The Old Texas Inn
Fort Davis, Texas
"The Old Texas Inn" is more than the name implies. It's a hotel. I've never stayed there but I'm sure its OK. It's a drug store. It looked like they had plenty of aspirin, Ben-gay, band aids and other stuff that you might expect from a drug store. Everything from a non-prescription over the counter standpoint. A gift shop, with all the Texas stuff that any tourist might want. Its also two other things. These two things are what I'm going to tell you about.
The Soda Fountain:
This soda fountain, once named the best in Texas by "Texas Monthly Magazine", is just like the old ones that were prevalent 40 years ago. It has all the makings for Root Beer Floats, Banana Splits, or a simple "400". (A large glass of chocolate milk for you "me" generation folks) And then there is the hand stirred fountain Coca Cola's, Dr Peppers, and Root Beers. All dished up by a pretty blonde 17 year old small town girl with a smile. Be sure and sit at the counter on one of those round stools to catch all the action. That's about as good as it gets in the soda fountain world.
Really just an extension of the soda fountain. Locals and tourist alike sit at tables along beside the gift shop wares to order from a simple menu of burgers sandwiches, lunch specials and Mexican food. (The Mexican Food is good but a little Anglo for my taste.) They also serve a great breakfast.
Friday and Saturday night is steak and Barbeque Night.
The Old Texas Inn is located in Fort Davis, Texas across the street from the Limpia Hotel.