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Underwoods Cafeteria

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402 East Commerce Street, Brownwood, TX 76801
325 646 1776
Today
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: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I have been dining at Underwood's since I was little. It has been a family favorite for 5 generations. I central Texas gem. You will get large portions of meat and as many sides as you want. Hot rolls and cobbler are the best

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Schell1988
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I have been dining at Underwood's since I was little. It has been a family favorite for 5 generations. I central Texas gem. You will get large portions of meat and as many sides as you want. Hot rolls and cobbler are the best

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San Antonio, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Large portions of very average food. Good prices if you want to fill up. Bar-B-Que seems to be oven baked, not pit cooked. Large selection of sides thay are better than the meat.

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Holliday, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

One of the best places in Texas. We lost our Underwoods many years ago due to it being wiped out by a torado in 1979.. Same family, same food. My wife had not eaten at Underwoods since 1979. Brought back a lot of memories

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Lubbock, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This restaurant has been in business for decades and Brownwood was the original location. My first time dining at Underwoods was in 1959 at their cafeteria in Wichita Falls and I later dined in some of their other locations. Anytime I am near Brownwood I make a stop at this cafeteria. After all these years the food is prepared the... More 

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Honey Grove, Texas
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61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I love good barbeque and had seen this place in previous visits in Brownwood, so I had to give it a try. I had always thought that good beef BBQ was supposed to be smoked, but this food appeared to be baked (or whatever). It just wasn't my style and didn't really satisfy my tastes. Many of the side dishes... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Friendly people and and wonderful home cooking. Everything a cafeteria should be! Best rolls in the Country. Keep up the good work.

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Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Underwoods is good food and all of the people working there were pleasant and helpful. The beef is tasty and the cobbler is worth the calories.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

For a BBQ restaurant you don't get a huge amount of meat, but I suppose they want to make up for it by providing as many side dishes as you want. The all you can eat hot rolls are tasty, but the decor is very tired and a bit dingy. I went here as a child and really liked it,... More 

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texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I went to Underwoods Barbecue on Friday, November 28. There is a cafeteria line and also a separate "take out" line, which is where I went this time. I got a chopped beef sandwich to take back to my hotel...the sandwich was huge! I also got a special "meal deal" to take to a relative's house the next day...this meal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Underwoods used to be all over north texas but now not so much. good cafeteria ,BBQ, tho not really BBQ you can get your fill. cobbler is great, they have waitresses that bring around rolls, whipped cream, butter for your indulgences.

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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, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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