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5 for 25 is BACK!

Calling all CRAWFISH Fanatics!! Every Wednesday from 5pm-close we are offering 5 POUNDS of BB’s Tex-Orleans Crawfish for just $25! Find the BB’s location closest to you! *Wednesdays Only from 5pm-Close *Dine-In Only *Check locations for close times *Every Wednesday until notice is given

Crawfish at BB’s!

We are now serving Crawfish at all 9 of our Houston area locations! We are thrilled! Come enjoy your mudbugs just the way you want them at any one of our BB’s Tex-Orleans Restaurants! We’ll be ready for you, sha!

We’re OPEN!

The wait is over for Houston’s Oak Forest-Garden Oaks community. We are NOW OPEN!!! We couldn’t do what we do without amazing customers like YOU. Thank you so much for your PATIENCE and LOVE as we prepared our newest location to be ready for business! Let’s EAT!

Shhhh….we have a SECRET!

Sometimes our customers’ cravings are so strong that we feel them all the way at BB’s Headquarters. We can’t keep it to ourselves anymore!! We’re BRINGING BACK the ROYAL STREET SECRET, Houston! This po’boy is loaded with Turkey, Ham, Sautéed Shrimp, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Mayo, Relish, and melted Swiss and American Cheese. Can you say YUM!?! Ask for this Read More.

Tex-Orleans TWOSDAYS

You know about the Texas Two-step, but do you know about the Tex-Orleans TWOSDAY special? For only $34.95, enjoy this TWOSDAY meal with the special Texan in your life:   Choice of TWO Saint Arnold Beers or TWO non-alcoholic beverages, Choice of one appetizer for TWO (excluding All that Jazz appetizer), and Choice of TWO Read More.

Try our NEW Tex-Orleans Lunch Menu!

You asked and we listened! We have launched a YUM new Tex-Orleans Lunch Menu at all our BB’s locations!  

New Daily Specials!

We are spicing up our Daily Specials menu with some new choices, Houston! Tuesday’s: We have a new TWOSDAY special for you and someone special in your life! Wednesday’s We have TWO new Water Creature Wednesday specials to choose from! Thursday’s: We have something special for your family members who are 12-years old and under! Read More.

H-Town Takeover Radio Show at BB’s in the Heights!

We are STOKED to welcome Coach Applewhite and the H-Town Takeover radio show to BB’s in the Heights! Every Wednesday at 1 pm during a game week, join us to hear the show recorded LIVE from the HEIGHTS! And, while you’re here be sure to try out our new Lunch menu! Can’t make it during lunch? Read More.

Houston Restaurant Weeks!

We EAT every day but EATING to make a difference?! Now, that’s really YUM! We’ve jumped into action to help raise money for the Houston Food Bank during Houston Restaurant Weeks 2018. From August 1 to September 3, enjoy a $35, 4-course meal at BB’s HEIGHTS, BB’s PEARLAND or BB’s KATY! Each $35 meal will Read More.

All You Can Eat SNOW CRAB is Here!

Are you READY? Have you gathered your friends for the BEST NEW BOIL in town? Our new Water Creature WEDNESDAY deal starts this week! We’re offering ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SNOW CRAB at just $54.95 per person. Your first pound comes with a cup of your choice of cilantro rice, red beans and rice OR dirty rice. Experiences Read More.

June Bugs

We’re BRINGIN’ it BACK! Due to popular demand, we are extending our 2-5pm Crawfish special and DROPPING THE PRICE!  On Mondays – Fridays in June between 2 and 5pm, 3 pounds of our Tex-Orleans Crawfish is just $12.95!* *This deal is dine-in only.

New Featured Drink: Sandia Picoso

We have a new featured drink, sha! Next time you’re at BB’s, order the Sandia Picoso. This delicious Tex-Orleans cocktail features Republic Reposado Tequila, lemon and lime juice, agave, watermelon pucker, and fresh jalapeño!


Do you remember when Beyoncé and Jay-Z visited BB’s after her concert in Houston? We do!  We were watching and cheering for Queen B during Coachella and we know you were too. So, we thought….how about we honor her visit to BB’s with a little twist of Beychella called #Craychella! Come get CRAY-CRAY in MAY with us! On Monday-Fridays in Read More.

5 for $25 is back!

We are so excited to share that our Water Creature Wednesday deal on Crawfish is back! We are proud of our Tex-Orleans Crawfish and hope you’ll love it too! Our crawfish are prepared with a three-step process and we put a lot of LOVE into our bugs. Starting April 18th, from 5pm- close every Wednesday Read More.

Crawfish Season at BB’s is HERE!

Crawfish season at BB’s starts on Fat Tuesday this year! The bugs are ready, so we are ready! BB’s Tex-Orleans Crawfish is back starting February 13th! New to the Tex-Orleans way of life? Welcome, sha! We do things a little differently at BB’s and that includes our signature crawfish recipe! Learn more about how BB’s does crawfish and Read More.

Fat Tuesday is Near!

It’s that MAGICAL time of year when beads, live music, dancing, and MARDI GRAS is upon us!! Experience Fat Tuesday the Tex-Orleans way with 5 parties to choose from! We will be serving Hurricanes, select items from our Tex-Orleans menu, and we will have cash-only beer tubs for a quick brew! Each of the 5 Read More.

New Featured Po’Boy & Drink!

Be the first to know! We have a new OFF THE MENU Po’Boy and Featured Drink for you, sha! The Southern Brunch Po’Boy is loaded with two Fried Catfish fillets topped with two fried eggs and two slices of jalapeño infused bacon, dressed. Maw Maw’s Bayou Tea features Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, Deep Eddy Lemon Read More.

We’re Turning 10 Years Old!

Can you believe it!? We opened the doors to our very first BB’s on Black Friday in 2007. Since that day, we’ve served some amazing Houstonians, travelers, and new residents. We’ve grown our KREWE to 8 locations across Houston, Pearland, Katy, and Cypress. We’ve seen couples go from first dates to marriage. We have been Read More.

We’re Open in Cypress!

We are honored and grateful to have the opportunity to grow with you! You asked and we answered–we OPEN IN CYPRESS on October 24th! We can’t wait to get to know the Cypress Community. Come see us at our brand new BB’s location for lunch or dinner! BB’s Cypress 26010 Hempstead Rd Cypress Tx, 77429 11am-10pm Sunday – Thursday 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday

Ssssssh….it’s a SECRET

Want in on a secret? We have a NEW OFF THE MENU Po’Boy! The Royal Street Secret Po’Boy is loaded with Turkey, Ham, Sautéed Shrimp, Mushrooms, Tomato, Mayo Relish, and melted Swiss and American Cheese. Hurry in–it won’t be around for long! YUM! YUM! YUM!

You Voted Us “Best Cajun!”

We received the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Cajun Restaurant in Houston by YOU, the voters, in the Houston Press Best of Houston Awards! We couldn’t be where we are today without your incredible support. And, with this year marking our 10th year in business in Houston, this award is just a little more SWEET! Read More.

Every $1 Helps

This month, we are raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a leading children’s hospital pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Your donation matters. For just one dollar, you can help a child receive the health care she or he desperately needs to survive. Please ask your server before October 31st how Read More.

Subscribe to It’s a Tex-Orleans Life!

Find BB’s Cafe on YouTube as we gear up to celebrate our 10 years in Houston! We opened the first BB’s Cafe on Montrose on a Black Friday in November 2007. We started with a tiny hole-in-the-wall restaurant located at the corner of  Montrose and Westheimer with only 9 tables and a menu that consisted Read More.

UH’s Major Applewhite tries out BB’s Cafe dish named after him

University of Houston coach Major Applewhite sampled his new featured dish from BB’s Cafe. The Applewhite is blackened catfish covered with shrimp and crawfish étouffée, served with garlic bread. Yum! Read more

Water Creature Wednesday: All You Can Eat Shrimp

3 FLAVORS – ENDLESS SHRIMP Our Water Creature Wednesday deal has changed! We are now featuring Bottomless Baskets of Boiled Shrimp with a side of red beans. COME HUNGRY! This ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT deal is only $19.99 per person and features three flavors of shrimp to chose from Traditional Hot & Spicy, Mango Habanero, and Lemon Pepper. Each Read More.

Coach Applewhite Gets His Own Plate at BB’s

It’s TRUE! University of Houston Major Applewhite is getting a dish named after him! As UH Alum, we are PROUD to support the University. $2 of every plate sold will be donated to the 46ers, the restricted giving fund of UH football. What’s in the dish? A combination of catfish, crawfish and shrimp etouffee with Read More.

Elandon Roberts: UH Alum, Superbowl Winner

We are thrilled to be partnering with Elandon Roberts: University of Houston Alumni and 2017 Superbowl Winner! Roberts was drafted to the New England Patriots as a Linebacker and helped the Patriots clinch the win during one of the best Superbowl games in the past decade. This summer, you can order “The Elandon:” grilled redfish, cilantro Read More.

Bekah De Mayo Auction

AUCTION: BEKAH DE MAYO #LIVELIKEBEKAH SATURDAY MAY 6, 2017   Coogs Jet Set Generously donated by Barry and Celia Milner Value: 12K Minimum Bid: 10K Fly in style with 7 of your friends or family from Hobby to Tampa as the Coogs take on USF! Fly up in a Citation Jet before the game and Read More.

Bekah De Mayo

Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of dear friends who have fought great battles. On December 1, our dear friend Bekah Heiman was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. She battled grade 4 glioblastoma (GBM), the meanest fastest growing glioma cancer for 4 months. Even through the ups and downs, she found ways to laugh Read More.

Where to Eat Crawfish in Houston RIGHT NOW

Thanks for the LOVE, Houstonia!! We were featured in their March issue that was ALL BOUT THEM BUGS! “Every spring, Houston goes crawfish crazy—and with good reason. Thanks to our unique confluence of cultures, there’s no better city in the United States in which to enjoy the fiery red crustaceans. Whether you’re seeking Cajun-style boils, Read More.

From Rockdale with Love

In case you missed it, BB’s Cafe was featured in this month’s Lifestyle section of The Rockdale Reporter. Hailing from Rockdale High, BB’s success story serves as an inspiration and pride for the hometown school.  


Thank you, Houston Chronicle and Culture Map for sharing our good news! We are opening TWO MORE BB’s Locations in the Houston area this year and we couldn’t be more excited. We LOVE our customers and we couldn’t do this without you! Stay tuned on our social media accounts for more info as we have it!

We are Open in the Energy Corridor!

The 7th Home of Tex-Orleans Cooking is NOW OPEN After months of planning, decorating, taste testing, hiring, and training we are ready to serve YOU. We couldn’t be more excited to meet our newest community in Houston’s Energy Corridor! Come visit us soon for lunch or dinner!! All your favorites will be waiting: Po’Boys, Crawfish, Gumbo, Read More.

Crawfish is Back!

BB's Cafe Crawfish
We are thrilled to tell you that it’s finally time for Crawfish at BB’s! The bugs are ready, so we are ready! BB’s Tex-Orleans Crawfish is back starting January 16th!

Let’s Kick Hunger!

We are ready to KICK HUNGER! And you’re helping the cause–just by eating at BB’s! We are participating in the Flavors of Houston Championship–a Houston area-wide restaurant fundraising initiative supporting Taste of the NFL’s Kick Hunger Challenge to promote awareness and action to end hunger in America. All proceeds raised in Flavors of Houston Championship, Hosted Read More.

Cajuns & Cajunistas! Ask for this one BY NAME!

Did you know?! We have an OFF THE MENU Po’Boy for all our Cajun Kings & Queens! The deliciously decadent Royal Street Secret is loaded with Turkey, Ham, Sautéed Shrimp, Mushrooms, Tomato, Mayo Relish, and melted Swiss and American Cheese. Just ask for this Boy by name–you won’t find it on the menu!

Customer of the Month: Holly C.

Holly is a loyal fan of BB’s after being introduced to our restaurant by a friend. We are lucky to have you as our customer of the month, Holly! What is your Houston story? Did you grow up here, or move here as quick as you could? As a kid I used to come down Read More.

Fried, Delicious and Back by Popular Demand!

Our highest sellin’ OFF THE MENU boy is back by popular demand! It’s only featured for a short time so come and get it while you can. Two soft shell crabs dredged in seasoned flour and lightly fried. It’s a Po’boy you won’t want to miss! 

Customer of the Month: Tina N.

Tina has been a long-time supporter of BB’s and we are so excited to share her BB’s story as this month’s Customer of the Month! What is your Houston story? Did you grow up here, or move here as quick as you could? I was born in Denver, Colorado and moved to Houston, Texas with Read More.

New Orleans Style Murals at BB’s!

When BB’s Chief Brand Officer, Maricela Bassler, was looking to add murals into the BB’s locations she knew just who to hire! Maricela’s brother, Marco Hernandez, just happened to be an artist and a very good one at that. The only problem was that he had never done a mural before. Marco’s work up to that Read More.

Customer of the Month: Marc & Kiley S.

We are so thrilled to feature Marc & Kiley S, long time fans of BB’s Cafe, as this month’s Customer (couple) of the Month! What is your Houston story? Did you grow up here, or move here as quick as you could? Kiley: I grew up right outside New Orleans, and my husband grew up Read More.

For the Love of Tex-Orleans

Many may not know this. BB’s Cafe didn’t start out with a “Tex-Orleans” menu. In fact, the Tex-Orleans concept is one that was developed over time as the BB’s brand, and menu, began to take shape as a reflection of our influences and surroundings. From the start, Brooks Bassler (aka BB) knew he wanted to create Read More.

Customer of the Month: Craig Hlavaty

Meet the very first Customer of the Month: Craig Hlavaty! When he’s not writing for the Houston Chronicle or Filming ‘Between the Lines’ on CW39 NewsFix, he can sometimes be found protecting his wife’s shirt from Crawfish paste or downing a few drinks at BB’s. We asked Craig a few questions about Houston, what he would Read More.

What’s the Dealio with BB’s Crawfish?

BB's Cafe Crawfish
Crawfish season is in full swing! We have had comments, questions, likes, and dislikes but mostly rave reviews on our new crawfish operations. In light of the new Facebook worldwide launch of Reactions (with more ways to express yourself), we wanted to clarify a few facts and provide answers to some of your questions we Read More.

Fat Tuesday Celebration at BB’s Heights

BB's Cafe - Fat Tuesday
Throwing parties is in our blood. We love it almost as much as we love crafting our special Tex-Orleans recipes! Just take a look at our FIRST EVER Crawfish Boil at our “first born,” Montrose. We’ve come a long way since then! Our Heights location is throwing a Royal Fat Tuesday Celebration on February 9th from 5pm-LATE. Read More.

Our Crawfish Style: Tex-Orleans, Baby!

Houston is a glorious, delicious melting pot. We are a diverse city, rich in culture and steeped in flavor. Just think for a moment about the range of restaurants that you can find in Houston–where else would you find countless authentic or uniquely different restaurants? One of the best examples is Houston’s approach to Crawfish. Read More.

A Po’Boy Fit for Cajun Kings & Queens!

Did you know?! We have an OFF THE MENU Po’Boy for all our Cajun Kings & Queens! The deliciously decadent Royal Street Secret is loaded with Turkey, Ham, Sautéed Shrimp, Mushrooms, Tomato, Mayo Relish, and melted Swiss and American Cheese. Just ask for this Boy by name–you won’t find it on the menu!

Bottomless Baskets & Crab Legs!

Our Water Creature Wednesday specials change with the seasons! Currently on special is our Bottomless Baskets of Boiled Shrimp with a side of red beans. This ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT wonder is only $19.99 per person and features three flavors of Shrimp to chose from: Traditional Hot & Spicy, Mango Habanero, and Lemon Pepper. We bring out each Read More.

A Southern Brunch Boy at BB’s Cafe

Our new off-the-menu, featured po’boy is here! Take a brunch plate with all your favs and put it all between two perfect slices of french bread and you’ve got BB’s Southern Boy. Uniquely Tex-Orleans and only found at BB’s Cafe. Oh and did we say that’s Leidenheimer French Bread?! Yup! We serve only the best Read More.

The Triple Threat and 610 Sports Radio at BB’s Cafe!

Come enjoy Football Fridays at a BB’s Cafe near you with 610 Sports Radio and the Triple Threat! More deals to feed your Cajun Cravings too! BB’s is hosting the collective of radio personalities known as The Triple Threat! Rich Lord, Sean Pendergast and former New England Patriots Linebacker, Ted Johnson of SportsRadio610 will be Read More.

Our Soft-Shell Crab Po’boy is here, OFF THE MENU! Hurry

Have you tried our Soft-shell Crab boy yet? Come on in to your nearest BB’s location and try one out before it’s gone. Two soft shell crabs are dredged in flour and lightly fried, DRESSED. You know what that means! Lettuce, tomato, pickles and BB’s Sauce (a chipotle-infused mayo) all between fresh Leidenheimer bread. It’s Read More.

BB’s Cafe Montrose is now open 24 Hours, 7 days a week

BB’s Café at Montrose is NOW OPEN 24 hours a day and 7 days a week! That means we’ll be open LATE, through the wee hours and when you wake. So that means you can enjoy our extended breakfast menu morning, day or night! We really can’t wait for you to try the Chicken and Read More.

Mardi Gras was a blast because of you. Thank you Houston!

Krewe of BB's 2015
The Krewe of BB’s Heights, Class of 2015 did it again and we served up Tex-Orleans Cooking, drinks and crawfish to over 1500 guests. The artic air blew through again this year so we had to tent and heat the party again (last year Fat Tuesday was March 4 and the same thing happened!) which Read More.

Fat Tuesday Party: Bands, Beads, & Bugs!! February 17

BB’s Cafe is hosting our 4th annual BANDS, BEADS, & BUGS in the Houston, Heights on Tuesday, February 17th from 5pm to midnight! Celebrate FAT TUESDAY with the KREWE of BB’s! There will be LIVE ZYDECO MUSIC, BEADS, CRAWFISH, FROZEN HURRICANES, Drink Specials, KING CAKE, YUM Tex-Orleans Cuisine, cash-only BEER TUBS, and more! From 5pm-9pm Read More.

BB’s Cafe in Katy Now Open!

BB's Café Katy
We softly opened our doors to Katy on January 26 and the response was nothing short of amazing! Our newest customers (and some old regulars from even the Montrose location) enjoyed the new atmosphere which includes our largest bar yet with private booth seating and a dining room full of New Orleans art and family Read More.

BB’s Café Coming to Katy in 2015

BB's Cafe Katy, TX
We are proud to announce that BB’s Café is expanding to KATY, TX in 2015! We have always wanted to serve people in Katy so the decision to open our 5th location there wasn’t a difficult choice. Throughout the years we have received lots of love from Katy residents too, so we’re excited we get Read More.

BB’s Cafe lands a spot on the Cougar 100 list

BB’s Café is proud to be a part of the FIRST-EVER Cougar 100 program! The University of Houston Alumni Association launched  the new program to identify and rank the top 100 fastest-growing companies that are Cougar-owned or led. Rankings are based on their compounded annual growth rate from 2011-2013. Businesses also have to meet three criteria which include the following: Read More.

BB’s Cafe launches their first official Happy Hour

BB’s Café introduces VOODOO HALF-HOUR! If you didn’t know we had a Happy Hour, it’s probably because we never really talked about it. Yup, not a good thing BUT the fact is that we always “discreetly” had a Happy Hour until NOW. The truth is that we always have been keen to LATE NIGHT Howlers at the Read More.

BB’s Cafe supports the Houston Fire Department

BB’s Café is the sponsor of the 2014 Neighborhood Heroes Awards, and we couldn’t wait to serve our Neighborhood Heroes! On the menu for Houston’s heroic and distinguished guests was BB’s Pecan Crusted Chicken, Chalmette Mac N’ Cheese, Boudin Balls, Maw Maw’s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, and green beans. YUM! Presenting at the event were Ray Lozano, Read More.

New Briargrove location is ready to serve you!

Our Briargrove location has been open now for 6 weeks and we’ve been serving it up all day and LATE. We’ve had loads of old customers come in who live closer to the area but we are also happy to report an abundance of new TEX-ORLEANS lovers. We’re giving you this update to let you know Read More.

Team BB’s Caters for LINN Energy & Oceaneering!

On April 17 BB’s Café catered at Jones Plaza for LINN Energy. Their 400 employees enjoyed Zydeco Music by Keyun & The Zydeco Masters, both a Crawfish Boil and Shrimp Boil on-site, and grub that included: pollo bullets, Chalmette macaroni, shrimp diablos and dessert. Our team also catered for Oceaneering and fed over 300 of their Read More.

Water Creature Wednesday!

Enjoy Texas-size savings every Wednesday on select water creatures! Now we are offering a dozen raw oysters on the half shell at 1/2 off! We’ll also serve you snow crab clusters at $7.95