We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Back Door Cafe and Coffee Shop

117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
+1 512-237-3128
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

21 - 30 of 41 reviews

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
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Smithville
37 reviews
2.23 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Bastrop
252 reviews
16.18 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Bastrop TX
147 reviews
16.61 km away
Tropicana Motel
12 reviews
19.29 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Honey's Pizza
61 reviews
.10 km away
Comfort Cafe
52 reviews
.07 km away
Zimmerhanzel's Bar-B-Que
86 reviews
.46 km away
the front room
31 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bone Spirits Distillery
48 reviews
.77 km away
Buescher State Park
70 reviews
4.52 km away
Rocky Hill Ranch
10 reviews
5.28 km away
Bella's Cottage Antiques and Other Passions
5 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Back Door Cafe and Coffee Shop staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Main St, Smithville, TX 78957-1837
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 512-237-3128
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing