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Southern Flyer Diner

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3001 Aviation Way, Brenham, TX 77833
979 836-5462
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 44
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  • 12
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  • 0
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decent Burger and fun restaurant

All the waitstaff have poodle skirts. Our hostess was probably 8 years old and did such a good job of finding the right table for us. I had the hamburger and it was good, but a bit dry. It also is a mix of things and I prefer a straight meat burger. My wife had a superb grilled cheese.. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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florence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

All the waitstaff have poodle skirts. Our hostess was probably 8 years old and did such a good job of finding the right table for us. I had the hamburger and it was good, but a bit dry. It also is a mix of things and I prefer a straight meat burger. My wife had a superb grilled cheese.. We... More 

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Brenham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I love watching the private planes take off and land while dining on the patio. The 1950's theme is carried out in the wait staff dress and the entertaining juke box music. The hamburgers are simply delicious, but ask for extra napkins cause they are so juicy you will need them.

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good place to watch small planes take off and land. Great hamburgers and fries and other sandwiches. Be sure to get exact directions; easy to miss the turn-off.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Although this the Southern Flyer offers classic diner fare, the menu has much more variety than you would expect. I had a chicken parmigiana that was fresh, well seasoned, and had great texture. Beverages include beer or wine, and the house Merlot was much better than we expected. Ask to eat on the back deck, near the fan, where you... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First walk into the diner took me back to the 1960's with the girls poodle skirts. I always enjoy being at an airport but the food was just average. Service was prompt and pleasant, just wish our hamburgers were not so heavy.

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Hempstead, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

and NOTHING like eating lunch at a large airport (i.e. Houston International - "Bush" - IAH) They are only open for lunch (but open 7 days a week) and the food is very good, although there isn't a huge selection (and lots of fried food!) Come in good weather and eat on the screened in patio!

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Allen, Texas
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food was adequate but you go for the atmosphere. Waitresses in poodle skirts in a diner at a small county airport. A little bit of history and just a fun stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The title of this Saudis it all Nice staff Good burgers Not much to look at a few hangers and parked planes I think sometime during the year some type of plane from ww2 lands and you can look at it.

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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My sister-in-law and I planned a trip to Brenham, and I researched the area. I found the listing for the diner, and it looked like fun. I'm glad I had looked it up, because there is nothing to tell you it is there. You head into their little airport and to the left is a a big building - but... More 

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Chappell Hill, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Located inside the local municipal airport, this is a tiny diner who's high school waitstaff wear poodle skirts and saddle shoes, and patrons can put their quarters in the jukebox. Great food, but be prepared to wait upwards of an hour for a table. Planes fly in from all over the country with 2 or more people onboard, plus tourists... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3001 Aviation Way, Brenham, TX 77833
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brenham
  • Phone Number: 979 836-5462

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?