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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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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

If you do go, make a reservation! You will be asked at the door promptly. Locals made this place out to be better than sliced bread...might want to bring your own! Service slow, quality and finesse lacking. The renowned "bacon-dripping" made cream gravy for the...More

2  Thank southtxshine
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This was a spectacular hole in the wall restaurant! Service was excellent, food was excellent! We will be back!

Thank S A
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Family run, this is fine dining in a small town! Great food and service! Gotta have the chicken fried steak! Save room for pie!

1  Thank Cremagrande
Reviewed 10 December 2013

I arrived before they started serving dinner so all they had was barbeque pizza, which is not my favorite. The salad was healthy, but needed more... They did have a good selection of beers and wines and the country atmosphere is inviting. As an up-and-coming...More

Thank dickerin
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The small town of Smithville doesn't have many dining alternatives. Therefore the Back Door Café is one of only two choices for sit down dining with waitress service in town. That said the menu choices are limited, the choices available on the limited menu often...More

Thank KJM249
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Headed into Smithville to attend an Art show at Mosaic Downtown and had 2 different people tell us we should go to The Back Door Cafe for dinner! We made a reservation, a good thing on a Saturday night, and were seated promptly upon arrival....More

Thank Gayle M
Reviewed 23 April 2013

For a sleepy town of 3600, we were amazed by the experience at Back Door Cafe. (I left off "coffee shop" because it does the place a disservice). A small family run restaurant, we enjoyed a spicy shrimp skewer over rice and a killer CFS....More

Thank coylepeninsula
Reviewed 13 April 2013

Ate here by default as the restaurant we came to dine in turned out not to be open. Food was delicious! Yes, it's a limited menu, but it was rather nice to be able to make a quick decision. My husband had the chicken fried...More

Thank gogogo55
Reviewed 26 March 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...More

Thank fencepost
Reviewed 18 March 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.

Thank BBoyd309
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
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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