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Cleburne Cafeteria

#176 of 7,206 Restaurants in Houston
#180 of 7,723 Places to Eat in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-2120
713-667-2386
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Saturday
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT CAFETARIA IN WEST U.

Cleburne is a family run restaurant/institution that produces quality comfort food every day except Saturday. The menu will satisfy every taste and the servings are very generous. The staff is well trained and friendly and the prices are very reasonable. I took the prime rib on my latest visit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
terryo_11
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cleburne is a family run restaurant/institution that produces quality comfort food every day except Saturday. The menu will satisfy every taste and the servings are very generous. The staff is well trained and friendly and the prices are very reasonable. I took the prime rib on my latest visit and it fed me for three meals. Several of our office... More 

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Thank terryo_11
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Houston institution consistently serves very good food with friendly service in a cafeteria setting. Don't compare this place to chain cafeterias like Luby's or Furr's. It's in a different, better class (priced accordingly). Highly recommended.

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Thank Gregory M
Springfield, Missouri
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Cleburne is well worth the effort to find at 3606 Bissonnet in Houston Tx. A cafeteria that is hard to find in today's Food Bar environment. Hugh portions of great food priced right. Treat yourself to what it use to be in going out to eat. Pick what you want to eat but be ready for temptation to hit your... More 

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Thank 658cbob
Houston
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

I love this upscale cafeteria. It's been a Houston institution for many years and their food is always fresh and delicious. Warning! Don't let your eyes wander, their servings are Texas size! You get my drift? I came here today with a friend and decided on their Turkey and Dressing with their delicious cranberry sauce. It was so good I... More 

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Thank Anna L
Dickinson, Texas
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

On a recent trip to deliver dish clothes to Meals on Wheels in Houston, I accompanied 2 friends to this fine dining experience. I was able to choose fried Haddock, which is my favorite from another cafeteria we used to frequent. It was a very generous portion. Their steamed broccoli looked perfectly cooked and met my expectations. My friends who... More 

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Thank Susan S
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We make sure we get to Cleburne's 3 or 4 times a year. "Upscale" doesn't often apply to a cafeteria, but it applies at this one. The food is very good - pricey, and worth it. Servings are enormous, salads and desserts are serious, entrees are what you always hope for at a cafeteria. Food is cooked in small batches... More 

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Thank BobHouston_Texas
Houston
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273 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Best cafeteria in Houston. Everything is fresh, made from scratch. Large portions. Good service. Expensive, but worth it.

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Thank Mary W
Springfield, Missouri
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

A great cafeteria good food and big portions. Not on the beaten path but well worth the find. Expect long lines on Sunday noon time. A little pricey but no complaints as food was well Presented. Parking during rush times does have limited spaces. Come early and beat the crowd.

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Thank 658cbob
port arthur,tx, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This resturant is AWESOME . FRESH FOOD DAILY. Large portions served. The desserts are large enough for two people to eat. Very tasty. Only one problem - not open on Saturdays.

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Thank Lydia W
Houston, Texas
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195 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went on a Monday evening and was impressed with the food choices. It was not crowded but the food was still served at a perfect temperature. The salads are refreshing and big enough to share. I had the baked fish and enjoyed the wide variety of veggie options. The deserts are big enough for the entire group! Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-2120
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: 713-667-2386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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

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