Eating like John Wayne

Bandera, Texas

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The OST restaurant has been serving the dining needs of Bandera since 1921, making it the oldest continuosly operated restaurant in Bandera County

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During the 30’s and 40’s, the OST was also a Dance Hall where a lot of famous band and singers played.  Bandera is known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World” for its Western Culture and the numerous Dude Ranches. If you like home cooking style and chicken fried steaks you’re in the right place.

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O.S.T. stands for “Old Spanish Trail”, a reference to the name of a proposed route designated by civic leaders across the southern U.S. who wished to improve highway access in 1915. Originally, leaders envisioned a two thousand eight hundred mile route from St. Augustine, Florida to the Pacific shores in San Diego, California. Each southern state was given ultimate responsibility for their section of the route, thus circuitousness often redirected plans, including an alternative tourist route that wound through Bandera County and the Hill Country, inspiring the opening of the O.S.T. Restaurant in 1921. Today, the O.S.T. is one of the last remaining original restaurants along the route and, despite the construction of Interstate 10 which became the de facto Old Spanish Trail route, the O.S.T. still draws hungry crowds daily, particularly for lunch.

 


 

L’O.S.T., aperto nel 1921, è il più antico ristorante di Bandera, nella Hill Country Texana.

Durante gli anni ’30 e ’40, era una sala da ballo dove si sono esibiti molti cantanti e band famose in quell’epoca. Bandera è conosciuta come la “Cowboy Capital of the World” per la sua cultura tipicamente Western.

Se vi piacciono i piatti casalinghi e le chicken fried steak allora siete nel posto giusto. O.S.T. sta per “Old Spanish Trail”, un riferimento al nome della rotta designata per migliorare il collegamento degli stati meridionali, da St. Augustine, Florida fino alle rive del Pacifico a San Diego, in California.

Oggi, è uno degli ultimi ristoranti originali rimasti lungo il percorso e, nonostante la costruzione dell’Interstate 10 che ha sostituito de facto il tracciato dell’Old Spanish Trail, l’O.S.T. attira ancora persone affamate ogni giorno, in particolare a pranzo.

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