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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 - 10:00 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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
#teamthompson

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Chrystal T
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Tomball, Texas
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Tomball, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Cypress, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I been eating Carls Barbeque for years. My wife and I dine in and have also bought the family pack for a wedding we had in our home. The wedding guest loved it. It allowed us to enjoy the wedding and serve the guest a tasty meal. Carls barbeque also supports many of the kids activities in the comunity. I... More 

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Belmont, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We have tried many BBQ places in the area and Carls is the best so far. Its in the sauce. Not to mention a great environment for the family. If you are in the area and looking for BBQ....save the time researching and just go to Carls

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I just would like to stay where my palate is and as well it is close to home opportunity for school catering is also their specialty and as well as it is affordable for the groups of players and parents

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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?