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Giddings Downtown Restaurant

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155 W Austin St, Hwy. 290 West, Giddings, TX 78942-3205
+1 979-542-2201
07:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The catfish coated in cornmeal was good as was the salad and the mashed potatoes. One of the severs did not deserve the 20% gratuity for a large group. She was unfriendly, and acted like it was a big deal when I asked for another napkin. She never brought me a straw. The food overall was pretty tasty. My first... More 

Thank Susan W
Giddings, Texas
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132 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went to the Downtown restaurant a good while back and didn't like it. We decided to go again since they may have changed. We went for lunch on a Wednesday at 1:30, and they were out of everything except one piece of fish and the dredges of a container of chicken and dumplings. Now their lunch goes until 3:00... More 

Thank JMT62662
Lindstrom, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our way through Gibbings and glad we did. The lunch special is on a buffet so you can walk in and dish up home cookin. I had chicken fried steak & Mike had catfished. Highly recommend you try it. We will be back.

Thank jakloos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Chicken fried steak and fried catfish very good off buffet. Basic salad included. Vegetables good, but nothing special. Service friendly and attentive. $20 lunch for two with buffet and tea was well worth the price. Went next door to vintage shop for homemade fudge.

Thank Lwilley
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

You can eat off the menu or go through a serving bar where you pick a meat and 2 sides. A small dinner salad or coleslaw, and a roll is included. I had smothered steak, broccoli cheddar cheese rice, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, and a cornbread muffin. Best tasting food I have had in years. My husband had meatloaf, sweet potatoes,... More 

Thank Gayla S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 

Thank Trina S
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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.

Thank KathyCombs
Glen Rose, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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!!!!

Thank gene s
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank Terry F
Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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