This is the real Hanging Tree, conveniently located right outside the courthouse in Goliad.
The Hanging Tree Restaurant is excellent, if you can get past the trophies on the walls. This beast is about three times the size of any antlered creature that roams in these parts. The mind boggles.
As you can see, I was a bit early for lunch.
I was feeling lunch-ish by the time I got to Goliad yesterday, and decided to do my usual thing, and drive around town, looking for a restaurant with a lot of cars outside. On the square in Goliad, there are two--The Impresario and The Hanging Tree. The Hanging Tree has a new chef who started yesterday, and a lunch special to die for. Under $8.00 got me three generous slices of tender pork loin, with mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans, a choice of cream of broccoli soup or a salad (I had the soup), and fresh homemade bread. Add really good coffee, and the whole thing was still under $10.
There was mellow piano music and friendly service, the food was just right--what's not to like?
When you are in Goliad, check it out.
Better yet, plan a day trip to Goliad, have lunch and see the missions.