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The Swinging Door

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3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77406-9118
+1 281-342-4758
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Rock Springs, Wyoming
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words cannot even describe the experience of eating at The Swinging Door. From half a mile down the road, you can already smell the barbecue. Anticipation is already boiling. Everything on the menu is homemade and seriously delivered to you within minutes of ordering. I grew up with a father from Texas. Barbecue is his dream and he is very... More 

Thank juliaj684
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swung on down to the swinging door for some Bar-B-Q. Meat falling off of the bones type of ribs? Establishment has been around since the 70's. If they have not perfected the BBQ by now, something is seriously wrong...lol.

Thank miguelcorral69
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142 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best BBQ ever. The rib were awesome, the sauce was some of the best I have ever had. The wait staff was very good and attentive.

Thank MnWonderer
Richmond, Texas
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating a Swinging Door since it opened in the 1970's. I realize that people have very individual ideas about what makes good BBQ. My opinion is that if it is good without sauce, then it's good BBQ. I prefer a good smoke ring on my brisket and ribs, which equate to a good smoke flavor. You can... More 

Thank Henry D
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously, I salivated the minute I stepped in. It smells uh-mazing. I can't speak about the waitstaff, as we did take away, but the lady at the desk was very patient as my English in-laws read over the menu and asked questions. Our order was ready relatively fast, and tainted us the whole drive home. I am a sucker for... More 

Thank Megan B
Richmond, Texas
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

BBQ is somewhat objective on likes and dislikes, so take that as you will. However, I love the Swinging Door BBQ. I like to order the brisket, either as an entree or sandwich, depending on my mood and hunger level. The sauce is tangy and not too strong. The pork ribs are fall-off-the-bone tender. My son loves the chicken and... More 

Thank Don D
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Swinging Door. It is the best Barbeque in town. I don't go anywhere else. The decor is laid back and the food is great. I have been to a wedding reception here and it was delightful as well.

Thank luhland
Aurora, Colorado
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384 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a gravel parking lot and plenty of room. The inside is very casual and there is a lot of space inside which is broken up into numerous rooms. We ate there with relatives while we were in town visiting - first visit for us. I liked the very casual décor with lots of old advertising signs and pictures... More 

Thank MT1
Fallbrook, California
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here several times in the past. Just plain, typical Texas BBQ. If you are looking for fancy, keep driving. If you are looking for great Texas BBQ you've just found it. More than adequate portions. Good and wide variety of menu items. Food was well prepared and delivered much faster than expected. There were 6 adults and 1... More 

Thank 633KPD
Katy, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best BBQ in the Houston area. This is where the local people go to get real BBQ. When you had a long day on the trail and are hankering for some great BBQ then the Swinging Door is the place to go partner. Great service, great BBQ sure to fill you up. Love the antique atmosphere.

Thank scottsD2005XJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77406-9118
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 281-342-4758

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