PLACES TO EAT
COOPER'S PIT BBQ - Mon. - Sun. They offer brisket, sausage, chicken, pork loin and more. (325) 347-6897.
GI-GI'S Convenience Store, located at 825 Fort McKavitt has some tasty fried chicken and more!
THE LINE SHACK specializes in beef and seafood. They are located at 805 San Antonio St. across from Cooper's and Lowe's. They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 11-8 and on Sunday from 11-2.
Eat in or dine outside among the oaks and Lantana, or order at the drive thru window. Guests can also call 325-347-9000 to place their order and pick up.
MASON DAIRY QUEEN, located at 1105 Fort McKavitt, has a low-carb menu.
MI PUEBLO MEXICAN RESTAURANT is located at 817 Fort McKavitt. They serve Jalisco style Mexican food. Friends report that they serve a great breakfast.
NACHO'S CAFE is now open in the former "Zavala's" building at 621 Fort McKavitt Steet. You will enjoy the friendly service and the updated atmosphere and the same great tasting Mexican and American foods.
SANTO'S TAQUERIA is located on the southeast corner of the town square at 205 San Antonio Street. They are open Thursday through Saturday 11-9. Sunday 11-2. Eat in or carry out. 325-347-6140.
The food they serve is not Tex-Mex but home-made family recipes from the interior of Mexico. You can enjoy a glass of wine with your meal.
SANDSTONE CELLARS WINERY is next door to Santo's Taqueria at 211 San Antonio St. If you enjoy wine, check them out!
STRIPES ... they serve Subway sandwiches and a lot more.
THE SQUARE PLATE - is located on the north side of the square. Lunch served Mon. - Sat. 10:30 - 3:00. "To Go" orders welcome 347-1911. My guests tell me that the food is WONDERFUL!
TEXAS DEADWOOD BARBECUE is on Fort McKavitt Street, across from Dairy Queen. They are open Thursday - Sunday and have new dining areas ... inside and out. When Edward Velez sells out, the business day is done, so get there early. He opens at 11:00 a.m.
TOPAZ CONFECTIONS offers a soup of the day along with some perfect baked goods. There are also salads and fruit selections.
WILLOW CREEK CAFE AND CLUB - Early breakfast until 10:00. Open 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. They serve a really big ... and good ... chicken fried steak. You can also buy a pie or a loaf of bread to take with you. They now have more parking behind the Cafe.
WILLOW CREEK CLUB!
The private club hours are Wednesday-Saturday 5:00 p.m. till midnight.
A variety of beers and wines and frozen Margaritas are available in the Cafe 11:00 a.m. till closing Monday through Saturday and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until closing.
The bar area has numerous flat screen televisions so that customers can enjoy their favorite sporting events or special telecasts. It is a non-smoking facility.
Fish, swim, canoe and kayak in the nearby Llano, James and San Saba Rivers. Photos by Popiel.
The Great Castell Kayak Race...ending with a Field Dance, BBQ, Vendors, Art, Friends, Sunshine and Music. For more information:
One of our newest activities is:
CENTRAL TEXAS KAYAKING
Contact: Karla Held
Take the family to Junction (45 minutes from Mason) to to the South Llano River State Park. "The perfect spot to frolick, fish, or float."
For some young ladies who came from New York, this was the highlight of their trip.
LEA LOU CO-OP
East side of the square in the former Grosse Building.
Texas Dance Hall - Beer & Wine Bar - Beer Garden - Live Music & Dancing. 325-347-1234
Free Membership required. Featuring pizza and salads.
Open: Wed - Fri. 4 to Midnight. Sat: 11 to Midnight, Sun: 11 to 4
Check it out.
Fort Mason Park - Nature trail, RV hookups, picnic tables, large pecan trees & WiFi.
Play Golf - Comanche Creek Golf Assn. 9-hole course. Call 347-5799.
Visit our two museums. One on the square, one in the old school building.
Fort Mason is worth the drive up Post Hill. Check it out! Some guests reported that they took their lunch there and ate while sitting on the covered back porch. Very relaxing.
Odeon Theater - First run movies Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Check out the Seaquist House. It is something to see!
The National Register of Historic places called it " ... one of the best examples of Italianate architecture in the Texas Hill Country.
You can get more information about it at the Chamber of Commerce or at www.seaquist.org.
Take a tour if you can and be sure and drive by. It is located just north of downtown on Broad Street.
Take a walk through our courthouse, it t was built in 1909.
Walking Tour of the Square ... Mason's Square is called a 2-block square because it is really a rectangle...go figure!
This Harrisonburg type Square originated in western Virginia and only nine courthouse Squares in Texas are this type.
Chamber of Commerce email@example.com
325-347-5758 has information and brochures about these historic buildings.
ROCK CRAWLING information:
Visit the Eckert James River Bat Cave. It is the summer home to 4-6 million Mexican freetail bats. Open mid May - mid October.
Contact the Mason Chamber of Commerce 325.347.5758 for more details.
The Rock is a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome, that rises 425 feet above ground, 1825 feet above sea level, and covers 640 acres. It is one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States.
Tonkawa Indians believed ghost fires flickered at the top, and they heard weird creaking and groaning, which geologists now say resulted from the rock's heating by day and contracting in the cool night.
The rock is only 1 hour from Mason. If you like to climb...check it out.
Thank you everyone for allowing me to use your pictures. I appreciate it!
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