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Beloved Houston Restaurant Reopens After Devastating Fire

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Cleburne Cafeteria, a long-standing staple among the Houston, Texas community, has reopened after a devasting fire destroyed the beloved restaurant. Located on Bissonnet near Edloe in southwest Houston, Cleburne Cafeteria has been serving the community delicious, made from scratch, homemade food since 1941.

A family-owned restaurant run by the  Mickelis family welcomes you with open arms to its newly renovated restaurant lined with a timeline of historical photos along its walls and waiting to serve up food so good it makes you feel as if your sitting at home to a homecooked meal.

In the YouTube video above, you are given a short history lesson on the origins and beginnings of Cleburne Cafeteria as told by owner George Mickelis.

Mickelis treated his patrons that day to a short tour of his family’s newly restored restaurant that has opened its doors just in time for the Thanksgiving and upcoming holidays. “Today, Cleburne Cafeteria® is run very much the way it was back in 1941. The Mickelis family believes in a homey, comfortable environment and simple homemade food,” shares its website. 

In an article shared by abc13.com, they stated a few lucky patrons were able to enjoy the food earlier in the week for free as the cooks and staff prepared for their grand re-opening on November 17, 2017. For more on the history and delicious food being served on the menu be sure to visit their website at cleburnecafeteria.com. Do you have any great stories or memories about Cleburne’s? Have you visited before?