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Tj's at The Old Forge

807 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003
+1 830-796-9990
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (8 reviews)
“avocado salad” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
807 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003
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Reviewed today 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 doxiefoster
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Great food (the best sweet potato and chilli ever!) Staff were so lovely. Couldn't be more helpful. Good value for money.

Thank kaaate7
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is clearly a local favorite, as they stayed busy the entire time we were there. Plenty of food (good portions), home-style cooking, friendly staff, and very comfortable.

1  Thank Elise C
horsecrazy52, Owner at Tj's at The Old Forge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank your Elise for you review. We appreciated the compliment and feedback. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

TJ’s at the Old Forge conveys a true sense of Bandera. The rustic interior befits an old west decor, with a bar immediately to the left of the entryway. Split level dining on the first floor opens into a 2-story great room. Tables and chairs...More

1  Thank travelingBard23
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I actually live near the Old Forge, but had never been there until this week. They were able to put us upstairs which was great because we could all chat and not feel like we were disturbing others. We were a group gathering to celebrate...More

1  Thank RubySlipper52
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Went for lunch on a Sunday and was surprised by the food quality and service - both were top notch. Our group is picky and liked all of our food choices. Christine was the server and she was on point. We had pecan crusted chicken,...More

1  Thank DanHohnbaum
TJsGrille, Owner at Tj's at The Old Forge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Dan, Thank you for the great review - it is greatly appreciated. Christine is awesome and I'll pass on the compliments to her and the kitchen. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Location is right in the middle of town, awesome bar and amazing food on the menu. Great nightly specials and they even do a great Cajun night

Thank RonGherm
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We have eaten here several times and always had a great meal. TJ's is worth the stop if you happen to be in Bandera.

Thank GWG19
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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, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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