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Charlie's Lonestar Family Cafe

Diner, American
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4591 U S Highway 59 S,, Livingston, TX
05:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 05:30 - 22:00
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Kingwood, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Good little country diner where all the locals hang out every morning. Big lunch crowd, too. Scrumptious pancakes. Great BLT and lunch specials. Wait staff very helpful.

Thank marsho45
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you Love the spice of cigarette stench with your crappy food..this is the place for you. Salad bar is full of rancid old food..people sitting in booths and tables smoking with their kids next to them..just overall horrible. Save yourself some money..and get a better meal from the frozen tv dinners at Walmart!

Thank Joan J
Livingston, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Stopped in for breakfast on our way home from Houston. Busy place but quick, friendly service. Good food, reasonable prices. Homey atmosphere. Seems to be where the locals choose to do breakfast.

Thank Bobbi J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This place was just awful. We were there for breakfast based on good reviews. I ordered corned beef has and it was served cold. The gravy that came with my husband's breakfast tasted like they added flour to the dishwater. It is a real shame when people don't care enough to serve a reasonably good meal. You would almost have... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Went for breakfast and ordered things like pancakes, waffles, omelets, etc.. It took forever for our food to arrive. When we finally got our good, most of it was cold. The kids didn't mind since they were so hungry. My omelet and my niece's eggs had little bits of shell in them. Hash browns were very cold and bland. Overall,... More 

Thank SugarLandExplorer
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

The service was great everybody smiles . Dinner was very good. Our waiter was very helpful suggesting . It's family friendly

Thank Maria Q
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

We visited Charlie's up in Lufkin when we went that a way for shopping, you could order breakfast anytime of the day that is what we liked about it, then one day we went South of hwy 59 and discovered another Charlie's so we stopped in and not much of a suprise we discovered they were cousins so we asked... More 

Thank susansA1783VE
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Stopped Sunday after church. Not many there so we thought a quick lunch. Wrong.....Wife ordered Turkey and dressing with Broccoli and cheese, potatoes and gravy. I chose the ham also with the broccoli and candied yams. Meal came with salad bar. We picked up our salads. Typical prepared sides. OK nothing special. Would bet they came already prepared as the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

We were actually on our way to another restaurant when we saw how packed this restaurant was at 8:45 am in the morning on a Saturday. We are able to find a parking spot. Then as our group walked in we saw signs that said Wifi and Trip Advisor on the door. All four of us ordered coffee, and asked... More 

Thank TexasRoadTraveler
Huffman, Texas, United States
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

I recently dined at Charlie's for the first time after some friends repeatedly bragged on it. My visit was about 8:30 for breakfast. I've passed the place hundreds of times going up Highway 59 and never really paid much attention. It's not much to look at from the outside. And frankly, it's the same inside. Very dated interior. But this... More 

Thank Joe B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4591 U S Highway 59 S,, Livingston, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Livingston

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