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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 old 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!"  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!





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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Restaurant Hours:

Sunday – Thursday 11 – 8
Fri & Sat 11 – 9

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



Food Network FOOD NETWORK'S Outrageous Food – "Rancher" Chicken Fried Steak & Hot Tots (approx. 5 min 30 sec w/ audio)


Chicken Fried Steak cooking demo (30 sec w/ audio)


Brisket smoking and slicing demo - PBS Channel 8 (approx. 14 min w/ audio)


CFS demo (30 sec w/ audio)


Ribs smoking demo (30 sec w/ audio)


Steak grilling demo (30 sec w/ audio)

Become A Favorite Guest

Become a Hickory Hollow 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 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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