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Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
+1 409-744-0070
10:30 - 19:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 20:30
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews and anticipated a barbecue treat. It was just okay. Nothing bad, but nothing to bring us back either. My husband had the young,tender spareribs. They had barely a hint of smokey flavor, the rub overwhelmed with black pepper lingering on the palate. I had the brisket which was very juicy and tender, absolutely no smokey flavor... More 

Thank BarbaraF841
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have to tell you that I was a little worried when we pulled up to the little hole in the wall at about 2:30 this afternoon. No one was there. The three of us found a table and each ordered a beef brisket sandwich, two of them the Leon fatty side BBQ and one the lean beef. Three sides:... More 

Thank kctLosAngeles
las vegas, United States
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

we ate their 6 days ago.wow what a meal! you get alot of food and it's fantastic.we ordered brisket some of the best we ever ate.their sides yum.baked beens were some of the best I ever had.our waitress was super friendly asked her questions and told her how good her food was and she told us next time to try... More 

Thank Glenn W
san antonio
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Hurry get over here and try this place . There are a lot corporate or chaim restaurants here in Galveston but when you want some plain and simple BBQ come check out Leon's . It has a simple no-frills dining room atmosphere with a great family vibe . The food is the real deal . We ordered the one meat... More 

1 Thank martin c
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a small hole-in- the-wall type spot but the food is good! The house made sausage links are very good! A must try!

Thank LesLeigh M
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I checked TripAdvisor to see where to go for barbecue in Galveston. We ended up going to Leon's Worlds Finest Barbecue. What a treat! We ordered brisket and ribs with baked beans and potato salad. The brisket was excellent and the ribs were just a little dry but the flavor was delicious. The sides were home made... More 

Thank Arnold W
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Arrived late in the day. Chairs were on top of tables and staff was ready to go home. But as we walked through the door, we were welcomed like family. The food was outstanding and if we lived closer, we would visit Leon's weekly.

Thank Lorraine D
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you love real Texas barbecue you'll love Leon's. We always order "Leon's Cut." While there are a few tables, there's no ambiance--it's really a takeout restaurant, and that's fine with us. We go there for the outstanding barbecue and the wonderful people who work there.

1 Thank emmeness
Kelowna BC
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We are visiting Galveston from BC Canada to take a cruise. Our Houston to Galvestion transfer driver Dwayne told us this was the best bbq place so we took a Taxi from Holiday Inn over there for $11 and simply had the best time ever!!!. the service was amazing and the food and experience will be a life long memory!... More 

Thank presley1977
Glenwood, Minnesota
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

When on the island this place is a must. This is a hometown, quaint little place with very good food as well as great service. We will most certainly be back as we visit the island every year. Thanks Leon's!

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-0070

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?