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Blackies Bait Shop


Ever been to a ghost town and looked for hidden treasures and been surprised when you found them? Well that's what happens when you visit Blackie's Bait Shop in Walnut Springs, Texas. An unexpected trasure of Hemmingway, Key West atmosphere and maybe the best pizza you'll ever have. A full service bar to quest your adventurous taste and a mood setting atmosphere that you'll least expect. Try us, you'll like it!

Ernest would have been proud of our selection from our full-service bar.

 

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Blackies Bait Shop


Ever been to a ghost town and looked for hidden treasures and been surprised when you found them? Well that's what happens when you visit Blackie's Bait Shop in Walnut Springs, Texas. An unexpected trasure of Hemmingway, Key West atmosphere and maybe the best pizza you'll ever have. A full service bar to quest your adventurous taste and a mood setting atmosphere that you'll least expect. Try us, you'll like it!

Ernest would have been proud of our selection from our full-service bar.

 

The artisan at work.

A Destination

Ever been to a ghost town and looked for hidden treasures and been surprised when you found them? Well that's what happens when you visit Blackie's Bait Shop in Walnut Springs, Texas. An unexpected treasure of Hemmingway, Key West atmosphere and maybe the best pizza you'll ever have. A full service bar to quench your adventurous thirst and a mood setting atmosphere that you'll least expect. Try us, you'll like it!

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The Legend of
Cabo Blanco

Click here to learn more about this incredible place known as Black Marlin Blvd.

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Hemmingway's Choice

Ernest would have been proud of our selection from our full-service bar.

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Home Port

After a long day of wishing you had been fishing for the man in the blue suit instead of ??? everyday, relax in your dreams at Blackie's Bait Shop.

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Eat Together


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

Eat Together


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

Eat With Us

Not to give up our secret on how we make delicious pizzas we'll just say ... try one and you be the judge. Let us know what you think and what Arnold Schwarzenegger says – "I'll be back".

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Our Bar


Our Bar


Our Bar

Our bar and lounge was inspired by Blackie Norton's Paradise Bar & Gambling Hall in the 1936 movie San Franciso. The 20' granite topped bar and the monkey lamps that light it will truly take you back to another place in time, but beware when you walk out the door ... you're still in Walnut Springs.

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Our Team


Our Team


Dobber Stephenson

OWNER

Dobber has been in the restaurant business for 50 years and has built and designed restaurants in Los Angeles, CA, Aspen, Denver, and Stemboat Springs, CO, Tulsa, OK, Shreveport, LA, Panama City, FL, and Dallas, Glen Rose, Granbury, Houston, Port Aransas, Rockwall, South Padre,  and Walnut Springs, TX, He takes pride in the fact that most materials used in all of his construction are recycled or vintage material. Dobber's motto is "I've never met a piece of barnwood I didn't like".

Suzi
Stephenson

HOST

This dynamic blonde was raised by American Airlines and enjoyed a 35 year career. Born in Los Angeles, CA, she surfed her way to Texas and takes pride in calling Glen Rose her home. Come by and say hello to Suzi and be prepared to be swept off your feet.

Blackie
Norton

INSPIRATIONAL OWNER

San Francisco, directed by W. S. Van Dyke, was MGM’ s biggest grossing film for 1936. It was a disaster movie about sinful San Francisco just before the great earthquake of April 18, 1906.  Clark Gable played Blackie Norton, a shady and sexy owner of a notorious Barbary Coast saloon cabaret.