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4401 South Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840-1215 (Wellborn Rd.)
19795997929
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Night with sister

Very nice atmosphere, service great, a little pricey, portions just right, but Salmon not cooked enough, ask for medium. Beautiful remodeled from a Luby's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
Berenice G
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Seguin, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Now located in the old Luby's building. Still very good and a much larger building. They had gluten free offerings too. The Strawberry tarts are still the best.

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Cafe E, Owner at Cafe Eccell, responded to this review

Robert, Thank you for the wonderful review! The gluten free option has become a recent add, so we are pleased to hear that our customers are enjoying it. We thank you for your continued patronage! More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Party of 10 on a Friday and the service was excellent! Most of the food was too. We liked the appetizers a lot especially the pork shanks and the ecceviche. Entrees included Salmom and Shrimp Rosie Pasta dish were very good. Pizza was enjoyed by kids.

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Cafe E, Manager at Cafe Eccell, responded to this review

Cafe Eccell is pleased to hear that both you and your party were taken care of wonderfully! We believe that our guests deserve nothing less than the best service possible. Thank you for your business, and we hope that we can serve you again! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm a burger man and the Old Timey Texas Ave burger is one of the best in town. Deserts are awesome, drinks are strong and if you haven't had one of their Earthstone Fired Pizzas you don't know what you're missing.

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Cafe E, Manager at Cafe Eccell, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Old Timey Texas Ave burger! At Cafe Eccell, we try to offer a variety of food, so that guests can have a little taste of everything. Just like the food, we also offer quite an array of drinks, so don't be shy to try them all! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very nice atmosphere, service great, a little pricey, portions just right, but Salmon not cooked enough, ask for medium. Beautiful remodeled from a Luby's.

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Cafe E, Manager at Cafe Eccell, responded to this review

Cafe Eccell is happy to hear that your sister had a lovely birthday dinner! Due to our Salmon being sushi grade, we do take temperatures on it. Our apologies on it not being cooked all the way through, we highly recommend getting a little more cooked through next time. We hope that we may serve many more birthdays to come... More 

Texas
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Love the new Café Eccell location. The restaurant is much larger and the parking is great. The bar area is very large, which is also where we prefer to dine. We like the casual atmosphere and conversation with the bartenders. My personal favorite is the Moroccan Lamp Chop appetizer.

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Cafe E, Manager at Cafe Eccell, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! The bar and lounge is one of the go to places for many of our guests; it offers a relaxed feel with great music. The bartenders also love getting to meet all of the guests that choose to sit over there. If you haven't tried out our Happy Hour on Monday nights, we highly... More 

College Station, Texas
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113 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Save room for dessert! They have a pretty good selection of vegetarian entrees which is hard to find in College Station--or all of Texas for that matter. The quality of the food is excellent, and the wait staff is always professional and friendly.

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Cafe Eccell was my favorite restaurant in B/CS when I lived there in the late '90s. I've been a few times since moving to Houston, and the quality has been consistently good. Since my last visit, the restaurant relocated from Church Street in College Station to the old Luby's on Texas Avenue in Bryan, presumably due to all the construction... More 

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Tomball, Texas, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

I want the old Eccell. It was a favorite. This wasn't at all what I was expecting. Live out of town now but have frequented this restaurant for years. I know things have been rough this past year, but please revisit your passion. The staff were chaotic and undertrained. I had to tell them there was huge puddle of water... More 

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College Station, Texas
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We have been coming to Cafe Eccel for close to 20 years. It is a good place for eclectic dishes that are not budget busters. In our mind a stalwart among the many choices in the Bryan/College Station area. The new location is spacious with a lot more seating options and better parking than the old location. We found the... More 

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College Station
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My wife took me to a longtime favorite restaurant for a very special Lunch celebration. It was my first time at their new location. Waited only a few minutes to be seated. Very nice. The new digs were very nice but very noisy and we found it difficult to have conversation at our table. We waited a long time to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4401 South Texas Ave, College Station, TX 77840-1215
    (Wellborn Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  College Station
  • Phone Number: 19795997929

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?