Lunch & Dinner
Lunch and dinner are served at Hoover’s Cooking from 11 a.m. daily.
Pepper-fire soaked and then smoked.
Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla
A little bit of chicken, a little bit of spice, and a whole lotta flavor.
Texas Charcuterie Platter
Hoover’s Hot Sausage, cheddar cheese, and crackers.
Chips & Salsa
Smoked garlic and chipotle make our salsa zing.
Smooth cheeses with a mix of smoked veggies. Served with chips.
Add salsa on the side for just $2.00!
Top with smoked Elgin sausage chili for just $1.50!
Our original Hoover’s Queso, topped with brisket and guac. Served with chips.
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Parmesan and Swiss cheeses make this a tasty dish.
Each plate comes with our hot bread basket.
Chicken Fried Steak
Choice cut of beef, hand-breaded, topped with gravy, and made to order. 1 Cutlet + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: 2 Cutlets + 2 Large House Mates $14.49
Farm-raised filets. 4 Pieces + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: 6 Pieces + 2 Large House Mates $13.99
Basted with our lemon-wine sauce. You choose the seasoning: Cajun or lemon pepper. 1 Filet + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: 2 filets + 2 Large House Mates $17.99
The most comforting of comfort foods. 5 oz. + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: ½ lb. + 2 Large House Mates $11.99
Chicken Fried Chicken Breast
Boneless fried chicken breast, topped with our fine cream gravy! ¼ lb. + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: ½ lb. + 2 Large House Mates $13.49
Ham Steak with Jezebel Sauce
Glazed and charbroiled. 6 oz. + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: ½ lb. + 2 Large House Mates $11.49
Southern Fried Pork Chops
Boneless choice cut chops. 1 Chop + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: 2 Chops + 2 Large House Mates $13.99
Each plate comes with pickles, onions, BBQ sauce, and our hot bread basket.
We don’t spare flavor on these. 3 Ribs + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: 4 Ribs + 2 Large House Mates $18.99
Hoover's Hot Sausage
Pride of the East Side! Our recipe, made by Texas Sausage Co. on East 12th Street. Nitrite- and gluten-free! 2 Links + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: 3 Links + 2 Large House Mates $10.99
We gently rub our fresh fryers in BBQ spices. ¼ Chicken + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: ½ Chicken + 2 Large House Mates $11.99
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
We give it some spicy heat and a touch of sweet before we smoke it. ¼ Chicken + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: ½ Chicken + 2 Large House Mates $14.99
Jamaican Jerk Ribs
Garlic, 3 peppers, and allspice are just a part of our special blend of 15 herbs and spices. 3 Ribs + 3 House Mates.
HOOVER SIZE: 4 Ribs + 2 Large House Mates $19.99
Want More Meat?
Add these extras to any entrée!
1 Pork Rib
1 Jamaican Jerk Rib
2 Links of Sausage
¼ BBQ Chicken
¼ Jamaican Jerk Chicken
The Sandwich Hut
Take your pick of 1 House Mate with each plate. HOOVER SIZE your House Mate for just $1 more!
Hoover's Hot Sausage
Our own nitrite-free and gluten-free recipe made by our good friends at Texas Sausage Co.
Served with tartar sauce. ‘Nuff said.
Cajun Ham Po'Boy
Deli-sliced smoked ham grilled with Cajun spices, Swiss cheese, spicy-dressed lettuce, and fresh tomato.
New Orleans Muffuletta
Ham, salami, and Swiss piled high on a made-from-scratch sourdough bun and dressed with olive oil and salad. The recipe is on loan from the Crescent City.
Marinated, smoked, and charbroiled Portabella mushroom topped with a Feta and cream cheese spread, black olives, lettuce, and tomato.
Back Yard Burger
An 8oz. smoked hamburger patty, charbroiled to order.
Add smoked bacon for $0.99
Add cheddar, Swiss, sauteed mushrooms, or jalapenos for $0.79
Red, White & Bleu Burger
A half-pound smoked hamburger patty, topped with our Aus-Tex wing sauce, Monterey Jack and Bleu cheeses, lettuce, and tomato and served on a sweet kolache bun.
Try it with our “Amos” marinated chicken breast!
Chipotle Chicken Salad Sandwich
Smoked chicken dressed in our chipotle rémoulade and served chilled on a toasty Po’Boy bun with lettuce and tomato.
Choose from our homemade salad dressings: Garlic Buttermilk, Smoked Garlic Vinaigrette, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard, Thousand Island, or Bleu Cheese.
Chopped egg, bacon, and smoked mushrooms with red onion and homemade croutons.
Add smoked chicken breast for $4.69 or grilled tuna steak for $6.99!
Garden Caesar Salad
A vegetarian delight. Made with avocado, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, black olives and tomato.
Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad
A classic Caesar salad – with homemade croutons, Parmesan, and smoked chicken breast.
Grilled Tuna Caesar Salad
Charbroiled tuna with a honey mustard glaze.
Garlic Shrimp Caesar Salad
A classic Caesar, served with shrimp marinated and sautéed in our garlic sauce.
Rosemary Chicken Greek Salad
Rosemary chicken breast on a bed of greens, tomatoes, cucumber, black olives, artichoke hearts, and Feta cheese with a Greek oil & vinegar dressing.
We’ve downsized these portions for our little guys & gals. Take your pick of 1 House Mate with each entrée. Adults - please add $2.00 per plate!
Junior Gourmet Hamburger
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Hoover’s Sausage Wrap
¼ BBQ Chicken
Fried Chicken Strips
Try a Single Serving for $3.99, a 3-Veggie Plate for $9.49, or a 4-Veggie Plate for $10.49.
Macaroni & Cheese
Jalapeno Creamed Spinach
Okra & Tomatoes
Looking for something stronger? Come on in - we've got beers, wines, and cocktail selections just for you. And don’t forget our happy hour specials!
Iced Tea & Coffee
Fresh-brewed. All you can hold.
Sweet Potato Coffee
Hoover’s original, roasted by Texas Coffee Traders and brewed fresh here. All-natural flavoring.
Hoover's Cold Brew
Fresh cold brew coffee—strength for a hot day.
One quart of the tall Texas quencher. Fresh-squeezed daily. First refill is on the house.
Homemade lemonade mixed with fresh-brewed iced tea. First refill is on the house.
RC Cola, Diet RC Cola, 7-Up, Dr. Pepper, Big Red, Sunkist. All you can hold.
St. Arnold's Root Beer
A Texas original.
Collected, purified, and bottled in Smithville, Texas.
Save Room for Dessert!
Look for our made-from-scratch daily dessert specials on the dining room chalkboard. To get your taste buds going, here's a selection of our regulars:
Choose from: Buttermilk, Chocolate Cream, Coconut Cream, Pecan, Coconut Buttermilk, or Sweet Potato.
Choose from: Apple, Peach, Blackberry, or Cherry.
Banana Pudding or Sweet Potato Praline.
Chocolate or Sweet Potato Praline.
Big Ol' Bowl of Banana Pudding
Good For Nuttin' Brownie