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Barnaby's Cafe

414 W Gray St, 801 Congress, Houston, TX 77019-4443
+1 713-522-8898
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fries” (28 reviews)
“meatloaf” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
414 W Gray St, 801 Congress, Houston, TX 77019-4443
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barnaby's offers your traditional American food (burgers, fries, etc.) but also has some interesting alternatives. The food was excellent and reasonably priced and the service was outstanding. We went on a midweek night so there was ample room in the restaurant and in the parking...More

1  Thank Delnor N
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Barnaby's is easy to find off Shepherd and has plenty of free parking. I arrived at 11 (when they open) and people were already starting to fill up the place. By noon, it was packed. The service is excellent, with all the servers helping each...More

Thank PamRoad
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We had originally tried to find this spot on Sunday for brunch but being from out of town and not knowing the area, the Google map directions led us to a strip mall that had a sign for Barnaby’s but we, for the life of...More

Thank lm55417
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Lunch hour was extremely busy, service was mediocre, food was good, atmosphere very noisy but tablemates very fun!

Thank Wanda T
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The food is consistently good. I really like burger and fries. Attentive service. Lots of locations to choose.

Thank K862QZaaronm
Reviewed 5 March 2018

While visiting Houston we wanted to spend some time reconnecting with family in a comfortable spot midway between their home and our hotel. Our nephew chose Barnaby's Cafe. What a treat. The help was friendly and seemed to actually enjoy their jobs (a feeling easy...More

Thank Celloista
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I like visiting Barnaby's when I visit Houston. Last summer my family came here for my birthday dinner. They have great salads and burgers. The atmosphere is fun.

Thank robinmag
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful brunch.. food was good, large portions and friendly service. Barnaby’s travels around the world are memorialized in paintings 😀 Barnaby is an olde English sheepdog. Great local eatery!!

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Barnaby’s is a local chain of restaurants in Houston. The one on west gray is not the original one but it’s one of the best in my opinion. Plenty of free parking available in their lot. The restaurant menu has something for everybody but be...More

Thank Ciahasher
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Based on Trip Advisor reviews for food and kid friendly atmosphere, my wife and I took our grandkids here for an early dinner after a downtown event. Positives: relaxing atmosphere (kids loved the story behind the name), prompt service, ice cold beer, kids loved their...More

Thank texasjtr
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13 January 2018|
Response from Linda C | Reviewed this property |
When I called they said reservations weren't necessary. They were right as we were seated immediately. Their number was 713-520-5131. When you order, expect BIG servings!
damien c
1 February 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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