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Barry's Bistro

1013 E. Main Street | League City, TX
281.557.5555 | Email | Website | Hours
Barry's Bistro is a one of a kind Bistro and small antique/gift shop located on East Main Street in Downtown League City. We occupy The Historic Lawrence Home, originally located on property at the north corner of Iowa and East Main Street.
The house was built after the 1900 Storm, probably in 1905. This two-story structure is built of cypress and debris recovered from that storm. The staircase lends to the simplicity of the house. Original wide flooring is found throughout the house. Several rooms feature beaded ceilings. Many of the original window panes are still in place. The most noteworthy feature of the house is the distinctive copper roof which was added in 1915.
Elmer and Eliza Jane Lawrence moved to League City in 1907 and purchased the house in 1910. Their business, Lawrence Broom & Mop, was one of the oldest and longest running businesses in League City. They were very active in the Friends Church of League City. Mr. Lawrence preceded his wife in death. In 1955, after Mrs. Lawrence’s death, the home was sold to the Friends Church for a parsonage. Kenneth Miller was the first Friends Minister to live in the parsonage. In August of 1957, Jack Pierce became the Pastor of the Friends Church and lived in the parsonage until 1963. After the Friends Church vacated the premises, the building was moved to face Iowa Avenue and became a rental property.
In 1990, the Lawrence Home was in a sad state of repair and that owner offered the house to anyone who would move it to another location so he might have access to the land. It was moved to its present location at 1013 East Main and has been refurbished and preserved, making it truly a unique property which now is home to a very special Bistro, Antique/Gift Shop.

About Us.......

We are a family owned business and have built our reputation over 40+ years serving good food for our good friends. ''FAMILY'' recipes that have been handed down from the old country. Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Robert's Cobb Salad w/ Brown Derby Dressing, Harry Caray's Holy Cow Club, Pete Vonachen Special,King Ranch Chicken, Louie's Chicken & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya, Big Al's Meatloaf Sandwich, Homemade Bread Pudding, Lemon Bars, Chocolate Cake, Lemon Bars, Gluten Free Brownies. Don't Forget The Beer & Wine! :)

Our house is an ideal atmosphere for an intimate gathering of family and friends and is also a nice venue for entertaining. We look forward to serving you and make note that reservations are recommended.

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- Angie Bucks Sep 27th '15

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We held my daughters baby shower last weekend at Simply Fresh Restaurant. The place was lovely, the food and service was outstanding. The owner stated they changed the name and the concept, however all the family recipes are still available. We were so glad they are still doing private parties!

- Gigi Sep 17th '15



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