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3900 FM 972, Walburg, TX 78673
+1 512-819-9175
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Belton, Texas
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115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here at least 20 times - most recently 3 days ago. Always great. The patty melt is one of my favorites but they cook a mean steak as well. Nothing pretentious- just comfortable. Outside biergarden open in the spring to fall with live music on weekends. Our preferred choice for eating in Walburg.

Thank Siobhan L
G-Patch, Texas
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488 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After having not been to Dale's in about a year or so (health food kick excludes places like this!) we went with friends for a burger. I'd forgotten how much I love Dale's and their amazing Texas Toothpicks, homemade chips, and delicious Walburgers. Our server couldn't have been nicer-- it's like being with family. They treat you like they've known... More 

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Austin, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I ordered the special for the day, chicken and dumplings. Those were by far the best chicken and dumplings I have ever had. They were delicious, totally homemade! My husband had a steak and it was very good too. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service was great.

Thank kerrideebutler
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Dales' is a great choice anytime. Awesome hamburgers. ( many styles and choices) great lunch specials. If you are looking for awesome "regular" food. Dales is always a great choice. Anything they put on the menu is guaranteed good stuff. Very at home feel always. Great choice.

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We are new to the Area. A neighbor told us about Dale's. Great food very casual. There us an outdoor area where they have live music in warmer weather on weekends. Waitress was wonderful . Definitely would recommend.

Thank ellie r
San Antonio
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you like to explore small towns and find good food this is the place. Dale's is as classic Texas as you can get, From the booths AND family style options, the lovely and very nice server, Jenna, the pride in the food and the local area, it is worth going 4 miles off I35. We ordered burgers at 9:30... More 

Thank NiftyGrammy
Hallettsville, Texas
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136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We went here for lunch. It's a nice, quaint place that appears to have live music on the weekends, and has a very large biergarten area with some great looking oak shade trees. We ate inside, and I ordered the Jack Walburger, which is a 1/3 pound burger with pepper jack cheese, real jalapenos (although you can sub pickled if... More 

Thank GC50MH56
Georgetown, Texas
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Dales has a fantastic atmosphere on a Friday or Saturday night, sir outside enjoy some live music and watch lovely couples boogie. I have ordered a couple of their burgers, you cannot go wrong. The Texas toothpicks are a great appetizer too.

Thank secondshiftsyndi
Georgetown, Texas
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216 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The large order of Catfish is great, absolutely great. The 16 oz. Hamburger Steak with lots white cream gravy. Or the Chicken Fried Chicken. It is a tough world. The staff keeps the tea coming and attends to your every need. The only negative item is, its not in Georgetown, You have to drive all the way to Walburg.

Thank BandaidKid
Devine, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a small cafe with great home cooking, this is it. I've been twice and will be back again. This last time I had their bacon cheeseburger and it was awesome. Tasted just like it came off the grill, think and juicy. Their chicken fried steak is real good too with plenty of sides to choose... More 

Thank BGhart28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3900 FM 972, Walburg, TX 78673
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Walburg
  • Phone Number: +1 512-819-9175

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?