Copperas Cove houses
a broad assortment of locally owned eateries, including several along Highway 190 East, the neighborhood's central restaurant hub. Take your better half for a memorable date night at Bella Sera Italian Restaurant. Providing a cozy, dimly lit dining space for two, this restaurant's menu wows with melt-in-your-mouth house-made garlic knots, the fantastic Nick's salad and the scrumptious shrimp scampi. Other worthy menu options include the lobster ravioli and sausage and peppers Parmesan.
Skip the national fast-food restaurants and turn into Black Meg 43 when you need to fill up on the go. This small, locally owned chain's el diablo burger, topped with cactus jam, pepper jack cheese and avocado, elevates fast-food standards to a whole new level. Pair the burger with garlic Parmesan fries or fried zucchini to experience the best of this establishment's menu.
Venture off of the neighborhood restaurant hub to the C & H Hawaiian Grill on East Avenue E. Serving authentic island fare at reasonable prices, this mom-and-pop eatery can't be beat. Order the beef lumpia, teriyaki chicken or Portuguese sausage to eat like a local.
On the weekends, inner-neighborhood spots give you a place to let your hair down and have a great time. Full Throttle Bar & Grill caters to racing enthusiasts of all kinds, showing nearly every major race on big screens in a lively atmosphere. Open late mornings and afternoons and located on a golf course, the bar presents the perfect spot to sit back with a pint and watch a race before or after hitting the links.
When you'd rather line dance to country tunes, head to Joker's Southern Nights on Joe's Road. Opened in 1980, this neighborhood institution hosts comedy shows, open mic nights and live music.