Friday, November 20, 2009

Kloesel’s Steakhouse - Malton, TX

Chicken Fried Road Trip - Part II

Properly soused with fine ale from the Shiner Bock brewery, we sought out in search of sustenance. The Kloesel’s Steakhouse is more like house than a restaurant (perhaps on purpose) with several rooms that could easily be someone’s living room, den and foyer. Big band polka music emphasized the part of Texas we were in (along with old photos on the wall of similar big bands).

The “lunch plate” was $5.99. Breading was nice and soft, southern style. Perhaps too soft. I like a little crunch to a breading. The meat could have been tenderer as though it could have been beaten a bit more to mash out some of the connective tissue. It was “meat forward” -- there was more meat than breading. The gravy was a traditional white cream gravy and was heavy and satisfying. Sides were set with the plate – mashed (really smashed) red potato “salad” with rosemary (they called them “new potatoes”) and corn which was canned but was mixed with sausage, onion and red peppers (a “meal in itself” according to Chicken Fried Father). The whole plate blended together and billowed with the bounty of yummy lunch fare.

Speed, efficiency and price. CFS in Central Texas. Count me in. Certainly the best food in Malton, Texas.


Anonymous said...

I am new to the blog--but have some suggestions as I am a big CFS fan. Two places to try: Koppe Bridge in College Station Texas---best gravy. My favorite steak place of all times is The Country Inn Steakhouse in Sommerville (outside of College Station). I live in Houston and we will make a special trip to eat there on weekends. It never disappoints.

Chicken Fried Texan said...


Great suggestions! Timely too. I will be visiting CS next month. Thanks for the help!

Skeeter said...

Here is a place that is in Tomball that never fails. Goodson's was great at its old location when ma Goodson was cooking, however since it moved to the new location it can't hold a candle to Mel's Country Cafe. Mel's is awesome. It will knock your socks off. Well worth the visit.

Chicken Fried Texan said...

Skeeter -- thanks for the recommendation! I need to get there soon. BUT WHAT ABOUT MY NEW YEARS DIET!? Awh, there's always next year.

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