There are many unique eateries in Albany Texas. Since we’re small, Dairy Queen is our only “chain” restaurant, but we do like to eat well, and our culinarily gifted neighbors are very gracious in accommodating us. So for the most part, the food you find here you won’t find anywhere else… Enjoy!
300 Hill Street
Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm – 7 days a week
If you love your DQ (and who can resist…) you’ll find all the things you love right here: burgers, hot dogs, chicken strips, Texas Country foods, and of course, Blizzards, malts and ice cream treats. Happy Hour: M-F from 2:00pm-5:00pm
Donut Shop – Kalaches
Hours: 6:00am – Noon
All your favorite flavors of donuts, fresh and warm. The kalaches come in two sizes. They also have biscuits or croissants with ham & cheese or ham, egg & cheese served piping hot. Fresh hot coffee, a selection of juices and milks make this maybe the best breakfast in town!
Fort Griffin General Merchandise (aka “The Beehive”)
525 Hwy 180 West
Hours: Lunch – 11:00am – 2:00pm;
Dinner: 6:00pm – 10:00pm;
Closed Sunday and Monday
Drawing on Albany’s old west heritage, the Fort Griffin General Merchandise, lovingly known around town as The Beehive, serves up delicious grilled steaks cooked over mesquite coals, shrimp, chicken and more in a rustic, casual atmosphere. Thursdays are “all you can eat” shrimp nights starting at 6:00pm – and you’d better get there early. Yum! Friday & Saturday: Prime Rib & Chef’s Special. Memberships to the Beehive Saloon are available.
There is a private dining room available for booking your meetings or private parties and catering is available for all your special events.
200 South 2nd Street
Hours: Lunch – 11:00am – 2:00pm;
Dinner – 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Located in a historic building just off the Courthouse square, Icehouse is noted for its Tex-Mex specialties, mesquite grilled steaks and catfish fillets with hushpuppies. The Tres Mesa Private Club is a favorite gathering place for the locals (real cowboys here) and memberships are available.
Los Cazadores Mexican Grill
225 North Main Street
Hours: Breakfast – 6:00am Monday – Saturday;
Lunch / Dinner: 10:30am until 9:00pm
At Los Cazadores Mexican Grill you will find a full menu of all of your favorite authentic Mexican dishes. From beef, chicken, or shrimp fajitas to nachos and quesadillas, you’re sure to leave the restaurant satisfied and happy. Daily blackboard Mexican specials are served all day. You can dine-in or phone in a take-out order.
Some of our favorite places to eat are not technically restaurants. For example, the Minit Mart/Alon service station and the Prairie Star/Chevron station have grills that serve up a variety of fresh-made fare and the Prairie Star is possibly the best caterer in town. So here’s where else to look for great grub:
Albany Minit Mart
100 Hill Street
Pizza Pro: 325-762-2766
Hours: Store – 6:00am – 9:00pm Sunday – Thursday, 6:00am – 10:00pm Friday & Saturday;
Grill open until 8:00pm nightly;
Pizza Pro – 11:00am – 9:00pm – Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 8:00pm Sunday
The grill here serves up some of the best burgers, hand cut fries and onion rings in town, cooked when you order. Also available are plate lunches and traditional convenience store fare. Lunch specials are offered Monday through Friday and there’s a hamburger special each Tuesday evening. Breakfast options include eggs to order, bacon, sausage and pancakes. The Pizza Pro (inside Minit Mart) offers pizza and sub sandwiches.
Tables are available for eating in or you can order to go. This establishment caters to smokers, so if you smoke this is your place.
225 Hill St
Hours: Grill: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Prairie Star offers quite a variety of convenience store standards like chicken strips, burritos, chimichangas, stuffed jalapenos and more. But the best offerings come from the grill/deli and the salad cases. Check the blackboard for a listing of fresh made salads and delectable desserts available every day along with hot or cold sandwiches, pizza, barbeque and more. They also serve a lunch special every day, including Sunday. Seating is available upstairs or down if you want to “eat in”. The well stocked convenience store carries a wide variety of drinks, both bottled and from the fountain.
Check out the Prairie Star BBQ Brigade at Bank Park all six days of the Fandangle. Lunch will be BBQ sandwiches with chips, drink and a cookie; Dinner is brisket & sausage, beans, cole slaw, okra gumbo, corn on the cob, fixin’s, drink and dessert. It’s served chuck wagon style and it’s “slap yo’ mama good!”
Take a step back in time. Vintage Vanilla shares its building with Sanders Drugs and Earline’s Specialty Shop. They have an old fashioned 1905 soda fountain and candy by the pound in big glass jars, just like in the old days. Coffee, ice cream and soda fountain items are served all day, so it’s a great place to get into the shade and cool off.
In addition to gifts and specialty food items to purchase and take with you, they serve a delicious lunch from 11:00am to 2:00pm every day. Menu items include tasty sandwiches, crisp salad plates, delicious soups and fresh-baked casseroles. A sign board outside announces the Soup of the Day and the Special Plate. Call-in and take-out orders are welcome.