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Central Perk

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423 S Rice St, Hamilton, TX
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Description: Little mom and pop place, no website, on urban spoon.

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Great lunch stop!

We love stopping here when we travel on Highway 36. Great sandwiches and soups. Plus- all the food is named after characters on the TV show 'Friends'! Defiantly a treasure of a place to eat in the small town of Hamilton:).

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love stopping here when we travel on Highway 36. Great sandwiches and soups. Plus- all the food is named after characters on the TV show 'Friends'! Defiantly a treasure of a place to eat in the small town of Hamilton:).

Thank CSarg
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

On the main road north /south. Worth a stop if you want I nice panini. Soup was excellent.Clean tables with nice decor and ambiance. Can see the kitchen directly so confident in the preparation.

Thank bowie1307
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in on the drive home from Fredericksburg. Great soup and sandwiches, quick service and friendly staff! Good iced too too! Will stop again!

Thank Shirley B
Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Liked it. Small but eclectic menu of sandwiches and soups. Had veggie panini and chicken chimichanga. Both very good. Pies are homemade (waitress: "My mom makes them). Great alternative to chain food.

Thank Leigh4131
McAlester, Oklahoma
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222 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Grear place to hang out, tons of porch area, and sitting area. Had a vanilla bean coffee, and it was just boring. WIsh they had some pastries or something more on the menu

Thank Divebabydive
Houston, Texas, United States
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Quaint restaurant with hot panini sandwiches, wraps and cold sandwiches as well as half avocado stuffed with tuna, chicken salad or pimento cheese. They also serve a homemade soup du jour -- ours was enchilada soup and it was the perfect side. I would have given it 5 stars if they had a gluten free bread option. Similar bistros in... More 

Thank Barbara P
Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The stuffed avocado with chicken salad was unavailable at 1:45. They close at 2. We had a couple of sandwiches with salad. The salads were very well presented with very nice greens. The greens were too large and had to be cut. The sandwiches were very good. But the topper was the Mexican Key Lime Pie. We talked about it... More 

1 Thank Reality4u
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309 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was a great find for us several years ago as we were traveling to San Antonio. That was the case this time. We planned our trip so we could have lunch here going down and coming home. It has never disappointed and they are so-o-o friendly. If you want a great review that tells everything, read "Hamilton's" review called... More 

Thank KansasHummingbird
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161 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

"Bistro: a small restaurant serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting." Well that can be improved on by saying Central Perk has sumptuous sandwiches and exciting soups. The Peach Tea aint bad either! Central Perk is right on the main north south drag though town. The parking gets kinda sketchy but there's always a place somewhere. CP is... More 

1 Thank Patsy A
Hamilton, Texas
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You can't miss Central Perk if you're driving north or south on US 281 through Hamilton, Texas. Great soups, sandwiches and salads; the stuffed avocado is a personal favorite. Moderate prices.

Thank Tom A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 423 S Rice St, Hamilton, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 2543865960

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Little mom and pop place, no website, on urban spoon.
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?