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Barnaby's Cafe

#213 of 7,156 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neartown/ Montrose
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604 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006-2904
+1 713-522-0106
07:00 - 12:00
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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still my favorite. Quirky, fun atmosphere with matching service. Friendly and attentive servers who genuinely want you to have a good time. Portion sizes are generous. Don't expect the glitz and glamour of the other locations; you won't find it. The charm of this older, in-remodeled location is the homey feel and the un-pretentious vibe. Tuesday's are $2 wine night!

Thank wesleyfromus
Key West, Florida
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to live in Houston and would frequent Barnaby's. Great food, large portions, and a very friendly and helpful waitstaff.

Thank KW_Taveler
Austin, Texas
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

There's not a lot to say here that hasn't already been said, but I'll throw this out there: Come hungry. I'm not kidding: Portions here are enormous. I ordered a "meatloaf bruschetta" sandwich, which really turned out to be a sort of Italian sub, opened up (open-face) with stacks of meatloaf, provolone and parmesan on one side, and tomato, pesto... More 

Thank texasbrian
Katy, Texas
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175 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Barnaby's Café is a nice trendy restaurant off Woodway. It's a small café, and it fills up quickly around lunch time. You have to get in early. I ordered the Blue Cheese and Bacon Hamburger. The hamburger was good, but it's not worth $16.50 (with tip). Southwell's in the Galleria makes a much better Blue Cheese burger for half the... More 

Thank Tom W
Houston, Texas
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Barnaby's has a diverse menu with lots of feel good choices. The prices are reasonable, portions are large, staff friendly. I eat there probably twice a week. Highly recommend and locations over Houston

Thank James K
Harlingen, Texas
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108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I love their food, how ever this time service wasn't that good, my French toast made it to my table 15 mts after my friends got their food , and we got served lukewarm coffee. Still come back.

Thank Joriu1965
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Huge salads, huge burgers, awesome hickory smoked "pink" chicken, large iced tea, and entertaining decor. Fun for families. A careful read of the menu reveals unexpected diversity. There's something for everyone.

Thank Christopher L
Houston Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to this location for about 20 years. Always friendly happy people serving high quality generous meals. On the noisy side but has great energy. Also vegetarian friendly!

Thank Sarah S
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Salads are creative and ample. Burgers the best meat. Apple pie and icee cream whats not to like . Oh the flatiron steak . OK. Nothing I wouldn't recommend.

Thank SLRPV2012
Houston, Texas
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This place is a occasional sweet breakfast date spot for my boyfriend and I. Parking can be tricky as always in this area. (Watch for those fire zones) If you get there when it's packed, there's a sign in sheet. They ask that you sign in and remain outside. The place is small so they try to make the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Fairview St, Houston, TX 77006-2904
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-0106

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