It all started with two brothers. Bob and Andy Schobel along
with their wives Mary Jane and Donna opened the restaurant in
1979. Lovers of great food and inspired by their mother Nolie
Schobel “Nan” (known for her great home cooking), the brothers
strived to serve the freshest food at the best price in the
town they grew up in and loved – Columbus, Texas. It was not
uncommon to see the whole family along with “Nan” gathered in
the restaurant for Friday & Sunday lunch. In May of 2000, Andy’s
son, Ryan, joined as the restaurant’s first manager since opening,
and in March 2004, Andy and Bob sold the restaurant to Ryan
and his wife Andrea. Although on paper the ownership has changed,
in reality the entire family presence remains the same. Andy,
Donna, Bob, Mary Jane, Ryan and Andrea work together on a day-to-day
basis to make sure you feel welcome when you arrive and stuffed
when you leave.
Years of eating at Schobels has created 3 NFL football players.
Aaron Schobel of the Buffalo Bills,
Matt Schobel of the Philadelphia Eagles, and
Bo Schobel of the Indianapolis Colts. They still come home
whenever possible and during off-season and enjoy the meals
they have for years.
The entire Schobel family is happy to bring the friendly atmosphere
and love for good food to you and your family. We hope you will
come and visit us again soon.