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Treebeards Restaurant

#317 of 7,051 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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1117 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3113
+1 713-229-8248
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11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
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Saint Petersburg
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Treebeards is only open for lunch which makes it easily accessible to meet downtown in of all places the Episcopal Church Cathedral of Texas. Close by to many business located in the downtown area for a quick crowded yet quiet place for conversation.

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Thank Hayden C
Anthem, Arizona
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141 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Chicken Fried chicken was great with the gravy. Co-worker swears by the rice and beans with sausage. Great place to have a team lunch.

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Thank palama8505
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great gumbo, which rotates daily from duck to chicken to seafood, as well as excellent red beans and rice, Only open for lunch Monday thru Friday, but it's worth the trip to downtown Houston. Plenty of dining room upstairs and down with a nice balcony overlooking Market Square Park in good weather. Sides and desserts are also very good.

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Thank billjane2015
Summit, Mississippi
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Excellent selection of good quality comfort foods. I had a cold shrimp salad followed by Italian cream cake that was light and tasty. Really worth the extra calories!

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Thank Laura R
The Woodlands, Texas
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is very good. The shrimp etouffee was great. Long tables seat many so get food fast. Mostly people who want cafeteria style food and service.

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Thank Debotx2015
Houston, Texas
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I was there this week for a business lunch. I found the place friendly and uncomplicated, with plenty of healthy options, old-fashioned recipes honed to perfection, and great value. Be aware that this place only opens on weekdays, and is at its best at lunchtime. It caters cafeteria-style (trays, walking counters, check-out) to downtown professionals on a budget and does... More 

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Thank Nicolas C
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171 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Every trip to Houston includes a stop for lunch at Treebeard's. They offer delicious quick serve Southern food via a cafeteria line (but sure doesn't taste like it). Butbe sure to know what you want, because that line moves fast!! I love the brisket and the chicken and for sides I always get their mac and cheese and beans. Everything... More 

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Thank Tracy V
Houston
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

For the casual downtown Houston visitor (and of course if you do work downtown) this place is a gem. Had not been here before. This locale appears it was a church at some point. today, more like a communal busy eatery, it is fast but nowhere near fast food. dishes are brought in from the main locale a few blocks... More 

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Thank mjolk
Pearland, Texas
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145 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

It has been years since I traveled to downtown Houston for a down home cajun food experience. Why did I wait so long! Treebeards has always been one of my favorites to gather with friends for lunch. Seafood gumbo is amazing, but everything on their menu is great. i will find my way back here very soon--life is too short... More 

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Thank Nancy S
Ann Arbor MI
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

This is not among my favorite cuisines, but I can understand why people love Treebeards. I had the chicken fried chicken with dirty rice, and it was excellent. The cornbread was some of the best I've ever had, and I've had a lot of it. The layout of the cafeteria line is very easy for first-timers to understand, and I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1117 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-229-8248

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