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|Food styles||American (Traditional), Breakfast, Soul Food, Southern|
|Restaurant specialties||Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch|
|Restaurant services||Delivery, Catering, Groups, Kids, Outdoor, Reserve, Takeout, Walkins|
Traditional home-style, soul food cooking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Home atmosphere & great service! Catering all events, both family & corporation.
Established in 1959.
We are one of the oldest African-American restaurants in Houston, Texas! We dish out delicious soul food from the steam table for a diverse mix of customers from working-class and professionals to politicians, entertainers, tourists, and conference attendees.
Frank and Mattie Jones, the late grandparents of the current owner, opened This Is It in 1959 in a frame house at 1003 Andrews, located in Freedmen's Town. Frank Jones had been inspired by his mother, who in the '20s and early '30s ran a boarding house in the Fourth Ward at the corner of Ruthven and Crosby. She served soul food to her boarders, who included jazz greats Louis Armstrong and Cab Calloway.
The Jones' turned the business over to Craig Joseph in 1994, after which, he purchased property for This Is It at 207 Gray. During the hot summer month of July 2010, Craig and Georgette Joseph and the This Is It family moved to its current location at 2712 Blodgett where the dream of Frank and Mattie Jones is kept alive.