The Monument Café

The Monument Café

American Restaurant, Café, and Beer Garden · Downtown Georgetown
500 S Austin Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626, United States
Closed until 7:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

The Monument Café is a locally owned and operated restaurant designed to be reminiscent of the Texas roadside cafes of the 1920's to the 1940's. We serve only fresh meats, vegetables and desserts. Everything we serve is cooked and prepared in the restaurant by our employees. We buy as many of our vegetables as possible from local farmers as well as raise several vegetables and spices in our own garden. Our meats are free of hormones, antibiotics, steroids, and animal byproducts. We serve Horizon and Organic Valley dairy products as well as free-range yard eggs. We want you to have a great meal, friendly and professional service, and to leave the restaurant feeling that you received value for your money and wanting to return.


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  • What you need to know
    Patrizio K.
    "Chicken Fried Chicken + Chocolate Pie = Foodie XTC"(3 Tips)
    Keiawnna P.
    "Excellent chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes."(3 Tips)
    Sassy C.
    "Best chicken fried chicken and mashed potatoes"(2 Tips)
    Kelli W.
    "Monument pie AMAZING!"(3 Tips)
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  • breakfast food
  • desserts
  • pancakes
  • monuments
  • chicken fried steak
  • lemonade
  • pies
  • casserole
  • family-friendly
  • daily specials
  • sandwiches
  • chili
  • good for groups
  • gluten-free food
  • lively
  • orange juice
  • great value
  • authentic
  • casual
  • coffee
  • Anastasius A.

    Take the beer survey. Get a $500 beer card! Read more

    Anastasius Amehey · 1 week ago
  • Dave E.

    Get the daily special, no matter what it is.

    Dave Eichler · 3 weeks ago
  • Brian P.

    House made, fresh squeezed Lemonade was worth the $5.

    Brian P · October 17
  • Michael L.

    Anything art deco is my favorite. The food is good, too!

    Michael Lane · October 8
  • Adam S.

    This place did a great job giving the atmosphere of an old diner. Chicken fried steak is awesome. Not a far walk from the downtown shops and the blue hole park.

    Adam Stallman · June 13
  • Storey S.

    Good Organic food. Good service. Good atmosphere. You will enjoy it. Try the pie! Outstanding dessert.

    Storey Sherouse · April 23
  • Ben C.

    Fried Chicken

    Ben Collier · April 2
  • Ben C.

    Get the Cinnamon Roll $5

    Ben Collier · April 2
  • Tim F.

    Lotsa gluten free options. Even onion rings and fried chicken. Just ask!

    Tim Falls · March 20
  • Andrea R.

    The food here is amazing! Sometimes there is a wait for your food but other than that this is my favorite place for breakfast and brunch.

    Andrea Rodriguez · January 2
  • Chuck G.

    Chili Cheeseburger is totally awesome! We have eaten here several times. And our waitress was an angel, she has wings to prove it!

    Chuck Guthrie · December 31, 2014
  • Brian C.

    A little disappointed they couldn't get eggs over easy right. Also did not bring me the OJ I ordered with my breakfast. When paying 10 bucks for 2 eggs you would hope it was done right.

    Brian Carr · December 23, 2014
  • Jackie L.

    Everything! !!:-)

    Jackie Loca · November 8, 2014
  • Riley L.

    One of the okayest experiences I've had with amazing food

    Riley L · November 3, 2014
  • Kelli W.

    Little pricey but doable. Pancakes are good. King ranch casserole was amazing. If it is your first visit you get a free piece of pie. We'd do it again. Service is a little slow. Monument pie AMAZING!

    Kelli Widmer · October 4, 2014
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    Check out Monument Cafe as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
  • Spenser C.

    Some menu changes recently. Quality and service are still great.

    Spenser Chen · August 24, 2014
  • Jeff R.

    Pork Chop and Zucchini Medley

    Jeff Rice · August 17, 2014
  • Cyndi S.

    Came in tonight for daughters 18th bday dinner per her request. Seriously disappointed! Why change what's not broken? Food was terrible! Won't be back!

    Cyndi Schricker · August 8, 2014
  • Michael S.

    NEVER arrive after 7pm on Friday night as the staff is fully phoning it in and the quality drops SIGNIFICANTLY. Overpriced with bad service on May 2nd 2014. Will never return.

    Michael Speer · May 3, 2014
  • David A.

    Was disappointed in Chicken Fried Stake. Very tough. Didn't have side order I wanted

    David Andrews · March 13, 2014
  • Cecilia M.

    Get here early; they had run out of all of their specials in an hour...

    Cecilia Mencias · February 20, 2014
  • Patricia M.

    Building is abandoned. Guess they shut down. If they moved, they should update their social media sites.

    Patricia Mathes-Kerr · December 29, 2013
  • DarkSkin 🌺 Q.

    The pancakes are huge, and the juice is freshly squeezed.

    DarkSkin 🌺 Queen · December 23, 2013
  • Karla M.

    The strawberry lemonaide is delicious.

    Karla Morgan · December 10, 2013
  • Social News Network

    Great homestyle food with an old-school cafe style. Definitely recommend the key lime pie with a nice cup of house coffee.

    Social News Network · December 5, 2013
  • Cassie A.

    They are knowledgable about gluten and have options including gluten free buns! Ask for Donna, she's a sweetheart.

    Cassie Anderson · November 17, 2013
  • Diana L.

    For breakfast u can ask them to make pancakes however u want. Try the chocolate chip pecan a la mode. It's amazing!

    Diana Loftis · August 24, 2013
  • Rachel P.

    I got eggs Benedict&it was gr8. I was expecting slow service bc of all the past posts but they were pretty quick (we came at brunch) U do get a free piece of pie for 1st timers but u have 2 mention it

    Rachel Pruitt · August 14, 2013
  • Social N.

    This cafe is the worst-kept secret in Georgetown. Near downtown Georgetown, it is always humming. Enjoy the biscuits they bring out, and try the liver-and-onions or turkey sandwich.

    Social News Network · August 14, 2013
  • Amanda G.

    I love this place but I feel like my food is always forgotten and I have to ask multiple times for it. Other than that, I love this place.

    Amanda Gagnon · August 7, 2013
  • Cale C.

    Menu changed rather dramatically. Daily chalkboard specials are gone. Change sucks!

    Cale Corbett · July 21, 2013
  • Patrizio K.

    Chicken Fried Chicken + Chocolate Pie = Foodie XTC

    Patrizio Kiker · July 18, 2013
  • Kristi K.

    It's true !!!! If its ur first time here you do get free pie! And they have addictive gluten free chips as well as paid attention to my food Allergy!

    Kristi Kennedy · July 14, 2013
  • Matt L.

    Try the Crispy Waffle With Bacon - Delightful.

    Matt Lee · July 4, 2013
  • The Daytripper

    Just blocks away from the square are the legendary Monument Cafe for homecooking and El Monumento for delectable interior Mexican.

    The Daytripper · June 20, 2013
  • Adam L.

    Ooo! hostess said you get a free dessert if it's your first time here!

    Adam Langley · May 4, 2013
  • Chris H.

    All the posts are right about how slow they are and their not even busy

    Chris Helm · April 21, 2013
  • David D.

    The eggs benedict are good

    David Dodd · April 3, 2013
  • Myla H.

    Great chicken-fried steak! BUT worst service team ever! Left with everything comped, the kitchen messed up so bad. Manager actually ran away from us when confronted. Not worth the drive from Austin.

    Myla Hardie · March 17, 2013
  • Kellie C.

    Best breakfast ever!

    Kellie Craft · February 22, 2013
  • Clarissa S.

    Two words. Onion rings.

    Clarissa Sarino · February 1, 2013
  • Gene T.

    Great selection of Texas micro brews too!

    Gene Toepfer · January 10, 2013
  • bob r.

    Slow service, it's really bad, I thought when other people wrote about it, I thought they were just picky people, but now I know the truth and it is

    bob ross · August 13, 2012
  • Jose M.

    Have the chocolate pie

    Jose Martinez · July 29, 2012
  • Lisa L.

    This place was featured on Diners Drive-ins and Dives and it is great!! Try their orange juice and their pancakes are huge. Haven't had anything bad here!!

    Lisa Laird · June 23, 2012
  • Andy O.

    The Chocolate Pie. Every time.

    Andy Odom · June 16, 2012
  • Vicki H.

    This place is absolutely the most awesome place to eat. Everything was homemade down to the pie. Our server was a sweetheart and kept us constantly in tea and coffee.

    Vicki Holt · June 12, 2012
  • Michelle M.

    Our service was fantastic!

    Michelle Mitchell · June 8, 2012
  • Elna C.

    Bad service. Hair in food. Order all wrong. Took forever.

    Elna Conn Cason · May 30, 2012

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