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Barnaby's Cafe

American Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Burger Joint$$$$
Neartown - Montrose, Houston
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  • Sarah B.
    "Love, love, love Barnaby's!! Their Green Egg breakfast is amazing."(3 Tips)
    Mallorie B.
    "I live the Chinese chicken salad with the peanut dressing... YUM!"(4 Tips)
    William L.
    "And after there delicious Brownie A la mode!"(3 Tips)
    Ian Smith
    "Recession Brownie still in full force!"(3 Tips)
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  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 12, 2014
    The food is the same as the other Barnaby's outposts, with twists on traditional sandwiches & salads: pesto chicken sandwich with artichoke hearts, the turkey breast with cranberry mayo, and more. Read more
  • Jim B.
    Jim BaileyApril 1, 2016
    Great burger place that features Homemade Meat Lasagna and Doctor Gales Meatloaf. I sampled a Texas size serving of the Lasagna that I could not finish. Nice little cafe🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JamesJuly 1, 2016
    The buffalo burger was fantastic! A little pricy at $15, but worth it. Make no mistake - it's huge and served with a mountain of fries.
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 19, 2013
    Try their classic Cobb salad! It has the proteins, the vegetables and there's some cheese to bind it all together makes this salad eat like a meal.
  • Blaze E.
    Blaze EdwardsAugust 22, 2012
    Substitute any of their burgers for turkey and it's ON!! I like the feta burger w/ sweet potatoe fries...bring a friend and share, portions are big.
  • Leslie L.
    Leslie LopezJanuary 13, 2012
    This is the original Barnaby's - it's so adorable. If you eat here, I recommend the buffalo burger with feta cheese or the club sandwich. Their fries are delicious.
  • Adrián E.
    Adrián EncontradoJuly 29, 2013
    Awesome vibe and good prices for big servings! Very good burgers. Try the sweet potato fries. The baby brownie a la mode is delicious!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 1, 2013
    Staff is super friendly and parking is a breeze! Plus the food is great and you won't leave hungry!
  • JESS K.
    JESS KalinowskySeptember 17, 2012
    this place has been around a really long time. good burgers or all kinds. "neighborhood joint" real low key [watch out for the overhead fans! very low!]
  • John I.
    John IannuzzoMay 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I'm the Mayor. Waiting list is not on patio. Whoever that was doesn't know what they are talking about. Come to the front counter and it USUALLY moves fast!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BrindleySeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love, love, love Barnaby's!! Their Green Egg breakfast is amazing. They also have one of the best steaks around!
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressJanuary 26, 2011
    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Hot Dog: Don't forget that often-overlooked side of crispy, Cajun, thin-cut fries, and see how Barnaby's delivers the classic hot dog experience!
  • Mallorie B.
    Mallorie BraunzAugust 7, 2015
    I live the Chinese chicken salad with the peanut dressing... YUM! The queso is awesome as well!
  • Marty M.
    Marty MartinApril 1, 2016
    On Monday when we went they had a Chicken Fried Steak dinner special that was delicious.
  • Harold i K.
    Harold i KellyMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for Jesus. He's the BESR waiter on site. Rex is good too. But Jesus is the best!
  • Tedra T.
    Tedra TubbsJanuary 12, 2010
    You have to go to the original...order salad with Ranch dressing, Forrest pasta w/pink chicken the yummy yummy brownie! :)I <3 the super friendly folks that work here! :)
  • Lewis B.
    Lewis BeasimerDecember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No matter how you order your burger done, the grill cook will put a press on it to dry it out and serve it well done.
  • Kris G.
    Kris GSeptember 6, 2011
    The chicken burrito is actually TWO giant burritos, definitely big enough to split one order. My friend and I got hustled.
  • Soo Ting C.
    Soo Ting ChungMarch 17, 2013
    Great atmosphere. Awesome food. Superb service. Worth the 35 mins wait!
  • Steven R.
    Steven RayDecember 17, 2012
    Brownie a la mode was awful. But... the flat iron stake was delicious and the service was great.
  • Isaac S.
    Isaac SanchezFebruary 21, 2015
    The salad and ribeye steak dinner was delicious. Service is great!
  • Sheta K.
    Sheta KaeyJanuary 28, 2013
    The flatiron steak and fries is heaven for ten bucks. I crave it if I wait too long.
  • John I.
    John IannuzzoAugust 12, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    I disagree with review about steak. Is it a steak from Vic & Anthony's no, but is very good. I just ate one yesterday and I am the mayor so I eat here often.
  • mike i.
    mike irvingtxAugust 31, 2013
    i dont know about the comments regarding service but ive been in 2 times in the past month and the service was nice..the guy waiting on me was a bit over the top too nice but ill take that over rude
  • Guy F.
    Guy FJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Rarely crowded, always friendly. My favorite of the Barnaby's locations in the loop.
  • Jeremy H.
    Jeremy Hilton-ZombieNovember 11, 2013
    Get the Waffle Fries with Blue Cheese Fondue! It has... BACON!
  • Lora B.
    Lora BorregoJanuary 23, 2011
    This is what you need: potatoes, applewood sausage, and fresh squeezed OJ. You'll be set and so happy.
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Henry's Hungry HoustonOctober 2, 2010
    This place is always packed. Get here early. Bob's Healthy Plate a great choice. Open for breakfast/brunch only.
  • William L.
    William LopezFebruary 1, 2011
    There Guacamole Burger is a must!!! And after there delicious Brownie A la mode! Mmmmm :p
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasOctober 1, 2014
    Try the hickory smoked roast chicken. Flavorful, tender, and delicious!
  • Jason T.
    Jason TOctober 1, 2012
    The Salads are HUGE, order the smaller one for $2 less, it's still big.
  • Kari
    KariSeptember 13, 2012
    The staff here is so nice! The manager brought me a magazine and took some water out to the poor fool who had his truck booted
  • Urban Therapy
    Urban TherapySeptember 26, 2011
    Love this place. It's not on the menu, but order the Forest Fresh Pasta, you'll love it!
  • Jay N.
    Jay NashNovember 14, 2011
    Try the strawberry lemonade. It is made fresh in house.
  • Megan H.
    Megan HermanceMarch 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early for breakfast. It is awesome. Order the biscuits
  • Rex D.
    Rex DeLaCoeurAugust 31, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Never go wrong with the bison burgers!
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RogersMay 22, 2012
    Blue cheese fondue waffle fries, and Chinese chicken salad are the shit!
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GarciaOctober 28, 2010
    Waffle fries with blue cheese fondue...best appetizer on the menu!!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DuffyDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Pumpkin Pancakes are served with candy corns in the center. Great option for a cool crisp autumn morning.
  • Pablo V.
    Pablo VegaOctober 6, 2013
    The Tex next selection is really good
  • Marc S.
    Marc SonnierNovember 4, 2010
    Try the chicken pasta, its enough for three & the best I've ever had.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PengJuly 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the recession brownie. Perfect size, only a dollar!
  • Arpan B.
    Arpan BhowmikAugust 14, 2014
    It's all really meh, unless you're really hungry. I'm told people brunch here. Good place to hipster-watch
  • Bryan A.
    Bryan AndayaOctober 23, 2009
    Whatever you order, don't forget to get the orange juice! It's freshy squeezed and comes from a unique machine. It's served in a small cup, but don't worry you'll get a refill!
  • Living Mosaic C.
    Living Mosaic ChurchApril 26, 2016
    Lebanese Chicken Fattoush Salad! Awesome!
  • Haj
    HajOctober 1, 2014
    Get the chicken tinga quesadillas!!
  • Aaron G.
    Aaron GarciaOctober 28, 2010
    Waffle fries with blue cheese fondue...best app on the menu!!
  • Lauren Rose L.
    Lauren Rose LoxtermanMarch 20, 2014
    The chipotle black bean burger is delicious!!!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole Buergers 🐝February 25, 2013
    Look in the sugar, there may be trivial pursuit cards.
  • B P R.
    B P RochmanOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the chocolate fondue not on the menu. Ask for it.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PengNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The ribeye and flat iron are relatively tasteless, but HAVE THE WONTONS!!!
  • Brian B.
    Brian BlockApril 9, 2011
    Huevos rancheros is I ever get! So you should try it too.
  • Caramels' D.
    Caramels' D'liteAugust 5, 2013
    Homemade Lasagna Lunas Meat is da Best
  • Henry's Hungry Houston
    Henry's Hungry HoustonOctober 2, 2010
    BTW. Seating sign up sheet is on the patio. Do this first or you risk standing for a while.
  • Casey
    CaseyAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always have a good time here. Love the staff.
  • Kimberley D.
    Kimberley Diamond-BrooksFebruary 27, 2014
    Blue cheese fries yummy
  • Anna G.
    Anna GallegosDecember 15, 2010
    The grilled chicken sandwich is delicious and very filling! It's like they give you 3 chicken breasts.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RedmondJuly 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the Chicken Mediterranean Salad
  • Eric L.
    Eric LisFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely have to give the Hickory BBQ burger a try!!!!
  • Ricki Y.
    Ricki YarboroughMarch 11, 2014
    Pink chicken! Its always amazing
  • Michael Y.
    Michael YbarraNovember 25, 2011
    Guacamole cheese hamburger is the best ever.
  • Cesar T.
    Cesar TrujilloJuly 19, 2011
    Try the chicken fried steak. It's big crispy and gooooood!
  • Charles
    CharlesFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Flatiron steak is awesome and a great price
  • James A.
    James AndersonMarch 9, 2012
    Try the Sausalito salad its awesome.
  • William N.
    William NavarroSeptember 27, 2011
    The turkey burger is awesome!!! Friendly staff!!!
  • Rudy O.
    Rudy OrtizMarch 19, 2013
    Excellent food and great service.
  • David M.
    David MooreApril 8, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Always amazing service and awesome food!
  • Cesar T.
    Cesar TrujilloJuly 19, 2011
    Try the recession brownie. It's a perfect ending!
  • Andrey D.
    Andrey DubovikSeptember 14, 2011
    They have a good cheap wine...I not sure about mimosas. Food: Simple clean American.
  • Rod H.
    Rod HJuly 27, 2010
    Been eating here for over ten years. The odds finally caught up with me. They couldn't prepare a well dine steak. After two tries I gave up and left.
  • NCM P.
    NCM PassionOctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I did! Was part of the tranny special in celebration of Love a Tranny Month.
  • Jennifer V.
    Jennifer VickersJune 21, 2011
    Barnaby's has the BEST fries in town. Period.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DuffyDecember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    No, seriously, the meatloaf is actually excellent.
  • Lyndi C.
    Lyndi ChessMarch 17, 2012
    BEST Chinese chicken salad &/or burger
  • Jérôme I.
    Jérôme IstinDecember 31, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Food is always so good!
  • Alfredo R.
    Alfredo Ramirez JrApril 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Blue cheese & bacon burger/fries ftw!
  • Brenda S.
    Brenda StensonJanuary 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the Chinese chicken salad!
  • Matt P.
    Matt PakesAugust 9, 2009
    The waitress says that the corned beef hash is excellent. Will report back later with results.
  • Gerry B.
    Gerry BradshawJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Breakfast is Baby Barnaby's. Same owner different places.
  • Jared H.
    Jared HawkinsFebruary 7, 2011
    the falafel burger is highly recommended.
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HassinSeptember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Burgers come with Mayo unless you ask for them without
  • Bobby W.
    Bobby WitcherFebruary 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the migas or the green eggs! Delish!!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HampsonApril 9, 2011
    Best fresh OJ in town
  • RoRo a.
    RoRo aka GodzirraOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the bacon. They are thick!
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconFebruary 6, 2013
    best breakfast ever...
  • John I.
    John IannuzzoJune 16, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    This place has the friendliest staff! Ryan, Rex, Cuba, and Jason rock.
  • Allen P.
    Allen PattersonDecember 27, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Sweet Potato Fries w/ red eye!
  • Chris T.
    Chris TrewJune 2, 2011
    Eat here and you're a dog. It's "woof woof" good.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HampsonDecember 31, 2010
    The waffle is soooo yummy
  • John F.
    John FieldsJune 26, 2010
    Order anything - you won't be dissapointed!
  • Ian Smith
    Ian SmithOctober 16, 2011
    Recession Brownie still in full force!
  • Jason C.
    Jason ChenMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    great fries!
  • Justin R.
    Justin RainsMay 28, 2012
    Don't eat the tuna burger.
  • Ferrari W.
    Ferrari WongAugust 10, 2010
    Bob's healthy plate: 6 egg whites
  • Madalyn S.
    Madalyn SklarApril 8, 2010
    Get the fries. They are the best!
  • Robert B.
    Robert BurneySeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Ribs!
  • Jack R.
    Jack RichardsonOctober 22, 2011
    Blue cheese burger!
  • Grey S.
    Grey StephensJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Best breakfast in Houston.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BrownSeptember 23, 2009
    Head to any Barnaby's and have the brownie a'la mode - heavenly.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HanbyJune 5, 2010
    Skip the hash. (you're welcome). Burrito is nice.
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