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Barbecue Inn

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116 W Crosstimbers St, Houston, TX 77018-5630
+1 713-695-8112
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10:30 - 21:30
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm with the reviewer that said they have never had the BBQ cause the seafood platter is great. I have been going since 1966 also and I guess I need to try other things. Haha. They have been in business and same owners for over 70 years. We use to dress up to go there.

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Thank Virginia M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always get the best fried gulf shrimp and or stuffed crab or oysters. Have never eaten the bbq or fried chicken which I hear is fantastic. For some reason ordered the chicken fried steak, which was mediocre at best. While I love this place with the throw back interior and real professional server staff, I really can't believe how middling... More 

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Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. I am sorry that the Chicken Fried Steak (CFS) was not to your liking, however the next time you are in I would like you to ask for the Manager and explain your experience. I will have them cook another CFS on the side of what you order for you to try. Just for... More 

Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a friend's recommendation I stopped by this restaurant. Biggest surprise ever. Words do not lend them selves to explaining the wonderful service and GREAT food.

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Thank Mike P
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to you dining with us again soon! More 

Houston
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289 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We returned for the first time in a few years last night ... ate the same thing as we did in 2014 -- all white meat fried chicken with crispy fries and salad .... huge portions and plenty to share ... Beth was our server and she was sweet -- very accommodating. We were too full to get dessert, but... More 

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Thank gailhouston
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you review! Please dine with us again soon! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I don't think there is better fried gulf shrimp (the real deal) and stuffed crab anywhere than at the barbecue Inn. An awesome throwback experience with wonderful service, great food and the same funky decor since it opened in the late forties. Also try the chicken fried steak, the BBQ and the very best fried chicken in Houston!

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Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We strive hard to create consistency in our product and appreciate it when it is noticed. Please come back soon! Thanks again! More 

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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

If I were on death row or was told it would be my last meal on earth I would literally choose the chicken fried chicken with baked potato from Barbecue Inn. I've been going to this place with my grandparents since I was a kid and the food has been consistently delicious for at least the 30 years I have... More 

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Thank Rita B
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We hope you never have make that request! Come back and see us soon Rita! More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We enjoy Barbecue Inn as much for the food as the exceptional service. This place has been doing it right since 1946. They serve some of the best fried chicken & chicken fried steak I've had. What I really like about coming here for dinner is that it is such a friendly atmosphere, set in a seriously mid century diner... More 

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Thank Laurie H
Houston, Texas
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198 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is an old time Houston Landmark... Cooked to order Fried Chicken is my favorite ... This one worth going out of the way to eat at...From a Steak, to Burger, to BBQ, to Fried Seafood... AWESOME STUFF !!!

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Thank STULETSEAT
Galveston, Texas
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

The wait staff were lovely and the place, including restrooms is immaculately clean. Salad is chopped iceberg lettuce with two small tomato wedges slathered in dressing. The fried chicken is greasy and over cooked. The coconut pie is pretty good.

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Thank Robin362
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Robin. I am sorry that your food was not up to your expectations. Please contact me at 713 695 8112 during business hours when convenient. I would like to discuss this matter further. Regards, David Skrehot Co-Owner Barbecue Inn Houston, Texas More 

houston, texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I have visited this place many times. I have had the St. Louis style-ribs, fried chicken, fried shrimp, chicken fried chicken, chicken fried steak and the fillet. All were very good and I would highly recommend. Their thousand island and ranch dressings are made fresh every day. I have never ventured past the thousand island because I like it so... More 

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Thank rexaplenty
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind comments! Our staff tries very hard to create the dining experience our customers are looking for. We look forward to you dining with us in the near future! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:30
Thursday
10:30 - 21:30
Friday
10:30 - 21:30
Saturday
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W Crosstimbers St, Houston, TX 77018-5630
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-695-8112

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