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Cleburne Cafeteria

#445 of 7,146 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-2120
+1 713-667-2386
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here so many times, whenever we're in Houston. So you can imagine our disappointment when we pulled in to see big machines tearing it down, with a fence around the entire property. They have signs up that say "We'll be back!" But no information on when... Hopefully by the time we return to Houston

Thank RoseAleta
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

After picking us up at the airport, our cab driver suggested Cleburne Cafeteria as a place for us to check out while in Houston. Wish I could thank him! This place is incredible. It is family owned and operated and has been in business since the 1950's. They purchase all food from local farmer's market. The serving sizes are beyond... More 

Thank Jonezgrl
Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The food is so good here. Great variety and huge portions in case you are hungry. The turkey and dressing is incredible. Also, the squash casserole and cream spinach are decadent veggies. The background music is from a time capsule and up loud enough to be a bit strange but who cares. The food is great and you are not... More 

Thank mdini2016
Houston, Texas
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311 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

This is more than a cafeteria it's delight before your eyes. So many yummy selections you'll wished you had days to savor each selection. I really hate walking through a line to get food, but thus is truly worth it.

Thank Rosalyn D
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Much better than you would think for a cafeteria.steeped in tradition,delicious comfort food that has a huge following of loyal customers.Terrific deserts,excellent vegetables, And yummy salads...entire are good but a bit pricy.Two people can eat for twenty dollars,be careful and split the entre to save dollars.Servings are large! Conveniently located near greenway plaza and you will find plenty of parking.This... More 

Thank susan m
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had not been here for almost a year; even love order food during the Holidays. I love coming here with my family, but how they ring up the food really needs work. Although you order something together like the chicken & rice, I was charge for an extra side. They rush you thru and start ringing before you get... More 

Thank rob g
Austin, Texas
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Don't miss eating at this unique cafeteria. There were four of us eating and all ordered different things and all were delicious. The servings are plentiful and the selection was vast. Guess the pies were my favorite as they are homemade and enough for two or three. Butterscotch was my choice and it was perfect - reminded me of my... More 

Thank Suzanne H
Montreal, Canada
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113 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Cleburne is a family run restaurant/institution that produces quality comfort food every day except Saturday. The menu will satisfy every taste and the servings are very generous. The staff is well trained and friendly and the prices are very reasonable. I took the prime rib on my latest visit and it fed me for three meals. Several of our office... More 

Thank terryo_11
Houston, Texas
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

This Houston institution consistently serves very good food with friendly service in a cafeteria setting. Don't compare this place to chain cafeterias like Luby's or Furr's. It's in a different, better class (priced accordingly). Highly recommended.

Thank Gregory M
Springfield, Missouri
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Cleburne is well worth the effort to find at 3606 Bissonnet in Houston Tx. A cafeteria that is hard to find in today's Food Bar environment. Hugh portions of great food priced right. Treat yourself to what it use to be in going out to eat. Pick what you want to eat but be ready for temptation to hit your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3606 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005-2120
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-667-2386

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