Our Kerrville Favorites

For Eatin’, Drinkin’ and Sleepin':

These are a few of our favorite restaurants in the Kerrville area.

  • Cowboy SteakhouseOur very favorite, Cowboy Steak House, 416 Main Street, Kerrville. For almost 40 years Richard and Lorie Ferris have been dedicated to making their restaurant a place you’ll remember. We recently had the crab stuffed jalapenos for an appetizer and would highly recommend. Consistently good, excellent steaks, in season cobblers, impressive wine list, friendly staff, and packed with artwork collected over many, many years from artists showing in Kerrville. You have to make a stop here!


  • Branding IronBranding Iron Restaurant in the Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel, 2033 Sidney Baker (Hwy 16), again another consistently good place to eat breakfast, lunch or dinner; and their Sunday Brunch is to die for!
  • The RailsThe Rails, 615 East Schreiner St. Located in the restored historic 1915 Kerrville Train Depot.  The San Antonio Express-News calls Rails “a small gem polished with local flavor and a bit of history.” This has to be one of Kerrville’s best restaurants. Excellent food, wine menu, and mouth watering dessert selections.
  • Tacos To GoTaco to Go, 428 Sidney Baker (corner of Schreiner St.) Celebrating their 30th year, Taco to Go is the place to go for a quick, freshly made taco (breakfast or lunch). Their huevos rancheros stacks up well against those you get at the pricier eaterias.
  • Spirit Wind JavaSpirit Wind Java, 109 Hwy 39, Ingram. Best sandwiches around, made on fresh bread, and of course EXCELLENT COFFEE – either hot or iced. Great bakery goods as well as soups and salads, and they have gluten free items as well. We don’t miss going by when in town.

To cool off and wet your whistle, there are 2 good historic bars to cater to your needs.

  • Elm Water Hole, in the Lobby of the Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time when you open the heavy wooden and stained glass doors.
  • Liar's PitThe Bar in Cowboy Steak House. No one is a stranger here.  Very relaxing environment, and the Liar’s Pit makes for an amusing stop. You never know who you’ll run into here.

For a place to stay while in Kerrville:

  • Y O HotelOf course, the Historic Y.O. Ranch Resort Hotel has to be our favorite. The hotel is full of antiques and artifacts,  the spirit of the Wild West with an elegant flare.
  • RV ParkIf you are in an RV, we like the Guadalupe River RV Resort. This is a quiet location with a relaxed family atmosphere along the banks of the Guadalupe River; and many sites (including some cabins for rent).
  • Read about us in the Kerrville Daily Times.