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“Should be five stars...” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Repkas
Ranked #9 of 18 Restaurants in Brookshire
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Katy, Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Should be five stars...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Here's the thing about Repka's. It is everything I love--off the beaten path, not a chain, local fan base, good crawfish at a good price, cold beer in buckets. HOWEVER...it's like a little kid who just pushes and pushes and pushes until you finally lose it. I can handle the parking in a muddy field. I can handle the chaos at getting your name on a list (by standing in the same line as everyone who is trying to pay). I can handle the list-or-no-list conundrum every time we visit (because sometimes you need to sign up, and other times you can just grab a table). I can handle the handful of smokers in a room with ceilings even I can reach. I can handle the unsupervised children running around. I can even handle slow, understaffed service. But when you add in locals skipping to the front of the line, and after 30 minutes, our crawfish being "delivered to the wrong table" and it takes another 20 minutes to get our first batch, even though everyone around us has already been served after being seated after us, and it takes another 20 minutes to get your attention to order more crawfish...um, yeah. Now I remember why we never drive out there, in spite of great crawfish, fun atmosphere, and cold beer.

So...go during the day, or plan to be there for hours, waiting. Waiting to be seated (even though there are plenty of empty tables), waiting to place your order (there appeared to be only four waitresses for the whole place), waiting to get your drinks, waiting to get your food (because someone else got yours), waiting to pay.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank KarenE1960
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English first
chicago, ill
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208 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“World traveler meets down home cooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

When you've traveled as much as I have, I love these kind of off the beaten track, hole in the wall kind of down home cookin places in the middle of no where. That what Repka's is and it was just good food at a reasonable price. I love catfish and theirs was pretty darn good. This place isn't fancy, has a jukebox but the menu has a few treats, like quail and alligator. Bought some pints of Bluebell ice cream to take home.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelqueen10151
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Hempstead, Texas
Level Contributor
145 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“local 'cafe' with good homestyle cookin'”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

lots of tasty items, but only bottled water available and all dishes and cutlery is 'throw-away plastic'. Pool tables, jukebox with country western music, crawfish lovers hang-out.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CMS_on_vacation
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Magnolia, Texas, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A nice hole in the wall joint”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

If you're looking for something fancy, this place isn't for you. They are best known for their crawfish, and it is absolutely out of this world delicious! It can be a little smokey at times, but there is a non-smoking area further towards the back. They have really good boudin balls, quail, and alligator, and serve a variety of other cajun foods. Depending on the season, the crawfish can be a bit pricey, but thats all dependant on the market. Like I mentioned, this is a hole in the wall place, but the food and atmosphere are awesome. They have live zydeco bands, pool tables, and video games.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Melissa C
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Smoky, dirty, and no one bussing tables.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Walked in and was shocked must tables were smoking. Many people were smoking cigars. I had 4 kids and decided to sit outside. No tables and I tried to sit inside again. No clean tables. Tried to wave someone over. No one ever came. After more cigar smoke, I decided no food is worth all that. Won't be back.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CariAnnW
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