Welcome to Lockhart
Did you know the city of Lockhart is named after Byrd Lockhart, an assistant surveyor of Green DeWitt and reportedly the first Anglo to set foot in Caldwell County? Lockhart was the site of a victory of the Texans over the Comanche, at the Battle of Plum Creek in 1840. Lockhart was originally called “Plum Creek”, but the name was later changed to Lockhart.
The town’s economic growth began with the arrival of the railroad in the late 19th century, when the town became a regional shipping center for local cotton. Following the arrival of the railroad, immigrants arrived in Lockhart and opened various businesses.
Lockhart has several claims to fame. In 1999, the Texas Legislature proclaimed Lockhart the “Barbecue Capital of Texas”. The Dr. Eugene Clark Library is the oldest operating public library in Texas.
Lockhart has also played host to many film sets, as this quaint small town is located just 30 miles (48 km) south of Austin. You may be familiar with the 1996 Christopher Guest comedy film Waiting for Guffman or the 1993 drama What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. Both films were filmed partly in Lockhart, including the historic courthouse and the town square. The city’s Wal-Mart store was featured in the 2000 film Where the Heart Is.
While you’re checking out the old historical buildings and great shopping in Lockhart make sure to stop in at Henry’s Restaurant for a delicious mouthwatering breakfast lunch or dinner! We’ve got something for everyone!
I love fried catfish and in my opinion, Henry’s offers the best. Always fresh and cooked to perfection.
Had breakfast! Great ambiance, older building. The food was fresh and delicious. We will definitely be going back!
Great breakfast in a rustic building with great service, can’t ask for better. Small town feeling with small-town service.
Best Breakfast in Lockhart TX
We’ve been here just a hand full of times but, its the best breakfast in Lockhart by far and the homemade tortillas also keep us coming back for more.
the Grilled fish is excellent, add two more fillets for 4$ Grandma loved it, great small town restaurant
Great family atmosphere
Good selection of food and great service. The chicken fried steak is really good, my daughter LOVES their spaghetti!