Drive north on US87 about 10 miles at the intersection at SH648 we find Hilltop Cafe. Becky has been here for dinner a couple of times during a conference. We decided to have lunch. At first glance nothing on the menu appealed to me. Then the server showed us the blackboard specials, and, whoa. They were dinner menu prices one finds in a city, or 10 miles outside a tourist destination.
She ordered the Blue Crab Cakes appetizer and I had the Chicken-fried Chicken Sandwich. We shared the Sweet Potato Fries. He crab cakes were solid crab, no filler. That’s a good thing. The chicken could have used a bit more seasoning, but it was fried perfectly and served with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and pickles. Becky liked the fries, a light batter and a bit crunchy on the inside. I thought they should have par-boiled them a bit longer. Still, they were quite tasty.
Once again, typical Hill Country ambience with a bit of a twist. There is a stage for live music with photos and memorabilia of jazz and blues artists mixed with “the boys” posters. This one, however, was quite interesting.