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Cow Palace Restaurant

342 US Highway 90A, Gonzales, TX
+1 830-672-0056
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad bar” (10 reviews)
“place to eat” (5 reviews)
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342 US Highway 90A, Gonzales, TX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Barely average breakfast fare. The biscuits and sausage gravy were bland... needed more seasoning (like sage). Bacon wasn't very flavorful either. It's a really laid-back "down home" place with a basic decor. We enjoyed that and the local rancher/cowboy clientele. Very good, friendly service and...More

Thank fbglove
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We went because it had some of the highest reviews for the area, but it was an average home cooking restaurant. The salad bar was okay. Chicken fried chicken was average. The portions were large. The menu has pictures and it is a bit deceiving....More

Thank brettlevy
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I read the positive reviews then tried the restaurant 3 times before deciding not to go back. Perhaps other times of day are better, but they do not serve good breakfast food. Eggs are ok, bacon undercooked, toast cold, hash browns cold and not fully...More

Thank Mrfamilyvacation
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Very good chicken fried steak - salad bar was fresh and well stocked with great variety - prices were very reasonable for the quality - good service.

Thank travels4us
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and service - nice salad bar - would recommend - sweet tea very sweet so maybe order non sweet and add your own sugar - friendly staff!

Thank Thunder E
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Very busy restaurant with good food and reasonable prices. Service was good. The only problem we noted was that they do not serve fresh decaf coffee. Decaf coffee is served in a tea bag.

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 24 September 2017

I was hoping to find a small-town cafe where all the locals eat. When we walked in, the inside felt dingy. Our breakfast was okay, though my biscuit was a little on the hard side.

Thank sherylsr
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews I thought ok this place sounds like it's worth giving it a try. chicken fried steak a was a piece of processed meat, the batter had no flavor, did I mention it had no flavor. Salad bar was mediocre at best....More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Always eat here several times while visiting Gonzales. Very reasonable prices and an adequate amount of food. Salad bar available during lunch and dinner.

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

It's the place for locals. Right within the cattle exchange facility (actually there is a door into the dining room from the cattle area). Small with lots of simple tables and chairs. Typical Texas menu of fried foods. Locals seem to gravitate to the chicken...More

Thank Rick R
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27 December 2016|
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Response from Tina78934 | Reviewed this property |
I only know of one ... I hate to be negative but I wasn't impressed.
6 May 2016|
Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
I only ate there. I'm sorry, I don't know what their plans are for Mother's Day. Try calling them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 US Highway 90A, Gonzales, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Gonzales
  • Phone Number: +1 830-672-0056
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