Walter Brown - Owner

Walter Brown


"All the years that I worked for Fort Hood Civil Service, I always spoke about one day opening my own Bar-B-Que Restaurant. In the beginning, I saw a need in our local community for a company to cater smaller events, those with 20-50 people. Our focus has always been on quality, and a friendly serving team at a fair price. Our catering business began to grow very quickly, as we soon found ourselves catering for events of 2000 people and greater. We attribute this success to our customers who truthfully speak of our core values and mission statement, which is to provide quality, quantity, and a friendly serving team at a fair price. Our catering customers were always asking us when we planned to open a restaurant. This is where my dream becomes a reality, as the history of The Settlement begins, established - October 9th, 2009.

I remember it, like it was yesterday. It began as a simple idea and developed into a vision, which soon became our journey. There were many roadblocks and mountains that we had to forge through and climb over to reach this destination. Along our adventures, we had many friends accompany us to help us reach this exciting new place, called The Settlement. My son, Kelly, one day quoted J.C. Penny, "Every great business is built on friendship." These are the people who now have a permanent fixture at The Settlement, as their names are listed throughout the establishment, and they hold a special place in our hearts. Our friends, who feel more like family, spent countless hours working along side us, and without us in some cases, to help us realize my dream. There isn't enough money, gratitude, or enough tears, that can be shed, to show our true thankfulness for these friends. And so, after long hard years, The Settlement is on the map. I believe that it is not any single one person that makes The Settlement great. Our team, who is an extension of my family, will always go the extra mile to ensure that your experience in our "Settlement" is one that you will be glad you were a part of. So, please relax, enjoy your visit, and tell all your friends about us. Thank you for your patronage."


Front of restaurant
Said to be the "Law west of the Pecos," his love for a woman named Lillie Langtree was unrelenting. He named his saloon the "Jersey Lilly Saloon" after her. Unfortunately, he never met Miss Lillie. When Miss Lillie Langtree decided to visit Roy Bean, by then he passed away. This love story of a hard-minded man inspired the layout of the porch, which resembles Judge Roy Bean's courthouse and saloon.

View of front door inside of restaurant
View from the back inside of restaurant
We have plenty of space to meet your family or function's needs. Our restaurant is chuck full of interesting things, but still a perfect banquet facility for your events. We can organize our tables any way that you may need. Need space to dance? Got it. Need more sitting areas? Got it. No matter your needs, we will set you up right!

Didn't get to see enough? Maybe our panorama of the whole restaurant will help meet your needs.

Panorama of restaurant



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