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If you are regular local diner at any of our area restaurants, post your opinion about it. Let the public know who and where the good restaurants are!  You don't have to join anything or log in to anything. And you can post as your self or anonymously.

Let the world know what you liked, disliked, your favorite dishes or anything else about any restaurant in Waxahchie, Ellis County, Texas or the World.

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rl harris bbq RL Harris BBQ 

The best kept secret in Ellis County!

Every once in a while I will drop by a roadside BBQ place and to my surprise discover, Yes! There are still people who actually know how to cook real Texas BBQ! Mr. Harris does it right! In the old Texas way! In a real smoker using real wood and not a commercial oven! This is a small restaurant, and I love finding places like this as the food, more often than not, is great. This is due in part to the fact the owners have such a passion for the food they are serving.

The Ribs

I am normally a pork rib lover, but this day I partook of some beef ribs and I have to say, his beef ribs were every bit as good as pork ribs! Its hard to believe, but he may have converted me!

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Branded BurgerBranded Burger

Review - July 2013 - My companion and I visited Branded Burger and noticed they had expanded their dining room by taking in the adjoining building and have done a very nice job on the decorating. We both had the Plain Jane Burger with onion rings instead of fries. Service was friendly but a bit slow but the wait is worth it. This is probably the best hamburger I have had anywhere! The onions rings also were very very good and appeared to be handmade and hand dipped in a nice batter. This will probably be our destination of choice from now when ever we feel the need for a good old hamburger.

Update - January 29 2014

Not sure what happened here but the good onions have disappeared! The ones I received looked like they went back to the commercial pe-cut, pre-batter junk onion rings. And to top it off, they were over cooked, almost burnt! It is beyond me why a restaurant, when it has an item that sets it apart, stops serving it. One of the biggest problems I see with restaurants is, many are just not consistent, start taking short cuts and boom they are out of business.

The Hamburger was pretty good but I would like to have THE OLD FASHION HAND DIPPED ONIONS RINGS BACK! Please.

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don chanoDon Chano

1000 E Main St Midlothian, TX 972-723-3663



 My companion and I have been coming to this restaurant for several years. It used to be a Plato Loco and had very good food. My personal favorite being Tacos El Carbon. Once the restaurant changed ownership and became Don Chano, they were called Frajita Tacos! They have recently remodeled and the dining looks pretty nice.

 I dine here at least once a month and lately the food has been very good! If you are craving Mexican food and don't want to travel too far, this is as good a place as any in town.


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