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Southern Flyer Diner

3001 Aviation Way, Brenham, TX 77833
979 836-5462
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Ranked #2 of 58 Restaurants in Brenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Waitresses, atmosphere, service and food phenomenal! It was as if I stepped back to my teenage years in the 1950's with the large jukebox playing, waitresses wearing poodle skirts with multiple crinolines, white blouses with neckerchiefs, saddle shoes and socks, cinch belts and pony tails. I had the same pink poodle skirt outfit back in 1955 and upon hearing that,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been flying here regularly since it opened, actually before if you count an ad hoc taste test on a fuel stop. It's a favorite of my flying group because the food is good, staff is friendly and it's close. Almost too close (20 min flight) so it has become our default destination often multiple times per week. Even with... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This has been a destination lunch location for pilots due to its location at the Brenham, TX airport. The airport ramp is very busy with arriving and departing airplanes during the hours of operation of the diner (11 am to 3 pm). However, probably the majority of patrons seem to be non pilots. This must be a very popular place... More 

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Waco, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I flew my son and a couple of his friends into Brenham to eat here for his birthday lunch. In my experience, this is one of the best fly-in diners around. The waitresses were great. I asked our waitress if she would mind going out to the airplane with the boys to take a picture. Not only did she come... More 

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Waco, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

My husband and I stopped in this lovely diner for lunch (hours are from 11:00-3:00), and had an absolutely wonderful time! The waitresses wear poodle skirts and are all very attentive. The jukebox plays oldies music which brought back wonderful memories of days gone by. We both ordered hamburgers and they were very tasty and HUGE! In fact, neither one... More 

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Kingwood, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you are heading up to Brenham, Texas some afternoon for lunch (11-3), you have to try the Southern Flyer Diner at the Brenham Airport. The waitresses dress in poodles skirts and the burgers are 8 oz of wonderfulness, as are the homemade coconut cream pie and blackberry cobbler, with or without Bluebell Homemade Vanilla. Rumor has it that the... More 

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Brenham, Texas, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Unique and delicious! Took a group of seniors over the age of 60 and they loved it, The food was great, a variety of sandwiches, dinners, and fantastic desserts, yummy! The bobbie socks, poodle shirts, and saddle shoes give the Southern Flyer a unique atmosphere that can't be found anywhere else!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Airport Diner is for lunch only (11a-3pm). It's traditional 1950's drive-in style food, served by friendly teenage girls in poodle skirts. I usually get the Paddy-melt, which better here than anywhere else I've been. I like the crispy fries, and I like that they don't give you too many of them. It's hard to beat Blue Belle ice cream... More 

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156 reviews 156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This 50s diner is complete with waitresses in poodle skirts and 50s music on the jukebox. Fun for old folks to reminisce and fun for young folks to watch planes come and go at the airport. The food's good, too! The burger was great and the malt was made with Blue Bell ice cream ..... can't get much better than... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Additional Information about Southern Flyer Diner

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

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