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Underwoods Cafeteria

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402 E Commerce St, Brownwood, TX 76801-1822
325 646 1776
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Tue 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For me, the negative reviews for Underwoods are humorous. If you're expecting Bananas Foster Flambé or Franklin's BBQ, you will be disappointed (and I will laugh at you). This is a classic, now all too rare, home style diner that makes you feel welcome and part of the community. The roasted & fried chicken and sausage are excellent. The BBQ... More 

Thank Christopher E
Fort Worth, Texas
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always busy but worth the wait. Cafeteria style various meats and sides, Friendly Staff, love to visit every time we are in town.

Thank Mike S
San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first experience with Underwoods was in 1957 in Lubbock, TX on a High School Baseball trip. Being very young I didn't have much to compare. But, I thought it was very good and the quantities were beyond my experience. Underwoods originated in Brownwood and is not close to my home, so we seldom have the opportunity to visit it.... More 

Thank i4one
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, we were traveling from Abilene to Georgetown and it was around lunch time. We had heard of Underwoods and decided to give them a try. I had the fried chicken and my wife had the roasted chicken. Both were very good, the vegetables were wonderful and the rolls (which they kept bringing around) were superb. We will definitely go... More 

Thank Edward A
Round Rock, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hail from the central texas area, and we have plenty of good BBQ restaurants here in the hill country. Underwoods is from an older Texas bbq tradition, with hospitality, good food, good prices, & great BBQ! If you can imagine these qualities in one place you will know why it is unique : Cafeteria + BBQ. Not many BBQ... More 

Thank pjord
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

LOVE the chicken fried steak & pine for it! This is a must visit food stop anytime we are in the area. The rolls melt in your mouth too--I think I ate three of them!

Thank jenninedavid b
La Grange, Texas, United States
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I reviewed this place some years back but I want to bring it back up so people know about it. If you want to taste Texas food as it is fondly remembered by us older folks, here it is. The homemade rolls are to die for--save room (if you can resist the cobbler) for a hot roll with butter and... More 

Thank Sharon T
central Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Always good rolls and very friendly service Owners are always there and you can't beat the fried chicken! And the nice ladies who have worked there for years.

Thank pondwatcher
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

The foods "Ok" but not outstanding. The BBQ sauce is watery and taste blah. They offer plenty of rolls to take your mind off how lame the food really is.

Thank John S
Austin, Texas
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I'm sorry. I had heard/read so much about Underwoods and finally went last week while on a road trip to Odessa. As mentioned, it is a cafeteria style down a line of constantly replenished stainless pans on the hot table line that cafeterias have. Everything is carved/prepared back in the kitchen and brought out to line. The line was long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 402 E Commerce St, Brownwood, TX 76801-1822
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brownwood
  • Phone Number: 325 646 1776

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