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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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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Private Dining, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 27
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  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Favorite po'boy in Houston

Great place for some can soul food. This place has my favorite shrimp po'boy too. The inside is usually warm, but don't expect anything fancy. ;)

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
IndianaGeologist
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for some can soul food. This place has my favorite shrimp po'boy too. The inside is usually warm, but don't expect anything fancy. ;)

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Thank IndianaGeologist
Humble, Texas, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their food is always amazing. Etouffe, jambalaya, served cafeteria style and large seating. Not fancy but clean and very comfortable. I'm always up for a return trip to Zydeco's!! I miss working downtown and going here more often. :(

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Thank Amy G
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This place has extraordinary food! My staple meal was the salmon creole with green beans or just the green beans when I worked around the corner. I wish they were open once a month on a Saturday so I could enjoy those flavors again.

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Thank Angelacm89
Houston, Texas, United States
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This place is only open for lunch, and expect a crowd, as it attracts the work crowd by the hordes. There is always a daily special, large enough to serve two. Great gumbo, po-boys, and red beans and rice. Served cafeteria style, the staff is courteous and this is a unique dining experience in downtown. Its tough to spend $30.00... More 

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Thank Gregg S
Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Served buffet style. The place is not fancy, but the food is great. I love their Jambalaya, and I can't eat fried shrimp anymore, but my friends love their shrimp.

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Thank BryanBHouston_Texas
houston Texas
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I eat here often. It is only open for lunch and I guessing it has been open at least 25 years. Great friend chicken in additional to all the Cajun favorites. The strawberry lemonade is a real treat.. The poor boys are great. Wonderful sides,especially the okra and tomatoe dish and the black eyed peas.

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Thank frankhoustonTexas
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Zydeco is an old fashion diner that serves some of the best Cajun food in Houston. Only open for lunch. The gumbos, po-boy's, and red beans with rice are a must.

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Thank MMouse001
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

the service was fast and as it was a work day lunch that was important, the shrimp poboy and fish poboy are the best. I didn't have the gumbo but it looked great

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Thank Cathy H
Beaumont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Always good food. It's always hot, cooked fresh, and excellent customer service. The etouffee is amazing!

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Thank PatBeaumont
Minnesota
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The food was delicious. If it hadn't been for TripAdvisor, I doubt that I would have stepped inside. It's an informal cafeteria line with food served on styrofoam but the food kicks butt. I had the crawfish etouffe. Yum.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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