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Hobbits are humble yet sociable little people, smaller than dwarves, not much larger than Lilliputians. They dwell in warm, comfortable habitats and live close to the earth and everyday things, love peace and quiet, and almost never leave to travel. Hobbits are inclined to be fat, like to laugh and eat (six meals a day!) and drink. They are fond of parties, fireworks, flowers, bright colors, and like to give and receive presents. They inhabit a land they call The Shire, a place between the River Brandywine and the Far Downs.
In the tradition of the hospitable hobbits, we welcome you and sincerely hope you enjoy yourself.
In 1972, we started on the road making fare that honored Tolkien's hobbit tradition. For the first 10 years Hobbit Cafe was open, our menu was vegetarian. Today's menu is made of small-batch, fresh dishes including stacked burgers; huge, hobbit-sized sandwiches; nachos; seafood, like shrimp and fish; and a variety of stellar breakfast and brunch options.
Our large wooden deck our our giant oak tree is one of the best places in Houston to enjoy a brew. We pride ourselves on our ever-changing list of Hobbit-approved beers and wines, and you're guaranteed to find something you'll love.
If you're into brunch, The Hobbit is the place to be on the weekend.
Some of our guests over the years have included Mama Cass (formerly with The Mamas & The Papas), Peter Max, Neil Young, Governor Connally, Jack Nicholson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Depeche Mode. We've even celebrated a birthday with Woody Harrelson.
If food, friends, wine, and good times are what you're looking for, The Hobbit is ready to deliver — come and experience Tolkien's Shire for yourself.
Blackened Fish Fillet topped with shredded Red Cabbage and our own Chipotle Dressing. Served with Mango Pico, Hobbit Salsa, and a side of Beans and Rice.
Smoked turkey topped with avocado, tomato, and melted jack cheese. Served on whole wheat with your choice of shredded carrots, ruffles, black beans, or brown rice.
One half-pound Angus burger topped with one quarter-pound smoked jalapeño pork boudin, mango pico de gallo, spring mix, Creole mustard, chipotle Caesar dressing and Sriracha sauce.
Sizzling portobello mushroom fajitas served with black beans, rice, fire roasted peppers, shredded cheese, grilled onions, sour cream, and pico de gallo.
Avocado, fresh tabouli, tomato, alfalfa sprouts with mayo. Served on whole wheat with your choice of shredded carrots, Ruffles, black beans or brown rice.
Three eggs scrambled with fried tortilla strips and roasted pepper salsa. Topped with soft Mexican cheese. Served with brunch potatoes. Saturday and Sunday only (10:30-3:00 PM).
Three egg omelette with feta cheese, sautéed tomatoes and onions, fresh basil and Greek olives. Served with breakfast potatoes and toast. Saturday and Sunday only (10:30-3:00 PM).
Grilled fillet of Mahi Mahi, served on a Honey Wheat Bun with fresh Baby Greens, Tomato, Red Onion and our Dill Tartar Sauce. Served with kettle potato chips.
Cajun Seasoned and Blackened Tilapia Fillet, topped with our Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce. Served with Brown Rice and Steamed Veggies.
Chicken breast meat in a corn tortilla and topped with our chipotle verde sauce and cheese. Served with black beans, brown rice, and pico de gallo.
Cream cheese, shrimp, and chives rolled in a spring roll and lightly fried. Served with a side of sweet pepper Thai sauce.
“Great place to grab a beer and hang out with friends! I must try more from this place because of the diverse menu and it all looks so good! ”
— REBECCA H., YELP
“I love this place. I love the decor. The ambiance is everything, and the food is great. There fries are super delicious and they have a ton of vegetarian/vegan options which is really nice! ”
— VERONICA B., YELP
“Do you like epic movies?
Do you like craft beer?
Do you like good food?
Do you like friendly staff?
If you answered yes to at least 2 of these questions, stop reading and go check in at The Hobbit Cafe.”
— BRAD P., YELP
“My family loves Tolkien and has a history with this restaurant going back at least 40 years. My parents used to take their friends to the old Hobbit Hole long before I was born, and to this day we frequent the new Hobbit Cafe location on Richmond. Absolutely love the atmosphere both inside and out. The food is great, the beer and wine list extensive (as is fitting for hobbits). ”
— RACHEL JAMISON, GOOGLE+