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Indian Lodge, Fort Davis, TX 79734
+1 432-426-3254
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 20:00
Wed - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Pinehurst, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Breakfast French Toast is amazing!!! I was really disappointed with the Surf and Turf dinner $23 steak was OK and shrimp was horrible. The salad bar hardly had any vegetables for salad and ranch dressing was empty. Dinner service and food was horrible!! We ordered fried pickles as an appetizer and it was supposed to come with ranch. When... More 

1 Thank Shauna455
Comfort, Texas
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate here after we arrived at the park. The restaurant was not busy at all (two other tables were occupied). The waitress was friendly. There was a decent selection on the menu, and the prices were reasonable for being in a remote location. The tables and chairs were pretty neat looking, and the place had nice atmosphere, like a... More 

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Nacogdoches, TX
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Years ago we ate at Black Bear at Indian Lodge and had a good experience. Our last visit was a disaster. They were obviously running out of food which was poorly prepared and overcooked. But the "coup de gras" was a vegetable I could not identify which turned out to be steamed radish. It was Sunday pm and I guess... More 

1 Thank Totdoc
San Antonio, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My family and I come here every year and we eat almost every meal at The Black Bear! We always have great food and great service. I love the CCC sandwich for lunch and the pancakes for breakfast.

Thank Kyle F
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Dinner was absolutely terrible! Chicken was served very charred and burned. The vegetable dish was old and tasted awful. Even the hamburgers were bad! They either had no seasoning or they were very over-salted. Waste of $!

1 Thank hcscBoerne
Kelowna, Canada
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289 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

For a restaurant that is closed part of the week, I didn't expect anything very fancy. But I was happy to drink the coffee in the morning and the breakfasts were filling and good. My husband loved his oatmeal and I enjoyed eggs and flavorful sausage. I wasn't as pleased with the Chicken Parmesan despite it being recommended by our... More 

Thank Sharimck
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stayed at Indian Lodge, and had dinner the the Black Bear. This was my first time, while my friends have been there multiple times before. They say it used to be good, and while we had great service for dinner, none of the food was that great. I had the chicken fried steak, and the batter was over-salted and... More 

1 Thank southaustinfoodie
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Because of its location - inside the Davis Mountains State Park - I expected it to be pricey. I was surprised at the reasonable prices, quality of the food, and very pleased with the great service. The menu is not extensive and currently they are open Wednesday through Sunday, but it is so convenient for those staying as campers and... More 

Thank Paula M
Cypress, Texas
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Our biggest gripe is the staff doesn't give accurate info on hours (breakfast, so throws off day activity schedule). Even what's posted inaccurate. Twice we made the drive to find out closed. We did have supper but mixed reviews with our meals. Spouse's ribeye was just okay. Came med well but requested med rare. My chicken parm with pasta would... More 

Thank Kathryn P
Snyder, Texas
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The Black Bear Restaurant is a laid back place at Indian Lodge. The view of the mountain out the window is beautiful. The food is typical cafe style food with hamburgers, Mexican food, and other food found in typical West Texas restaurants. The prices are reasonable. It's a good place to start or end the day.

Thank Bioboy48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Indian Lodge, Fort Davis, TX 79734
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Fort Davis
  • Phone Number: +1 432-426-3254

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