Hours during COVID19

Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner only from 11am-6pm.

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Free slice of cake while supplies last wit each order.

Banana Pudding

Desserts like grandmama used to make!

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The best oxtails are served up from the original soul food restaurant of Houston!

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Try something new on your next visit like chitterlings--a long time favorite and feel good meal!

Learn Our History

Make Us a Part of Your Houston Visit!

One of the oldest African-American restaurants in Houston, Texas, This Is It, dishes out delicious soul food from the steam table from a diverse mix of customers, working-class and professionals to politicians, entertainers, tourists, conference attendees, as well as its regular customers and neighborhood residents. The Jones’ turned the business over to Craig Joseph in 1994, after which, he purchased property for This Is It at 207 Gray. In 2008, a new restaurant was built at 207 Gray, Suite B. When This Is It started out in 1959, it was open for three days a week for lunch. Now it is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and with breakfast served Monday through Saturday.

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