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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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Tue - Sat 10:30 - 21:30
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Been going to Barbecue Inn pretty much my entire life. Great old standby. The food is always consistently prepared, clean, the staff is very friendly and professional. Some things never change, because they don't need to!

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

Thank you for your kind review! We love our customers and look forward to seeing them each day. Please come back soon! More 

Pearland, Texas
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117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Went here on Saturday morning. Place opens at 10:30 . Ordered chicken fried steak and fried shrimp. Had baked potatoes for sides since they don't have mashed potatoes. Food was homemade and was good. Service was great and had lot of pictures in the walls that shows the history of restaurant.

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Thank vacationeverysummer
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 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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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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1 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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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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299 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place is awesome. Been going here my entire life. Anyone who grew up on the north side knows BBQ Inn is the best. Homemade meringue pies, seafood, and BBQ. You wouldn't think a BBQ place would have such good seafood. The stuffed crab is my favorite.

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Thank James L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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 

Houston, Texas
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you sometimes long for the fried chicken your grandmother or mother prepared, this is the place. I'd never visited the Barbecue Inn in all the years I've been in Houston. We visited the restaurant Saturday, and I guarantee you that I will return soon. It is simply wonderful. All the accolades are exactly right.

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Thank Billnhouston2n
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
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?