Fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy will be in hobbit heaven when they visit this famous Houston eatery. First opened in 1971, The Hobbit Café originally served only vegetarian food. Realizing no meat was bad for business in Texas, it added more carnivorous options to its menu. Inside you’ll find movie memorabilia, posters and character models decorating the walls, as well as an outdoor patio that’s the perfect spot for Sunday brunch.