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Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

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5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
(409) 744-0070
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10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Delivery

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Too smoky

perhaps our expectations were too high..the ribs were very dry and a deep smoky flavour which neither of us enjoyed..the folks were friendly and the location full with regulars..just not our cup of tea..

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Doug B
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Bracebridge
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bracebridge
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

perhaps our expectations were too high..the ribs were very dry and a deep smoky flavour which neither of us enjoyed..the folks were friendly and the location full with regulars..just not our cup of tea..

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Seguin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had the brisket & ribs. Outstanding BBQ and it definitely deserves a TMBBQ Top 50. Love the sides as well. Spicy rice is awesome

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Friendswood, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Leon's is a must-stop when you find yourself on the Island. We shared a 3 meat lunch plate with brisket (lean as requested), ribs and downtown sausage (beef). Our two sides were red beans and macncheese. The sides were solid, but we came for smoked meats, of which they gave us plenty. The brisket was very good with a light... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Leon is very friendly and his staff is great. Food is excellent and a great value. We eat here every time we are in town. It is a home like atmosphere. Great place to visit if you like reasonably priced barbecue.

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Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Friendly service and the owner .is a delight. Our party of 5 had a variety of meats. The premium cuts are well worth the extra cost. For Texans know that the ribs are dry rub and nit your traditional Texas BBQ.

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Dickinson, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I had some of their hand rubbed ribs for our Thanksgiving lunch and they were awesome. So I wen't over there last night and got the 3 meat dinner to go. I got the trimmed brisket,sausage and ribs with potato salad and their "spicy rice". It was about $20 and it was well worth it. Every body knows it's better... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The atmosphere was down-home funky with lots of laughter and chatter. The food was served in no time. The ribs were overcooked and dry, almost jerky. The BBQ beans were good and the cole slaw was wet but still crunchy. I really wanted these ribs to be great, but they weren't.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a great place to get barbecue! I ordered the 2 meat dinner (brisket & turkey) with Mac and cheese and BBQ beans. My husband ordered 1 meat dinner (brisket) with Mac and cheese and spicy rice. As we sipped on our cokes waiting for our meals, we saw close to 10 people come in pick up their carry... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I stumbled across Mr. Leon's place. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous. I was pleasantly surprised at how reasonable was the pricing. If you get to Galveston, Leon's is a must experience.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

They are expensive, but it's worth every penny, the brisket, and the ribs are our favorite, also the greens, potato salad, and bake beans are delish. For dessert the rum cake is to die for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: (409) 744-0070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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