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The Badu House

$$ - $$$
Bar, American
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601 Bessemer., TX, Llano, TX
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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Llano, Texas
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Even though Badu House is only open for special events, usually live music, it is still one of the special places in Llano, TX. Been several times and it's always great. Last time we had Italian Nachos and made a meal of them. I can also recommend the mac and cheese burger.

Thank Robert H
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

If you are in Llano you need to try this place. I really think this is the only decent place to dine. The Guinness Style Chicken Fried Steak was wonderful and they had a decent beer menu. They have a cute patio area with mature trees and is perfect for sitting out in the evening enjoying a beer or wine.... More 

Thank Susu303
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

The patio area is great, behind this historical hotel in Llano. We ordered dinner, which was "okay," but the atmosphere was great. A band was playing everything from Fleetwood Mac to C&W, and local couples were two-stepping up a storm. Nice little wine/beer/dinner place on the patio.

Thank Carol G
Austin, Texas
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110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

On our trip to the Hill Country, we spent the night at the Badu House. For dinner, we joined many locals out on the deck/patio for dinner under the stars while listening to live music. We ordered a chicken fried steak and it was HUGE. We are at the stage in our lives where we often share and are so... More 

Thank readyandpacked
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Here for a wedding celebration, Really good food, great ambiance in the back, good music in the evening. A definite go to place.

Thank Calbo B
Midland, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

This is an incredible find in Llano. It is based in a historic building. The owners have transformed it into a restaurant and bed and breakfast. It has a chef and the menu features specials. They have an incredible beer and wine selection and a sommelier assistance in wine selection. When I had dinner this Wednesday, I had the Italian... More 

Thank Misty P
Port Lavaca, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We are new to Llano and out aunt and uncle treated us to dinner at the Badu House. We sat in their courtyard and got to watch and listen to a group of Bluegrass musicians. They were "jamming" and informed us the "concert" style would happen later. The ambiance is so great! My husband and I each had the fish... More 

Thank Ashleigh M
Champagne, France
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

I went with some family members (about 5 of us) and we were looking forward to experiencing the Badu House. We ordered the Italian nachos which were great. The server was very nice as well. Once we ordered our meals, it went downhill. It took about 45 minutes to actually receive our meals. People who had come out after us... More 

Thank diamondmarie
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

We prefer to sit outside (they have a friendly cat who hangs around)............on certain nights they have live music. Haven't tried the food, but they have a HUGE selection of beers! It's fun to try a new one each time.

Thank gab131vic
Pinedale, Wyoming
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Went with friends for dinner. It has the appearance of a more upscale and trendy place. I found the food to be just average. They have lots of custom beers to choose from. Overpriced for the quality of the food.

Thank John A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Bessemer., TX, Llano, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Llano
Reopened under new owners late in Nov. 2010 . Trip advisor has it listed as a hotel, but currently it is not. Here is our review : Psstt. Here's a tip for gourmands, wine lovers, beer aficionados: The Badu House (under new ownership) has excellent fun, food, wine, beer, that goes well with the mysterious history and fabulous atmosphere!

On our first try of The Badu House last night we were impressed with the variety of beers and wines, and the... tasty light menu prepared by a chef in training who has created some great tasting items sure to tempt your palate!

The Badu House staff has done an outstanding job creating a new, special experience for Hill Country visitors and locals alike!

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