Okay, I have to tell you that we stopped at this restaurant because we were hungry, and because it made us laugh. Why a laugh? Look at the sign below.
We assumed that anyone still advertising the fact that he was “air conditioned” was a place that we needed to see. Unfortunately, we came through Junction, Texas a little too late, and Isaack was closed.
Unable to get the sign out of my mind, I checked the Internet with little hope; however, I did find a few reviews of the restaurant to bring to you.
The first review comes from Robert in Rhode Island:
The dinner was fantastic. The last time I was here was … well.. about 37 years ago. The memory was of my first Chicken Fried Steak and the Antler Tree down the road. I was introduced to this place when I was 8 during a family trip to Garner State Park. We did a bit of the driving around. It was the first CFS in my memory, and the one I have held all other to from a standard.
So after 37 years, where they still that good? Did my memory just get inflated over time? Well I am pleased to announce that while they may not be ‘The’ best, they are still great. I was not disappointed. I was very happy to share this with my 4 year old daughter. While I am sure she will not remember, it is one of those things.
Anyway, the food that everyone had was fantastic. The service was great. This is a hidden gym in the hill country and worth the stop if you find yourself near Junction. When i say near, I mean within 50 miles, it is that good.
Alan in Houston also weighed in on old Isaack:
The epitome of the classic cafe, especially for breakfast. French toast, meat lover’s omelet, biscuits and gravy, all were excellent. The coffee was good, and the service was friendly and helpful. For small town eats, this is about as good as it gets.
According to Kathie in Lamesa:
WOW!!! What a breakfast. Tx Monthly magazine got it right again. One of the 40 best cafes in Tx.
Now, I have to admit that I know nothing about the Texas Monthly article, and I am only giving you the favorable reviews. Before I made a trip to Junction, I’d do my homework and read all reviews. However, I have to tell you that Ric and I will be heading back to south Texas in the fairly near future so that I can do an interview.
I’m pretty sure we will be stopping in to at least check out the air conditioner!