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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
“The Starlight has the best overall atmosphere & value: great food & live entertainment (except on Sunday). It is very, very popular & often requires long waits - especially around holidays & spring break. But, the wait is worth it - if you can embrace it as part of the experience. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“La Kiva is a really cool, unique restaurant/bar that's sunk down into the earth like a cave. Good food, great ambience, right on the edge of the Terlingua Creek a couple miles from the ghost town. They frequently have acoustic musicians playing during dinner. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just a mile away, this place serves a great Mexican breakfast. Open for lunch and dinner as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The High Sierra has good food and is open during lunch which La Kiva and the Starlight Theater are not. They've got a nice little patio outside and good wifi too. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the best Mexican food in town. It is open for lunch and dinner (at 6pm). ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best BBQ in west Texas! Open for lunch and early dinner. Small outdoor/covered dining area. Seasonal hours, usually Wed-Sat., everyday during busy times. Great brisket. Get the rotisserie chicken, only avail on Wednesdays, I believe.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Mexican food around and the closest restaurant to the dome. Open for dinner usually at 5 PM but call ahead to make sure. BYOB. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Convenience Store
“Coin operated hot showers located on the backside of the Motor Inn. $2 for 6 minutes. The front desk will provide coins.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Weird place, weird hours, but good pizza/bar. They don't do "to-go" orders because they do not have pizza boxes, lol. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Bad Rabbit is the cafe back in the Terlingua Ranch Lodge. This option is closer to the Big Bend Glamping property if you're not wanting to drive into Terlingua. They've got good food, good wifi and good vibes. The Lodge also has a pool, nice bathrooms and showers that you can have access to as well.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Open 11-3:30 and 6-9, closed Sunday. no alcohol. Good Mexican food and burgers.”
  • 3 locals recommend