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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 - 16:00
Closed now
All 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

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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129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
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 

Thank Terry F
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank BabHou228
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6 reviews
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.

Thank txagg33
Dallas, Texas
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157 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 

Thank Erin C
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99 restaurant reviews
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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 

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.

Thank Ed0608

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?