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The Gin

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience


Home-Style Onion Rings
Sweet onions, cut thick, shiner beer battered and served with serrano ketchup
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Served with house chips
Fried Mushrooms
Served with country gravy
Baja Shrimp
Grilled, bacon - wrapped jumbo gulf shrimp, covered with our sweet and spicy apricot sauce
Cotton Pickn' Sampler
A little of everything: fried mushrooms, fried artichokes and homemade onion rings, served with lemon remoulade and country gravy
Fried Artichokes
Breded artichoke hearts, served with lemon remoulade
Mini Hog Wings
Grilled mini pork shanks, served with apricot or BBQ sauce
Roasted Garlic Potato Chips
House made potato chips drizzled with salted roasted garlic, parmesan cheese and chopped bacon
Avocado Crab
Fresh quartered avocado, panko battered and fried, drizzled with remoulade and bits of lump crabmeat
Avocado Steak Salad
Thin​ slices of grilled choice steak and sliced fresh avocado served on a bed of crisp lettuce, kalamata olives tomatoes, sliced red onion, topped with crumbled feta cheese
The Gin House Salad
Crisp mixed greens, tomatoes, sliced red onions and house made croutons served with your choice of dressing
Grilled or Fried Chicken Salad
Tender strips of fried grilled chicken breast on a bed of mixed greens with tomatoes and sliced red onion, sprinkled with feta cheese
Soup of the Day
Ask your server about today's selection
Texas Shrimp Gumbo
Fresh gulf coast shrimp with fresh vegetables in a rich, dark roux, served over rice
Balsamic Tomato Salad
Thick slices of beef steak tomato layered with sliced red onion, feta cheese crumbles, and fresh chopped basil in balsamic dressing
Our dressings are all made fresh in-house
Buttermilk Ranch
Thousand Island
Honey Dijon
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Blue Cheese
Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
our half-pound U.S.D.A choice burgers are grilled over mesquite and served on a toasted kaiser bun
All served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickle, sliced onion and house potato chips
Gluten free buns available upon request
Texas Cheese Steak
Served with sauteed onions, jalapenos jack cheese, with house chips
The Ultimate Club
Tender smoked turkey and ham piled with crisp bacon, swiss cheese and honey mustard on your choice of wheat or sourdough bread
The Gin Burger
A classic texas-made burger
The Lone Star
From deep in the heart of texas comes this grilled patty, topped with sliced avocado, jalapenos, smoked bacon and house made spicy chipotle ranch
Nolan Creek Cheese Burger
a little cheese anyone our juicy patty smothered in American, swiss and jalapeno jack cheese
Sauteed Mushrooms
Grilled Sweet Onions
Smoked Bacon
Sliced Jalapenos
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Sliced Swiss
Jalapeno Jack
Cheddar Cheese
Akaushi Burger
This beef, known for it's high quality and amazing health benefits is only bred one place outside of japan, in yoakum texas where these valuable cattle are guarded by the texas rangers
all of the gin's steaks and ribs are U.S.D.A choice aged to perfectly seasoned and expertly grilled over mesquite coals, served with the gin side salad and your choice of one side. side caesar
12 oz
16 oz
Rib Eye Steak
An outstanding example of steak at its best, well marbled for peak flavor, deliciously juicy
New York Strip
This cut has a full - bodied texture, slightly firmer than a rib eye - 14 oz
Mesquite Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs
St. louis style ribs, mesquite smoked fall off the bone delicious, served with spicy apricot or BBQ sauce on the side, half rack
Half order
Full order
Texas - Style Chicken Fried Steak
Tenderized choice rib eye hand - battered texas - style, accompanied with a bowl of our country gravy
Filet Mignon
A tender and lean cut of beef, (no bacon on this one) aged for a buttery tenderness - 9 oz
Bob's Cubed Steak
Grilled​ and cubed, drizzled with bob's savory sauce
Sauteed Mushrooms
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Sauteed Onions
Grilled Chicken Breast
Marinated airline chicken breast, lightly seasoned, served with savory lemon butter
Gin Fried Chicken
Hand - breaded chicken breast, served golden brown, accompanied with a bowl of country gravy
Santa Fe Chicken
Grilled, airline chicken breast topped with grilled sweet corn mixed with onions and sweet peppers, on a bed of our seasoned rice
Nolan Creek Chicken
Bob's favorite! A juicy, grilled airline chicken breast topped with fresh tomato - basil salsa, served over our seasoned rice and topped with crumbled feta cheese
Jumbo Gulf Shrimp
Six hand - breaded, jumbo gulf shrimp, served with our house made cocktail sauce
Texas Grilled Shrimp
6 tender gulf shrimp, seasoned beautifully and served with savory lemon butter
Half order $6.00
Full order $9.00
Baja Shrimp Platter
Grilled, bacon - wrapped jumbo gulf shrimp, served with our sweet and spicy apricot sauce
Delectable salmon, lightly seasoned with lemon pepper
The above chicken and seafood entrees are served with the gin house side salad and your choice of one side
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Bar
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
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All reviews steak cotton balls airline chicken grilled asparagus onion rings crab cakes catfish sandwich nolan creek the river great atmosphere bar drinks the wait staff great place to eat great lunch great view outdoor seating
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great & the service was fast. It has a bar separated from the main seating area, but the seating area was small and crowded. They have an outside seating area as well, so you can see the creek.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank U5133IRbrians
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely historic building above the flowing creek side park. Menu varied and especially good appetizers. We have eaten there several times and have always been pleased. Prices not cheap but have always felt them reasonable. If you are a bbq meat fan, know that the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Llanotraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were expecting a much better meal for the price. None of the four at our table were happy or excited when we left.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank judithtrader
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of my Belton favorites, and best burgers in the area. Avoid it if you are looking for a cheap meal, they are pricy. The only really bad thing is the dinner rolls are the ones sold pre-made in grocery stores, disappointing considering how...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank herpd2018
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice place, we sat outside and they had plastic up over windows to keep it warm. Homemade chips. Lots to choose from and the fact that there were 18 people in our group they did an awesome job. The staff was friendly...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nora P
Reviewed October 29, 2018

High expectations after all the rave reviews, we were expecting much more. The food (steak dinner) was decent but pricey. I believe you're paying for the location and atmosphere which is nice. Maybe try going for lunch and enjoy the location that way.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Kathryn P
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We were traveling from Austin to Waco and needed a place to eat lunch. We Googled for best restaurants nearby and found The Gin. Our food was delicious, especially the onion rings. Great find!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GAVic
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place but a tad pricey. The food though is usually pretty good and the service consistent.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank berdiep
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Most people drive past Belton on their way to Austin, Waco, or DFW. I recommend you consider a stop at this delightful place. The restaurant shares parking with two other spots (both look like they would be worth a try!) and is on the banks...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Ate here 2 weekends in a row when in Belton for fun. The food was very good. Something on the menu for everyone and the location is fun. Was nice to be able to sit out on the patio and enjoy the evening. Looking forward...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Response from Michele C | Reviewed this property |
They have a bar food menu if you're wanting a snack. Starts at $6. Good portioning too.
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