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155 W Austin St, Hwy. 290 West, Giddings, TX 78942-3205
+1 979-542-2201
Today
07:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 20:00
Wed 07:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here in a road trip around noon on a Sunday, place wasn't too crowded and we were seated immediately. The Sunday special was a sort of cafeteria style lay out with one meat, two sides, a salad, and a roll for $9.95. There were many yummy options, my turkey came with dressing in addition to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Friday night driving to the Hill Country from Houston. Had an excellent comfort food meal in this cute little brick walled restaurant in downtown Giddings. Fried catfish the best I've ever eaten. My husband loved his chopped steak with onions and gravy. Salad was fresh and nicely chilled. Friendly staff. A very pleasant surprise.

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Thank KathyCombs
Glen Rose, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Another small town treat!! Nice lunch bar and rather inexpensive! Plenty of choices to choose your 1 meat and 2 sides and a small salad all for 8.95!!!!

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Thank gene s
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped while passing through from a business trip in Austin. The service was exceptional, but the food was outstanding. I had the buffet with meatloaf, potatoes, and collard greens. All of it was delicious. My wife had a home style hamburger and said it was also delicious. You can't go wrong for home cooking right on... More 

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Thank Terry F
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Rib Rye Steak, fries, and salad for $17.99. I was very pleased. The steak was prepared just the way I like it which is medium done. It was tender and tasty. The fries and salad were good too. My husband got the buffet and said it was the worst meatloaf that he has ever eaten and he... More 

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Thank BabHou228
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Passing through on a weekend road trip stopped by this restaurant for dinner. Steak was ok but catfish was spectacular.

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Thank txagg33
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

In a very interesting building this restaurant serves pretty much standard fare. Only time we found it open was for lunch. They had menu service or the "special" which was a buffet style service. Unfortunately we were at the end of the time period they were open so the buffet line wasn't fresh. It was hot and depending on what... More 

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Thank Erin C
Houston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We had lunch on a Saturday and were pleasantly surprised with the delicious food! The "special" which was the only thing available was a green salad, choice of 1 meat with 2 sides, roll or cornbread and drink. The choices were pot roast, sliced pork, pork chops, smothered steak, chicken fried steak, and fried catfish. Sides were green beans, yams,... More 

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Thank Janet W
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The food was about average. We were there on a Saturday night and the service was super slow and all we ordered were burgers. I can't imagine how long the wait would be if you ordered a steak.

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Thank Ed0608
Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Ate there right at noon yesterday. Unlike previous visits, buffet line only, no menus. Food on buffet warm.....not hot. One of our party ordered pork chops and found them to be tough. When I asked for replacement the server had me stand outside kitchen to wait for manager. When she came and I asked for replacement she told me "no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 W Austin St, Hwy. 290 West, Giddings, TX 78942-3205
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Giddings
  • Phone Number: +1 979-542-2201

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?