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Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
(409) 744-0070
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Ranked #47 of 258 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

They have only use the Freshest, Finest Quality Meats.... So they have the Finest BarbeQue & sauage For over 25 years Leon's World Famous BBQ has been serving its customers the finest, freshest, most mouth watering BBQ in the South, earning Leon the title DR. BAR-B-Q. What makes our BBQ so unique is our special sauce. Handed down from generations... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Oh my gosh. Four of us ordered family style. Tried brisket first and fell in love but then ate the ribs and thought we'd died and gone to heaven. THEN Leon delivers the NC chip BBQ with corn bread and rice and we were born again! Seriously best food ever! Already posted to my social channels and recommended to all... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I thought the ribs would have been fall off the bone but they were kinda tough, the lady who served us was not very friendly, forgot to gives us our change, it's a hole in the wall place don't think we'll go back there, try a different place if your looking for good Texas bbq

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Houston
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The barbeque was not all that good. Definitely the chicken and sausage were some of the worst we ever had. The ribs and brisket and chopped beef were okay. We have definitely had better barbeque at other places. We went in on a Sunday near closing time. We felt rushed to eat the whole time we were there as they... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Snuck over for a quick lunch before afternoon clinic. The service was excellent and the BBQ authentic. The NC BBQ was not quite what I expected but it was still tasty. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The meat was delicious (brisket, ribs, and both sausages tried), we all enjoyed the sides and the corn bread, the service fantastic (our waitress explained everything thing and answered all our questions). Leon came over, had his photo taken, chatted and cut up my husband's meat for him as he was holding the baby and trying to eat one handed.... More

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Top Contributor
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Close to the end of IH 45 on Broarway. Park on the street. Old building but clean. Specializes in African-American style. Table service. Brisket, sausage, and beans good. Potato salad not to my taste. Beer served.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Leon's is a small (8-10 tables) little hole in the wall restaurant off of with some of the best brisket that I've ever had. It's located on Broadway as you are coming onto the island. The bark on the BBQ is perfect and the smokey flavor is great. The brisket has always been juicy and tender. A plate comes with... More

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Galveston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Hey you must visit here if you are BBQ lover! This Restaurant is Cozy and homey... Not much to look at from the outside, but when you walk in...It has that smell of "You know you are gonna get a great meal". People there are friendly and talkative. Tender, tender tender brisket, sausage it perfect. My wife had the chicken... More

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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

So unfortunately I was watching what I took in calories today, but still had a great lunch. A turkey sandwich consisted of two slices bread (choice of wheat or white), 4-5 ounces of turkey, pickles and onions. The sandwich was not "made" which allowed me to control how much meat was on the sandwich and still had some left over... More

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