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Underwoods Cafeteria

402 East Commerce Street, Brownwood, TX 76801
325 646 1776
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Ranked #4 of 51 Restaurants in Brownwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Happy
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You pick out your meat choice, which they serve up, then you add whatever sides you'd like, including 3 cobblers for dessert, and a beverage. Family oriented. Veggies were overcooked, so it was just like being in Grandma's kitchen. Service was terrific. I had the ribs at the recommendation of another customer, and wish it had been a bigger portion.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Drove through Brownwood on our way to Austin. The place was packed for lunch on a Tuesday. All lunches include as many sides as you want plus cobbler, fresh hot rolls and a drink of your choice. It was fantastic. Real sothern hospitality. Don't miss this place.

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Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We usually eat in this restaurant about once a month. We usually order the BBQ beefsteak. Our experience is always excellent. For the price, they offer the entree plus all vegetables, fantastic rolls, and awesome cobbler. I have never had a bad meal here.

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Brownwood, Texas
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15 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

food is good. do wish they had salads to choose from. but your basics are ok. you get full quickly, with the bread and cobblers.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Overall the food was good. The ribs were cooked well and fell off the bone. You get what you pay for. A lot of food. The sides were good also though I really didn't care for the beans. The BBQ sauce had a vinegar taste though I am more in liking with a sweeter sauce. I wish they would have... More

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Austin, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Underwoods Cafeteria in Brownwood, TX is a Texas institution. Started as a barbecue place and has been a favorite for years. I was passing through Brownwood and hungry for some good Texas barbecue. What a disappointment. The brisket and sausage were stale and just didn't taste good. It had been sitting out all day under heat lamps. The sauce was... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've always heard about under woods BBQ , but honestly I was a little disappointed. There was very little selection of meats when we went and that was disappointing. The staff was very nice though and the prices were great. We loved the rolls! We are going to give it another shot next time were in town and see if... More

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Medford, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

food was the usual barbecue with the regular sides, I felt it had outlived its reputation. One terribly bored young lady kept coming around asking if we wanted another roll, obviously wished she was somewhere else.

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Mountain Home, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Yes, a veritable sea of cholesterol there before you for your dining pleasure! Underwood’s is a treat, and a long time local standby in Brownwood. I have never had a bad meal there. The place is flooded with locals at suppertime. Fried chicken, chicken fried steak, chicken fried chicken, fried catfish, fried okra, fried fries….how can one go wrong. Better... More

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Livingston, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It's Good, it's priced fairly and there's plenty! Our choices on Saturday Night were BBQ and Chicken Fried, Baked or Grilled and Fried Fish. Veggies and desserts done well and fresh hot rolls brought to your table every 15 minutes.

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