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Chess Club Cafe

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1020 S US Highway 281, Blanco, TX 78606-5820
+1 830-833-4930
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08:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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San Juan, Texas
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read about this place on Trip Advisor and we are all so glad we went. We almost licked the plates. I had the meat lovers quiche and the portion was generous and delicious. It came with fresh fruit. Two guys had the bacon spinach omelette and gobbled it up. Another the Midas, proceeded to say it was too much when... More 

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Thank Fronterizo
Mexia, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a really great roadside stop! REALLY REALLY GOOD FOOD...BREAKFAST IS TO DIE FOR. If you are traveling on 281 towards San Antonio..STOP. You will not be disappointed! Steve and Emily out do themselves and their wait staff are really great too. Ashley, Max and Megan are super sweet and the others are too! They go out of their... More 

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Thank Genny L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

always great food people very friendly service excellent the owners always are making sure everything is good

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Spring, Texas
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My go-to breakfast is French Toast so if you don't serve a good one, I can't score high. My breakfast was a 1-2 but my daughter's poached egg with potatoes was delicious...so I averaged up to a 3. Service was friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed and homey. Be sure to ask how old the baked goods are before purchase.... More 

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Thank DLT6913
Hays County, Texas, United States
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Tucked away off he road between a Dollar Store and a Sonic drive-in, the Chess Club Cafe is a gem of a find. It's a small house that has been skillfully re-purposed as a restaurant featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I've stopped in twice recently for breakfast, and the food was excellent, the service prompt and friendly. More importantly, everyone... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We live in Fredericksburg & have visited Blanco for many years & today decided to give the Chess Club Café a try after reading some reviews. My husband had one of their varied salads & I had the meaty quiche & fruit & both of us were extremely happy with our meals. The salad was fresh, the roll was so... More 

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Thank Debby B
Blanco, Texas
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great service and food. Will definitely go back. Nice atmosphere in a house converted to restaurant.

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Thank likenmo
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was wonderful and so was the service. Food was cooked to perfection and homecooked. The atmosphere was cozy and comfortable just like home!

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Thank Zoe L
Midland, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Very friendly staff. Our lunch order was filled quickly and was delicious. Great location with ample parking. Save room for dessert.

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Austin
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We had a short wait on a busy Sunday afternoon, but it was worth the wait. Nice atmosphere, good service, really good food at a good price. We will definitely go back next time we are in Blanco.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 S US Highway 281, Blanco, TX 78606-5820
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Blanco
  • Phone Number: +1 830-833-4930
Description
Their phone number is (830) 833 - 4930. They're listed on Super Pages and have been open for about a month.

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