Grand Central Café and Club Car Bar
The train theme does not end with The Antlers Inn. Owners Drew Gerencer, and Rick Gregory opened Grand Central Cafe in 2012 in the Victorian era house on the grounds right next to the original railroad tracks. Four comfortable rooms, fashioned with Grand Central Station in mind, are adorned with train décor highlights, and have enough seating for up to 70 people. Additional seating has been recently added in the new addition to the rear of the restaurant. This area is here to cater to bar patrons as well as others who are looking for a nice meal in a bar environment.
Drew and Rick both come from a customer service background, and provide the best food and service they can. They also own Kingsland Coffee in the lobby area of the hotel. Rick and Drew's motto at Kingsland Coffee is that they "Serve The Best"! This same line of thought has carried to Grand Central Cafe!
The extensive menu of Grand Central Café offers breakfast choices like the Freight Train (a stack of four pancakes you will not be able to finish), classic eggs, pancakes, sausage gravy, and omelets. Lunch includes soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and burgers. For a more elegant dinner, the appetizers (think Ahi Tuna or crab cakes) will complement the entrees of Chicken Chardonnay, Chicken Fried Steak (voted best in Highland Lakes), or Steak Oscar. If you listen carefully, you’ll hear the train bell from the kitchen indicating your meal is on the way.
Connected to the restaurant is the Club Car Bar, a newly added space providing a cold beverage at the bar, as well as a seating area for dining. Here you will find occasional live music. Owners Brad and Sandy Jones have highlighted the famous beginnings of the "house" with Texas Chainsaw Massacre memorabilia. The previous owners of The Antlers Inn dismantled and moved the house from Round Rock, Texas. “TCM” lovers will recognize it and the staircase leading to the waiting area immediately. Check for the schedule of the entertainment lineup and plan for an evening of fun.
If you are looking for a private meal, orders to go are usually available, and you can also take a bottle of wine back to your suite or cabin. Grand Central Café and Club Car Bar are here to serve. For menu: www.kingslandgrandcentral.com