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“Still some of the best food in Houston”
Review of Cleburne Cafeteria

Cleburne Cafeteria
Ranked #593 of 8,448 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Our family recently moved back to the city so we've been letting the kids choose the order of the restaurants we re-introduce ourselves.

With dozens of favorites we did not expect them to choose the Cleburne, a little of a trek 25 minutes away.

It is still spotless. The food, still delicious. Never that "it's been here all day taste."

If you are new to it:
Dishes like chicken fried steak, liver and onions, and chicken and dumplings can easily be split between two hungry adults.

This applies to dessert as well.

The lower scores for service were for the rude lady at the takeout desk and the young lady in the restroom on her cell phone.

It was probably her break. But still.

It also took forever for the drink cart to circulate.

But all in all, great, fresh grub.

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2  Thank Kathy W
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The portions are varied and large, but the prices are a bit steep. $54 for dinner for two. We had a crab casserole (bland), spinach casserole, squash casserole (both delicious), and deviled eggs for one diner. A catfish filet, green beans, potatoes and a fruit salad for the other diner - all tasty. Two glasses of iced tea and two desserts (which we took home). The food is delicious, but next time, I'll just do veggies. They have a rich and varied assortment! I took home a strawberry cream cake, made with fresh berries. Delicious! Don't forget to bring cash or your checkbook!

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2  Thank Louisacat
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Great Southern comfort food, always large beautiful delicious portions. Farmer's market fresh. Unusual: Cash only, no credit cards accepted, closed on Saturday. Be prepared: Service at the registrar is unfriendly, robotic, and rushed.

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1  Thank travelnotebook
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

My husband and I visited for dinner on a Sunday. They are closed on Saturdays or else we would have gone then. An out of town guest had asked us about this place and we thought we should check it out as we live so close. The portions were a nice size. All items are sold separately. There are no combo plate options. If you like dessert this is a great place! We had a gigantic piece of carrot-banana cake. It was delicious, moist and you could tell real bananas were used. We of course had to take most of it home! They are cash or check only so be prepared! We were not and there is no sign outside to warn you before you walk in.

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2  Thank Memtol
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Fresh delicious home style food. Outstanding flavor and large portions. Cleburne will cost more than your run of the mill home style cafeteria but it is well worth it. They take cash only and no ATM on the site some come prepared.

2  Thank GHatcher
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