Treebeards - Market Square

(713) 228-8228
315 Travis Street | Houston, TX 77002
TripAdvisor Rating Based on 75 reviews

When Treebeard's outgrew its original location on Preston Street in 1980, the restaurant made its move to Travis Street and the Market Square historic district.

Known to historians as the Baker-Travis Building, circa 1861, the restaurant's current location is said to be the second oldest building in Houston. Previous tenants have included a seed store, a tailor shop run by Rex Braun (a former state rep.), a toy store, and several lounges, including The Super Market, a popular psychedelic night club in the late 60s.

Treebeard's has developed a loyal following for its classic Creole dishes such as red beans and rice, seafood gumbo and shrimp etoufee. The restaurant also offers daily lunch specials such as fried chicken on Mondays and blackened catfish on Fridays. In addition to the comfortable downstairs dining room, there is also significant balcony seating upstairs overlooking the park.

Treebeard's is open for lunch Monday through Friday.

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am to 2:30pm.
  • Price: $ (Meal, including one drink, tax and tip for $10 or less)
  • Seating Capacity: 300
  • Reservations Required
    • No
  • Languages Spoken
    • English
  • Menu: Southern/Cajun
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Kid's Menu
  • Self Parking
  • Delivery
  • Take Out
  • Separate Checks OK
  • Accessible via Light Rail
  • No. Blocks from Light Rail: 1
  • ADA Accessible
  • Catering
  • Group Friendly
  • Student Group Friendly
  • Motorcoach Parking
  • No. of Blocks From Light Rail: one
  • ADA Accessible
Meeting Facility
  • Number of Rooms: 2
  • Total SqFt.: 10000
  • Largest Room: 4500
  • Ceiling Size: 13
  • Theatre Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Classroom Capacity: 140
  • Reception Capacity: 200
  • Exhibit space
  • Audio/Visual
  • Catering Kitchen
  • Facility Buy Out For Special Event
  • On-Site Catering
  • Private Room

Treebeards is located in the Downtown Historic District. The building was built in 1861. The second floor party room has beautiful original brick walls, large windows, & a balcony that overlooks Market Square Park. Treebeards serves fresh Southern/Cajun food made from scratch buffet style. Full bar available. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the room is very comfortable, fun and unique.

The second level holds up to 200 guests and has a bar, lounge area, and space for a DJ or band. The balcony holds up to 36 seated guests. There is a flat screen TV with DVD player available and screen for no extra charge. The first level can also be rented out and holds up to 100 seated guests. There is an elevator and bathrooms on first floor are ADA accessible.

Floorplan: View Floorplan