Think you need to travel to Austin for an around-the-world culinary experience? Think again. PSA for all of our foodies out there, Temple provides the same international flavor fest, guaranteed to satisfy every craving. We want you to explore the flavors of our city, too! So here we go: in no particular order, our list of the most booming restaurants in Temple.

The Yard Food Truck Court

Located along the Santa Fe Market Trail, The Yard is a recent addition to historic downtown Temple’s roster of tasty eats and interesting cuisines for all to try! Food trucks include Krab Kingz Seafood, Coney’s Bur-Gour-Met, The German Food Trailer, Bill’s Smoke Wagon, Mee’s Authentic Thai Express (which also has a brick and mortar location), and KG&D Mobile Foods.

A scenic location along a nature trail combined with the smells and tastes of so many different cultures makes The Yard Food Truck Court a place where you’re guaranteed to find something you’ll love sinking your teeth into; always!

Krab Kingz food truck in Temple with man ordering and other people eating on benches.

Mexiko Cafe

The aptly named Mexiko Cafe is located on historic 1st Street in downtown Temple. The premise of this cafe is combining Mexican and Korean foods into a spectacular new cuisine (we told you it was aptly named). In doing this, the owners say they are also “inspired by [their] world travels and the memories and legacies [their] families have left behind.” 

Though Mexiko Cafe is also a new addition to the list of Temple’s must-haves, it has already received many great reviews, and not just on their flavorful cooking! Customers have also sung their praises about the interior, as well as the overall atmosphere.

Ras Kitchen

Following the trend of Temple’s newest eateries, we bring you Ras Kitchen! Serving authentic Jamaican dishes with plenty of flavor for all, Ras has a very special and interesting story, which you can read more about on their website, linked above.

With classic dishes like jerk chicken and shrimp, plantains, and fried dumplings, Ras Kitchen brings the flavors of the Caribbean to historic downtown Temple! 

Backporch Drafthouse

Backporch Drafthouse has four locations, spread all over the states of Texas and Oklahoma, with two more coming soon. For our beer lovers, check out their extensive ale options, which they take care to update live, and by location.

Their menu offers classic drafthouse foods, like Bavarian pretzels, nachos, and fried pickles, but also boasts an array of salads, lettuce wraps, and ahi tuna appetizers.

Megg’s Cafe

Whether you’re searching for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, Megg’s Cafe has you covered! Located in South Temple, Megg’s has nailed the family-owned, local favorite vibe perfectly. Sisters Holly and Meghan take real care of their menus, ingredients, and customer service.

Salads, burgers, omelettes, hashes, sandwiches, you name it! Megg’s can satisfy most any craving you’ve got. Plus, they sell fresh loaves of bread inside, so try not to get too distracted by the amazing smells.

La Dalat

Lovers of Vietnamese cuisine, we’ve got something for you to sink your teeth into, too! Located in downtown Temple, La Dalat provides authentic, carefully prepared Vietnamese delicacies. Every dish is prepared with the freshest ingredients, and excellent customer service to go along with the delicious food.

Their menu features a wide array of Vietnamese dishes, from refreshing spring rolls and firecracker shrimp to noodle bowls, pho, and La Dalat’s selection of specialty dishes.

Cheeves Bros Steakhouse

Yet another historic downtown Temple find, Cheeves Bros. Steakhouse is a classic, upscale restaurant serving lunch and dinner. In addition to their mouth watering menu, Cheeves Bros. offers patrons an elegant atmosphere, impeccable service, and white tablecloth dining in the heart of Central Texas.

Diners can delight in beautifully prepared steaks and seafood dishes, or check out the wine cellar, located right in the dining room.


2nd Street of downtown Temple is home to Pignetti’s, an  upscale Italian restaurant with dining options to satisfy every customer. Whether you choose to sit indoors, on the patio, or in their wine cellar, Pignetti’s aims to provide their guests with not only delectable fare, but an unforgettable dining experience.

Stop by Pignetti’s for brunch, lunch, or dinner courses and choose from an extensive selection of wines and authentic Italian dishes, including appetizers, pizza, and salads.

Mee Mee’s Authentic Thai Cuisine

Traditional Thai food finds its home in Southwest Temple at Mee Mee’s Authentic Thai Cuisine. Light dishes prepared with aromatic ingredients are their specialty, and with a wide range of dishes, there is no question that Mee Mee’s has something for everyone.

Whether you’re in the mood for soup, curry, seafood, rice, or noodles, you can find the meal to satisfy your cravings at Mee Mee’s.

Treno Pizzeria and Taproom

Another 1st Street find, Treno Pizzeria and Taproom is already a fan favourite amongst citizens of Temple. They use a traditional brick oven to fire their pizzas, as well as their delicious wings and cheese stick shareables.

And did we mention that their taproom is self-serve? All you have to do is scan your wristband before pouring your drink of choice and voila!

In conclusion, dining in Temple is an experience that offers a variety of flavors, cuisines, experiences, and atmospheres, so we guarantee that no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it in our beautiful city. We invite you to stop by and check it out. And, if you want more information about living in Temple, including housing and job opportunities, check out our website. We’re here to help.