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Charlie's Lonestar Family Cafe

Diner, American
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4591 U S Highway 59 S,, Livingston, TX
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Livingston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Stopped in for breakfast on our way home from Houston. Busy place but quick, friendly service. Good food, reasonable prices. Homey atmosphere. Seems to be where the locals choose to do breakfast.

Thank Bobbi J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

This place was just awful. We were there for breakfast based on good reviews. I ordered corned beef has and it was served cold. The gravy that came with my husband's breakfast tasted like they added flour to the dishwater. It is a real shame when people don't care enough to serve a reasonably good meal. You would almost have... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Went for breakfast and ordered things like pancakes, waffles, omelets, etc.. It took forever for our food to arrive. When we finally got our good, most of it was cold. The kids didn't mind since they were so hungry. My omelet and my niece's eggs had little bits of shell in them. Hash browns were very cold and bland. Overall,... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

The service was great everybody smiles . Dinner was very good. Our waiter was very helpful suggesting . It's family friendly

Thank Maria Q
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We visited Charlie's up in Lufkin when we went that a way for shopping, you could order breakfast anytime of the day that is what we liked about it, then one day we went South of hwy 59 and discovered another Charlie's so we stopped in and not much of a suprise we discovered they were cousins so we asked... More 

Thank susansA1783VE
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Stopped Sunday after church. Not many there so we thought a quick lunch. Wrong.....Wife ordered Turkey and dressing with Broccoli and cheese, potatoes and gravy. I chose the ham also with the broccoli and candied yams. Meal came with salad bar. We picked up our salads. Typical prepared sides. OK nothing special. Would bet they came already prepared as the... More 

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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were actually on our way to another restaurant when we saw how packed this restaurant was at 8:45 am in the morning on a Saturday. We are able to find a parking spot. Then as our group walked in we saw signs that said Wifi and Trip Advisor on the door. All four of us ordered coffee, and asked... More 

Thank TexasRoadTraveler
Huffman, Texas, United States
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I recently dined at Charlie's for the first time after some friends repeatedly bragged on it. My visit was about 8:30 for breakfast. I've passed the place hundreds of times going up Highway 59 and never really paid much attention. It's not much to look at from the outside. And frankly, it's the same inside. Very dated interior. But this... More 

Thank Joe B
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

They usually have great service and great food. The last few times the service has been slow and the food subpar. Last time the eggs were a little greasy and the biscuits were hard as a rock. I let them know and Charlie was glad that I said something. He's a nice guy that likes the truth. This place is... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We had death in family, and he offer his favorite place. It was good, but don't have a lot of the bells and whistles. But, grits didn't seems to be seasoned properly or seasoned at all. All the food looked really good. They are really busy, so they must have good food, and I must have terrible taste buds. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4591 U S Highway 59 S,, Livingston, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Livingston

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