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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Big Tex Decatur Restaurant Review: A lively, family kind of place, especially on weekends, Big Tex Decatur serves the entire social stratum. Kids 12 and under not only have a special menu, but also eat half price from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Texas iconography is everywhere: a set of longhorns hangs over the bar; a stuffed and mounted turkey resides on one wall. Texas is also evoked on the menu, with its brisket-filled tacos and chicken-fried steak. The latter, available as a sandwich and as a main plate, is crisp and juicy, although we’d rather see the former in an open-face version, with some of the pepper-flecked cream gravy. Brisket also is called upon to make the hash that's on the brunch menu, and corned beef defines the brunch Benedict. Sides include rich, flavorful roasted creamed corn. Vegetarian-friendly dishes, such as the mashed potatoes and gravy, abound. While we like pastry chef Jessica Luna's coconut cream pie, we also enjoy her more frequently offered red velvet cheesecake. Ice creams are home-made. Have a beer, of course, choosing from a long list. Yuengling lager on draught for $4 a pint is a bargain. Happy hour from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays offers $3 draft brews.