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Best BBQ in Houston!

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jwr
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Best BBQ in Houston!

anyone have any thoughts on who has the best bbq in Houston? thanks.

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1. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

Fatty brisket and beef ribs at Killen's in Pearland.

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2. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

Texas Monthly magazine rates Gatlin's and Virgie's among the top 50 in the state in the June BBQ issue. Hard to disagree with that.

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3. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

They're only rated so highly because Daniel Vaughn, the barbecue editor at Texas Monthly, hasn't eaten at Killen's yet :o)

Edited: 03 August 2013, 16:44
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4. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

Killen's had gotten a lot of good reviews, but it's fairly new and in Pearland, about 15-20 miles south of Houston's downtown.

Gatlin's has been getting great reviews for a long time--only complaints seem to be that (1)they run of food and (2) lines are long (sometimes 2 hrs to get served).

Haven't heard much negative about Virgie's. Both Gatlin's and Virgie's are fairly centrally located.

Personally, I haven't had the pleasure of eating at any of them--just reporting what I've seen on other web sites.

Edited: 03 August 2013, 17:11
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5. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

To be honest, I've heard reports that Killen's also has long lines and frequently runs out of barbecue. And they're only open at the weekends at the moment. And they are indeed a fair way south of downtown.

I got there at ten past ten on a Sunday, was first in line (they open at 11am), and it was spectacularly good.

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6. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

My 2 favorites are on the northwest side, Valley Ranch and County Line.

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7. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

It's a hole in the wall, but Thelma's is good. It is also a BBQ Nazi place (like the soup Nazi in Seinfeld).

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8. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

I never got a chance to eat there, but I think Thelma's is closed.

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9. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

The last time we went to Thelma's there was a trailer outside and the building was locked up. I was told that was temporally. Did some research now, looks like the landlord kicked her out and she is looking for a new location.

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10. Re: Best BBQ in Houston!

chron.com is currently running a poll on this subject. so far:

1) demeris...1030 votes

2) goode co....1013 votes

3) rudy's ....729 votes

4) killen's...681 votes

5) pizzitola's...296 votes

6) pappas...278 votes

Edited: 05 August 2013, 02:20
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