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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

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Clean, friendly, consistent

As an alumnus of Howard Payne, I loved Sunday lunches after church at Underwood's. It's just as I remember it. The staff is super friendly and the cobbler (apple, cherry and peach) and the rolls are great. The roasted chicken was moist and really tasty. The cole slaw with its secret raspberry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Burton B
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We drive over 200 miles just to taste that tender, spicy barbecue steak, melt in your mouth hot rolls and the best dog gone cobbler in the world!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

As an alumnus of Howard Payne, I loved Sunday lunches after church at Underwood's. It's just as I remember it. The staff is super friendly and the cobbler (apple, cherry and peach) and the rolls are great. The roasted chicken was moist and really tasty. The cole slaw with its secret raspberry sauce ingredient is as good as ever. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visiting from out of town, we were anticating this diner all week. Only to be let down by below average bbq & non friendly service. The chicken fried steak was average at best, but my wife's chicken and my son's ribs were dry & tastless. Even the rolls looked & tasted burnt. My family has patronized this restaurant as far... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I was driving home after a long week and saw a bill board advertising this place. I was tired of chain meals so a few miles down the this place and stopped in. Its cafeteria style and nothi8g fancy. Clean, good meals...the chicken breast was great. The staff was friendly and attentive. A nice change from chain restaurants.

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Cypress, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Husband has wanted to stop at this BBq establishment every time we go through Brownwood, TX and this time we did. It was late afternoon we ate and the food was below average but not poor. It is an okay stop but in our opinion below average but not poor. Waitresses were always helpful and accommodating.

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plainview, tx
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

cafeteria style BBQ and fried chicken. this place has a good reputation and maybe expected too much. very clean, staff is more than friendly. unfortunately, the food just didn't quite measure up. average at best but I would give it a thumbs up.

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Brownwood, TX, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

People come from all over to this affordable barbecue restaurant. The food is great and the service is, too. I look forward to their hot rolls. This business is also very generous to the local schools and the community.

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Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I do not see what everyone else thinks is so good about this place. For my family of 4; with a child sharing a plate with an adult - it was over $30. Meat was nasty and only a few wait staff came around a couple of times with a roll tray. It was also hot inside the place and... More 

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Rusk, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Not a big fan of cafeteria style food so I was not expecting much. Read a lot of mixed reviews about this place but we figured it was worth a try. Got the barbecue sandwich and it was very soggy and well it didn't taste anything like what a bbq sandwich should taste like. Sauce was not very good either.... More 

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Tuscola, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Have eaten at Underwoods Cafeteria many times in the past. Stopped by to pick up some take out and it hasn't changed. Still good food at reasonable prices.

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?