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Giddings Downtown Restaurant

155 W Austin St, Hwy. 290 West, Giddings, TX 78942-3205
+1 979-542-2201
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good52%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (22 reviews)
“cornbread” (8 reviews)
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07:00 - 16:00All hours
$$ - $$$
155 W Austin St, Hwy. 290 West, Giddings, TX 78942-3205
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've visited this restaurant annually. Unfortunately the service was lacking and the cashier was rather rude today. Last time we will come.

Thank texastunis
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by for a weekday lunch at 1:30; hubby had the lunch special - you choose a "meat" from the large steam tables, and two sides for $7.95, seven days a week with the lunch special running until 2:30 pm. They plate it for you...More

Thank callmemagicfish
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We were traveling through and looking for a place to get a decent meal. We were not disappointed. I would not say it was spectacular or anything out of the ordinary, but it was a nice, warm meal. My husband got the buffet lunch and...More

Thank Cristal D
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We have stopped several times over the last few years and it is like eating at my grandmother's table. Very good southern comfort food from the buffet at lunch has been our experience and it is always delicious. The bread and cornbread is really good...More

Thank Pam J
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We were passing through on a Saturday and this place had really good food. We chose the lunch buffet where you had a choice of meat, two vegetables, and a roll or cornbread. The servings were very big and filling. I would definitely stop here...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As a native Texan from a small town, most little towns have a place like this--or if they don't, they should. We stopped in on a whim on a drive back home from Waco. The ladies at the shop next door recommended we have lunch...More

Thank Flyinkelly
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner with my son when we were in Giddings for the weekend. I ordered the all you all-you-can-eat catfish (Friday special) and my son ordered the chicken strips. We also shared a fried jalapeño appetizer. The food was excellent, the catfish...More

Thank garrwick66
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

They had a cafeteria style selection as well as a menu for lunch. I chose the cafeteria style choices. The hot food was very good. I had a hamburger steak and steamed vegetables. The dinner salad was pre-made and very small. The service was very...More

Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 8 February 2017

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...More

Thank Susan W
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...More

Thank JMT62662
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Questions & Answers
10 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Terry F | Reviewed this property |
They do have a private dining room. I am not sure if you have to reserve it because we stopped on a weekday. I would say kids are welcome, but we only saw adults. I would say it is not allergy friendly; mainly home style.
Larry R
28 August 2015|
Response from TNGJJ68 | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not. Just Lunch and Dinner.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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