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An order-wheel in a diner kitchen with an order for "2 eggs, wheat toast, bacon"



Texans know a thing or two about good food. We’re not talking ordinary good food. We’re talking melt-in-your-mouth, heavenly bites that keep you coming back for more. Expand your palate and head back to the good ole’ days with a trip to one of these downright delicious diners in Texas. Trust us when we say they’re worth a visit.

Maple & Motor

Located in a former gas station in Dallas, Texas, Maple & Motor is anything but quick and questionable gas station food. This popular eatery, featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, specializes in classic American fare. Menu standouts include the burgers and their famous baloney sandwich, a thick quarter-inch slice of American baloney, fried and served cowboy style with a cup of chili, cheese, and topped with onion.

Norma’s Cafe

The timeless atmosphere at Norma’s Cafe screams ‘50s diner, which makes sense because the diner has been serving up classic fare since 1956. Their menu serves hearty American foods and cream pies, like smothered pork chops, fried catfish nuggets, and chicken and dumplings. With locations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area, it’s easy to make a visit to this beloved cafe.

Blue Bonnet Cafe

A Texas institution since 1929, Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, Texas, is a quaint little diner that serves up classic American fare that will keep you coming back for more. Breakfast is served all day. Soups are made from scratch. And the pies – oh, the pies. You’ll have to try to save room for a taste of one of Blue Bonnet’s world-famous pies.

Mom’s Diner

Serving up comfort food that will bring you right back to your mom’s kitchen, Mom’s Diner in Lufkin, Texas, is that diner-style food you crave on the daily. Pro tip: Order the Mom’s Monster Burger, the biggest, juiciest burger in town. Or have some fun with the Frito pie. Whatever you order, you’ll feel right at home in this cozy diner space, and your belly will leave full and happy.

Get ready to get down on some good old-fashioned diner food at one of these four best diners in Texas. For more Texas tips, check out the Lux on Main blog.