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Hobbit Cafe

#243 of 7,341 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Greenway/ Upper Kirby
American, Vegetarian, Californian
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2243 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3308
713-526-5460
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful food- way too noisy!

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Hobbit Cafe for lunch; once with a group of 13 on a Friday & once with my husband on a Tuesday. The cafe is just like it sounds: renovated 1920's house with 3 rooms with wooden tables and chairs & a large patio with plastic tables and chairs. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
AnnQT
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Houston, Texas
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Hobbit Cafe for lunch; once with a group of 13 on a Friday & once with my husband on a Tuesday. The cafe is just like it sounds: renovated 1920's house with 3 rooms with wooden tables and chairs & a large patio with plastic tables and chairs. The eclectic menu is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The Hobbit Cafe is one of the few restaurants I have been back to several times. With over 6,000 restaurants in Houston there is usually no reason to go back to the same one over again, but I really like this place. It's quaint and different. All the food, wine and beer are delicious. It's a relaxed, casual atmosphere with... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited this establishment twice while I stayed in Houston for three days. Both times the food and service were excellent. It is a little difficult finding parking during peak hours.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If it wasn't for the unique atmosphere, this place would not be worth a visit. The service was just okay and the food wasn't anything special. Don't bother with the nachos or buffalo burger. The pancakes are the best thing I've tried. The fries don't taste fresh at all. And half of our table was done with their meal before... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We eat here regulary when we're in the Houston area. My granddaughter enjoys the Hobbit decorations and the vegetarians among us have some good menu options

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We liked it so much we came back. My husband is doing major surgery tomorrow but this was a good place to forget worrying for a while. My son labelled it one of the best burgers he had ever had. My sister had the lamb burger because you don't see it that often. The really yummy part was desert. I... More 

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Conroe, Texas
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

First of all this place is very charming without being cheesy. It's decorated so quaint and cute. There was a statue of Gollum in the lobby. We enjoyed the atmosphere and novelty of the restaurant. It's a little hidden gem, you should seek it out and try it. Highly recommended!

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were looking for something local near the Medical Center. As scifi fans we had to go to a restaurant called the Hobbit Cafe. Darling little place with very friendly staff. I liked it because my flexitarian self could have a spinach/mushroom enchilada with a mole sauce. My husband got to have a burger. We sat outside to enjoy the... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Love this place. The parking is not the best but the service is great, the menu is delicious and the smoothies are to die for! I love how laid back and unique this restaurant is. Definitely a must go if you are in Houston and looking for a good place to try.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We met a couple of friends at the Hobbit for dinner this weekend. One of them had made reservations for about 15 of us and they had it all set up on the outside deck. Since there was perfect weather that turned out to be a great sitting area. The service was excellent, they took care of us quickly and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2243 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098-3308
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighborhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: 713-526-5460

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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