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Goodson's Cafe

#178 of 7,156 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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27931 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77375-6415
+1 281-351-1749
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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North Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Love sitting in the bar love the chicken tenders and chicken fried steak fried zucchini is amazing the bar is more intimate the service is on point you will leave with to go boxes portions are huge and their cocktails are enjoyable my senior parent loves it so I never mind taking her many memories here go and enjoy

Thank Charles A
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We arrived as a group celebrating my daughter's 2016 Equestrian accomplishments. We called ahead to ask for a table to the side so we could converse freely and have a small celebration. We were placed in a major area where my view was of the waitress station with barely enough table space for all of us. We had the place... More 

Thank Becky M
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 14, 2016

One of the local dishes in the Houston area, the Chicken Fried Steak, it has nothing to do with chicken, it is actually beef, it is delicious, specially the gravy. It is a nice place, very local and great experience. Have a Shiner Bock beer as well!

Thank Rafael V
United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Don't miss this place that serves country cooking staples! Last time in I had the pork chops and the wife had the roast beef. Both were very good! The service was very prompt and friendly.

Thank 191bryantb
Cedar Park, Tx
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179 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

After deciding that going 1 mile in 2 hours was a good indicator that we didn't want to continue the futile effort to get to the Texas Renaissance Festival, I decided that I wanted to try Goodson's since it was close. I had seen Goodson's on a couple of the Food Network type shows. It was featured for having the... More 

1 Thank Cedar_Park_chump
Houston, Texas
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548 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

I went with several business associates and we all enjoyed our "small" chicken fried steak. Batter was perfect and the sides were very tasty.

Thank mikel12323
Magnolia, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Their chicken Fried Steak is famous and humongous. Everything is great. Fried Pickles are one of our favorites. They are made with the chicken fried steak batter. Yum!

Thank brycenalice
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Their specialty is the Chicken Fried Steak and you will not be disappointed. Service can be slow with a larger group especially during busy times

Thank david k
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

I have lived in houston all my life and have been go out to tomball often. But yesterday was my first time to visit Goodsons cafe and it was amazing! Everything from the rolls and gravy to the sweet server! I had the chicken Tropicana and my mom had the meatloaf. We both enjoyed everything on ours plates. We will... More 

Thank inspired85
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Love this place great food. Huge portions and great service. If your in this area this place is a must

Thank dawnw559

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27931 State Highway 249, Houston, TX 77375-6415
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-351-1749

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