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Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
+1 409-744-0070
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (63 reviews)
“potato salad” (22 reviews)
“rum cake” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 19:30All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

Leon's is a small, unassuming barbecue joint on Broadway in Galveston, TX. Friendly staff, the cook came out to our table and we got to meet and speak with Leon himself! He had some great stories to tell us! The barbecue ribs were delicious, beef...More

Thank mdh_468
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Leon's has no atmosphere, but if you love good barbeque this is your place. Family owned an run for 30+ years in the same location. Leon and his family are absolutely wonderful. I was there with a group and at the end of the meal...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 1 February 2015

perhaps our expectations were too high..the ribs were very dry and a deep smoky flavour which neither of us enjoyed..the folks were friendly and the location full with regulars..just not our cup of tea..

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

We had the brisket & ribs. Outstanding BBQ and it definitely deserves a TMBBQ Top 50. Love the sides as well. Spicy rice is awesome

Thank offtrack65
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Leon's is a must-stop when you find yourself on the Island. We shared a 3 meat lunch plate with brisket (lean as requested), ribs and downtown sausage (beef). Our two sides were red beans and macncheese. The sides were solid, but we came for smoked...More

Thank Ed_B0b
Reviewed 3 January 2015 via mobile

Leon is very friendly and his staff is great. Food is excellent and a great value. We eat here every time we are in town. It is a home like atmosphere. Great place to visit if you like reasonably priced barbecue.

Thank John O
Reviewed 1 January 2015

Friendly service and the owner .is a delight. Our party of 5 had a variety of meats. The premium cuts are well worth the extra cost. For Texans know that the ribs are dry rub and nit your traditional Texas BBQ.

Thank MargaritaTravels
Reviewed 25 November 2014

I had some of their hand rubbed ribs for our Thanksgiving lunch and they were awesome. So I wen't over there last night and got the 3 meat dinner to go. I got the trimmed brisket,sausage and ribs with potato salad and their "spicy rice"....More

Thank David J
Reviewed 16 November 2014

The atmosphere was down-home funky with lots of laughter and chatter. The food was served in no time. The ribs were overcooked and dry, almost jerky. The BBQ beans were good and the cole slaw was wet but still crunchy. I really wanted these ribs...More

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 8 November 2014 via mobile

This is a great place to get barbecue! I ordered the 2 meat dinner (brisket & turkey) with Mac and cheese and BBQ beans. My husband ordered 1 meat dinner (brisket) with Mac and cheese and spicy rice. As we sipped on our cokes waiting...More

Thank LeAnna B
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23 June 2016|
Response from Charles N | Reviewed this property |
Don't really know the answer to that. The are a restaurant on Broadway with really good food is all we know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-0070
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