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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: 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
Very Nice People

Leon was at the BBQ shop when I rolled in and ordered so I had the distinct pleasure of meeting this affable gentleman. This place has got some really friendly people. Leon is a 75 yr old retired Army cook who has been smoking ribs for 30+ years at this shop. Served 2 tours in Vietnam but it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Leon was at the BBQ shop when I rolled in and ordered so I had the distinct pleasure of meeting this affable gentleman. This place has got some really friendly people. Leon is a 75 yr old retired Army cook who has been smoking ribs for 30+ years at this shop. Served 2 tours in Vietnam but it still friendly... More 

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a very friendly and down home place. We got the two meat plate with ribs and brisket. The ribs were excellent, the brisket was good but a little cool, could have been hotter. The sides were also good, especially the mustard greens. The portions are large, so you will take some home if you are not a big... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
26 helpful votes 26 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
106 reviews 106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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