"HOME OF THE BEST CHICKEN FRIED STEAK IN TEXAS"
27931 Tomball Parkway ( S.H.Business 249) Tomball, TX. 77377
OUR GOAL is to provide families delicious homecooked meals,for a reasonable price, served by a friendly staff in a prompt and professional manner.
We offer full service with a welcoming, friendly smile.
Whether it's a cold beer, a cocktail from our full service bar, or chocolate milk for the kiddos to one of our famous homemade desserts, we aim to please.
Our First Half Century
Back in 1950, a little lady by the name of Ella Goodson went to work in a small cafe near Tomball. Four years later, the owner of the cafe decided to sell out. He convinced Mrs. Goodson that she was the only person he knew that could "make a go of it" at the cafe.
About the time that "Ma" Goodson bought the cafe, the area began to experience an oil boom. Soon "Ma" Goodson had a bustling business serving meals to oil field workers and to the folks that lived in and around Tomball. It wasn't long before it was recognized by all that "Ma" Goodson had an exceptional talent when it came to the preparation of that Texas favorite, "CHICKEN FRIED STEAK"
Soon Houstonians heard about "Ma" Goodson's and began making the trip to Tomball to eat what had been proclaimed by many to be "The Best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas" "Ma" Goodson and her Famous Chicken Fried Steak have appeared in numerous publications as well as being featured on the popular television program, "The Eyes of Texas"
Goodson's Cafe or "Ma" Goodson's, as it is known to many, has over the years become what is known in the restaurant business as an "institution". Similar to other famous restaurant institutions, each has built a particular incomparable reputation for their specialty, and for Chicken Fried Steak, it is and has been Goodson' Cafe since 1950.
Recently we have been featured on the Travel Channel's "DEEP FRIED PARADISE" Along with being voted number "62" in the Travel Channels "AMERICA'S 101 Tastiest Chowdowns".
Our Chicken Fried Steak is still prepared the same way it has been for years. Alot of folks believe our cream gravy is kinda special too! Whether you come for our Chicken Fried Steak and cream gravy or one of our other carefully prepared dishes, we hope you enjoy your meal.
We pledge ourselves to making your dining experience with us a pleasure so that you will return time and time again; and that you will tell your friends where they too can enjoy the "BEST CHICKEN FRIED STEAK IN TEXAS"
Over the years we have added wonderful health conscious meals, such as grilled chicken and seafood items, along with some delicious specialty salads.
All of our dishes are made fresh to order, per order. Want the Salmon cooked medium rare, or Catfish well done, either grilled or fried - just ask.
If you would like your Burger Chargrilled, no bun and extra seasoning on the fries or Our California Burger with, Guacamole, Swiss cheese, lettuce & tomato on a wheat bun without the meat - just ask