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Madden's Casual Gourmet

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202 S Bryan Ave, Bryan, TX 77803-3927
+1 979-779-2558
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Bryan, Texas
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there recently and it's not what it used to be. The main difference is that the portion sizes are extremely small. It's expensive and more attention is paid to a fussy presentation than to good ingredients and a reasonable portion. I never like going to a restaurant and leaving hungry but that was our experience. For example, bacon wrapped... More 

1 Thank AgJeff
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I've been to Madden's a few times now, for special occasions like anniversaries but also for a few business meals. It is always excellent. The wine selection is also impressive, with high quality available at a range of prices. The vegetable side dishes are sometimes my favorite part of the meal! But my husband is always more enamored with his... More 

Thank Sarah T
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242 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered the tenderloin and garlic mashed potatoes. The steak was perfectly prepared. (I've eateb lots of steaks in my life. I enjoy most but am not easily impressed anymore. This was fanrastic.) Chef Tai picked up right where Peter Madden left off. The salad and crab cake were also excellent. Delicious local favorite.

Thank JimLew
Bryan, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

As usual, the food at Maddens was awesome. We both had seafood dishes and the Creme Brule for dessert. This was one of the first times where the service was less than stellar.

Thank Matt L
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Sometimes it is good. Sometimes it isn't even up to a lower end chain restaurant standard, such as Olive Garden. This last time, the Pablano Soup was extremely salty. A table of seven seated next to us all sent their's back. Wish we had. And this is not the first time too much salt has been a problem. Seems to... More 

1 Thank H0nestAbe_16
Bryan, Texas
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was once my favorite restaurant. But since Chef Tai has taken over, the food has gotten worse and the service has deteriorated. It is very impressive that Chef Tai can make a bland blacked mahi. Virtually tasteless. I made this mistake twice with consistent results. The shrimp enchiladas were once excellent but now fairly marginal. The steaks are OK... More 

3 Thank Kevin M
Southlake, Texas
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272 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I had beef tenderloin with a veal reduction which I would leave off next time. My husband had tomato soup and a short rib. He enjoyed both. The chocolate cake with homemade chocolate ice cream was perfect to share. Had great service. The merlot by the glass was great. Will definitely return.

Thank Shelly W
Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Delicious meal! The location and surroundings are unique, and added character to the restaurant. We enjoyed a lovely lunch with plenty of menu offerings. Our server, Nikki, was perfect. Her unassuming, kind manner added much enjoyment to the excellent food.

Thank 2SmoBear
Bryan, Texas
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love it when someone suggests going to Madden's. I love it when I remember it's in downtown Bryan. It's off the main path here in B/CS but worth calling ahead to ensure a seat. They also have a great brunch.

Thank Nickelfish69
Burleson, Texas
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90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This is a don't miss. We here graduation weekend. Lucky to get a table. Recommend reservations. Soup & sandwich hit the spot for lunch. Then the raspberry bread pudding topped with ice cream a real treat. Tim, our server, just incredible. You could tell he really enjoyed his job.

Thank foxgardener

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 202 S Bryan Ave, Bryan, TX 77803-3927
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Bryan
  • Phone Number: +1 979-779-2558

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