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101 Church Ave, College Station, TX 77840-1215
979-846-7908
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Ranked #16 of 241 Restaurants in College Station
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wellborn Rd.
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English first
College Station, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Excited about their new location (with MUCH better parking), we took an out of town guest out for dinner. What I liked: their service continues to be pretty good. What I didn't like: The food was just okay. There are no menu options for kids (we had a 9 year old with us). The lighting was weird; too much light... More 

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Wellborn, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were excited about the opening of Eccell in their new location. But the food was very disappointing as was the service. The waitress made numerous mistakes on our orders. The manager was apologetic and the bill was adjusted. But as for having a nice experience that was not the case. I would not recommend the Cafe Eccell. It's overpriced... More 

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College Station, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For folks who have lived in College Station forever, Cafe Excel has been part of the landscape. Unfortunately, local politics forced the owners to move to a new location, and this has harmed a previously special atmosphere. The new place is pretty good, but for those of us who have dined at Cafe Excel for decades, even before the present... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Since they moved to their new location on Texas Avenue, I have eaten here probably a half dozen times. The food has been excellent on every occasion. Sometimes it takes a little while to get your food, so I'm reluctant to dine here when I'm in a crunch, but the service is always very friendly. I love the atmosphere, but... More 

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Dallas, TX
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My in-laws ordered 3 Thanksgiving dinners to go. Absolutely awful!!! Turkey was just shredded meat not slices, no gravy included. Mashed potatoes were dry instead of creamy. So bad they threw it out. They ordered chocolate pecan pie and got pumpkin. All in all it was a complete waste of $75.

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College Station, Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Cafe Eccell recently moved to a new location. It is now at 4401 South Texas Ave., Bryan. It is a much larger restaurant now and can accommodate more patrons. It did lose some ambiance due to being in a larger room with more light, but the decor is comfortable and the service as great as ever. The entrees were a... More 

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McKinney, TX
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The new location (in an old Luby's) definitely allows for more people. Food and service were great. I asked for the kitchen to cook my food with little salt, and they were very accommodating. I really appreciated that.

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Tampa, Florida
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332 reviews 332 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In a smaller town you would not expect to find this gem, but it is there and fantastic! The service is very attentive and the menu with rotating options like the mashed potatoes of the week and the bread pudding of the week. With an excellent selection of beers and cocktails, this is a great place to take a date... More 

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Denton, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Went to College Station to visit our son and his fiance who are attending school down there. They mentioned that this could be a good place for lunch, so off we went. Upon entering, we were promptly greeted and sat at a nice table, corner view. Lots of windows with great natural lighting. The service was prompt and very personal.... More 

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Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great food, really nice atmosphere, good service. This is one of the few places in Bryan/College Station where you can have a nice meal somewhere that feels unique. It's not another cookie cutter place with the same old same old food. I am a big fan of locally owned places that have good tasting food with atmosphere that has good... More 

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Address: 101 Church Ave, College Station, TX 77840-1215
Phone Number: 979-846-7908
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

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