Blanco Bowling Club Café

Bakery | Hamburgers | Small Town Café | Southwestern | Tex-Mex
Worth driving from anywhere!

The Blanco Bowling Club Café is a real bowling alley, just off the town square, where the nine-pin league rolls at night. The rest of the day the alleys are curtained off, although customers in the back dining room do enjoy such décor as bowling trophies, racks of balls, and ball bags piled atop league members’ lockers.

Accommodations are basic: wood-grain Formica tables set with silver wrapped in paper napkins. There is a short counter in the front room with a view of the pass-through to the kitchen and one big table where locals come and go for coffee and terrific cinnamon buns and glazed donuts all morning.

The lunchtime menu includes hamburgers and hot beef sandwiches and an array of tacos, chalupas, and enchiladas. Lofty meringue pies are some of Texas’ finest. Coconut pie has an indescribably creamy flavor, accented by little bits of toasty coconut scattered across the top of the meringue. Fudge pie is dense, rich, and super-chocolaty.

If you are a pie fancier, put this Blanco bowling alley on your must-eat list. Meringue pies get no better.

What to Eat
Blanco Bowling Club Café, Pie
We love the flavor of the coconut filling in this pie, fresh from the oven.
Blanco Bowling Club Café, Roast Beef
Roast Beef
Fork-tender roast beef, covered in brown gravy, was one of the specials on the day of our visit. Carrots and excellent, lightly fried okra are on the side.
Blanco Bowling Club Café, Chicken Fried Steak
Chicken Fried Steak
Topped with a cream gravy, the chicken fried steak is too big for a mere dinner plate. The golden fries on the side tasted like they were fresh cut.
Blanco Bowling Club Café, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
The cinnamon buns are a favorite among the regulars who come to the Bowling Alley for breakfast and conversation every morning.
Blanco Bowling Club Café, Dinner Rolls
Dinner Rolls
Dinner rolls are pillowy soft and perfect for mopping up excess gravy.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday7:30 am - 2 pm
Monday6:30 am - 9 pm
Tuesday6:30 am - 9 pm
Wednesday6:30 am - 9 pm
Thursday6:30 am - 9 pm
Friday6:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday6:30 am - 9 pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
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Road Trip Overview

With a total of 316 miles to cover on this food filled road trip, the predicted drive time is 5 ½ hours. Beginning 30 minutes outside Dallas, the second largest city in Texas, this road trip will take you through small towns and fields, as well as the city of Austin, before…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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