Food Friday: Gilley’s Texas Cafe

Gilley’s Texas CafeThis week in Branson I had an excellent dinner at Gilley’s Texas Cafe, right next door to the Mickey Gilley Theatre, home to the Mickey Gilley Show and SIX.

If you haven’t been to Gilley’s Texas Cafe, you should definitely give it a try. With a relaxed, casual atmosphere, the cafe is a great place to stop for dinner before heading to an evening show, especially if that show is at the Mickey Gilley Theatre next door.

The menu offers a variety of delicious options including a host of starters and salads, BBQ specialties, steaks and sandwiches. Everything described on the menu sounded delicious so I had a hard time choosing (as usual). Eventually, after checking with my waitress for an insider’s opinion, I settled on the grilled salmon fillet and I am so glad I did.

It took a little bit longer than expected for my food to be cooked but once my server brought my plate to the table, I was thankful the cooks took their time in preparing my meal. It was absolutely delicious!

The salmon was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were buttery and full of flavor. Probably not the healthiest plate of vegetables, but so delicious! The salmon was served on a bed of rice which paired wonderfully with the veggies and left me full, but not feeling overly stuffed.

My waitress was very busy with several other tables around me but she was very attentive and even stopped to chat with me for a for minutes. I enjoyed her service and wish I would have asked her name so I could recommend her to you all.

Gilley’s Texas Cafe is decorated with nostalgic memorabilia and photos of Gilley with his friends and other members of the show business. I spotted more than a few of Gilley with John Travolta as a young man. They were pretty neat to look at.

The cafe also features karaoke and while I was eating two different guests spent some time wooing other visitors with their vocals. You definitely won’t ever see me on that stage but it was a great time.

I really enjoyed my evening at Gilley’s Texas Cafe and even though the prices are a bit higher than your average cafe, the quality of my meal was worth every penny.

Visit for more information and a full menu.

Gilley’s Texas Cafe is at 3457 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson, right next door to the Mickey Gilley Theatre. Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on show nights.

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