Marble Falls Travel Guide
If you're headed to or from Austin, or have a long weekend to spend in stunning Texas Hill Country, take it from us and do not miss a stop at Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls. Opened 75 years ago and operated by John and Belinda Kemper since 1981, the Blue Bonnet serves amazing, well, everything. Order the authentic Texas-style Chicken Fried Steak smothered in gravy and take your pick of three sides (fried okra, spinach, potatoes, etc) to go along with it, or indulge in Fried Catfish that's crisp and tender. Don't worry about hunger striking here, you'll start your meal with freshly baked, yeasty, warm rolls, and end it with an amazing selection of pies to choose from.
Meringues stand a solid, impressive five inches from the filling (lemon, chocolate, coconut cream, banana - depends on the day) and crusts are buttery and thick. Our favorite was the peanut butter, coated with whipped cream and velvety smooth.
One of the nicest things about the Blue Bonnet? The service. Yes, we waited in line, but were checked up on repeatedly, and our waitress was efficient, friendly, and didn't rush us even though we were there as they were closing. We'll be back to linger and hopefully to try a new pie! Be sure not to miss their one-of-a-kind Pie Happy Hour either.
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