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Cafe Eccell - CLOSED

101 Church Ave, College Station, TX 77840-1215
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wellborn Rd.

84 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Bryan, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The new location is in the old Lubys building on TX Ave and the interior redesign is great. Certainly does not resemble the old cafeteria. The food has been great both times I have eaten there. The tomato soup might be the best I have ever had. We found the crab cakes (appetizer) were also amazing. Very fresh. The one... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Open in the former Luby's location. Very nicely done interior. Friendly helpful staff, gourmet food. A bit pricey for the fish and steaks but plenty of affordable items as well. Pizza looked good. Had the pulled pork tacos. Wonderful flavor combinations. A light meal though. The rice side was bland and dry. Dessert creme brûlée was adequate. We went early... More

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Laguna Vista, Texas
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love Cafe Eccell. It is a special place for a nice dinner. Almost everything I have ever had there is good. I especially like the Strawberry Tart for dessert, it is yummy.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This restaurant had some of the best and freshest fish in the area. There were certainly other great menu items too. After a battle with the city and a developer, they felt there was no option but to close this location. There are rumors that they have their eyes on another location in town, but time will tell whether that... More

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Lexington, Texas, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had eaten at the Cafe Eccell many times in the past and always enjoyed it, including as lately as a month ago.Good food, great help and nice uptown menu with decent prices.Yum. Last weekend we were headed to meet my brother and his college bound son there and I called to make a reservation and voila- discovered the building... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went to Cafe Eccell because I used to eat there in college. It hasn't changed a lot since the 90's. Still great food and service. But we found out during our visit on March 7 that their last day would be March 8, 2014. An investor bought the property and they are tearing it down to build condos. The... More

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Dallas, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Visited this place on the last day they were opened in the historic city hall building. So glad we got to experience the strawberry tart for dessert. It was fantastic. We will be back at their new location this summer. Pizza and salads were great, too!!!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is not a typical Texas restaurant and their desserts are the best in the Brazos Valley. With a menu that offers everything from crab cakes to BBQ chicken pizza, you just won't find a better place to eat, or to just meet with friends over a great cup of coffee and one of their freshly made desserts

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This restaurant has reasonable prices, the food is great and the service was outstanding. We had the tuna nachos and a very good salad. We will come back for sure

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were in town with our high school lacrosse team for a tournament held at A&M last Saturday (2/7/14). Happily, it was definitely not the "college town" experience I was expecting. Good quality food, nice wine list and attentive service. All of the entrees our table ordered were very good -- from the margherita pizza to the crab cakes to... More

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