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Goode Company Barbeque

#24 of 7,142 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
+1 713-522-2530
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went with friends who are local Houstoners. Very delicious lunch! So glad we stopped here to experience what so many had told us about.

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Thank JN_172
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard about this joint as being one that couldn't be missed, and since we were already in the area, of course we tried it. Beer is on ice immediately inside the front door, and buckets for convenient carrying while you browse the menu and then place your order. We tried the brisket and ham plates with jalapeño cheddar bread.... More 

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Thank Jason G
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best place in Houston for great BBQ!! Good for atmosphere. I could eat there every day. Lol. Ok for families and crowds. Nice for kids to see stuffed buffalo (sorry for the buffalo) and other animals. Serves beer. I can't go there enough. If you're looking for someplace to take out-of-towners for the best BBQ, don't miss... More 

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Thank jank1414
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really like the plantation setting and decor of the restaurant, though I thought the BBQ is only ok and not as great as I thought it would be. It is also cafeteria style and not "sit down" service.

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Thank Karina C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here several times an dthe the meals are wonderful. A grat place for brisket as well as sausage.

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Thank Greg K
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a picky eater I rate the brisket as good not great, but the pulled pork, the cucumber salad and the cold green bean salad were great. Larger portions than I expected. A friend got the potato and it was enormous, literally the size of a man's #8 shoe - you could feed a family of 4 with it.

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Thank WChesterGreg
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to this establishment for many years and it has never disappointed me. I got my usual sandwich which is the chopped brisket on jalepino bread with sauce. Their version of chopped brisket is taking sliced brisket and chopping it into small pieces....NOT left over meat mixed together like most chopped BBQ. I always get a bowl of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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176 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jim Goode was more vaquero than cowboy. He was the real McCoy when it came to BBQ and Tex Mex cuisine. I had the pleasure of knowing him and he was a Chef's Chef despite having no formal training. He poured his heart and soul into his work. He is said to have pioneered the use of mesquite wood in... More 

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Thank FilsProdigue
Boston
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times, but the last time was a number of years ago...it is simply not as good as I remember and the prices have gone wayyyy up. Three of us had a late lunch and the bill was almost $60! The jalapeno bread had no bite, the ribs were only good because I smothered them... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Houston an a quick google search showed this place. It wasn't too far from my hotel so we drove there. Brisket is good, the rest was so so.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-522-2530
Description
Everybody loves an original, and you're not likely to find too many things more original than this. It would be an understatement to call the Goode Company Barbeque on Kirby a Houston institution. It's a tradition that has stood the test of time.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?