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“fun casual and great food”
Review of Barnaby's Cafe

Barnaby's Cafe
Ranked #123 of 8,243 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Neartown/ Montrose
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
348 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“fun casual and great food”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

this Barnaby's is in Tanglewood although they are all good-only complaint is that portions are HUGE! Service fast and friendly--all delicious!!! The salads are the stars--always fresh-but the baby back ribs are fabulous. sandwiches are also large so enjoy and ask for a doggie bag-for another meal. Very casual-you may have to wait a bit in peak hours, go early.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
375 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Worth The Wait”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

Planning on going to Barnaby's Cafe during any sort of peak hours? Oh you'll wait, and it will be worth it. It's great to see a restaurant that does it's "thing" well. Prices seem a little high at first, but don't worry, the portions are more than generous. The salads on the menu are gigantic and fit for an army of rabbits. The sweet potato fries are amazing; believe it or not they rival the sweet potato fries from Austin's Magnolia Cafe or Kirby Lane. The burgers and appetizers are great as well. Barnaby's is worth the wait and worth going out of your way to guarantee a great experience. Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank zeke h
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Houston, TX
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Just great fresh food!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

What can I say, other than I just love this place. The food is always fresh, they give you the option of regular or waffle fries (Waffle fries please!). They serve their cokes in the 20 oz bottle with at least one free refill ( depends on who your server is) & they have Coke Zero. Their chocolate chip cookies (ask for it heated) are amazing! Their other desserts are pretty delicious too.

My favorites are the Lebanese chicken Fattoush salad, the guacamole burger, and the pork chop. Their portions are huge, so if you do get a salad know that there is a smaller size.

The one weird thing is there is a 6 ft nutcracker in the men's bathroom.

The wait can be long during prime time and the waiting area is not the biggest. If it is raining, be aware the one lot in the back gets flooded and so does the dirt lot next to it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Eric B
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great fun place to eat!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Barnaby's is a great fun place to eat! It's a low key café type of environment with great burgers and salads. Portions are very generous. We find it a great place to eat before a concert or a Rockets game!

Visited March 2014
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Thank Mo C
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice Neighborhood Cafe”
Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

A cozy neighborhood cafe in the heart of Houston, with good food and service. We went for supper and all had what we wanted with the varied restaurant. The food was fast and good and the service was quick. We enjoyed it very much.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Cehenrichs
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