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Underwoods Cafeteria

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402 East Commerce Street, Brownwood, TX 76801
325 646 1776
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An Iconic Eatery in Brownwood!

Got turned on to Underwood's about 15 years ago. The first time I took my wife there we ate so much we couldn't get into our car! We had to walk around a bit. For absolute BBQ purists this isn't "Q" by their standards. But , that said it is a unique take on BBQ and it is delicious if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
fred a
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Marble Falls, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The sides are bland, steamed or boiled. Cole slaw and potato salad is ok, ribs are marginal. Fried chicken was yummy and if you like rolls and cobbler, you can't get enough!

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Thank jesseh627
Marble Falls, Texas
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93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got turned on to Underwood's about 15 years ago. The first time I took my wife there we ate so much we couldn't get into our car! We had to walk around a bit. For absolute BBQ purists this isn't "Q" by their standards. But , that said it is a unique take on BBQ and it is delicious if... More 

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Thank fred a
Mabank, Texas
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I were in Brownwood, TX for a night and tried Underwood's on a recommendation from a friend, "good home cooking," he said. Wish we would have gone some where else. The only good thing I ate was the German sausage. My son had the chicken fried steak, he said it was "ok." The best thing he had... More 

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Thank kozzer90
Austin, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best bbq around they said. Best place in town they said. Whatever Underwoods is serving up, it isn't barbecue. It doesn't even resemble barbecue. It's mushy bland meat with mediocre bbq sauce that I'm betting they purchase by the gallon from some prepared food supplier poured on top. I imagine there are places in the US where this could have... More 

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Thank nrphoto
Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returning home from a New Year's vacation. Drove 30 miles out of the way to eat here, first time in 6 months. Was not disappointed! You don't need a knife to cut the beefsteak. It covered almost half the plate. The red beans were a bit 'weak' and tasted like canned Ranch Style Beans, but the potato salad was exceptionally... More 

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Thank Don M
Austin,tx
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Step back into the forties...yes, this an old school cafeteria that remains unchanged over the years but in a good way. Select a main course from traditional TX faves like BBQ or fried chicken and then serve yourself as many of their sides as you like. As you move down the line, don't forget their insanely delicious warm rolls. They... More 

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Thank More_Ovaltine
Lancaster, California
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Excellent choice of entrees, sides and dessert! I've tried their sausage and BBQ Spare Ribs; both delicious! They are also known for their fried chicken and BBQ. A generous selection of sides are available, and come with the "dinner" orders. The fresh-baked rolls are great, as are the cobblers Underwood's offers. I heartily recommend this establishment to anyone passing through... More 

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Thank Arnie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here for years and absolutely love the chopped BBQ brisket. Their BBQ sauce is so good, As well as their mashed potatoes! And their rolls and beans and potato salad... And the list goes on;) definitely try it out!!

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Thank Tarrah L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Everything is greasy. BBQ sauce should not have a layer of oil gliating on top of it. Disgusting food.

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Fort Worth, Texas, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Needed a place to get together after we buried a dear friend. Management quickly set up a room for us. They accommodated us by allowing a group check for our 25+ guests.

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Thank Joseph M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 402 East Commerce Street, Brownwood, TX 76801
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brownwood
  • Phone Number: 325 646 1776

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?