2016

After reading great reviews we decided to meet friends for lunch at the Back Door Cafe. While the service was excellent, the meal was not up to par. The chicken-fried steak tasted like it had come from a pre-fab supplier in the frozen state and...More

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service, but the pork chop was amazing! Melted blue cheese and bacon pieces on top, yummy! I would definitely recommend trying it out.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank KathleenH861
Reviewed 7 March 2016

I was there on Friday March 4th, 2016 for a conference dinner and the food was delicious. While everyone else had the meat and raved over it, I had the vegetarian meal. I'm not sure what the dish in the bowl was, but it was...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Flowerhope
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is a small unassuming cafe, but the ordinary-ness stops @ the door. Known for the coconut pie, the chef is world-trained and prepared some of the best food I had ever had. The salads were so fresh with dressings unmatched. I had the pork...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank marthag1947
Reviewed 10 February 2016

A cozy cafe with really good food that changes on the menu with what the chef finds available. Have a seat, order, and walk through the connecting door to an amazing antiques store to find a treasure while you wait!! BYOB or choose from the...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Curious810972
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Love the menu choices. They are limited but certainly well priced. The steak and the chicken fried steak are amazing.

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank Adena L
Reviewed 6 October 2015

This is a charming little restaurant. We enjoyed our meal but it's not the high end place some describe. My husband got the chicken fried steak - full portion - and be aware it was VERY generous. The half portion is probably a normal meal.

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank Mch2212
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 512-237-3128
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