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Underwoods Cafeteria

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402 E Commerce St, Brownwood, TX 76801-1822
325 646 1776
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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Brownwood, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on our way through looking for a good Texas lunch - we realized it was a cafeteria , so our expectations were a southern meal. What we got was bland fried chicken, over cooked vegetables that were soggy, and drowned coleslaw. Pass in this one- probably should have hit one of the many local Mexican restaurants instead.

Thank Bruce_and_Valerie
Anna, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can I say, the food here has been very good for years, I have been eating here since I was a kid in the 70's. I love the taste of their BBQ and the hot rolls, and all the vegetables are always fresh and hot.

Thank Robbin S
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Underwood's might have been a wonderful place to eat back in its hay day but if that is the case the restaurant has severely gone down hill. My husband order the ribs and I ordered the steak, yet they tasted the exact same..bland! The servers in the cafeteria style line are so rude and the cups they give you for... More 

Thank lemon92
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fish was good, but the barbecue can be outdone by any of the other ones in town. Rolls and cobbler are very good though

Thank Pat H

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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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?