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Treebeards Restaurant

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1100 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 752-2601
Today
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
South Louisiana in Houston

Really like the cornbread - excellent, the greens with shrimp. Lots of good south La. favorites including decent gumbo.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
katrr2014
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Houston, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Houston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Loved the Southern cooking. Chicken & dumplings, vegetables prepared Southern Style. Pecan pie for desert. What more could you ask for?

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Houston, Texas
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Really like the cornbread - excellent, the greens with shrimp. Lots of good south La. favorites including decent gumbo.

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Vienna, Virginia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Cafeteria style Cajun food - very popular which means long lines and a but cramped seating. But the cleaning crews are efficient meaning tables turn over often and remarkably seating becomes available - just in time. Don't be intimidated by the crowds or you'll miss some wonderful gumbo or jambalaya - chicken, seafood, sausage, red beans and rice - warm... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The tunnel location is very convenient for a quick business lunch that is fresh and served fast. The catering is also fantastic and great value for the quality of food served. Red Beans and Rice are not to be missed while the special of the day (chicken fried chicken when I last went) is usually also great.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Treebeards is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always well prepared and delicious. You can't go wrong with the Red Beans and Rice. The Chicken Fried Chicken is always awesome especially with mashed potatoes. In the winter, the Chicken Dumplings will warm your insides. If you want something light, they have a great spinach salad. The regular salad... More 

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Spokane, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I was visiting family in Houston and they recommended Treebeards in The Tunnel for good Cajun food, although they were not sure if they had gluten-free options. (I'm allergic to gluten) My sister in-law researched their food online and decided that I could probably have their red beans and rice. We patiently waited to the side of the line until... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I've seen a couple reviews noting that the restaurant's name is strange... I'm pretty sure it is a reference to the Spanish moss that is (hopefully still) prevalent in the bayous of Louisiana where much of their menu originated. Spanish moss hangs like ZZ Top's beards from incredible cypress huge oak trees throughout this region. And aside from 'bearded trees'... More 

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Houston, Texas
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Tucked away in the corner of the tunnel is Treebeards....it has excellent food but can get very crowded with the weekday business crowd. They have a lot of weekday specials and you can call in your order for pickup at the window.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the To-Go Cajun place for lunch in downtown. It's close to my company and the food is really good. I never had Cajun food before I moved to Houston, but the Treebeard Chicken Sausage Gumbo is my first impression of Cajun food. And it was GREAT! The bread, which is free, is like the best French toast ever.... More 

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I've heard of Treebeards forever. But all I ever heard was the red beans and rice. Well that doesn't appeal to me. What I didn't know is all the other good stuff they have. We ended up going there for lunch with co-workers one day. I had the Chicken Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy and corn. They had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1100 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (713) 752-2601

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 2:00 pm

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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?