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Cleburne Cafeteria

3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-2120 (Greenway/ Upper Kirby)
713-667-2386
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Ranked #145 of 7,315 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Woodridge, Illinois
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114 reviews 114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Wonderful traditional cafeteria that dates from 1941. Great selection of fresh, tasty comfort food with table side drink refills. Not many of these left and the size of the lunch crowd speaks volumes.

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Ok, it is probably the best cafeteria in town, but it is still a place with a steam table. Foods not cheap. Portions are very large. Chicken livers are good. Most vegetables are also good. Skip the fried chicken and the Greek spaghetti. I do not see a lot of kids here, so who is eating the blue jello?

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Pharr, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We spend a lot of time in Houston getting medical care. We have to stay in a motel. No cooking. Sometime we are there for 8 nights, sometime just 2. We found this Cafeteria last Summer and have not eaten anywhere else for our main meal of the day, except on Saturday when they are closed. They close daily between... More 

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Houston, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Cozy place, soft environment, generous portions of tasty food for an affordable price. That's really describes Cleburne Cafeteria. The best thing is the fact it is beside my house. I loved it and will be back several times.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This cafeteria serves very generous portions. Their food represents home cooking so well, I plan to order my holiday meals from them. Hubby and I do not eat breakfast the day after b/c we're still full! We visit often and enjoy making our choices and being able to dine immediately! Once you start patronizing there, it's hard to remember their... More 

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Oceanside, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The seafood dishes? Incredible. The salads? Great. The sides? Fresh. The desserts? Gigantic. Whenever I am back from San Diego visiting family this is always my first night's dinner meal. It is just that good.The fried shrimp in particular is the one of my favorites. The meat dishes are excellent as well. The lines can sometimes be long, but it... More 

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College Station, Texas
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340 reviews 340 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Cleburne Cafeteria is still going strong 70+ years later and a lot has stayed the same. Leave your credit card at home because they like good old cash and will even still accept checks. It is very similar to Luby's, and all of the food was excellent - chicken fried steak, mac and cheese, broccoli, rolls, fruit salad, you name... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our family recently moved back to the city so we've been letting the kids choose the order of the restaurants we re-introduce ourselves. With dozens of favorites we did not expect them to choose the Cleburne, a little of a trek 25 minutes away. It is still spotless. The food, still delicious. Never that "it's been here all day taste."... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The portions are varied and large, but the prices are a bit steep. $54 for dinner for two. We had a crab casserole (bland), spinach casserole, squash casserole (both delicious), and deviled eggs for one diner. A catfish filet, green beans, potatoes and a fruit salad for the other diner - all tasty. Two glasses of iced tea and two... More 

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Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Great Southern comfort food, always large beautiful delicious portions. Farmer's market fresh. Unusual: Cash only, no credit cards accepted, closed on Saturday. Be prepared: Service at the registrar is unfriendly, robotic, and rushed.

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Additional Information about Cleburne Cafeteria

Address: 3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-2120
Phone Number: 713-667-2386
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Californian

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