Freebirds – Our Search for Houston’s Best Restaurants for Kids!

Freebirds on GreenbriarAddress: 3745 Greenbriar St, Houston TX 77098

Age Appropriate: All ages

Price: $

It’s Juliette! My husband, my 6-year-old and I love going out to eat and we are sharing our restaurant finds with you.

We have lived in Houston for 11 years and Freebirds is one of the first restaurants we went to so it holds a special place in our heart.

Freebirds BurritoWe go to the one on Shepherd and Greenbriar. My husband loves it and we really like the casual and fun vibe that comes from the decor and the staff. Freebirds started in California in the spirit of healthy (grass-fed burgers and all-natural chicken) and life loving spirit. And, of course, their burritos are wonderful.

The decor is very industrial, modern and funky. Hung over the ceiling, their is a roller coaster car with a mannequin of Barbara Bush and Willie Nelson! The patio in front is nice and covered.

Taco Salad at FreebirdsThere is a huge counter along which you walk as you build your burrito. Having to make a lot of quick decisions, it is nice to take a step back and look at the menu with all the options before actually ordering.

I have to say that our burrito maker was great, friendly, patient and smiling while me and my son were building our dinner. My husband zips through the line as he has his perfect burrito already made up in his mind!

The ingredients look fresh, appetizing and healthy. They are famous for the way they wrap the burritos in aluminium foil to make it easier to eat.

Thumbs Up at FreebirdsI chose a bowl instead, I like to eat with a fork more than my hands! My son ate everything and I think that’s because he made it to his taste. And the excitement to build something out of the aluminum foil!

Along the back wall, a little gallery of foil creations can inspire you: a swan, a rose or peace sign etc… There is no picture of our art but I can tell you that there were the best looking balls you have ever seen!

Freebirds is a great option for your family and friends. You will eat in a casual atmosphere a made to order delicious Burritos!

See you next week for our next culinary adventure!


Kids Eat Free at Freebirds – Mondays and Tuesdays

I was at Freebirds last weekend taking advantage of the $2 frozen margaritas (all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday) when I noticed that kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday.  With the purchase of an adult entree, kids get a free entree, chips and drink.

I know the restaurant at 3745 Greenbriar Street is participating.  Call your local restaurant to see if they have the same deal.

Freebirds World Burrito


Address:   Multiple. We visited the Shepherd Plaza Freebirds at 3745 Greenbriar Houston, TX 77098

Cost:   Reasonable… but not McDonald’s cheap.

Appropriate Age:   Any age (that will eat a burrito or quesadilla and doesn’t mind the noise).

Our Review:   Freebirds is a fast food chain, but the location in Shepherd Plaza has a cool Austin feel. It’s a little tricky to get to with the one way streets around it, and it’s in a strip mall, but once you walk in the door, you feel like you could be on 6th Street in Austin.

At the Shepherd location, each weekend there is live music from 10:00 – 4:00. For details, check the WEBSITE.  They also have $2 beers and frozen margaritas and $8 bottomless mimosas.

The music was very good and it was nice to be out at a “hip” lunch with kids. Freebirds is casual, so we were not out of place. The music is loud, but it did not bother my sleeping 2 year old or my wide awake 4 year old.

We ordered a kid’s burrito with chips and drink for $3.09 and my husband and I shared a Monster Veggie burrito for $6.49. It was plenty of food for all of us. Had Brooke been awake, we’d have either ordered another kid’s burrito or ordered an adult Hybird burrito (starting at $5.00) for the kids to share.  You can also add a fountain drink and chips and guac/queso/salsa or fountain drink and cookie for $2.79.

My 4 year old thought the restaurant was a lot of fun and liked sitting up high on the bar stools. (There are also regular tables and highchairs.) My husband and I also liked our cool lunch spot. We’ll be back to this location for sure.

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