Dinner at Baxter’s on Main in Old Downtown Bastrop TX

Tammy Brown

Ken and I celebrated our anniversary at Baxter’s on Main.  Baxter’s has a special place in our hearts–we stopped there the evening we first saw little Piney.  We had cocktails and dinner at the bar watching people come and go, eavesdropping, and imaging what it would feel like to be locals.

This was our first time to dine in the restaurant.  We were happy to be seated in the back away from a noisy family.   The interior is traditional and comfortable with local art for sale hanging on the walls.  The service was warm and friendly as it always is in Bastrop.  The menu offered a range of appetizers and salads, and entrees of steak, chicken, fish and lamb.  Entrees come with two sides.  The wine list offered domestic and foreign wines–a nice selection.

The salads were fresh and good.  I had a half rack of lamb perfectly prepared medium rare.  Ken had the prime rib special, and had the last serving.  The sides we had were very good, especially the green beans.  We were very satisfied with our meal.

When it came to dessert however, we headed over to Maxine’s.  Because of the generous portions, we’re always too full for dessert when we have dinner at Maxine’s so this was our big chance.  With huge pieces of Italian Creme cake and Chocolate cake and 2 cups of decaf we were happily making up for lost time, but an even bigger treat was the music.

I love that in Bastrop you can walk in off the street, get a table without waiting, and listen for the cost of a tip to some amazing music.  On the stage were Sean Orr and the Pettit Brothers, top notch musicians playing a variety of celtic and traditional American folk music.  We stayed till the end of the show and went home to Little Piney full and happy.