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Chef Point Café is an upscale, landmark restaurant uniquely located inside a Conoco gas station in Watauga, TX. Nicknamed the “calamari Conoco”, when you walk into this gas station you’d be surprised to nd a menu of gourmet food cooked up by Chef Franson Nwaeze including tenderloin, salmon, duck and more.
Why is this upscale restaurant inside a gas station? Well, it all began with a bank loan. When husband and wife team Franson Nwaeze and Paula Merrell started looking for a way to open a restaurant in 2001, most banks were skeptical about lending them start-up capital due to their lack of experience and collateral. They quickly discovered that they were much more likely to get nancing by opening a gas station. As soon as they found a lling station for sale, they jumped on the opportunity.
“Everyone said we were crazy, that we’d never be able to have a gourmet restaurant in a gas station,” says Franson, who was confident that he could prove them wrong. “That’s why I called it Chef Point – because I was out to prove a point.”
In April 2003, construction of the gas station was complete and the restaurant inside grew at a much faster pace than expected. Chef Point quickly began receiving local and national attention and the secret was out – hidden away in this tiny gas station in Watauga, TX was a restaurant serving amazing food.
Word-of-mouth spread, and within the first four months the couple had to redesign the layout of the facility to keep up with the influx of customers. They added more space to the restaurant and reduced the convenience store square footage. By early 2004, they again had to redesign the facility to increase the restaurant’s size.
Chef Point Café has continued it’s success and in Fall 2011, Chef Point will expand once more, further diversifying the restaurant’s offerings. The expansion will double the seating, add a full-service bar and include a banquet room large enough to accommodate up to 100 people. This new development will give the restaurant the ability to host group events including holiday parties, family parties and business functions.

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Chef Point Café 5901 Watauga Rd. Watauga, TX 76148


32.860859, -97.253584

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Opening Hours


11:00am - 9:00pm


11:00am - 9:00pm


11:00am - 9:00pm


11:00am - 9:00pm


11:00am - 10:00pm


Breakfast 7:00am-11:00am 11:00am- 10:00pm




21 July 2019
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