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Kay's Cafe

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1289 Hwy 71 East, Smithville, TX
+1 512-237-5297
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 20:30
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Bastrop, Texas
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Kay's is a true home cooking restaurant with farm-fresh vegetables and many other tasty treats. It's not fast food, and patience will be deliciously rewarded. This cafe is kept spotlessly clean, and the staff are cheerful and friendly. Makes me hungry thinking about it...

Thank James S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

they had a young girl waiting that day but the cook came out and checked on us too. excellent home cooked food. they had specials my husband had the roast which i thought he was going to leave me for the cook! i had shrimp etuffe. both were like you would have at home (or your momma's) . a little... More 

Thank Jt B
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This restaurant is small but surprisingly good. The owner is hands-on and presents some new & interesting main dishes and desserts. The restaurant is closed on Monday.

Thank PAT H
Brownwood, Texas
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My daughter who lives in Bastrop suggested this restaurant to my wife and me during our visit to the area last week. She was spot on! This is a great place for authentic home cooked food. It reminded me of childhood visits to my grandmother's house for Sunday lunch! My wife and I both selected pot roast, mashed potatoes, and... More 

Thank suprane
Rosanky, Texas
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

I almost always stop at Kay's when traveling between Smithville & Bastrop. NEVER been disappointed!!! She always has vegetarian options & a gluten free or two. Fresh baby green salads, lunch specials, to die for desserts. Will continue to stop every chance I get!!! Thanks, Kay for a delicious, healthy dining experience!!!

Thank Judith S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Love the pot roast, but plenty of daily specials to choose from. Closed Sunday and Monday. Save room for desert.

Thank Adena L
Smithville, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

awsome specials and the food is real down home cooking great prices and delicious food, try her desserts they are out of this world

1 Thank grosmith
Bastrop, Tx
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012

Want a huge, delicious sandwish? I take home half my sandwish for dinner everytime I visit. Excellent!

Thank tripgirl077
Smithville, Texas
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Pretty good Chicken Salad Sanwich. Chips with the sandwich might be a cusotmer pleaser. The owner is on the floor and taking care of business. :')

Thank BillR2010
Smithville, Texas
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Good, homemade food by Kay. Excellent desserts! Cute decor.

1 Thank texastripplanner

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1289 Hwy 71 East, Smithville, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Smithville
  • Phone Number: +1 512-237-5297

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?