Cleburne Cafeteria

3606 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005
Best Of


  • Sun-Fri 11am-8:30pm
  • $; $$
  • Catering, Kid Friendly, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Sure, the institution that once boasted a retro, school-cafeteria feel has given way to the neotraditional design trend of West University Place, but the food is still good. Cafeteria standards like roast beef, chicken-fried steak and tasty fried fish are complemented by Greek fare like moussaka. Memorable sides include the sweet, cracker-topped version of yellow-squash casserole and America's favorite comfort food, macaroni and cheese.

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