Katy News and Events


Pe-CAN or PEH-can?

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The weather is not the only thing CHANGING in Houston! Starting October 6, we are introducing a NEW DELICIOUS DISH, featuring two of your favorites. CHOW DOWN on Pecan Crusted Chicken AND Fried Shrimp with Chalmette Macaroni and Greens for only $12.95! It’s the plate you’ve been dreaming about. But, move fast! We are always Read More.

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BB’s Tex-Orleans supports our city’s action plan to protect the community from spreading COVID-19. Before the closures of the restaurants, we set out extra measures and policies regarding extra sanitation and procedures to protect both our team and our customers. Now with the closures and new action plan recently taken by the City, we have Read More.

Join us for Houston Restaurant Weeks 2019

Every summer, Houston Restaurant Weeks brings restaurants and Houstonians together to enjoy time together while giving back to the Houston Food Bank. We are proud to be participating again! For every HRW meal that you order at BB’s, the Houston Food Bank will be able to generate 15 meals from your included $5 donation! Now, Read More.

All you can eat boiled shrimp is back!

Are you ready for this, Houston!? Starting July 31st, 2019, we are offering an all you can eat deal on our boiled shrimp every Wednesday from 5pm-close! Choose from our Cold & Classic or Hot n’ Spicy boiled shrimp and eat to your heart’s content for just $19.95. Want a little more? Add a Snow Read More.

Come for the BRUNCH, stay for the TUNES!

You work hard ALL week, and now it’s time to LET LOOSE! We’ve unleashed a DELICIOUS new Brunch Menu so you can enjoy your weekend, TEX-ORLEANS style! We will also have LIVE MUSIC to take you back to ALL locations (except Montrose) so you can sit back, relax, and get taken back to NOLA! Gather Read More.

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 *This promotion has ENDED*

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!

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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.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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!”

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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

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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!

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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.

Water Creature Wednesday: All You Can Eat Shrimp

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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

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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

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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.

Where to Eat Crawfish in Houston RIGHT NOW

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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.


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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!

Crawfish is Back!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

BB’s Cafe in Katy Now Open!

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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.