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Jay Cafe

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16634 Texas 36, Needville, TX
+1 979-793-7900
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Sunday for lunch. The service was really good and folks are friendly. But my meal was AWESOME! The hot Bacon salad dressing is great. Turkey and dressing was good as well. I've never had turkey breast SO moist.

Thank Trudi B
Santa Fe, tx
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've patronized this restaurant for several several years and they have always had consistently great food and service. Good desert too. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank Steve P
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

That is the only way to describe this establishment. From the place, to the food, to the staff, to the restrooms. I loved this place, I wish it was closer to Houston. Cute little diner with outstanding down home cooking and delicious pies. The staff is very friendly, in a true country Texas way. The bathrooms were clean and smelled... More 

Thank Blondie_713
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Delicious food in the middle of nowhere. I had the 6 fried shrimp dish with corn and fried okra. The corn had fresh herbs mixed in it. Delicious. My coworker ordered the Chicken Fried Steak and loved it. There were pies that from the description looked great but we were too full to try them. Might be worth it the... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Houston, Tx
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great environment, staff and food. Daily specials for lunch are the way to go. I had the Salisbury steak with a cup of soup and salad. All good. The peach cobbler was plentiful and oh so good.

Thank Shad_Turner
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111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Stopped here for dinner a couple of nights ago after meaning to for months. It was a pleasant experience and there were pros and cons. I ordered the "Little Tex", a smaller version of their chicken fried steak, with bacon green beans and onion strings. The steak was very good and I ate the whole thing; it was sized just... More 

Thank Brenda L
Wharton, Texas
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226 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We live about 30 minutes away from Needville but it is not on our normal route toward Houston. We were returning from the coast and decided to stop and try this restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food was very good and the service was excellent. The entrée we had was Blackened Alaskan Salmon. We will return.

Thank bu67
Houston, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The cafe was wonderful the first few times we went, then I'm not sure if they got new cooks or what, but the food hasn't been as good. We no longer make special trips to eat here, but if we happen to drive by, we always stop for a slice of coconut cream pie.

Thank J H
Lake Jackson, Texas
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107 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Great food, great price, great service! what more can I say? We went on Sunday afternoon and were impressed with the hospitality and great food to go along with it! Definitely worth the drive!

Thank Melinda L
Houston, Texas
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Saw a suggested post on fb. Everything looked yummy. So we decided to make the drive from Houston. This was our fist and hopefully not our last. Everything was delicious and the staff was very attentive. Great family atmosphere. We loved it!

Thank Esquivel02

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16634 Texas 36, Needville, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Needville
  • Phone Number: +1 979-793-7900

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