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Cathy's Boardwalk Cafe

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8 Old Town Rd., Salado, TX
+1 254-947-8162
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Killeen, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Cute cafe in the Old Town setting in Salado Tx, Great lunch spot, fast, friendly service, and a great menu selection

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Thank Carol N
Texas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I have eaten here several times on my trips through Salado. They have a good lunch plate, good mushroom burger and I have had their grilled chicken sandwich that I liked. Pretty good service to eat there or you can get take-out. I would recommend if you are shopping in Salado.

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Thank TexasTrekGirl
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Other reviewers mentioned that this was not a fancy place, just a basic small town restaurant. All true. I guess it depends how "basic" you want to go. Our food, for three, was later summed up as "elementary school cafeteria food". It felt industrial and out of a package or can. Small, very clean, family run. Perhaps the daily special... More 

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Thank S L
USA
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I ate at every non-barbeque place in town. This one ranks in the top tier. They had a fish of the day -- which is good for me. A lot of locals eat there and come in for takeout.

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Thank Love_East_Africa
Salado, Texas
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

First off this is definitely a small town restaurant. If you are expecting fancy silverware, wine choices, and/or diverse menu maybe not the best place for you. If you are looking for a great quality meal at a very friendly price with smiling wait staff this is perfect. They cook basic american fare but it is always fresh and tastes... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Wonderful place for lunch! Right in the heart of beautiful downtown Salado. Everything was FRESH and hand prepared. The potato soup was creamy, chunky and delicious. I haven't had a grilled cheese sandwich in years and I was flooded with memories of my mother's house and my childhood. The potato salad and the coleslaw were freshly made on site and... More 

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Thank TXEyeGuy
Killeen, Texas
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Who doesn't love hot, fresh fries?!! Sooo good. Had patty melt. It was tasty!. Next time I will order with the works! Gals in there super nice!

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Thank Shawn M
Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Good family café with home cooked meals for lunch. The best desserts in the world, and all made by Cathy! Chocolate Mousse Pie, Cream Cheese Pie with Blueberries, Coconut Cream and more. But, the BEST Rum Cake you have ever put in your mouth! Good Mushroom-Swiss burgers, Chicken Salad Croissant with a side, Salad Bar, always a great Daily Special,... More 

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Thank Sunburstmt
The Villages, Florida
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305 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

May be hard to find but well worth looking for if you like good salads, sandwiches, soups, coffee and ice tea

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Thank Robert W B
Kerrville, Texas
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Nothing fancy....just a very clean and neat restaurant with simple but good food. A great place for breakfast or lunch while visiting Salado. All the employees were very friendly, and even waitresses helping other tables went out of their way to check on us and say hello.

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Thank Mark R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, American, Soups
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Old Town Rd., Salado, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Salado
  • Phone Number: +1 254-947-8162
Description
Between Stagecoach Road and Main Street

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?