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Cleburne Cafeteria

3606 Bissonnet Ave. (Buffalo Speedway) Send to Phone
Old Southern standby cafeteria caters to West University families and far away regulars.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Cleburne Cafeteria Restaurant Review

: Having been closed for more than a year after a devastating fire, the rebuilt Cleburne Cafeteria reopened in 2017. The Mickelis family has owned and operated this family spot since 1941. Luckily some of founder Nick Mickelis’ paintings survived the flames and now hang on the new walls. Bigger and better than before, the cafeteria still offers down-home cooking and large portions. Think chicken fried chicken, blackened catfish and liver and onions. Check out the daily blackboard specials: Mondays offer corned beef and cabbage and a hearty beef stew. Desserts are from family recipes and include several kinds of pie and fruit cobblers like grandma used to make.


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