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601 San Jacinto Ln, Bryan, TX 77803-1461
979-779-0842
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Friendly Service

Shannon's Cafe and Catering serves good "down home" food that will "stick to your ribs." While the lunch servings are limited to a few items, the food is delicious the service is friendly. The folks at Shannon's provide a good service to the Bryan-College Station area. Give this place a try, you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Shannon's Cafe and Catering serves good "down home" food that will "stick to your ribs." While the lunch servings are limited to a few items, the food is delicious the service is friendly. The folks at Shannon's provide a good service to the Bryan-College Station area. Give this place a try, you will like it. It's not fancy, but you... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

When I was young, my mother hired a Creole woman from Lafayette, LA who did nothing but cook one day/week for the 7 hungry people in the household. It was heavenly food. The Shannon's offerings remind me of that type of cooking. It is definitely possible to have a non-greasy meal here, so don't let the stereotypes of certain types... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is the kind of stuff my grandma made. Nothing lean, nothing light just good down home southern food. Try the cornbread. Yummy.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Can't say enough about how wonderful the food is here. Very small menu/selection but all done to perfection. We've been twice. The oxtail isn't to be missed (though I believe it's only served on Mondays) Best greens I've ever eaten! And when we were there on day before Thanksgiving we decided that their fried turkeys must be amazing also as... More 

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Shannon's is touted as soul food and that is an apt description. The food is reasonably price while servings are generous. All items are ready for you to pick and choose. They dish you up, you pay, then sit and eat. This isn't just a dive, but an old dive.... On popular days, the line will snake around your table.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Oh man, I loooove Shannon's!! I try to come at least once month and have tried almost everything on the menu. It's a set weekly menu, with different proteins and sides everyday. And it's all delicious and homemade! Go ahead and slap your grandma now cause this is some dang fine southern cookin' and it's served up by some of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Shannon's is an experience, not just a place to eat down home cooking. You place your order at the beginning of a short production table, with choices such as greens, mashed potatoes, yams, cornbread muffins, and short ribs, fried chicken, smothered steak, and ox tail, accompanied by an assortment of soft drinks or tea. I'm not sure just how healthy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The real deal. White people always welcome. I say white people always welcome!

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Taylor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

I learned about Shannon's when I was going to Texas A&M. It cafeteria style, and believe me, you will not leave hungry. Menu usually includes Fried Pork Chops, Beef Tips and Rice, Fried Catfish, etc. The typical southern "soul food" that i have come to love. On week days it will be lined up out the door with blue collar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 601 San Jacinto Ln, Bryan, TX 77803-1461
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bryan
  • Phone Number: 979-779-0842

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  • Cuisine: American

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