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Carl's Barbecue

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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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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 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
A Downhome, Local, BBQ joint

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Ghost44
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Palos Heights, Illinois
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Palos Heights, Illinois
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139 reviews 139 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Located on the 290 feeder road, north side, Carl's is where we go for delicious ribs, pulled pork, and more. We order our Thanksgiving turkey from them every year, and it's fantastic.

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Year in and year out, this long time Cypress institution consistently turns out great BBQ. Where Carl's really shines is the brisket, always lean and tender. The pork ribs are a little more hit and miss - sometimes they are the best around, sometimes a little tough. The chicken is always good, and Carl's does a good job on both... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Excellent location, in the Northwest Freeway and Telge Rd. A family owned restaurant that offers a delicious barbecue meats and ribs, the best barbecue sauce to my taste and a fully loaded potato that have not rivalry. The employees are very helpful and the prices excellent, the portions are very big and they offers family packages. Is a place where... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Recently moved from College Station to Cypress and have been on the hunt for a good BBQ place. Tried this and it was very disappointing. Prices were a little steep for the small portions and the average taste. Customer service was nothing to brag about either. Unfortunately, my first trip was also my last.

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roatan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Tonite for dinner my friends picked up dinner for us at Carl's. They had not eaten there for a while and we're extremely pleased with it. I have had 3 people I've the past 2 days tell me how good it is. The brisket was moist and the rib meat fell off the ribs. Good cole slaw and potato salad... More 

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