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Van Horn, Texas: Mexican Restaurant John Madden Tribute

Sports announcer John Madden is celebrated in an unusual shrine featuring his throne-like chair and a mural of Jesus smiling down on the restaurant as Madden's tour bus arrives.

Chuy's Restaurant

1200 W. Broadway St., Van Horn, TX
Chuy's Restaurant. I-10 exit 138. On the west edge of town, on the north side of W. Broadway St./Business I-10.
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Chuy's Restaurant sign.

Mexican Restaurant John Madden Tribute

The John Madden tribute is still on display. Food was great!

[Nona Fisher, 11/13/2021]
Mexican Restaurant John Madden Tribute

Know that you have to actually enter the restaurant to see the mural and the Madden Room. I stopped by on a slow day and was allowed to look around and take photos without making a purchase.

[David, 06/03/2021]

John Madden Haul of Fame.

Mexican Restaurant John Madden Tribute

The John Madden Haul of Fame is quirky, but a nice place to stop for a nacho snack!

[Ann G, 07/06/2019]

Madden bus and Jesus mural.

Mexican Restaurant John Madden Tribute

Madden stops by every year to this place and the owners are grateful. Food is good, servers are sweet and you should stop by if hungry.

[Mike, 05/05/2011]
Mexican Restaurant John Madden Tribute

Chuy's Mexican Restaurant is a bizarre shrine to sports announcer John Madden. "By the grace of God, John Madden visited our restaurant," begins the story on the back of the laminated plastic menu. Look around the dining room to appreciate the full details of the shrine, including a throne-like chair emblazoned with Madden's name and a mural depicting Jesus smiling down on the restaurant as Madden's tour bus pulls into town.

[Meredith Deaton, 08/06/2008]

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