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Carl's Barbecue

21920 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77429-3377
+1 281-890-2275
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brisket” (27 reviews)
“potatoes” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
21920 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77429-3377
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Go to Carl's when I'm hungry for barbecue (bbq). The only place I go when I want bbq. Really love the sausage, brisket, and chicken plates. Their banana pudding is outstanding too. If you're in the area, please do not miss this stop if you're...More

1  Thank mrsbear626
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Such a big fan of the food here. Brisket is second to none. Sausage is amazing. Sides can't be beat. Only place for BBQ for my fam and me.

1  Thank Vincent B
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We really enjoyed the corn bread in this location, the service was acceptable nothing to wow just business but the place was very clean and the food tasted delicious. We certainly enjoyed our meal here and recommend it to be visited.

1  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Carl's is our go-to place when visiting family in Cypress. The cornbread is outstanding and the plate portions are very generous. Very reasonably priced and an excellent selection of meats and sides.

Thank SarahC9876
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Been going to Carl's for about 16 yrs. Always good food, fast service and pleasant servers at this BBQ joint. Will be so relieved when the construction on 290 moves out!

Thank Dixie V
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is friendly and laid back they offer BBQ and hamburgers. This is a great destination are new to Houston

Thank Laree W
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Traditional describes Carl's very well with the bottles in a tub of ice, walking down a serving line to choose your meats and sides and then plenty of tables for seating ... friendly people and quick service ... as a first time visitor, went with...More

Thank EdRambler
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had a takeaway of jacket potatoes which were enormous and nicely cooked, however the filling wasn't very generous which made the potato dry and hard to get down. My husband had the banana pudding which he absolutely loved 😊

Thank Bongarnold
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I love that this place is still around. Definitely old school. Traditional bbq from times past. It is good but dont plan to have your wedding reception there. It makes me happy that places like this stay around for us old school people.

Thank utbeta
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been eating at Carl's for over 14 years. Despite all the nearby BBQ competition, we'd rather eat here than the big chains. My favorite meal's the pulled pork one meat dish, with green bean casserole and special mashed potatoes. The...More

Thank Beabe T
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Frances V
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Response from Sandy A | Reviewed this property |
Their regular Sunday hours are 11 am to 8 pm. I have sent an e-mail to them asking about Easter Sunday. Will let you know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21920 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77429-3377
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: +1 281-890-2275
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