Texas is known for its food. And there are a lot of great places to eat in the Lone Star State. Recently, a legendary Texas eatery was named the best casual restaurant in the state.

For those taking a summer road trip, it's not complete without trying at least one new restaurant along the way. So make sure your road trip takes you through Texas.

So where's the best causal restaurant in Texas?

The Daily Meal recently published a list of the best casual restaurants in every state. 

Not everyone enjoys eating at fancy places. So a good, modest hole-in-the-wall cafe in the perfect dining establishment. And Texas is full of them!

But the best casual restaurant in Texas can be found in Austin. And, surprisingly, it's the legendary Franklin Barbecue.

Franklin Barbecue is casual and award-winning.

This place is known throughout the United States for having some of the best barbeque there is. The owner and chef, Aaron Franklin, has won awards for his barbeque, has received a James Beard Award for Best Chef and has been inducted into the Barbeque Hall of Fame.

If you're thinking about stopping at this Texas causal eatery, then you'll want to get there plenty early. People start lining up before 10 a.m. for a chance to try some of the best barbecue on the planet. Sadly, many folks walk away disappointed as Franklin sells out of barbecue every day.

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But that's just a testament to the greatness of Franklin.

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