19 Belton Restaurants You Need to Try Now

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If you’re going to be in Belton and looking for a good restaurant to grab a bite, you won’t be disappointed. Belton may still be a small Texas town but the booming economy in Austin area has resulted in significant growth in the dining scene. There are tons of best restaurants in the vicinity and you won’t ever be short for dinner options! Here are the best spots in Belton for good food and fun times. 

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The Gin at Nolan Creek is a great place to eat while in Belton
The Gin at Nolan Creek is a great place to eat while in Belton

The Gin at Nolan Creek

Located near the Landing at Creekside Park, The Gin at Nolan Creek is a great place in Belton TX. It is located inside a converted cotton gin complex and serves great food. Popular foods include chicken fried steak and the farm-raised catfish with fries. The country fried catfish is also a nice twist on a classic!

Address: 219 S East St, Belton, TX

Napoli’s Italian Bistro

Napoli’s Italian Bistro is located right in the Bell County Courthouse Square and is has delicious food that will satisfy your taste buds. The family owned restaurant has a menu filled with traditional Italian food like chicken parmigiana, shrimp alfredo, and lobster ravioli. They also serve fresh baked rolls for the table.

Address: 110 E Central Ave, Belton, TX

Miller’s Smokehouse

Miller’s BBQ is one of the go to spots for bbq lovers. The smokehouse was featured in Texas Monthly’s List of 50 Best Spots in Texas and the spot is very well-deserved. Their barbecue sauce is on the sweet smoky side and very good. Try their brisket or the pork ribs or order the signature dish ‘Tha’ Curtis’. They also have breakfast and a coffee bar. 

Address: 300 E Central Ave, Belton, TX

Miller's Smokehouse in Belton is a must visit spot for bbq lovers
Miller’s Smokehouse in Belton is a must visit spot for bbq lovers

Schoepf’s BBQ

Schoepf’s is an excellent place to go for Texas BBQ. All their meats – brisket, ribs, sausages – are cooked to perfection and taste amazing. The restaurant seating is spread over a large sprawling area and perfect for the entire family. In the summer, they host concerts and live music events. Schoepf’s is located right off I-35.

Address: 702 E Central Ave, Belton, TX

100X35 Latin Cuisine Restaurant 

If you are craving authentic Puerto Rican food, then you must stop at 100 X 35 Latin Cuisine Restaurant. They started as a food truck and now have a restaurant in the new MK&T Depot complex. The food is really flavorful – some of the favorites include Cuban sandwich, Churrasco, and the tostones locos.

Address: 201 N East St, Belton, TX

Fire Street Pizza

Fire Street Pizza offers delicious wood-fired pizzas in a range of tasty toppings. But they’re more known for their amazing grounds than the pizza. While their inside vibe is cozy and rustic, outdoor they have a play area for kids as well as lots of yard games such as corn holes which appeal to all ages. They also have live music and a fireplace for cooler days. It’s also a great date night spot.

Address: 10310 FM439, Belton, TX

Belton MKT Depot
Belton MKT Depot

Water Street Waffle Co

If you’re looking for a brunch spot amongst the charming buildings of downtown Belton, then consider Water Street Waffle Co. Here you can order hearty breakfast fare such as delicious toast topped with fresh avocados, lemon blueberry waffles, and breakfast platter. They also have really good coffee.  

Address: 107 Water St, Belton, TX

Oakfire Pizza & Brewing 

Oakfire Pizza & Brewing has great pizza, plenty of seating, and a rooftop balcony with pretty views. They also have a good beer selection. They have a lovely environment and play music on weekends.

Address: 107 N East St, Belton, TX

Dead Fish Grill

If you’re looking for seafood, then Dead Fish Grill located on Belton Lake is a favorite. It is close to Miller Spring Park and the dam. The highlight if off course, the pretty lake views especially at sunset. The deck overlooking the lake is a perfect spot to enjoy the views. 

Address: 2207 Lake Rd, Belton, TX

Railway Express Diner

Railway Express Diner is another of the new restaurants that opened at the 1900s Belton MK&T Depot. This cool little spot serves great food. Popular dishes include burgers, chicken fried steak, as well as sides such as mashed potatoes, okra, fried pickles, and crispy onion rings.

Address: 201 N East St, Belton, TX


Nami is a Japanese restaurant in the Belton area. You can enjoy tableside hibachi grills as well as a variety of sushi rolls at Nami. The skilled chefs are very entertaining and you are sure to have a memorable meal at Nami.  

Address: 109 W Ave O, Belton, TX

Fish tacos at Georges in Waco
Jaliscos has excellent Mexican food

Jaliscos Mexican Restaurant

Jaliscos is a classic Mexican spot. It looks alike a hole in the wall place but stop and you’ll be happy at the good food! Their fajitas are really good – nicely seasoned thin chunks of meat! They can also make a delicious veg fajita if you ask. They also have really good breakfast tacos and burritos. 

Address: 505 E Central Ave, Belton, TX

AR.U.SHA Coffee & Tea

ARUSHA is a really trendy Belton Coffee House. It oozes a cozy and elegant atmosphere with its brick walls and warm wooden floors. Their coffee and tea menu is pretty vast. Some of the favorites include. They also serve delicious fusion tacos such as bulgogi beef tacos, lamb tacos, and southwest tacos.

Address: 126 N East St, Belton, TX

Coronas De Oro 

Coronas De Oro is a great spot for Mexican food and happy hour in Belton. It is located on the Nolan Creek and has great views of the park. Get a table on their indoor patio overlooking the creek and you can spot ducks, geese, and plenty of migratory birds. They serve excellent Mexican fare like enchiladas, quesadillas, stuffed avocados, and eggrolls. Their margaritas are really good plus they come in many flavors. 

Address: 219 S East St, Belton, TX

Backyard BBQ

If you love country style dining with large picnic tables and simple but delicious food, you will love Backyard BBQ! Only one caveat: the place is always full and busy. Their menu includes classics like brisket baked potato, burgers, chicken fried steak, baked potato, onion rings, and fried pickles. It’s located out of the way on Morgan Point Road but a real gem. 

Address: 1695 Morgan’s Point Rd, Belton, TX

Scores Pizza & Wings 

Scores Pizza & Wings as the name suggests is a sports bar and the perfect place to drop in on a game night. It’s located on Nolan Creek near the historic downtown area. Their indoor as well as outdoor seating all have TVs and the walls are covered in sports memorabilia. You can order pizzas, pizza rolls, chicken wings, boneless wings, cheese curds, and other bar fare. 

Address: 219 S East St, Belton, TX


Narunya Thai Restaurant has an extensive menu filled with favorite Thai dishes such as pad thai, dumplings, spring rolls, basil fried rice, and the refreshing Thai tea. Everything is delicious and the restaurant has great service with food coming out pretty fast. 

Address: 316 E Central Ave, Belton, TX

Mosaic Grill

Mosaic Grill is the place to go for when you are craving Mediterranean food. They have staples such as pita and hummus, a variety of kabobs, falafel wraps, beef shawarma, and keftas. They also serve American fare such as roasted chicken, fried pickles, etouffee, and corn rice.

Address: 2608 N Main St SUITE A, Belton, TX

Crawfish etoufffee is full of cheesy goodness
Crawfish etoufffee is full of cheesy goodness

Rusty Shells Seafood

Rusty Shells Seafood is a real hidden gem in Belton and a favorite with the locals. This is a food truck that specializes in Cajun style seafood. Favorites here include the shrimp platter, crawfish boil when in season, lobster tail, crab, and even fried frog legs. You will even see people from the Austin area coming here for the food.

Address: 1414 A E 6th Ave, Belton, TX

That completes our list of the best places to eat in Belton, Texas. Did we miss a spot? Let us know. 

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