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Barnaby's Cafe

#81 of 7,109 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neartown/ Montrose
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414 W Gray St, 801 Congress, Houston, TX 77019-4443
+1 713-522-8898
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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El Paso, Texas
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This quaint spot had a diner feel and the menu choices are plentiful. I had the egg salad and it was a very large plate and very delicious. Probably the best meal I had during my weekend in Houston and very friendly staff and great service. I can't wait to go back.

Thank GabrielBFly
Houston, Texas
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Barnaby's Cafe is a casual restaurant in the Midtown/Montrose area of Houston, very close to downtown. They serve a wonderful variety of burgers, salads (my favorite is the chinese chicken salad), and chicken/beef/Mexican entrees. Friendly servers. As much as I like their fries, they will gladly substitute sautéed spinach or fresh broccoli, which is what I had the other night... More 

Thank ahur111
Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. The guacamole is very fresh and tasty. I had the feta and spinach burger. It was cooked to perfection! They thought of every element from the fresh spinach to the very tasty feta and olives. The fries were lightly seasoned, crunchy on the outside and yumm. The presentation of each dish makes you want to dive in. My... More 

Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

when i lived in montrose this was one of my regular places to eat. came downtown to see the bats come out from under the waugh street bridge and was thinkig of a place nearby to eat- i had a friend and my three kids with me and everyone wanted something different. barnabys came to mid and it was a... More 

Thank fred s
Sarasota, Florida
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We chose Barnaby's for an early breakfast in the Montrose area. From the outside, Barnaby's architecture and colors are really inviting. When you walk in, the decor is eclectic with an amazing ceiling. And the staff made us feel totally at home. Nina was especially helpful and patiently described about half a dozen items on the menu. We finally choose... More 

Thank SarasotaBill
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A great mix of food...even a lot of variety in vegetarian options. A must try is the spinach lasagna. Laid back atmosphere, reasonably priced and good service

Thank Enna J
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204 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Ate here one Sunday morning after services. Great food and atmosphere here in fourth ward. Surrounded by a urban chic area and has a nice vibe. Plenty of parking and service was quick and efficient. The food was well portioned and all very fresh. Would definitely come back here again

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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I went at Barnaby's with some friends and we were so impressed! Everything was so good and tasty! Staff are very friendly and funny....the service was fast too and portions were huge! I highly recommend it!

Thank Anna G
La Porte, Texas
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place, great location. Service is absolutely GREAT, Scott is my favorite waiter. Breakfast is amazing, my fav is the Loks and Bagel plate, fresh squeezed OJ and organic coffee. Lunch fav is the Blue cheese burger, a must try. I come at least once a month.

Thank Linda E
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Ate hear for lunch. Huge salads and great sandwiches. French dip was outstanding and the chopped salad was excellent. Beware salads are huge and could easily be shared with two people. Definitely worth trying.

Thank travel_wm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 W Gray St, 801 Congress, Houston, TX 77019-4443
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-8898

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