A good place to kick off your limited Fort Davis culinary tour is the low-key and down-home Fort Davis Drug Store (113 N. State St., 432/426-3118, $5–10). This old-fashioned soda fountain and restaurant is known for its comfort food, namely, chicken-fried steak, thick burgers, and hearty breakfasts. Top your meal off with a root beer float and a souvenir from the attached old-fashioned drug store.
The only place in town with a full Tex-Mex menu is the commendable Cueva de Leon Cafe (611 N. State St., 432/426-3801, closed Sun., $4–12). Located in the heart of the tiny downtown area, the restaurant is known for its spectacular chile rellenos (perfectly breaded and not too spicy) and its flavorful chicken enchiladas with tangy green sauce.
The best place in town for a high-quality yet casual dinner is the Hotel Limpia Dining Room (100 Main St., 432/426-3241, $7–22). If you want to start off with a cocktail at the upstairs bar, you’ll have to pay $3 for a “membership” to comply with local liquor laws (it’s worth it). Opt for the unique appetizer called the Texas Cheesecake, a tasty blend of cheeses and peppers, and proceed to the recommended main course: a hearty char-grilled Angus steak. Be sure to save room for the homemade pie.
© Andy Rhodes from Moon Texas, 6th Edition