Welcome to Hickory Hollow!

This is Texas. This is real hospitality. This is as good as it gets.

Looking for something good? This is the place, a real Texas cafe – you know the kind – where you see the cafe sign on the town square and imagine how good it's going to be. And even though we're not on the square, you'll be glad you stopped in. Hickory Hollow has been serving exceptional Texas comfort food with Texas hospitality since 1977.

We're best known for Texas-style barbecue and chicken fried steak, as seen on The Food Network and The Travel Channel, and have won highest honors for these and other good things, too. The Houston Press says it's the Best Chicken Fried Steak in Houston. The Houston Business Journal Gourmet Choice agrees. Oprah Magazine says it's the Best Value. "Just look at the size of those chicken fried steaks!" AOL City Guide says we've got the best BBQ. HTexas Magazine says we have the Best Homemade Ranch Dressing. But don't take their word for it. Read what our guests say. Better yet, come on in and experience it for yourself!



Heights Location

Central Houston minutes away from downtown, medical center, Galleria

101 Heights Blvd.
Houston, TX 77007
713-869-6300 (phone)
713-861-4245 (fax)

Mon – Thurs 11 – 9
Fri 11 - 9:30
Sat 11- 9
Sun 11- 8:30

We are just north and west of downtown, in the Heights
See Map

Order Home Delivery
(Heights Location Only)

www.doordash.com  650.681.9470

www.grubhub.com  866.834.3963


Private Dining available
Catering Services available
Outdoor Seating available


Live Music - Never a cover charge or minimum; we hope you come hungry!  There's plenty of seating away from the music if you prefer.

Fridays 6 ~ 9 & Saturdays 5:30 ~ 8:30 it's Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Western or Oldies performed by local acoustic groups.  

Wednesday 7 ~ 9 it's "The Bluegrass Jam" for all skill levels. Join in or just listen while you enjoy a delicious meal.  

1st and 4th Thursdays are "Ukulele Jam Nights"  Again, Join in or just listen while you enjoy a delicious meal. 

Speaking Of Music... at or near most of our dining room tables are promo photos of entertainers we've had the pleasure of serving over the years. Maybe you will recognize them... such late greats as B. B. King & Bo Diddley, or Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Dixie Chicks, Leo Kottke, David Wilcox, Emmylou Harris, Huey Lewis & The News, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford... to name a few.  Yes, we've be here a long time, more than 30 years!

The intimate "Music Room" at Hickory Hollow, Heights

art on view


Houston Heights Tours

Hickory Hollow teams up with "Houston Heights Tours" for fun, "light hearted" outings. Tours of the Houston Heights are guided by Dean Swanson, a long time Heights resident and Chairman of the Heights Historic Committee.

Dean's groups have included visiting dignitaries and diplomats, church and garden groups, Red Hat Ladies, men's organizations, art enthusiasts and antique hunters. See the "hidden gems" of this historic Victorian neighborhood and hear "tales of the Houston Heights" from expert tour guide Dean Swanson. Along the way you will enjoy a delicious lunch at Hickory Hollow Restaurant, a Heights tradition.

Contact Dean directly for more information and reservations.
Dean Swanson
Houston Heights Tours
Phone: (713) 880-2832 / E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dean Swanson



Fallbrook Location

Northwest Houston near Sam Houston Race Park & minutes away from Willowbrook Mall

8038 Fallbrook Dr.
Houston, TX 77064
281-469-5323 (phone and fax)

We are only one furlong east of Sam Houston Race Park
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Fallbrook Hours:
Mon – Thurs 11 – 9
Fri & Sat 11 – 9:30
Sun 11 – 8:30 Daylight savings time = when it's hot outside
Sun 11 – 8 Non-daylight savings time = when it's cold outside

Private Dining available
Catering Services available
Outdoor dining available

Art on display:
Mark Goodwin's pen & ink drawings of images and characters from the old west.

art on view


Become A Favorite

Become a Royalty Rewards favorite guest. You'll get rewarded for every time you visit us! With special saving opportunities, no-strings-attached freebies, announcements, and more. It's called the Hickory Hollow Royalty Rewards program. It's really simple. Just sign up and you'll become a favorite guest and you'll be rewarded for it!

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