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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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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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Georgetowngal
Brownwood, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Underwood's always goes beyond the norm--each year they give proceeds from lunch that is open to the entire county. Very great people and oh yes the food is delicious

Thank wandaf411
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I have tried and tried to like this Brownwood icon, I just cant. Everything is greasy. BBQ sauce should not have an inch of grease floating on top.

Thank Lori D
Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Everything about Underwoods is great. Any time I get close to Brownwood I am going to stop there. Great meats, sides, hot rolls, and dessert!

Thank James T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Underwood's used to be spread across Texas but Brownwood is the first one to open in 1946. As a child in 1962 my parents took me to the Underwood's in Sherman Texas and when we moved to the Dallas area in 1965 there was one in Garland Texas and I have been in love with their BBQ since! The Garland... More 

Thank dashriprocker
Katy, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

The decor may be old-fashioned but so is the food and let me tell you, it is delicious!! The service is old-fashioned too (as in very attentive and extremely friendly.) They even walk around with a cart to refill your drinks, and offer whipped cream for your cobbler and fresh hot rolls. They have good barbecue but I got the... More 

Thank aleisher
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Not a bad little place. Been around for awhile. We always stop in on our way out west. Lots of selections to choose from so take stock of your options. Quality is what you would expect (nothing spectacular but good, old school grub) Chicken Fried Steak and sides is my go-to but I try to add something different every time.

Thank Daniel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?