Calling all food fanatics – this one’s for you! One of the most common things to consider when booking a family vacation is what you’re going to eat and where. Although we do have the River Rock Pub & Pizzeria and Cartoon Café on-site, we understand the need to get out and explore the beautiful Texas Hill Country! Keep reading to find out more about 5 local restaurants to check out during your next trip to Jellystone Park™.

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Rails (a Café at the Depot)

Located less than 10 minutes away from Jellystone Park™, Rails can be found in a fully-restored historic Kerrville train depot that dates back to 1915. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating options and enjoy a variety of speciality dishes during both lunch or dinner time. Plus, finish off your meal by choosing one of their dessert selections before you go.

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Rio Ranch Café

Take a trip across the street and you’ll find yourself at Rio Ranch Café. Located conveniently close to Jellystone Park™, here you’ll find a variety of menu items such as country fried steak, ribs, potato salad, chicken enchiladas, fried catfish, and so much more! Bonus: you won’t have to worry about a long car ride.

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Mamacita’s Restaurant

Order popular Mexican food staples like enchiladas, fajitas, tacos, burritos, tamales, and more all while enjoying the architectural style of 3 cultures: Persian, Spanish, and Mexican. With 4 stars on TripAdvisor, Mamacita’s is a must-try for those looking to have a more unique dining experience.

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Bill’s Bar-B-Que

Dine in or take out, either way you’re sure to enjoy your delicious meal from the oldest BBQ joint in Kerrville. Since 1982, Bill’s Bar-B-Que has been serving up barbecue that you and your family have to taste! Not to mention, it’s only located 1 mile from Jellystone Park™, making it an easy spot to visit during your trip.

Billy Gene’s Restaurant

Voted “Best All Around Food in Kerrville” for the last 10 years, Billy Gene’s Restaurant is a great option for quality food at a reasonable price. Enjoy views of the Guadalupe River and experience genuine Texan hospitality, all while eating dishes that bring out the “flavors of the Texas Hill Country.”


With all of these mouthwatering options (and so many more) available in Kerrville, your family will have no problem finding a place to dine out during your stay at Jellystone Park™!