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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 - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 55
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
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  • 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
Smoke on the Water

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Ed_B0b
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Friendswood, Texas
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Westminster, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Leon's is a small, unassuming barbecue joint on Broadway in Galveston, TX. Friendly staff, the cook came out to our table and we got to meet and speak with Leon himself! He had some great stories to tell us! The barbecue ribs were delicious, beef brisket fell apart! Absolutely nothing fancy but if you are looking for that local hole... More 

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Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Leon's has no atmosphere, but if you love good barbeque this is your place. Family owned an run for 30+ years in the same location. Leon and his family are absolutely wonderful. I was there with a group and at the end of the meal Leon took us on a tour of the entire facility. If you go, be prepared... More 

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Bracebridge
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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