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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, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 33
    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
Best BBQ in Galveston (or Dallas)

While there are other places in Galveston with a larger reputation, they all pale compared to the real Texas BBQ you get at Leon's. After living for almost in the city of BBQ pretenders that is Dallas, Texas. I have been looking for good BBQ since I moved to the island. I have finally found it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
MellowTraveler_423
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Galveston Island, Texas
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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

While there are other places in Galveston with a larger reputation, they all pale compared to the real Texas BBQ you get at Leon's. After living for almost in the city of BBQ pretenders that is Dallas, Texas. I have been looking for good BBQ since I moved to the island. I have finally found it! The food and the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is real hole in the wall. The menu was a little confusing, but we ordered two BBQ sandwiches and then they asked us if we wanted wheat or white bread. We said wheat, and out came a big plate of store bought sandwich bread. Soon out came some big slices of BBQ pork. We didn't make sandwiches, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Awesome food and friendly folks. Really good BBQ. We had turkey, sausage, ribs and brisket. It's in an old house turned into a restaurant so the atmosphere is nothing special, but who cares when the food is so good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

As I stated "This is some seriously good BBQ!" Picked up some ribs and brisket to dine at home. The portions on the sliced beef dinner are huge, easily enough for two! The ribs were some of the best, with a crispy skin but moist! Will be hard to pass this place in the future without stopping!

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Lumberton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Downhome, cozy feeling, extra nice people. We were welcomed as we walked through the door. My husband & I ordered two different plates. He ordered brisket & sausage with BBQ beans and spicy rice. I had ribs with potato salad and coleslaw. We were served bread, pickles and onions with our meals. Their wonderful sauce is on the table, if... More 

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kansas city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

this place has THE BEST Brisket and BBQ in Galveston and Leon is always there to see to customers and his recipes, very cozy and good, not overpriced either

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Red Oak, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Really good grub, super friendly folks, get the bread pudding with rum sauce (warm). Parking is street only, good luck. Mr. Leon himself generally visits with you in the "dining room".

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Juneau, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

During a trip to Houston we drove down to Galviston just for a look. We had read that Leon's should be on our "have to" list. We got the brisket and potato salad, how do you resist? Really good brisket.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Best BBQ chicken you will ever eat. The half yardbird is huge and is unbelievably moist. The ribs are awesome and have the chewy texture and flavor of the best backyard smoked ribs ever. They do not fall off the bone like the overcooked variety you get elsewhere. So what are you waiting for, put on your favorite old t... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We had sausage and brisket, which was fantastic. Potato salad, greens and pinto beans — super YUMMY! Do not skimp on the sides!!! The pecan pie was the absolute BEST PECAN PIE I have had in my entire life — and I have had a lot. The rum cake was also superb. Highly recommend this spot for extra great food... 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: Seafood, 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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