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The Badu House

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Bar, American
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601 Bessemer Ave, Llano, TX 78643-1607
17:00 - 23:30
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Best restaurant in Llano. best place to hear live music. Lovely to sit under patio and look at the stars. We loved it and go everytime we come to llano.

Thank 330marilyn
League City, Texas
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Our very first visit to The Badu House was last month for dinner. Food and service was very good. Comfortable atmosphere, excellent service, beautiful place inside and out. Just returned home from a three night stay at the B&B. My husband and I and our two little kids stayed in a two room suite upstairs from the restaurant. We ate... More 

Thank Jen S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Visited Badu House for dinner while we had a short visit in Llano, Tx. The atmosphere was very cozy and there was a great decor. We tried the Jalapeno poppers stuffed with blackberries, honey, and cream cheese wrapped in bacon which was a nice twist on the norm of that type of appetizer. Chorizo Mac-n-Cheese, but by far, THE best... More 

Thank Krisss2244
Round Rock, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Great place! Had the KG Spicy burger...my wife and I live in Round Rock and this is the best burger I've ever had!!!

Thank AHGunn
Rockwall, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere and the food was better than average. My wife and I came upon a recommendation from the evening's entertainer John Arthur Martinez and we were not disappointed with either the food or the good service.

Thank Thomas D G
Grapevine, Texas
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107 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2013

I ate here with a group of women on a winery road trip. We were told it was the "best restaurant in Llano" and we were not disappointed! Their wine list had a lot of variety, and many good choices. They literally had wine from all over the world! Five of the six ladies in the group ordered the spinach... More 

Thank ChristieP
Austin, Texas
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654 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013

This used to be a really high end steak house and was amazing. They've down scaled it a bit to pub fare, but it didnt lose too much in the translation. Friendly staff and a cool historic building that also has B&B room to rent. Live music some nights on the back patio. Only open Thursday onward though

Thank Tony H
Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We didn't stay there, but from across the street, we enjoyed listening to the outdoor music coming from their lovely back yard area. The place was packed.

Thank GenoK
St. Johns, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2013

What a great atmosphere! The owner came to our table and talked to us and shared the history of the Bed and Breakfast!

Thank sherrih55
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2013

We really enjoyed the great atmosphere, really good food, awesome bar and wine selection,and excellent service

Thank penford

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Bessemer Ave, Llano, TX 78643-1607
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Llano
Reopened under new owners late in Nov. 2010 . Trip advisor has it listed as a hotel, but currently it is not. Here is our review : Psstt. Here's a tip for gourmands, wine lovers, beer aficionados: The Badu House (under new ownership) has excellent fun, food, wine, beer, that goes well with the mysterious history and fabulous atmosphere!

On our first try of The Badu House last night we were impressed with the variety of beers and wines, and the... tasty light menu prepared by a chef in training who has created some great tasting items sure to tempt your palate!

The Badu House staff has done an outstanding job creating a new, special experience for Hill Country visitors and locals alike!

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