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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: Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Good not great

We shared a 3 meat combo, the brisket was excellent, the sausage very good but the pork ribs were only average. We had the cole slaw and turnip green as sides and they were under seasoned for our taste. The sweet potato pie was some of the best I ever had. We had the meal as takeout and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sean G
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We shared a 3 meat combo, the brisket was excellent, the sausage very good but the pork ribs were only average. We had the cole slaw and turnip green as sides and they were under seasoned for our taste. The sweet potato pie was some of the best I ever had. We had the meal as takeout and the service... More 

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Thank Sean G
Webster, Texas
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on our way out of Galveston for take out for dinner. Food was excellent, got the ribs, turkey, spicy rice, potato salad, and greens, just heavenly. I am driving to Galveston just to get BBQ. AWESOME

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Thank csteffie30
Kingfield, Maine
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped into this place on a day trip to Galveston and the food was REALLY good. The place doesn't look like much from the outside, and the interior is rough, but the staff was great and the food was worth it! The prices were very reasonable. The bakes beans were delicious and we took home an extra order.

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Thank beachfollower
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

The waiter guided us to their best dishes and we all shared. The smoke house was out back, behind this corner house in a Galveston neighborhood. It felt like we were sitting in a family member's house with red checkered table cloth. Kids and adults loved ALL the food we had, and it was a lot of food. Best meal... More 

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Thank ColleenChicago
Balaton, mn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A little hole in the wall place. Friendly staff and the BBQ was excellent! Try the Mac and cheese its the best around!

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Thank Blazer57
Houston, Texas
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Tried the ribs, both types of sausage and Leon's brisket cut. The barbecue was all good. Leon had a nice bark on the brisket without being too salty. Was expecting the Leon's cut to be from the point, but was flat brisket with a bit of extra fat layer. The sauce was good with a nice vinegar balance to it.... More 

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Thank BevoBurn96
Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The ribs and brisket are very good here. The sides are super, too (especially the beans). Our waitress was very friendly and helpful as well as other employee there. This is a down-home joint with a laid back atmosphere. Nothing fancy. The Barbeque speaks for itself!

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Thank Jayegrl
Florissant
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Food was really good and the portions were large, enough to eat later. The staff was friendly and helpful in helping you make a selection. The atmosphere was homey. Reminded me of Ropers Ribs back in St Louis. The prices were more than fair considering the amou.t of food you are served. I highly recommend Lion's World Foust BBQ.

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Thank Barbara B
Montana
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I love barbecue and will seek it out where ever I travel, I was so happy we stopped here! Very laid back cozy atmosphere, like sitting in the kitchen with family, welcoming staff, Parking was a bit hard to find, but finally able to. My wife and I both had Leons Cut, The beef was tender and full of flavor... More 

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Thank Sam M
Silver Spring, Maryland
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495 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

....health insurance wasn't a problem! Ate here and had the best barbecue in probably the whole of the country - beats Sonny Bryans and Virgils! Uncle Leon and his wife were very hospitable and came out and greeted us and even posed in a pic! Leon is truly the BBQ surgeon/specialist. His restaurant is renown throughout UTMB and many staff... More 

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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