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Mac & Ernie's Roadside Eatery

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Tarpley ££ - £££ American
11804 Fm 470, Tarpley, TX 78883-6309
+1 830-562-3727
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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11804 Fm 470, Tarpley, TX 78883-6309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here many times and it is always a treat! Delicious food and fun dining outside. Love the lamb with cucumber sauce!

Thank LeAnnSharp
Reviewed 31 May 2017

One of Guy Fieri's first stops on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. I had the pork chops which were delish, but too much food for a girl...My love had the catfish and shrimp combo...he raved about it. Their coconut cream pie is the best I have...More

Thank angielhardwick
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My wife and I were staying at a lodge in Tarpley and had heard from several people how good Mac & Ernie's was, along with the information that they had been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, so we decided to check it out. What...More

Thank Todd T
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We heard about Mac and Ernie's on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Decided to give it a try and were blown away by the cabrito burger. The goat was delicately spiced and cooked to a light pink medium with no trace of fat. The flavour was...More

Thank JohnfromAlliston
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We went to Mac and Ernie's for lunch and it was sooooo good! I had the cheeseburger and my sister had the sausage wrap and we both got fries. The prices are wonderful, we both ate for $12. The location is on the side of...More

Thank BucketListTrav
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Drove down from Bandera for lunch wanting a cabrito burger but they were out, wouldn't have any goat for a week or so. Had the lamb burger and it was good. Excellent, crispy frys! Drove back down for dinner and had the Guinness Beef Stew....More

Thank Dennis W
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered the cheese burger and lamb burger and enjoyed both. The lamb burger was the best of the two; Very tasty and the cucumber sauce was great! We ate outside as it was a little smokey inside. The dinner menu looked great and would...More

Thank 4Enterprises
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is worth the drive. I recommend going early for dinner. This place does a brisk business, both dine in and take out. No reservations. Casual and laid back atmosphere with retro formica top dining tables and vinyl chairs inside and picnic tables in...More

Thank anniecat51
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

If you like good food and don't mind every one talking at FULL volume .... eat here. If you like good food and don't mind a thousand out of control kids screaming everywhere with parents ignoring very bad behavior.... eat here! We ate quail, shrimp,...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you want a great hamburger/cheeseburger, go to the town of Tarpley and visit this restaurant. They are only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday but the 27 miles drive out of Hondo, Tx is well worth it. I had the blue cheese burger and...More

Thank Larry H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11804 Fm 470, Tarpley, TX 78883-6309
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bandera County  >  Tarpley
  • Phone Number: +1 830-562-3727
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