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“Best Restaurant Cafeteria in Houston - we ate there twice in 3 days!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cleburne Cafeteria

Cleburne Cafeteria
3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-2120 (Greenway/ Upper Kirby)
713-667-2386
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Ranked #137 of 7,276 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
San Francisco, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Restaurant Cafeteria in Houston - we ate there twice in 3 days!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Best Restaurant Cafeteria in Houston - we've eaten there twice in 3 days while on a visit to Houston from Honolulu!
Delicious fresh, home-cooked meals; really good coffee, out of this world lemon chess pie and coconut cream pie topped with George's personal service.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Food is average for a cafeteria but pricier than Luby's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Was average- but better than Luby's.
Always a huge line, so leave yourself plenty of time if going for lunch or dinner.
Broccoli was overcooked.

Visited January 2013
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Absolutely Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

My family went to cleburne's today for lunch for the first time. This place has some really great home cooked food not coming from a can. There's not one chain restaurant who can touch this place. The selection is vast and the portions are huge. Like BIG man portions in everything! I had the roast, cornbread dressing, green beans, and coconut pie. It was all wonderful. The staff was courteous and patient. People were lined out the door waiting to get in. As soon as we sat down a young girl came by to make sure our glasses did not run dry. She had a cart loaded down with anything you could think of to ask for. She kept a vigilant watch over us, the place was BUSY! My family is here bc of MD Anderson cancer center and we have to eat out every meal. This has hands down been the best meal in Houston!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“For the mature diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I love this place. Greek owned and the Greek dishes are very nice. Typical fare but the best in comfort food. Mmmmm Mac and cheeses and fluffy cream pies,

Visited October 2012
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Houston, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“OMG!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Cleburne's is the bomb! It is a cafe style dining. You walk through the line pick what you want to eat. They have a good selction from which to choose. They give you more than you can eat...unless of course, you are famished! The huge portion desserts are sinful...lol

I have eaten there numerous times and will continue to visit. We have recommended this place to friends and they loved it!

Visited November 2012
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