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Treebeards Restaurant

1100 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-5227
+1 713-752-2601
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good51%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (9 reviews)
“jambalaya” (3 reviews)
“cornbread” (3 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1100 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002-5227
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This Treebeards is in the tunnel and is one of my favorite lunch places. They have good variety, daily specials, good veggie plates and salads. It tastes like home-cooked food (only better in my case!). Their red beans & rice is my favorite dish, especially...More

Thank Travel4FunYo
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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...More

Thank Bruce B
Reviewed 25 August 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
Reviewed 20 July 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...More

Thank Freezeone
Reviewed 4 June 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
Reviewed 20 May 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,...More

1  Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 16 April 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...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 19 March 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
Reviewed 21 February 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...More

Thank Teresa S
Reviewed 3 November 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
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Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-752-2601
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