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Zydeco Louisiana Diner

#147 of 7,143 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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1119 Pease St, Houston, TX 77002-7627
+1 713-759-2001
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had fabulous jambalaya and two sides. They serve both buffet style for their specials and other items to order. They were fast and the food was delicious.

Thank trvladdict
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168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

It's not fancy ..Loved the chicken sausage gumbo and jalapeño cornbread! Authentic Louisiana cooking. Closes at 9, go for lunch or early, just go. Neighborhood us inner city in transition, it's ok! 1988 established, must be good or it wouldn't be!! Have bread pudding to go!

Thank Sharon H
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

The food is really good. service is nice. But its just in a not good area, you can see lots of homeless people around when you walk there

Thank debbie s
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Very low key (cafe style) restaurant, not posh. The manager was extremely hospitable and friendly. Very authentic Cajun and Creole dishes, all the classics. Food is outstanding. Great service. Apparently a Houston institution. We went for lunch and will definitely be back!

Thank Habelko
Houston, Texas
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699 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Part of being here is the experience, which the restaurant does good at. However, while the portions were very good; think the po-boys could be better. Fries rather greasy. Still, would go back to get that taste of New Orleans food while still being in Houston. Good place to have some fun at lunch.

Thank dbinhou7511
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Quite tasty and a reasonable cost. You'll enjoy the intimate surrounding, have a good quick meal and get back to work on time.

Thank Chasdwes
Dickinson, Texas
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

I am a Cajun from Louisiana and I love Cajun Food. While staying at the nearby Holiday Inn in downtown Houston, Texas, my wife and I wanted to try some Cajun Food for supper. When I tried calling in to ask about the order I wanted to make, the person that answered said that the side dishes I wanted(green beans... More 

Thank Andy T T
College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Just a short piece from the Toyota Center and what a jewel. Enjoyed the gulf shrimp platter with outstanding jambalaya and fries. Be sure to ask for the jalapeño cornbread -- yummy! Topped it off with some outstanding bread pudding and caramel sauce. We will be back!

Thank PatriciaG4398
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

This place is great with some really good authentic Louisiana style food. The gumbo is always good, and anything fried has a great taste. It may not be the healthiest of food, but it is dang good. They do have healthy choices tho of course. The po-boys are always a favorite for my co-workers and they are not small either.... More 

Thank Chris H
Houston, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I've eaten regularly at Zydeco's for well over 20 years and have never been disappointed. I've tried many of the different foods on the menu and haven't had a single item that was less than excellent in all these years. But I must confess that my favorite without a doubt is the stuffed pork chop. I’ve tried figuring out how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1119 Pease St, Houston, TX 77002-7627
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-759-2001
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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