Below is a list of the top and leading BBQ Restaurants in Houston. To help you find the best BBQ Restaurants located near you in Houston, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Houston’s Best BBQ Restaurants:
The top rated BBQ Restaurants in Houston are:
- SouthernQ BBQ – offers smoked meats and homemade side dishes made from trusted family recipes
- The Pit Room – serves dishes prepared in a pit room made of barrel-style offset smokers
- Gatlin’s BBQ – serves classic Southern barbeque made from the best ingredients to fully satisfy the palates of their diners
- It’s Ribs – offers carry-out, delivery, and catering of their tasty and delicious BBQ dishes.
- Roegel’s Barbeque Co – has more than 20 years of serving the community with tasty and savory BBQ dishes and homemade sides.
SouthernQ BBQ offers smoked meats and homemade side dishes made from trusted family recipes. There are caterings services available for weddings, graduations, and many more. Furthermore, their popular items include a 2-meat plate, brisket sandwich, and peach cobbler. They also serve turkey breast sandwiches, pulled pork sandwiches, and sausage sandwiches. Moreover, their entrees include smoked oxtails plates and meat plates served with bread, onions, and pickle. There is also a sampler platter of brisket, turkey, sausage, and ribs.
Address: 411 W Richey Rd, Houston, TX 77090
“Brisket was moist and cooked to perfection. The potato salad was the best blend of fresh ingredients. The green beans were tender and the bbq sauce gave it just the right compliment. Wonderful experience in taste. Dine in with mask. Everyone was very courteous and conscientious. 5 stars indeed.” – Lyn Jenkins
The Pit Room
The Pit Room serves dishes prepared in a pit room made of barrel-style offset smokers. There is also a vertical sausage cooker adjacent to one of the pits. The dishes are all made from scratch t ensure quality. Furthermore, there are meat selections of beef ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and turkey. Their sausage selections include beef, pork, and venison which are all made in-house daily. Moreover, their dinner menu is served with a choice of two sides and one slice of white bread. There are also shareable that can feed up to 8 people.
Address: 1201 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
”Visited because some friends recommended it for Texas BBQ and it didn’t dissapoint. There’s a line to order and then you can take your food to any table inside or in their large patio. Really loved the food, particularly the brisket and the sausage. Friendly staff. I would say it’s a must visit for barbecue if you are in Houston.” – Andres Zamudio
Gatlin’s BBQ serves classic Southern barbeque made from the best ingredients to fully satisfy the palates of their diners. They opened their doors to the public in 2010. Since then, the has received various local and statewide recognition. Furthermore, their menu includes sandwiches, Texas-baked potatoes, and sides. Their meats are sold by the pound with selections of brisket, pulled pork, brisket, and turkey. There are also spare ribs, baby backs, and beef ribs. Moreover, they serve pastrami, mushroom burger, and grilled chicken breasts. There are also sauces like mild buffalo, Thai chili, and original BBQ sauce.
Address: 3510 Ella Blvd Bldg C Ste A, Houston, TX 77018
”This was my first time at Gatlin’s. I had brisket, ribs, and sausage. Each were excellent!! The brisket was very moist, and the ribs were “fall off the bone” good. I also had mac and cheese and collard greens as sides. Both were very good! My wife had the pulled pork sandwich, and she said it was very good. The staff were all friendly. This was a great lunch!” – Tim Thompson
It’s Ribs offers carry-out, delivery, and catering of their tasty and delicious BBQ dishes. There are various meat choices sourced from trusted local markets. This includes pork ribs, chicken, brisket, and pulled pork. Furthermore, their ribs may be pineapple glazed, jalapeno-glazed, or original. There are also sanwdwich combos served with 1 side of choice. Moreover, they have selections of family packs that can serve 4 to 10 people. Their kid’s meal is a sandwich of their choice plus one side and drink.
Address: 11035 Jones Rd, Houston, TX 77070
”Came here, and saw they had a drive thru, which was convenient. Got a loaded potato with brisket meat. Meat and potato tasted very good, but the barbeque sauce did not seem to have a very distinctive taste. Overall, though, it was good food. Service was fast and friendly. Glad I came here.” – Derek Gantt
Roegel’s Barbeque Co
Roegel’s Barbeque Co has more than 20 years of serving the community with tasty and savory BBQ dishes and homemade sides. they have made use of their own recipes for their dishes and spice blend. The sides include coleslaw, potato salad, and pinto beats. Furthermore, their smoked meats include smoked sausage, smoked chicken, and USDA prime brisket. There is asphalt switch two-sides orders of sliced brisket, pulled pork, turkey breast, and chicken. Moreover, there are baked taters and sandwiches of different variations. They serve bourbon banana pudding, fountain drinks, and iced tea as drinks.
Address: 2223 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057
”In Houston that is like asking which kid is your favorite. Each one is fantastic and they all have individual attributes that make them special. We are very blessed in Houston to have quite a few “favorite” places. But I seem to find myself at Roegels Barbecue Co. more often than others. I can still remember the very first bite of Russell Roegels brisket. I took several years ago. Always consistent always good.” – Robert Gross
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