Concerning Hobbits

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. 

A new journey begins...

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.