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Tj's at The Old Forge

807 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003
+1 830-796-9990
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“avocado salad” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
807 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waitress was sweet, but kind of a dingbat, so maybe that's why we didn't really enjoy our meal. My primary goal was the salad/potato/soup bar, and it was really good (note: one trip is probably all you'll make, so save yourself $3 by not...More

Thank DeeJayGude
Reviewed 11 July 2018

My husband wanted a good ol bar burger so we decided to try The Old Forge. They had one burger on the menu "Blacksmith burger" which was over $10 but my husband said it was good. I ordered the Chicken fried steak meal which was...More

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Food was good and will return on g in the area. Only comments are the paring of garlicky spinach pared with salmon with a suite glaze. Also special 7/4 menu showed baby back ribs that were not ready by noon. Friendly atmosphere and good service.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The food is above average for Bandera, which tends to lean heavily toward chicken friend steak at most local restaurants. The have an excellent Forge Pasta with veggies and you can add chicken or other meat. They have giant sandwiches that taste great - if...More

Thank RailFan1962
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Late lunch during the middle of the week. Pleasant, clean restaurant. Service was attentive, the food was better than fast food but not 5 star.

Thank Valeria C
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at TJ. We had a large party of 12 and they seated us up stairs. We had the room all to ourselves. Our waitress was prompt, efficient and friendly. Another waitress pitched in to help bring the food up to...More

Thank cshedd1
Reviewed 12 June 2018

wonderful classy place. The food was great & the beers were good & cold. Did I mention they had a little 3 piece band that was just awesome. Good ole down to earth country music.

Thank Jody B
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Invited to go out with friends for food and listen to a friend singing at the restaurant. Had a table reserved for us and was immediately seated. The place was busy, so the service started out slow, but later improved with our new waitress. After...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 3 May 2018

My daughter had pretty good catfish here, and my chicken fried steak was alright, although the breading mostly fell off. They have some good, cold beer and pleasant servers. The place is nothing special, but neither is Bandera.

Thank mudfoot
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is a casual dinning restaurant but the food is excellent, as is the service. I had the grilled pork chop and while those often turn out dry, mine was very moist and tender. Definitely a great place for a meal.

Thank Ellen L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bandera County  >  Bandera
  • Phone Number: +1 830-796-9990
  • E-mail
Full service restaurant serving steak, pasta, full salad bar with all you eat baked potatoe and fresh soups. Daily specials. Visit us on line for menu details.
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