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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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  • 57
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  • 31
    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
Good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2014
David J
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Dickinson, Texas, United States
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Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

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

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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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