Where to Eat in Cuero: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Roseanne Arnett

Cuero (/ˈkwɛroʊ/ KWAIR-oh) is a city in DeWitt County, Texas, United States. The population was 6,841 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of DeWitt County. It is unofficially known as the "turkey capital of the world" (this is reflected in the Cuero High School mascot, the Gobblers). In 2010, Cuero was named one of the "Coolest Small Towns in America" by Budget Travel magazine.

1. Eagleford

604 N Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954-3606 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Steakhouse Dinner, Lunch +1 361-524-5033
Excellent
46%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Eagleford

Reviewed By Frasier_Niles - Ottawa, Canada

While visiting a client to a location south of Austin, I was taken to Eagleford for dinner. The service was exceptional for this style of establishment. We ordered the fried seafood platter. I enjoyed the shrimps which were from the Gulf coast. The fried clams were a bit overdone as it is easy to overcook them, especially in a fryer. The recommended wine accompanied the meal to perfection.

I learned that everything is prepared on-site. If I return to this area, I will go to Eagleford and try other local specialities. I am not a big fan of fried foods and I should have tried something else, so I will not be too harsh when judging the food quality for this review.

They have a good selection of wine which go well with the cheese plate.

2. Dairy Queen

802 N Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954-3504 +1 361-275-2396
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Reviewed By davidsevier - Victoria, Texas

Great place to eat. Breakfast is fantastic. Ride there often with motorcycle group for breakfast . Friendly atmosphere and service. Don't listen to negative reviews , probably never pleased where ever they eat. Been coming here for many years. Mike in Victoria Tx.

3. Donut Palace

310 N Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954-3702 +1 361-275-6848
Excellent
58%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Reviewed By vikki b - Austin, Texas

Hard to go wrong with donuts and pastries and these folks are so nice and eager to please that you have to love them, if only for that alone. They are open early and have a wide variety to choose from. My husband is a big fan of their breakfast tacos and I've enjoyed a ham and cheese kolache from here.

4. Rosie's Mexican Restaurant

202 N Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954-3722 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 361-275-9953
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 36 reviews

Rosie's Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By Barnett1215 - Goliad, Texas

We love to stop at Rosie's every time we travel through Cuero, Texas! She has a great menu and wonderful food! Each day features a different special that posted on a chalk board above the counter. The atmosphere is filled with conversations and laughter as community members gather for breakfast and lunch. Rosie's is open only for these two meals...closing around 2 pm. The only complaint that I have with Rosie's is that it's not open for dinner too! My husband would chose to eat every meal here if he could! And when you order, ask for the homemade corn tortillas...they are out of this world, crazy delicious!

5. K&N Root Beer Drive In

514 E Broadway St, Cuero, TX 77954-2810 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 361-275-3171
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Reviewed By Lucretia S - Victoria, Texas

My husband and I were in Cuero visiting a friend and saw a line of cars in the drive thru and mostly full parking lot. Usually that is a sign for us that we have to stop! Hungry or not! We love good food! So we stopped. We both had jalapeno cheeseburgers which were great! The french fries are great too. I wouldn't get the tator tots at my next visit though.
All and all it was fantastic and we will stop again when we are that way again.

6. La Bella Tavola

213 N Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954-3721 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Italian Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 361-210-5120
Excellent
48%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

La Bella Tavola

Family owned and operated. Appetizers, salads,subs,pocket pizzas,thin crust NY style pizzas, seafood and steak. Great atmosphere and great service.

Reviewed By Beatso - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

I sampled the restaurant after some of the others listed have closed down.
I was not disappointed as the food was of a good overall standard.
They have no alcohol license, but the iced tea was good to wash down their decent Italian food.
The staff were not the most attentive, but I've no real complaints.
The food was suitably Italian, but with American sized portions.
Worth a visit if your in town.

7. Barbecue Station

114 S Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954-3849 Takeout, Seating American, Barbecue Lunch SGD 4 - SGD 16 +1 361-277-3417
Excellent
60%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 26 reviews

Barbecue Station

The Barbecue Station is a family owned business in operation since 1982. Serving the best Pit BBQ in South Texas. The Barbecue Station can also boast being named in the Texas Monthly best BBQ in Texas for their mouth watering brisket. The Barbecue Station also caters. Dine in or take out you will always find that the Barbecue Station is the best choice for Texas BBQ.

Reviewed By dew-s02 - Midland, Michigan

We always stop at Barbecue Station when we are traveling between San Antonio and Victoria to see family. We have not been there for about 2 years so we were excited to have the chance to stop and have lunch. We were very disappointed in the food. How does a restaurant in south Texas mess up pinto beans? They had no flavor and were not even cooked all the way. The meat had little taste and was very tough. Even the iced tea was off. Not sure what has happened in the last two years but we were very disappointed and will now have to find another place to eat lunch.

8. Smolik's Meats & BBQ

523 S Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954-3911 Barbecue +1 361-277-3459
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Smolik's Meats & BBQ

Reviewed By Pamela B

Smolik's is a small chain of meat packing and barbecue restaurants. The Cuero location is a favorite spot in our area. You can dine in or get it to go. If you like barbecue chicken, you need to get there early. They usually run out. The brisket is always very good. Others in my family prefer the sausage. The sides are the traditional BBQ sides: potato salad, beans, corn, green beans, pickles, and onions. The sauce is a tangy sauce. The bbq is available in plates or sandwiches as well as by the pound.

9. Main Street Kaffee Haus & Deli

104 E Main St, Cuero, TX 77954-3030 American, Soups Breakfast, Lunch +1 361-275-6890
Excellent
60%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Main Street Kaffee Haus & Deli

Reviewed By vikki b - Austin, Texas

This is a cute little cafe that has all the fancy coffee beverages and a very nice, well-rounded lunch menu. I love to get the salad plate that offers you the choice of 3 different salads from a long list of offerings. Atmosphere is unlike any other place in town and the staff is very friendly and eager to please. Wish they were open later but a great choice for a coffee or lunch.

10. Crossroads

1000 S Esplanade St, Cuero, TX 77954-4008 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 361-275-8108
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
8%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 12 reviews

Crossroads

Reviewed By Birdinhandtwo

The restaurant is in a converted old house with a big deck added to the outside. Our family of five had Swiss bacon burgers, house salad, and chicken-fried steak. We were well-satisfied with our meal. The brewed iced tea was nearly addictive, and we didn't have to ask for refills. The French-fries needed to be crispier, but the mashed potatoes with skins were delicious. The chicken-fried steak was a little chewy but had a great flavor, and the cream gravy was perfect! No watery or pasty problem at all. The fried okra had too much breading, and my biscuit was hard--maybe warmed over from breakfast? I still give this place a four because of excellent service and CHICKEN-FRIED STEAK WITH PERFECT CREAM GRAVY AND MASHED POTATOES!

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