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Southern Flyer Diner

3001 Aviation Way, Brenham, TX 77833
979 836-5462
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Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Brenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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Texas City, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was told by my pilot friend that a pilot would fly way out of his way to find a place like this. I can see why! It was a very enjoyable experience! The day was HOT so the patio was less appealing than it will be (we hope) in a few weeks but inside was cool and festive. Our... More

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had been here before quite a while ago. Now I remember why we had not been back. The FOOD is good, I had the fried catfish-cooked just the way I like it! Others at the table had smothered steak, good, and chicken fried steak-good. The problem is the noise level- The only way to have a conversation is to... More

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college station, tx
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Did a moms day for my wifes birthday with our daughters and drove to Brenham for a Blue Bell Creameries tour and a first trip to this airport diner we keep hearjng about! Wow! The food was fresh and hot and the ambiance was just great! We will go back!

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College Station, Texas
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269 reviews 269 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I overheard the owner saying that while they are famous for burgers, burgers are not the best thing on the menu. And while I only had a burger, I could definitely see that. The burger was certainly very good - very homemade - you can see and taste the spices in the meat just like making patties at home. The... More

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The Woodlands, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had been here before a few years ago. They are only open for lunch daily 11-3. We enjoy sitting on the screened in deck and watching the planes take off and land. Good burgers, chicken etc.

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Cypress, Texas
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134 reviews 134 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

So you always take a chance when you order a grilled chicken sandwich because so many places overcook it until it's dry and gross. The Southern Flyer grilled the chicken perfectly. The fries were also quite nice and my son loved his cheeseburger. The parking lot was very small but the restaurant isn't that big so I guess it makes... More

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Bryan, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a nifty place with good food, but you have to go at the right time. It's a small place so if the Sons of Anarchy show up to eat, you'll be waiting a while. Get a milkshake. You won't regret it.

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Karachi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The place takes you back in the 50's and is open from 11am to 3pm so plan accordingly. We went from College Station for Lunch and the hamburgers are to die for. Simply Best of the Best & wouldn't mind taking the beaten path again for some.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Must stop in Brenham, TX or even worth the detour. Old style diner where the waitresses wear poodle skirts, like stepping back into the 50's. Great place for burgers, chicken fried steak or milk shakes. Tends to be crowded, as it only opens between 11 am and 3 pm.

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Palestine, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

this was a great find! i'm so glad i researched, because you definitely wouldn't stumble upon this place. we had two small kids with us, so i knew they'd love seeing the airplanes. it was too hot to sit on the patio, so we were a little disappointed when we were told we couldn't sit at the empty 6-person table... More

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