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Treebeards Restaurant

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1100 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-5227
+1 713-752-2601
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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202 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is a long time Houston favorite serving cafeteria style cajun food. Basic red beans & rice with sausage is excellent. Also jambalaya and specials of crawfish or shrimp etouffee. Three locations downtown if you include the site at The Cloister which is an interesting twist in the old Church cafeteria. Food has always been consistent, good portions and loads... More 

Thank Bruce B
Missouri City, Tx
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. I don't get downtown much bit when I do this is one of my favorite places. Had the Shrimp Étouffée and cornbread. Delis!!!!!

Thank blcassel
Houston, Texas
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

So there a several locations in downtown Houston that fly under the Treebeard's flag. This one is in the Christ Cathedral hall. Cafeteria style food service offering comfort food standards like Cajun Jambalaya, meatloaf, and chicken fried steak. The sides are great as well albeit not on my nutrionist's bill of fare with ample ingredients of cheese and Cajun seasonings.... More 

Thank Freezeone
Houston, TX
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131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Treebeards is a downtown Houston staple. They have dependable food, always tasty, and alternate side dishes on different days of the week. The desserts are particularly delicious.

Thank msmccorm
Katy, Texas, United States
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260 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016

I returned to the Freeboards that I first went to in 1992 and oh my it was so good. Love the cafeteria style and speed of service in this Houston tradition. I had a delectable piece of grilled chicken, red beans, and collard greens. Yum, yum, yum! If you've never been, you must go. It's one of Houston's finest traditions... More 

1 Thank Kevin W
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2016

Staying in downtown Houston for the weekend and we were famished after a long flight. We discovered this well regarded neighborhood cafeteria style restaurant was just a few blocks away. I had etouffee, and my wife had chicken fried chicken. Both were excellent. And above all do not forget dessert. The red velvet cake was about the best I had... More 

1 Thank Robert G
United States
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2016

This place is busy - and for good reason - the food is excellent, and service is friendly and quick. I recommend the Red Beans and Rice with a side of sausage, and butter cake for dessert.

1 Thank StaceyH44
Sugar Land, Texas
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for unique then Treebeards is the place. The food is Cajun with the standard gumbo and Étouffée. They also have daily specials like catfish, pot roast, meatloaf, etc. The line might be long but don't worry because it goes fast. Great for dine in or take out. This is one of our Go To lunch places!

Thank Teresa S
Katy, Texas
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400 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015

Food is just great here. Lines can be huge during lunch time, though. Plan appropriately. There is no table service. You point what you want, they serve you, you pay, eat and leave. Simple as that.

Thank engped
The Woodlands, Texas
1 review
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Love this place. Great selection and fresh food. I could literally eat here everyday. I worked in this building for 10 years and never got tired of this place.

Thank aceadamstx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-5227
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-752-2601

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