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Food, Drinks & Music

Restaurants, Bars & Entertainment

Even though we are far from the rest of the world, there are places to find refreshments, eat a tasty meal and be entertained.   

Depending on the food you are craving, there is something for everyone. The options start at Terlingua Ranch and continue all the way inside Big Bend National Park to Study Butte and the Ghost Town of Terlingua. There is even a deli serving up some delicious sandwiches up the road in Lajitas.  

INSIDE TERLINGUA RANCH AT THE LODGE

BAD RABBIT CAFE

The Bad Rabbit Cafe is conveniently located inside Terlingua Ranch just 20 minutes north of our campground on Terlingua Ranch Road. They have traditional cafe meals. Check to see what they offer before you go here.

INSIDE BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK –CHISOS BASIN

CHISOS LODGE RESTAURANT & BAR

This is the only restaurant & bar located inside Big Bend National Park. Please check their website for hours of operation. Our favorite is their cheeseburger and fries! You may even see bear activity while enjoying your meal.

LOCATED IN STUDY BUTTE AREA

CHILI PEPPER CAFE

Located just as you enter Study Butte just below Bee Mountain. You will find a variety of dishes, from enchiladas to burgers, on their menu. Friendly staff!

EL GORDO'S GRILL

Are you looking for menudo, tacos, hamburgers, etc.? It is here that you should go! Find them on FB for more information and updates!

INSIDE OR NEAR TERLINGUA GHOST TOWN

HIGH SIERRA BAR & GRILL

They have a variety of items on their menu with live music for entertainment. Located at the entrance of the Ghost Town. Check out their FB Page.

TAQUERIA EL MILAGRO

If you love the street taco scene then this is the place for you! This place is usually busy during peak season, and the wait to place an order can take long but the food comes out quickly and is definitely worth the wait! BYOB! Check out their FB Page.

LA POSADA MILAGRO

This is a great brunch place! Tasty food and BYOB! Enjoy a mimosa while enjoying the desert beauty! Check out their FB Page.

STARLIGHT THEATRE

If you’re going to dine here make sure you get in line EARLY! They open at 5pm and tourist will be lined up an hour or longer in advance! They have delicious food, especially their roasted Brussel sprout appetizer, and live music for entertainment! Check out their website.

DB's RUSTIC IRON BBQ

Great BBQ and sides all made and served in the middle of the beautiful desert! Check out their website.

MILKY WAY TREATS

Depending on the time of year, you can get breakfast, baked goods, and ice cream here. It’s all delicious, you won’t be disappointed. Find them on FB for more information and updates.

VENGA CAFE

For those looking to explore Big Bend National Park, this new spot offers outdoor gear, coffee, and food. Check out their website!

LA KIVA

La Kiva, a local tradition in Terlingua, is carved out of massive sandstone boulders. The restaurant is known for its unique structure and excellent food. La Kiva has been a community center and a popular spot for locals and tourists for years. In addition to its delicious menu, the restaurant is also known for hosting live music events. Check out their website. You can also give them a follow on FB & IG. 

LONG DRAW PIZZA

Pizza, wings and cold beer! What more could you ask for?! Check out their website.

LOCATED IN LAJITAS, TEXAS (LAJITAS GOLF RESORT)

LAJITAS GENERAL STORE

This General Store has it all! Most guests and customers are always surprised by the selection of items they carry and they have been called “the beer stop of Big Bend!” They have a variety of meat and cheeses to choose from by the pound. They also have tasty breakfast sandwiches, burritos and deli specials! You can also get a sandwich made just how you want it!

REMEMBER MENUS AND HOURS OF OPERATION CAN ALWAYS CHANGE IN THE DESERT