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Barnaby's Cafe

#701 of 7,124 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neartown/ Montrose
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1701 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-7020
+1 713-520-5131
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast around 10:30 and even though there was a wait we still made it for their breakfast menu. The waiting and seating area outside welcomes dogs and there were many with their humans. The breakfast menu has many options and many healthy options. Service is not the best and good took a while to come out but... More 

Thank Jennifer M
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110 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We visited for dinner, probably a better lunch spot. Just had drinks and an appetizer, dinner items looked so so. Though i did see a scrumptious chopped salad delivered nearby! Spinach Artichoke Dip and La Crema .... good choice!

Thank Jenny H
Parsippany, New Jersey
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner here tonight . The burger was good. Salads huge. But when we first sat down we had questions about the menu and the various dishes components. Jeff B was our server. He is young and not very experienced. His response to our questions was" go to our website, there you will find pictures and descriptions. Lazy and... More 

Thank mangom
Midland, Texas
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120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

average menu, food was average. To many dogs on the patio with dogs fighting from table to table. No beer on tab just cans and bottles.

Thank lesh W
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Great breakfasts. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Pooch friendly. What more could you ask for? Nothing. Stop asking.

Thank Robert T
Pasadena, Texas
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

This place has the possibility of being a 4 or a 5 star restaurant, but they seem to be satisfied with A-OK. Sad. Constantly treading water rather than taking control, the so-called hostess and waitstaff appear to always be overwhelmed - Come on, when does "normal" actually kick in - it is almost always the same frenetic pace. The kitchen... More 

Thank Bradley R
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I usually go to the Barnabys on West Gray, but since I live in the Galleria. The Shepherd location is a tad closer. They had a patio area for dinning with pets. If you're a pet parent this is perfecf for you. Parking can be sketchy, but that's at all the locations I have been to. The food is worth... More 

Thank Evelyn A
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We went to Barnabys on Binz after visiting the Museum of fin Arts. We ate outside on the deck and the service was uneven. Their French fries were delicious and hot. My husband had a regular hamburger and I had a blue cheese bacon burger which was delicious and huge.

Thank Mary H
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I've been three times to this place and I'm always happy with what I have, guacamole burger my favorite so far. Prices are reasonable. I highly recommend it.

Thank Martin R
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My first time at a Barnaby's and it was good. I had the barbecue chicken (which came with a sort of apple sauce and french fries) . . . two good breasts and the barbecue sauce was terrific. friendly service and no problem splitting a check seven ways (always a good sign !)

Thank JaimeMurcielago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1701 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019-7020
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Neartown/ Montrose
  • Neighbourhood: Neartown/ Montrose
  • Phone Number: +1 713-520-5131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?