Celeb-favorite Third Ward restaurant The Turkey Leg Hut is about to get even bigger. The perpetually packed restaurant announced last week that it just received permits from the City of Houston to begin construction on an expansion of its restaurant at 4830 Almeda Road. The plan is to add on 1,061 square feet to provide additional indoor restaurant seating, restrooms, and a bar area.
The restaurant expansion is slated to be completed by the summer, but construction will depend on state and city directives on timing to safely perform services during coronavirus containment efforts.
“We are thrilled to have the green light to move forward with this expansion,” Turkey Leg Hut founder Nakia Price said in a press release. “Our first priority is keeping everyone safe during this pandemic, but as we make our way through this as a community, we look forward to brighter days ahead with more indoor seating capacity and additional accommodations to better serve our guests once we are able to do so.”
This is just part of the company’s rapid ramping up: the Turkey Leg Hut’s owners rolled out a food truck in the Galleria, and have been working on Savoy Urban Beer Garden, Daiquiri Hut, and Breakfast Hut, all in the Third Ward. It hasn’t been without bumps in the road. Neighbors recently “suspended” a suit claiming the Turkey Leg Hut’s smokers infused smoke into nearby homes, causing serious breathing issues.
The Turkey Leg Hut at 4830 Almeda Road is currently open for take-out ordering and delivery only, with social distancing measures in place.