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Jun 9, 2009 02:44 PM

Brenham - lunch

Any places to recommend in Brenham, TX for lunch?

Looking for a casual, maybe even a dive, that's all about the food.

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  1. I don't know about the food but the pies at Must be Heaven were divine when I was last there.

    Their chocolate merenge was the closest I've ever found to my grandmother's. The deep dish apple pie turned me into an apple pie lover.

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    1. re: onatrip

      My friend (who lives in Austin) frequently meets her family (who lives in Houston) at Royer's Round Top Cafe. It's about 30 minutes from Brenham. They love it - I have not been.

    2. The authentic 50's-style diner at the airport is really good! They are open for lunch, but not every day so call.

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      1. re: bishopsbitter

        I'm going to be spending a couple of days in the Washington Co. area soon and am looking for places to eat so this thread is good news. I'd already found both the Southern Flyer and Must be Heaven and they're already on my list.

        Anybody have any experience with Bever's in Chappell Hill?

        Thanks for any recommendations.

        1. re: dexmat

          I haven't been to Bever's in about 4 or 5 years but it was excellent when I was there. It's very crowded at lunch on the weekends so prepare for a wait. It's a small place too. They have about every pie you can imagine there and they were really good.

          1. re: dexmat

            That diner is apparently supposed to be a secret! except for one billboard way back on 290 there is no signage. For that matter, the signs pointing to the airport are easily missed. I was disappointed in my bowl of chili - made with hamburger meat, too tomato-ey and not enough heat, but everything else I saw looked good and the setting is nice. I sat on the veranda; the banks of the pond should be alive with wildflowers in a couple of weeks.

            Must be Heaven was great; what looks to be an antique soda fountain with hand-dipped BB ice cream of course. I had the sawdust pie - shredded coconut, graham crackers, pecans, egg whites, sugar and vanilla, topped with sliced bananas and whipped cream. Good coffee, too, brewed strong.

            I'd go back to either.

            I spent less time there than I anticipated so didn't have time for a second meal. I came back through Bellville and stopped off at Bellville Meat Mkt to pick up some sausages including Bellville Hot-Hots. Looking forward to trying them.

            I hope to get to Bever's next time I'm up that way.