One day in 1996, Mike, Barry and Todd (while suffering a disappointing dining experience in a local Houston restaurant) began thinking that they could run a restaurant better than the one they were eating in.
They began making a list of things they would like to see in a restaurant, including some very simple ideas:
- Great home-cooked southern Louisiana food (nothing premade and served from a bag)
- Quick service in a casual and fun environment reminiscent of Southern Louisiana (no waiting in a lobby or smoky bar for a table)
- No waiters to ruin your dining experience (from waiting too long on your check when you are ready to leave) and
- A bar where you could relax with your friends while enjoying a frozen Hurricane.
This “list”, along with money they scraped together, helped build the first Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen in 1999.
Since that day, Boudreaux’s has maintained its commitment to making food from scratch that fuses popular items with a southern Louisiana flair.
We continue to hand make our own rouxs, stocks, salad dressings, mayonnaise, sauces, breading and desserts — always keeping in mind that our guest deserve the best and freshest products. Through this commitment to quality, we have built a loyal following of guests (many have become like family) throughout Houston. These loyal guests and their willingness to spread the word about the home cooked wonders of Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen have enabled us to grow.
Because of our popularity, we sometimes get long lines. However, don’t let this discourage you as on most occasions we will get you through the line and to your table within 15 minutes. Your food will arrive about 10 minutes later. Then when you are ready to leave, just get up and exit. (Although leaving may be difficult, as you will be full from our generous portions of delicious homemade food!)
Take a look at our food pictures and menus for a preview of the food and drink we offer at Boudreaux’s. Also, check out the Honorary Cajun page to discover the benefits of being an Honorary Cajun and the catering page to discover how we can bring our famous food to your home or business.