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Zydeco Louisiana Diner

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1119 Pease St, Houston, TX 77002-7627
713-759-2001
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Private Dining
Description: Zydeco Louisiana Diner has been serving up South Louisiana home cooking in...
Zydeco Louisiana Diner has been serving up South Louisiana home cooking in Downtown Houston since 1988. Our menu features family recipes that have been handed down for three generations and includes daily specials you won't find anywhere else in the city. All items are prepared fresh daily, and as a result, we boast some of the most loyal customers in town, many who have been with us from the beginning.We serve lunch every weekday and the restaurant is available for private parties for dinner and on the weekends. Zydeco also offers lunch catering and bulk orders for takeout.Zydeco favorites include jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pork chops, shrimp and crab piquante, catfish, and crawfish etouffee. We also offer vegetarian options.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good. Two buddies own it.

It ain't fancy, but it's very good, always the same, with decent prices and friendly folks. Easy parking, too. The owners are from La, so they know what the food is supposed to taste like. The stuffed pork chops are awesome, but I usually get he chicken Creole, and I don't even like chicken.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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South Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food was great old old school music playing great atmosphere. No alcohol served. Small parking lot so get there a little before 11 am.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

WOW, real PoBoys, in Houston, Real Louisiana food , Cheep, and fast. A great place to try if your DT and have the time.

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South Houston, Texas
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It ain't fancy, but it's very good, always the same, with decent prices and friendly folks. Easy parking, too. The owners are from La, so they know what the food is supposed to taste like. The stuffed pork chops are awesome, but I usually get he chicken Creole, and I don't even like chicken.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great food. Old school kitchen serving line and at lunch times the nearby office workers can make for a little wait. Food is to die for, especially if you have history / experience with Cajun dining. When it is crowded, be prepared for your clothes to smell like good kitchen cooking after you leave.....which is not necessarily a bad thing!

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place gets very busy around lunch time. So make sure you get there early or not in a rush. You can also do carryout.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Good food, quick cafeteria style service. I've eaten there several times and the food has always been consistent. Just don't be expecting any table cloths.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

Went for a work event and it was great!! I had just learned how to peel crawfish so I ate two containers!!! Yuuum!!! Definitely go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

It has some of the best cajun food in Texas. The fried catfish is out of site, and you think that you are across the border in deep Louisiana. The atmosphere is authentic! Bill Bonham

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Do not let the slightly rough interior fool you, this is a real deal tasty cajun food joint. I have eaten here many, many times and have never been disappointed with my food or service. The food is authentic cajun and creole. I come from cajun country and have cajuns in the family so I KNOW cajun food. Try the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I work down the street from Zydeco and love to go for lunch. Cafeteria style line with lots of cajun food options. The best fried catfish in Houston.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1119 Pease St, Houston, TX 77002-7627
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-759-2001

Price and Cuisine

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

Description

Zydeco Louisiana Diner has been serving up South Louisiana home cooking in Downtown Houston since 1988. Our menu features family recipes that have been handed down for three generations and includes daily specials you won't find anywhere else in the city. All items are prepared fresh daily, and as a result, we boast some of the most loyal customers in town, many who have been with us from the beginning.We serve lunch every weekday and the restaurant is available for private parties for dinner and on the weekends. Zydeco also offers lunch catering and bulk orders for takeout.Zydeco favorites include jambalaya, gumbo, fried chicken, pork chops, shrimp and crab piquante, catfish, and crawfish etouffee. We also offer vegetarian options.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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