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Jay Cafe

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16634 Texas 36, Needville, TX
+1 979-793-7900
07:00 - 21:00
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Edna, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stepped in to a feeling of an old fashioned diner. Waitress was super friendly and service was great. I had read ahead about their steaks and that is what I chose. I was not disappointed. I love the choices of sides....I had broccoli cheese soup which was good and fried okra which was excellent. I liked that it was not... More 

Thank newbern2016
Humble, Texas
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They offer a buffet style line up for breakfast that includes eggs, bacon, sausage etc. you must order the pancakes (they are extra) but well worth it they were fluffy and huge we could have shared one order for both my husband and I

Thank YeselHyatt
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were four of us for breakfast. Got seated quickly, the server took our drink orders as well as pancake and omelet orders. These items are cooked to order, so while we waited we went up to the steamer tables. There we found huge biscuits, potatoes cooked with peppers and onions - really fresh, not the frozen kind of potatoes,... More 

Thank hope f
Angleton, Texas
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service, home cooked food, many choices and the best pie selections, which are home made too! Yummm.

Thank Joyce E
Conroe, Texas
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My husband and I like to drive around and find wonderful places to eat! We had heard about The Jay Cafe, and even though we are in Conroe, we decided it was time for a Sunday drive to Needville! OMG! So glad we did! The food was EXCELLENT! And after eating the Coconut Cream Pie - I decided that if... More 

Thank Tori L
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

The made from scratch food, the fantastic service and the unbelievable homemade pie! Hand pattied burgers, hand cut steaks all cooked on a mesquite wood grill. Finally a restaurant that knows how to make real homemade American food.

Thank htfbtr
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Chicken fried steak is superior evan by Texas standards. Fridays Fried catfish is best I have ever had. You will not be disappointed if you male road trip out to Needville

Thank bradley s
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We love the chicken fried steak! The home made pies are delicious. The staff is friendly and helpful. Love this place!

Thank otisderby
Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for an early New Years Eve dinner. Food was good... really good! The bacon wrapped filet was amazing. Save room for one of their pies for dessert. We tried the Coconut Cream Pie, peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream, and 4 layer red velvet cake. Worth the drive!

Thank JuliaTheItinerant
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Unassuming cafe on the outskirts of Needville, Tx. Went in on a busy Friday at lunch time. Immediately seated and service was excellent. Typical diner/cafe atmosphere where the food is the star not the ambience. Had the Little Tex (half order of chicken fried steak) with two sides. Perhaps the best CFS I've eaten in a long time. Not greasy,... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16634 Texas 36, Needville, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Needville
  • Phone Number: +1 979-793-7900

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