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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: 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
Really good barbecue

In Galveston, the place to go for barbecue is Leon's. Leon's is located in the vicinity of the cruise port. We tried the barbecue beef and chicken and found them to be delicious. The barbecue sauce is outstanding. The prices are reasonable and service is good an unpretentious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2013
Ed P
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Sugar Land, Texas
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bardstown, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Do not miss this place!! If your looking for a fancy place with white tableclothes, look elsewhere, if you want the best dang BBQ you've ever ate this is for you!! We ate the 3 meat platter. We chose ribs, brisket, and chicken. The ribs were to die for!! The brisket was fantastic!! Everything was so good including the sides.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

If you've eaten bar-b-que most anywhere else in Texas, not the plastic tasting places like Goode Company in Houston, Texas, it's risky to eat here. Anyone who is a bar-b-que connoisseur could only walk away hating this place because it's so damn good and the portions ample, and impossible or almost impossible to duplicate. Not to mention a great value.... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

In Galveston, the place to go for barbecue is Leon's. Leon's is located in the vicinity of the cruise port. We tried the barbecue beef and chicken and found them to be delicious. The barbecue sauce is outstanding. The prices are reasonable and service is good an unpretentious.

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Almira, Washington, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

O MY WORD! This little place would be easy to drive past and not notice! I am SO glad we stopped! It is the BESt meat, BEST sauce I've had! The service is friendly, and it has a homey atmosphere. you MUSt stop and try, look closely, its easy to miss from the road. But you'll be glad you came!

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Maypearl, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We have to say this is BY FAR the best place to eat BBQ in Galveston. The food was excellent and the hospitality was definitely Texas. Mr. Leon went out of his way to make french fries (not on the menu) for my 14-year-old son. He lives up to his slogan "if it is not on the menu, ask." The... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This was a wonderful place to eat. We were greeted witha smile and the very sweet and wonderful owner Leon, we will be back.

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Souther California
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256 reviews 256 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We are traveling the country and while we will eat at the chain restaurants, we look for local places with good reviews. Leon's is fantastic. Don't go if you need tablecloths and fine china. Go if you want GREAT Bar B Q, friendly and great service, and then there is Leon. We arrrived a little early on friday to beat... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

My wife and I were headed back to our hotel on Super Bowl Sunday, and instead of going somewhere to watch the game, she suggested that we stop and get some BBQ to take back to the room. I said I knew just the place to get it, if they were open. We stopped in and they were, but they... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

After a long day of walking around historic Galveston, we decided we did not feel like going to a busy restaurant to eat dinner. Since we were staying in a condo, we decided to get take out and bring it back to the condo to eat. After reading reviews here and elsewhere on the web, we hit on Leon's. We... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

OK, for all the complainers, what do you expect for the price. Four of us Canadians cruising out of Galveston decided to try out Leon's based on the passion of reviews elsewhere. As we arrived Leon was telling everyone "There's np more brisket. I'm out of brisket". So, the price is good and Leon has built his restaurant in the... 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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