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Tj's at The Old Forge, Bandera, TX

Tj's at The Old Forge

4.4
4.4
55 Reviews
$30 and under
American

TJ’s at The Old Forge is an American full-service restaurant and bar located in Bandera, Texas. Bandera is the self-proclaimed Cowboy Capital of the World and TJ’s @ The Old Forge atmosphere is modern western. The restaurant is 6,400 square feet upstairs and downstairs with a full bar on each floor and covered outside seating (2 patios on downstairs and 1 upstairs). TJ’s has an 80″ projection TV and several big screen TVs upstairs and downstairs to watch your favorite sports event. Cowgirl Coffee Shop is located upstairs and opens everyday at 6:30 am.

Our menu includes steaks, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, pastas and other delicious entrees, appetizers and desserts. TJ’s also has a full salad bar with varieties of lettuces, fresh vegetables, fruits, pastas and house-made dressings.

Brunch served every Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm along with our regular menu.

We are a perfect venue for events such as wedding receptions, business meetings, reunions, etc.

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Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (830) 796-9990

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Please call 830-796-9990 and ask for Arlene to book events. Upstairs dining areas and porches available.

  • Neighborhood

    Bandera

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Parking available in front and around back of building. To access back parking lot, to towards Mulberry Street turn towards Lowes and the lot is between the backside of Family Dollar and Bandera Drug Store.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TH

    TeresaH

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food was okay, nothing to brag about or really complain about. They were all out of baked potatoes by 12:30. The desserts we ordered were good. Our server wasn't overfriendly but not rude. I am glad we tried it, not sure I would recommend it.

  2. ML

    MichaelL

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere friendly will go back again.

  3. RR

    RandR2014

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had our table all ready for us, our waiter, David, was awesome and sang happy birthday to us with his amazing opera voice! Our fried mushroom appetizer came out quickly, hot, and so good. My salmon was perfect and my husband’s chicken fried chicken was so delicious. Great time!

  4. SG

    SheaG

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was impeccable. The food was incredible!! The drinks were delicious. Recommend this restaurant too everyone.

  5. C

    Coco

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal/experience. Great entertainment on Saturday night with a wonderful female guitarist/singer. Great margarita variety.

  6. J

    Jennifer

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    Food wasn’t great this time. Chili was bland and potato was hard. Our server was sweet and did her best but there was a dispute over who would serve us and so that took a while. Quite pricey for what we got.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The kitchen was closed when we arriver

  8. TM

    TMaytag

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very easy to make reservations online. Hostess was very friendly. Waitress was great. The food was yummy. The pork chop was tender and moist. Wait time for food was minimal. Waitress check on us regularly. A wonderful dining experience.

  9. DB

    DannyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The waitress was very attentive and the food was excellent. Great atmosphere at the old forge.

  10. L

    Lumpy52

    Central Texas

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food & service. It's a more casual atmosphere appropriate for the area. Will definitely dine there again if in the area.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was good and warm! Desserts were amazingly delicious! Bread pudding to die for! German chocolate cake a little on the cold side considering it’s cold out but the kids ate it regardless. Steak was tender and juicy! The only thing I can say is I can’t wait to go back! Thank you for being treated nicely!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was fabulous and the service was friendly, prompt and helpful. The prices were reasonable for the amount and type of food they offered. We enjoyed the live music. It was just right and added to the cowboy country atmosphere. I would not hesitate to go back to try different entrees and bring more friends to share in the enjoyment and satisfaction of a wonderful meal!

  13. RS

    RexS

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Food, Great Service and Great Music! We shall return!!!!

  14. SA

    StephanieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Wonderful dinner! The food was incredible and delicious. Outstanding service!

  15. KR

    KathyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience and the food was fantastic. We went for the trivia also,

  16. RM

    RickM

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Neat place, great onion rings, hamburger was average, salmon was great

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    The Thanksgiving buffet was very good. Turkey & ham were moist. The rolls were delightful along with the ambrosia salad , mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, soup and pumpkin pie. My husband loved the sweet potato casserole and the gravy. My sister & her husband both enjoyed their meal!

  18. AG

    AlexisG

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and the food was amazing! The steak was delicious no steak sauce needed. Onion rings are the best I’ve ever had. Chili was very good I had to take some to go. Service was fast and friendly!

  19. C

    Codyt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, good service, good prices...damn good Mac and cheese!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience1

    Even though there were many free tables, we got the table right by the door. It was cold that night and we got a draft every time someone came in or left. I asked if we could go to another table - there was one available in the corner - the lady doing the sitting told us she could not give us the table but gave no reason why. When we left one hour later, frozen cold, that corner table was still free. So disappointed. We are never going back.

  21. RW

    RobynW

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time we tried TJ’s. It was fantastic. Hannah was great. Very helpful and friendly. Food was delicious. We had to wait a bit long for our bar drinks but we will be back. Next time I’m getting the chicken fried ribeye!!!

  22. KB

    KentB

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter Lucas was awesome. He was very attentive and friendly. He provided excellent service! The food was delicious. I highly recommend the chicken cordon blue!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Brunch date with the hubs - TJ’s is a favorite of ours. I don’t know what they use to bread their chicken fried steak or their chicken strips, but it’s always light and crunchy. This time I had the chicken fried steak breakfast with 2 eggs any style, breakfast potatoes, and either biscuits or Texas toast. Steak was cooked well, not overdone and seasoned perfectly. Eggs over medium and the potatoes tender on the inside with a slight crisp on the outside. Hubs had the Forge Your Own Breakfast: 2 eggs, choice of sausage or bacon, and pancakes. Everything was tasty and delicious. Super service - very attentive yet not annoyingly so. $5 Bloody Mary’s or Mimosas are on point as well.

  24. H

    Hondo

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Our first time to TJ's for a date night was a good experience! We live in a nearby town & had heard positive things - we weren't disappointed. For a small town restaurant the menu has a very good variety, satisfying both steak & seafood lovers alike. My husband, a steak connoisseur, said his was cooked correctly & well seasoned. I had the sesame crusted tuna which also was prepared nicely. The biggest hit may have been the chips & salsa though! Chips were light & crispy, but the salsa was really excellent - and we know good salsa living in south Texas! My husband even took some home to use for breakfast the next morning, so that's very high praise. Live music also added to an enjoyable evening. We will definitely be returning to The TJ's in the future!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love TJ’s at the Old Forge! Best food, fun, and atmosphere around! Thank y’all!

  26. CC

    ChrisC

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    The ribeye was “chewy” and they were understaffed.

  27. KW

    KatieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is a favorite of ours, we love the food. Very versatile menu with southern favorites. It was super busy on a Friday night but we made a reservation online and got seated ahead of our actual reservation. Service was great and food was on point.

  28. KC

    KirkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    It was Great as Usual. I think it was Frogs for Freedom weekend. It was a bit louder than usual but still fine.

  29. PS

    PattyS

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great dinner in a great little town. TJ’s food and service were great. I’ll be back!

  30. SS

    SarahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great! From the time we arrived to the time we left. Definitely will be going back again!! Really enjoyed the jalapeno quail bacon wrapped appetizer!!

  31. DM

    DaveM

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Prompt service from both the hostess and the server. Food at this restaurant always exceeds my expectations. Minor comppaint: O-rings appetizer came out only about 2 minutes before the entrees, but flavor/texture were excellent. Entrees were well portioned and tasty. Wife's Chicken fried chicken was oversized, delicious, and juicy (not overdone at all!). Meatloaf (yes, meatloaf ... who orders meatloaf at a restuarant? This guy!) was well seasoned and the mashers w/ white gravy tasted homemade. One of the better restaurants in town.

  32. J

    John2

    St. Louis

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our dinner experience and the Trivia Night that was happening at TJ’s.

  33. J

    John2

    St. Louis

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    TJ’s is a great Texas restaurant! Very friendly, hospitable, and accommodating! The food was delicious! Very laid back and inviting,

  34. PG

    PhillipG

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great first experience. Looking forward to going back for trivia night.

  35. DW

    DaleW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Prime rib wasn't near as good as it was last week. Last week it was perfect. This week the cut of meat was on the tough side. Asked for medium rare, but it was more medium. Have gotten their steaks in the past and they have been very favorable. This prime rib was very disappointing.

  36. RG

    RonG

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food - great service and price !!

  37. KS

    KimberlyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From appetizers to entrees the food was excellent. The hostess, the servers, the bussers were all so friendly and courteous. And the sweet tea is the best!

  38. RG

    RoyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    Food "Great", Comps to the chef,salad bar needed refilling as my table had barely enough lettuce to call it a salad. Suggest a small dinner salad without using the salad bar. Might save some money? Atmosphere was good but noise level too high/loud to carry on a conversation with the 4 people at our table. We were seated on level 2, I guess just up the ramp. We made reservations, Roy Goodwin, so you can track it. We will come back for Liver & Onions. I hope this helps? Roy

  39. LM

    LauraM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love TJ’s! Delicious food, amazing salad bar, expansive bar menu, friendly employees- great country vibes all around.

  40. W

    Workinmommie

    New York Area

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    Good food but the music was so loud we couldn’t carry on a conversation during dinner. No covid precautions anymore either.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tj's at The Old Forge using the Order Online button. Tj's at The Old Forge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (830) 796-9990.

Tj's at The Old Forge is rated 4.4 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Google Map for Tj's at The Old Forge

807 Main Street Bandera, TX 78003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Bandera

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking available in front and around back of building. To access back parking lot, to towards Mulberry Street turn towards Lowes and the lot is between the backside of Family Dollar and Bandera Drug Store.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (830) 796-9990

  • Private party facilities

    Please call 830-796-9990 and ask for Arlene to book events. Upstairs dining areas and porches available.

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