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Alfreda's Cafeteria

5101 Almeda Houston, TX 77004 | Third Ward | 713-528-0020

Location Description:

This cafeteria-style restaurant on Almeda is like a smaller version of This Is It, with all of the heart and soul intact in a comfortable, homey setting. Standouts on the steam table here are the oxtails, chicken and catfish, as well as the bacon fat-laden green beans and cabbage, all of which are served with a genuine smile. Portions are immense, so beware: You won't be walking out of here hungry, or with room for dessert. Luckily, Alfreda's packages its desserts (try the banana pudding) to go, so you can enjoy them later.


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Details

  • Cuisine(s): Soul Food, Southern
  • Hours: Daily 7am-6pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: None
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Order Online, Private Party, Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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