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American, Cafe, Diner
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed January 10, 2022 via mobile

With better atmosphere this could be a good place to eat. Waitress had an indifferent mood, neither rude nor friendly. The food is ok that leaves you unsatisfying. The Meh is a perfect word to describe this place. But coffee wasn't bad.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2021

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon and had a great experience. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. Their Sunday entrees come with three sides, instead of two on their regular menu. The Beef Stroganoff soup was fantastic! The chicken fried steak was real...steak that was hand breaded -- not that chopped up and formed frozen kind you get sometimes. Mashed potatoes were the real thing, too. Apple cobbler or cake was one of the side choices. We picked the cobbler and were very pleased. The cobbler dough was crisp and delicious. We will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed May 7, 2021

I've had two visits and have been pretty much ignored on both occasions. The first was all you can eat catfish which by the time I got it was not hot and a small plate and I never saw the waiter again for a refill....The second time it was almost empty and had 3 wait staff. I took 5 minutes to bring me a menu and my meal sat on the ready shelf for 15 minutes while my waitress meandered around the floor. Neither the cooks or the other wait staff who looked at my order said anything to my server and when she finally brought it, I refused it and walked out.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

First time to eat here was last night. We live in Georgetown but were in the area with friends for a square dance. I had the senior catfish plate and the berry cobbler. Delish!! Hubby had the philley cheesesteak sandwich which he really liked. Others...had fish also and enjoyed. My only complaint was the service was pretty poor but will return as food was good.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed December 16, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Papa's Cafe to grab a quick bite. We had heard of it but never been. The service was great and friendly as well as the food. We enjoyed the down home atmosphere that welcomed us in and felt like...we were at our family's place. Papa's is a must.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

Went on a Friday night for the all you can eat fish for my husband and senior fish for myself. We were immediately greeted and when seated our drinks were brought and order taken. Eleanor was our server and she did an outstanding job of...keeping an eye on my husband's catfish, bringing refills right when he needed them and most importantly, keeping the tea glass full. Food was fresh, hot and great. Will be going back, especially on Friday. Ask for Eleanor if you want fantastic service.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

Went here because it was rated so highly and wanted a local feel since relocating to Texas. Got the creamed beef over toast with hash browns and scrambled eggs. Very delicious and cleaned my plate! I can see this place being so popular along with...friendly staff willing to help you...must stop in again for other goodies I saw on the menu.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Great home feel with good portions. Great staff. Easy to find and always feel at home. The prices are not bad at all. Older place. Could see a renovation but that doesn't stop the great atmosphere.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Yesterday stopped by for your special. the whole thing was fried to a crisp, could not cut it with a knife, so I picked it up and ate it by hand was there with a friend and didn't want to cause any attention.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

This place is family-friendly and offers daily specials for under $10. Each entree comes with 3 sides (includes desserts and salad) and rolls or cornbread for the table.The staff is always friendly and accommodating. This place is next to the Harker Heights Driving School off...of Miller's Crossing. If you're stuffed, take a walk to the Carl Levin Park just around the corner. It has a nice walking track, playground, and pokemon for those Pokemon Go players. For dessert, there is an ice cream shop on the corner of the plaza connected to Papa's Cafe or across the street is Freddy's Frozen Custard or Bahama Bucks. A diamond in the rough.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

...Mama's, Brother's, Sister's, it's the whole family's cafe. Come in find a seat, share a table with a stranger, make new friends, old fashioned comfort food.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Breakfast at this place is actually alright. That's because eggs, sausage, and bacon can't be easily bought pre-made off the back of a food service truck. Dinner is a different story. Almost every item on the menu is instant, canned, or frozen. I'm pretty sure...the mashed potatoes are the same cheap, institutional-grade slop that school cafeterias use.I could (and have) gotten better quality meals from the frozen food aisle at the grocery store for less money. The food Papa's serves is not "home cooking." It's not even "cooking." Reheating ready made items that were bought in is the ultimate in lazy.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Stopped in at this location about 2:30 P.M. today Jan 13 ,2018 Service started out with what appeared to be great. Waitress was really good about telling us the difference in a regular and a senior meal and what came with it. A different person...brings our food out. Within a few minutes our first waitress comes back and ask if everything is ok ? No one made another trip back to our table. We ordered tea and you get one glass and no refill We waved ,held our glass up and did not matter no one came. Price for food was not really bad but when you pay 2.49 for a glass of tea (4.98 for both of us),then you should get at least one refill. Wife ordered a chicken fried steak and I had a hamburger steak . Neither comes with a roll or bread . Usually a chicken fry comes with one or the other With better service and a cheaper price on tea this could be a really great place to eat atMore

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Great food. Great service. Great Price. This place is family style diner with all the aforementioned. This is a hidden gem and sure beats the local iHop.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

If you like catfish, this is the place to go. Well seasoned and cooked to perfection. My wife got the smothered pork chops. She said they were wonderful.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Yes, Papa's Cafe offers takeout services.

Papa's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5