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Cleburne Cafeteria

3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-2120 (Greenway/ Upper Kirby)
713-667-2386
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Ranked #148 of 7,259 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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English first
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
57 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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298 reviews 298 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My husband and I visited for dinner on a Sunday. They are closed on Saturdays or else we would have gone then. An out of town guest had asked us about this place and we thought we should check it out as we live so close. The portions were a nice size. All items are sold separately. There are no... More

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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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