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Charlie's Lonestar Family Cafe

4591 U S Highway 59 S,, Livingston, TX
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Ranked #12 of 41 restaurants in Livingston
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Mar 26, 2014
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English first
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

They usually have great service and great food. The last few times the service has been slow and the food subpar. Last time the eggs were a little greasy and the biscuits were hard as a rock. I let them know and Charlie was glad that I said something. He's a nice guy that likes the truth. This place is... More

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Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We had death in family, and he offer his favorite place. It was good, but don't have a lot of the bells and whistles. But, grits didn't seems to be seasoned properly or seasoned at all. All the food looked really good. They are really busy, so they must have good food, and I must have terrible taste buds. I... More

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We had breakfast here - pancakes, eggs, bacon and biscuits. The biscuits are excellent. Large serving size for the money. Service is pretty slow but why be in a hurry in Livingston ? There is a smoking and non-smoking section in the restaurant.

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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My dad and I pulled in here seeking refuge during a sudden Texas thunderstorm and were delighted to find a warm and inviting diner. From the outside, you could miss it,as it is tucked next to an old service station. But on the inside it has ample seating and a host of friendly people eager to serve and assist. A... More

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Bendigo, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

the owner is almost always in the restaurant greeting regulars by name and making everyone feel welcome. Food is warm and tasty. A place where can sit a spell and visit with your friends and neighbors.

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Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We'd heard from friends that Charlie's was a great place to eat, but I was hesitant of the truck stop appearance. When we finally stopped here for dinner one evening, we were quite surprised. My husband and I opted for a chicken-fried night (the cholesterol specials!), even trying CF bacon for the first time, as an appetizer. We also had... More

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Spring, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Don't let the truck stop look fool you! The interior is bright and clean although the ordor of thesmoking side does spill over. The service was slow but expected for a roadside stop. The people where friendly and the food, when it finely arrived was servered hot and tasty.

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Houston, tx
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

It looked like a dump when we pulled up. The interior is pretty nondescript. That being said, the Reuben was divine! The chicken fried chicken was delicious. The salad bar is a bit sad. There's not a lot on it. The service, was stellar. Our water and drinks never got to the half way point. The waitress was fairly busy... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

A nice local place to eat with decent food and prices.

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Livingston, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

We go for breakfasts and sandwiches. The Waitstaff is very nice and attentive Food is always hot and fresh. I've never in 12 years had a bad or less than great experience there! Clean, Comfortable surroundings and very good food!

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