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Kay's Cafe

1289 Hwy 71 East, Smithville, TX
+1 512-237-5297
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“roasted beets” (2 reviews)
“pot roast” (3 reviews)
“sandwich” (2 reviews)
Cafe, American
$$ - $$$
1289 Hwy 71 East, Smithville, TX
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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

The cook/owner shares her love of southern comfort food with everything she cooks. She sources as much locally as possible - you will find everything from hand mashed potatoes to roasted cauliflower to roasted beets to pan friend cabbage. Hands down the best gravy around!

Thank xyzgirl
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We didn't get to Kay's till about 3:00pm this afternoon and had the restaurant to ourselves. I had the turkey sandwich which was about a three napkin sandwich - that means "juicy". VEEEERYYYYY good. Elda had a very satisfying quiche. As usual, the food was...More

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The food tastes like it came from your mother's kitchen, and even better. They use local produce and have a great variety of meals on the menu. Café is immaculate and service is courteous and fast. A little hard to see on the highway, but...More

Thank Jm S
Reviewed September 30, 2017

A local recommended this wonderful place so my wife and I decided to give it a try. We try to stay away from chain restaurants when we travel and this place did not disappoint. The food is incredible and cooked to order. Authentic home cooked...More

Thank chadcarson
Reviewed July 11, 2017

If you love a good home cooked meal this place is for you. You go for the food not the atmosphere! They have a daily menu of home cooked items such as pot roast, meat loaf, chicken and dumplings, shrimp gumbo, pecan crusted talipia etc.....More

Thank Veronica M
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Kay's is a true home cooking restaurant with farm-fresh vegetables and many other tasty treats. It's not fast food, and patience will be deliciously rewarded. This cafe is kept spotlessly clean, and the staff are cheerful and friendly. Makes me hungry thinking about it...

Thank James S
Reviewed October 10, 2016

they had a young girl waiting that day but the cook came out and checked on us too. excellent home cooked food. they had specials my husband had the roast which i thought he was going to leave me for the cook! i had shrimp...More

Thank Jt B
Reviewed June 27, 2016

This restaurant is small but surprisingly good. The owner is hands-on and presents some new & interesting main dishes and desserts. The restaurant is closed on Monday.

Thank PAT H
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

My daughter who lives in Bastrop suggested this restaurant to my wife and me during our visit to the area last week. She was spot on! This is a great place for authentic home cooked food. It reminded me of childhood visits to my grandmother's...More

Thank suprane
Reviewed April 28, 2016

I almost always stop at Kay's when traveling between Smithville & Bastrop. NEVER been disappointed!!! She always has vegetarian options & a gluten free or two. Fresh baby green salads, lunch specials, to die for desserts. Will continue to stop every chance I get!!! Thanks,...More

Thank Judith S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1289 Hwy 71 East, Smithville, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 512-237-5297
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