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The Smokestack Restaurant

239 Private Road 741, Mingus, TX 76463-6200
+1 254-672-5560
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
239 Private Road 741, Mingus, TX 76463-6200
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I am a chicken fried steak fanatic, so anywhere they say is a must stop for this dish, I pull over. Now the history of this place is worth the stop all on its own. The once bustling town of Thurber had a population of...More

Thank Ryan T
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Thurber is almost a ghost town. At one time there was a booming coal mine here. Now all that's left is the Smokestack Cafe, and it is a dandy. I always always always get the chicken fried steak. Come in two sizes, the large size...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Home cooking at a good value in a friendly environment. One of the better resturant's along this stretch of I-20.

Thank AggieWorldTravelers
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Some days empty, others especially on Sunday; you need to be patient, Can be a long wait to get your food and to get waited on. NOT CHEAP.

1  Thank johnbelb
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to the Smokestack while driving from Tennessee to Arizona. This is good like grandma used to make. Their specialty is Chicken Fried Steak, but we opted for Meatloaf and Liver and Onions. Everything thing was tasty and incredibly good. The portions are...More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food . Cool building I had the chicken fried stake. The small one and it was more than enough to eat and the dinner roll was fantastic

Thank tyounk51
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Our food was not good.. chicken fry tasted like the grill. The fried livers are usually great. Most on plate were raw. Didn't seem to care.

Thank Tami D
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The history of the town and the convenient location of the restaurant make this the perfect place to stop while traveling down rt 20. The food was good and the portions plentiful for a fair price. I liked everything about this place even their choice...More

Thank Frank Y
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a little breakfast on our way to Midland. We were with sister and brother-in-law. They had eaten here before and wanted to share with us. It seemed to be kinda if a family operation. Got waited on a little slow but...More

Thank Funyfyrman
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped for breakfast. It was great. Omelets were fantastic. Debbie was our waitress. She was great. We were on a strict diet she was very helpful. Worth the stop.

Thank mgutie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Private Road 741, Mingus, TX 76463-6200
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Mingus
  • Phone Number: +1 254-672-5560
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