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This Is It Soul Food

Map & Directions 2712 Blodgett St.
Houston, TX 77004
  • American, Soul Food, Southern
  • Sun 11am-6pm, Mon-Sat 11am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot available, Street


Houston Press' Description

This Is It, one of Houston's oldest and most recognizable soul food restaurants, started in Midtown but has since picked up and moved down the street from Texas Southern University. Originally opened in 1959 under Frank and Mattie Jones, This Is It is run today by grandson Craig Joseph Sr. and his wife. The restaurant still turns out classic Southern comfort food and the best plate of oxtails in town, stewed until the tender, fatty meat falls from the bones with a breath. It's packed to the plate-glass windows at lunch, and good luck finding a parking spot along Blodgett. Our advice: Wait until the lunch rush is over around 1 p.m., or head out early and get there when it first starts serving at 11 a.m.

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  • Blaze E. on 11/06/10

    omg...please come with an empty stomach..life dont eat breakfast, because a half of plate will leave your back hurting

  • LaMecia B. on 06/26/12

    Friendly staff, amazing food. If you aren't full and satisfied when you leave, you did something wrong.

  • CultureMap Houston M. on 03/20/12

    In an ad touting Houston for the city's convention and visitors bureau, superstar Beyonce Knowles says This Is It is one of her favorite places to eat.

  • Rachi Y. on 03/02/14

    Legendary Soul Food!

  • 💋Tina V. on 05/16/12

    The Best darn soul food in all of HOUSTON!!!!!!!

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