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21920 North West Fwy (Hwy 290), Cypress, TX 77429
281.890.2275
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good baroque with good price

We went with 8 others and I had the chicken which was very good. My husband had the 2 meat brisket and sausage and really liked it. The cornbread mini muffins were very good. Everyone else liked what they had from brisket to ribs. Potatoe salad and green beans were also very good

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
MrsPPedigo
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Cypress, Texas
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There is nothing to dislike about this place. The barbecue sauce is the best and meats are wonderful: brisket, ribs, chicken and turkey. The cornbread is some of the best ever. The atmosphere is a lot of fun: casual with lots of relics from the 50s. My only regret is that I don't live closer. I'd be a regular. In... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The best barbeque ever. Choice of beef ribs, brisket, chicken and smoked turkey. The 3 meat plate comes with 2 sides and is large enough to split between 2 people. Great price at $13.25. Flavorful and not greasy. We like the casual country atmosphere with the old wood floors.

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went with 8 others and I had the chicken which was very good. My husband had the 2 meat brisket and sausage and really liked it. The cornbread mini muffins were very good. Everyone else liked what they had from brisket to ribs. Potatoe salad and green beans were also very good

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houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for good Texas BBQ this is one of the places to go. The prices are reasonable and the menu selection is great.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a standalone place that looks very rustic from the highway. It is very well lit inside in contrast to other similar places that tend to be darker. I came for the brisket which at $12.95/pound is the cheapest price point I have seen in the Houston area. Most competitors are a few dollars per pound more. They weigh... More 

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I had a BBQ Brisket sandwich and my business friends had a Texas Chow Down Potatoes. My sandwich was one of the best brisket sandwiches I've had in a while. But it looks like I should have ordered the TEXAS CHOW DOWN because it looked amazing. Chopped Beef, Butter, Sour Cram, Cheese, Bacon and chives in a potato that was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

don't go there expecting to write a check and have been doing business for years and I am an original Cypress person shame on you Carls pLus you don't even have a sign up saying that you do not take checks

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had the brisket and ribs the brisket was good, the ribs were tough, the sauce on the ribs was good. The sides were okay.

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Tomball, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Our family's first choice of bbq in houston for 19 years. Their sides are amazing, although we've always thought they should have a few more options. And their stuffed baked potato with choice of meat is one of the biggest and best in the Houston area.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been going to Carl's for many years and still feel it is consistently the best Bar-B-Que around. We have had family gatherings, parties and meetings at Carl's as well as using their take out and catering services. The food is always exceptional! The owners are very friendly and constantly give back to the community by participating in local... More 

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Additional Information about Carl's Barbecue

Address: 21920 North West Fwy (Hwy 290), Cypress, TX 77429
Phone Number: 281.890.2275
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Cypress
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21920 North West Fwy (Hwy 290), Cypress, TX 77429
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: 281.890.2275

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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