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Thelma's Bar B Que - CLOSED

1020 Live Oak St, Houston, TX 77003-3614
+1 713-228-2262
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
25 Feb 2015
“You gotta try the catfish”
18 Aug 2014
“It was the best”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Barbecue, American
1020 Live Oak St, Houston, TX 77003-3614
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Reviewed 25 February 2015 via mobile

This is a great example of how really good food will keep people coming back if your near this place you need to stop in and see for yourself.

Thank Jtorres1
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Thelma's was the best BBQ in Houston...unfortunately its closed now. I hope Thelma is doing well, she was always a sweet Lady.

Thank Montecore1
Reviewed 26 July 2013

We've been eating Thelma's bbq for ten years, at the old location and the new, and it is about the best in Houston - good ribs, brisket and mile high piled potatoes. Enjoy!

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Dont go up to the counter while talking on your cell phone, this lady is old school and rude, she wont serve you. But I dont go there for the fuzzy feeling I dont get inside. I go there for the superb BBQ and yes,...More

Thank lglbgl38
Reviewed 7 August 2012

BBQ ribs were not as tender as I would like them to be, the brisket was flavorful and the sauce had a nice kick to it as well. The catfish was fried hot and others in group said it was delicious. Thelma's doesn't serve any...More

Thank jfcdallas
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Awesome catfish! Huge portions! What more need be said? My friends had BBQ and ordered it from the "fatty end". It was delicious and also came with enough meat for 4 sandwiches!! They were right, Thelma's got attitude but that's just another reason why I'm...More

1  Thank Wheintze
Reviewed 29 October 2011

I went to Thelma's after reading in Texas Monthly about this place. The service was fair, not very friendly. The brisket was dry, The ribs were ok, but not great. The bake potato hugh with alot of fixins but I didn't try it. The chickern...More

Thank jesfire415
Reviewed 8 September 2010

Thelma the owner was really nice to us. We ordered a rib and chopped beef sandwich. The beef was tender and the ribs were meaty and huge. The sauce is on the sweet side, but still a great addition to any meal. Highly recommend.

Thank sgtmorrison
Reviewed 3 June 2009

I've not been to the old location on Live Oak St. but after reading reviews online about Barbeque in Houston Texas, I found out that Thelma's BBQ is one of the most popular of BBQ spots in Houston. I live in midtown so the trip...More

Thank groovysax01
Reviewed 4 May 2008

We live in Houston and are big BBQ lovers. Texas BBQ prepares the BBQ with a simple rub and no sauce before baking. Great BBQ will fall off the bone and you dont need a knife or sauce. When family came to town, we decided...More

Thank sparkytx
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  • Address: 1020 Live Oak St, Houston, TX 77003-3614
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 713-228-2262
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