Score 5.0 / 5
Smithville is obviously a small town in decline. Half of the storefronts on Main St were closed, for rent, or for lease. Not much else to do without driving to Bastrop or some other surrounding town. For lunch, we ate at Pockets Grill. Good food. Great menu with everything from burgers and pizza to Tex-Mex. Unfortunately, it was a bit pricey for what it was, almost $100 for a family of 6. For dinner, we ate at the Back Door Cafe on Main. Not impressed. Upon arrival, an hour-and-a-half before closing, the wait staff looked at us as if our business was not just an inconvenience, but unwanted. However, the young lady who waited on us was attentive and friendly. The entrees offered the night we were there were Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Fried Chicken, and a Pesto Chicken Breast. The chicken dishes were okay. The CFS was gristly and tough and in Texas that's unacceptable! On the more positive side, the desserts were awesome!There are a number of beautiful historic homes to drive by and admire. The house from Hope Floats is still there and as beautiful as ever. It is located at the corner of 8th NE and Olive.