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Madden's Casual Gourmet

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202 S Bryan Ave, Bryan, TX 77803-3927
+1 979-779-2558
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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College Station, Texas
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I had dinner at Maddens. Had not been back since Chef Tai took over. With the students gone and all of the celebrations over, the restaurant was quiet and pleasant. The service was very good; could use a little speeding up getting the wine. The food was excellent. With my wife allergic to avocado the chef made... More 

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Thank Robert T
Bryan, Texas
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there recently and it's not what it used to be. The main difference is that the portion sizes are extremely small. It's expensive and more attention is paid to a fussy presentation than to good ingredients and a reasonable portion. I never like going to a restaurant and leaving hungry but that was our experience. For example, bacon wrapped... More 

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1 Thank AgJeff
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 12, 2017

I've been to Madden's a few times now, for special occasions like anniversaries but also for a few business meals. It is always excellent. The wine selection is also impressive, with high quality available at a range of prices. The vegetable side dishes are sometimes my favorite part of the meal! But my husband is always more enamored with his... More 

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Thank Sarah T
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244 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I ordered the tenderloin and garlic mashed potatoes. The steak was perfectly prepared. (I've eateb lots of steaks in my life. I enjoy most but am not easily impressed anymore. This was fanrastic.) Chef Tai picked up right where Peter Madden left off. The salad and crab cake were also excellent. Delicious local favorite.

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Thank JimLew
Bryan, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

As usual, the food at Maddens was awesome. We both had seafood dishes and the Creme Brule for dessert. This was one of the first times where the service was less than stellar.

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Thank Matt L
Texas
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Sometimes it is good. Sometimes it isn't even up to a lower end chain restaurant standard, such as Olive Garden. This last time, the Pablano Soup was extremely salty. A table of seven seated next to us all sent their's back. Wish we had. And this is not the first time too much salt has been a problem. Seems to... More 

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1 Thank H0nestAbe_16
Bryan, Texas
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

This was once my favorite restaurant. But since Chef Tai has taken over, the food has gotten worse and the service has deteriorated. It is very impressive that Chef Tai can make a bland blacked mahi. Virtually tasteless. I made this mistake twice with consistent results. The shrimp enchiladas were once excellent but now fairly marginal. The steaks are OK... More 

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3 Thank Kevin M
Southlake, Texas
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272 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

I had beef tenderloin with a veal reduction which I would leave off next time. My husband had tomato soup and a short rib. He enjoyed both. The chocolate cake with homemade chocolate ice cream was perfect to share. Had great service. The merlot by the glass was great. Will definitely return.

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Thank Shelly W
Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Delicious meal! The location and surroundings are unique, and added character to the restaurant. We enjoyed a lovely lunch with plenty of menu offerings. Our server, Nikki, was perfect. Her unassuming, kind manner added much enjoyment to the excellent food.

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Thank 2SmoBear
Bryan, Texas
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

I love it when someone suggests going to Madden's. I love it when I remember it's in downtown Bryan. It's off the main path here in B/CS but worth calling ahead to ensure a seat. They also have a great brunch.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Bryan Ave, Bryan, TX 77803-3927
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bryan
  • Phone Number: +1 979-779-2558

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