During your stay at Dos Rios, don’t shy away from the local cuisine! Find out where to eat in Mason TX, based on your taste, mood, and what the locals have deemed best. 

Mason, TX, nestled amidst the picturesque Texas Hill Country, is not only a haven for outdoor enthusiasts but also a treasure trove of culinary delights. Whether you’re seeking authentic Italian fare, delectable pizzas, mouthwatering Mexican cuisine, or a taste of local flavors, Mason’s diverse culinary scene will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.

Lea Lou Co-op – “Cattle Baron Chic”

If you’re looking for homemade pizza, drinks, dancing, and of course, classic Western design, check out Lea Lou Co-op. Drinks are served from an 18-foot bar, taken from one of Mason’s original saloons, and crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling. The back patio has a fire pit and picnic tables for those who wish to dine under the stars. Stop in on Saturday night for live music and dancing!

Santos Taqueria – Small Town Treasure

This little restaurant is an ideal stop for fresh, homemade Mexican cuisine. Gorditas and queso are delish! Santos Silerio, the proprietor of this local joint, makes everything from scratch, maintaining freshness and authenticity. The menu is extensive and satisfying, with salsa made daily. If you’re in a time pinch, you can order from Santo’s Taqueria to go as well.

Willow Creek Cafe – Home Cooking at it’s Best

If you’re in the mood for a laid-back diner with delicious staples like chicken fried steak, burgers, or catfish, with a slice of homemade pie to finish, this is your stop. The patty melt and homemade buttermilk pecan pie are standouts.

This restaurant is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in generous portions. Stop in to satisfy your craving for home cooking. Willow Creek Cafe is conveniently located on the Mason Square

Cooper’s Original Pit Barbecue – The Classic

For excellent pit barbeque, look no further than Cooper’s. This Hill Country staple was established in 1953 by George Cooper, and still thrives today. Stop in for the best barbecue around, served up on butcher paper. You can’t go wrong with Cooper’s.

Joe’s Italian Restaurant – A Taste of Italy in the Heart of Texas

Step into Joe’s Italian Restaurant and be transported to the charming streets of Italy. This family-owned establishment has been a Brady, TX staple for over 30 years, and has just opened a second location in Mason.  Renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine and warm hospitality. Indulge in their signature pizzas as well as dishes like baked ziti, spaghetti and meatballs, and chicken parmesan, all prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients and time-honored recipes.  Located on the town square in the Lea Lou’s space. 

Flygap Winery – Newschool Winery on the Main Square

A newcomer to the town square in Mason, Flygap is easily one of the most exciting places we have going on.  Old soul wines in a new school setting with regular events, guest chefs, and fun tastings occur when the small side street is closed for pedestrian traffic only.  Across the street from THC Beer Co, Mason’s own brewery.  The two collaborate on events often.  

Square Plate – Casual Dining with a Culinary Twist

Seeking a casual yet flavorful dining experience? Square Plate is your answer. This unassuming eatery serves up an interesting menu from schnitzel to acorn squash casserole to pork tenderloin with raspberry chipotle, all prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. 

La Copa Joe – A Coffee Haven for Caffeine Enthusiasts and Bookworms

Nestled in the heart of downtown Mason, La Copa Joe is a haven for coffee enthusiasts and bookworms alike. Their aroma-rich coffee, brewed from carefully selected beans, will awaken your senses and fuel your day.

Enjoy delicious lattes, frappes, and smoothies. And select bites such as pumpkin muffins and full breakfast menu including avocado toast, egg bite soufflés, yogurt parfait, and bagels with cream cheese and even Nutella.

James River Ice House – A Riverside Retreat with a Taste of Texas

Escape the summer heat at James River Ice House, a casual riverside ice house with a taste of Texas. Their menu features classic favorites such as burgers, frito pie, and quesadillas, all prepared with fresh ingredients and bold flavors. Enjoy a cold beer while soaking in the riverside views, and on weekends enjoy the spectacular Santos trailer with queso and street tacos.

T. Bo’s Meat Shop & Mercantile – 

Micheladas and sausage wraps is a pretty delightful combo at this fun stop on the town square.  A changing menu of bites such as fresh tamales and specialty drinks such as their espresso martini keeps it fun for repeat visits.  Happy hour and game days are the best time to visit.  

Nacho’s Cafe – Authentic Mexican Fare

You can’t go wrong with fajitas, chips & salsa, and queso. El gigante breakfast taco a crowd pleaser.  And of course… nachos!

Check back soon for more updates on local flavor!  And check out the best things to do in Mason, TX. 

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