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Big Hat & Little Whispers

Bellville, Texas


This is the front door but just like at my 
			Grandma's the sign on the door directs you to the side door.; 
			(Grandma doesn't use that door anymore, too far from the kitchen.)
This is the front door but just like at my Grandma's the sign on the door directs you to the side door. (Grandma doesn't use that door anymore, too far from the kitchen.)
Chopped Brisket Sandwich, Ruffle's Potato Chips and Diet Dr Pepper
Chopped Brisket Sandwich, Ruffle's Potato Chips and Diet Dr Pepper
Patio Dining
Patio Dining

Lunch at the Big Hat

Do you remember when you spent a day or two at grandma's house? The food wasn't really like at home but was a simpler fare. That is the feeling I had recently when I ate at "Big Hat & Little Whisperer" sandwich shop just off the square in Bellville, Texas.

This eating establishment is a counter served / self serve sandwich and snack shop. I decided to order the Brisket Sandwich. A woman who looked like a grandmother asked, "Would you like your brisket sliced or chopped?" I said "Chopped please."

While my sandwich was being prepared I looked at the variety of snacks, chips and drinks available. I pick out what I wanted with my lunch. After I had made my selections I realized that "Grandma" was still "fixin" my sandwich. This is not fast food, it is grandma food. I learned that at the "Big Hats & Little Whispers" sandwich shop when you order a chopped brisket sandwich they don't just scoop up a blob of chopped beef out of a plastic tub, Grandma takes out the sliced brisket and hand chops it for you. I'll bet if you ask she would even cut the crust off your bread.

Did I mention that all the bread is homemade?

Big Hat & Little Whispers

Unique Things

  • You can order a half of a sandwich
  • Wine from a local winery is available.
  • There are many gift items around the shop.
  • Indoor and outdoor dining.
  • Homemade bread
  • Next to the "Blast from the Past" gift shop.

Menu

Sandwiches (Made with homemade bread) Chicken Salad, Pimiento or Ham

  • Brisket Sandwich
  • Chips
  • Cup of Soup
  • Bowl of Soup
  • Salad Bar

This is the menu the day I was there. I'm sure it varies. They also have a chalkboard with the soup of the day and daily specials.

Other Notes:

The "Big Hats & Little Whispers" sandwich shop is right next to the "Blast from the Past" gift shop. Ladies, among other things, this is a great place to buy your "Red Hat". Guys if you don't know what that means it's OK. Just go with the flow.