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Goode Company Barbeque

5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
713-522-2530
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Ranked #117 of 7,205 restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Everybody loves an original, and you're not likely to find too many things more original than this. It would be an understatement to call the Goode Company Barbeque on Kirby a Houston institution. It's a tradition that has stood the test of time.
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L.A.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I love BBQ, but Goode Company is just a very smokey flavor with no taste. Ribs were like rubber and baked potato was drenched in butter, and sour cream. The place is like a road side Bbq dive and if the food was at least good then I would get it but not the fact here.

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goodecobbq, Owner at Goode Company Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review of Goode Company BBQ. We take pride in the food we serve and wish to deliver nothing but the best. We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy our ribs and baked potato, but hope you will give us another shot to prove to you the high standards we abide... More

GlobalTraveler
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110 reviews 110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Brisket and 2-sides $15. No choice of BBQ sauce - theirs is relatively thick and sweet. Brisket was definitely fork-tender but not much smoke ring on the meat. No better or worse than the dozens of other local-chain BBQ joints in Texas, maybe a more limited selection of sides at Goode compared to other places I've been. Beer is kept... More

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goodecobbq, Owner at Goode Company Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review of Goode Company BBQ. We value the opinions of our visitors and are sorry to hear you didn't overly enjoy your visit. We take pride in the quality and tastiness of our food and scratch-make all of our dishes daily using the highest quality ingredients. We hope you will... More

Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

If your going to be in the Houston area, or already are, no trip can be called complete without a stop to Goode Company. This is one of the best BBQ places I have been to, A great southern feel to the ambiance, the people where wonderful, and the food was just darn good. I had the Brisket while I... More

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Houston
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The fact that this restaurant could be anywhere besides the top in Houston is evidence of the bias and absurdity in a site I've supported for years. Goode Company is wonderful. If you want serious Texas barbecue in Houston, this is your place. Don't miss the excellent jalapeño cheese bread!!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very decent all-around Houston BBQ. Great setting, looks to be unchanged for decades longer than the 35 years they've been in business. Ribs, Pulled Pork, Sausage, Brisket are all good, safe bets, although there are other spots that specialize in each of these to higher levels. Unfortunately what sets these guys apart from their competitors - in not so GOODE... More

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goodecobbq, Owner at Goode Company Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review of Goode Company BBQ. We value the opinions of our customers and are disappointed to hear you weren't overly satisfied with your recent visit. We take pride in serving high-quality and tasty food to all our guests and still scratch-make every family recipe by hand daily. We hope you... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went here on my last day in Houston and I have to say this was some really good food. I ordered the brisket meal. It came with seasoned rice and this thick Texas cheddar bread. And to wash it all down I had some of their local beers.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Having been coming to Goode Co. For 20 years and it's wonderful, every time. Brisket, chicken and sausage are high quality. Ribs are good, but could stand more meat on the bones. Place is clean and service is very good. Quality of BBQ matches the price. A couple of locations (59 on the south) and I-10 (to the west near... More

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New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our bbq dinner was so good that we went back for lunch the following day! Brisket, sausage, stuffed potato, pork ribs, and duck - we had them all! I loved the baked beans with peppers and potatoes. Definitely pricey for a $9+ baked potato. Portions for the BBQ dinners were quite generous with 2 sides and 1 pc of jalapeno... More

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La Porte, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have been long time fans of Goode Company restaurants for many years but unfortunately it seems their economy has gotten better faster than ours has. We ate here on June 13th looking forward to the Jalapeno bread and a nice slice of brisket or some spicy sausage but when we saw the new prices since we last ate there... More

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goodecobbq, Owner at Goode Company Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review of Goode Company BBQ. We value your opinion and feedback and are sorry to hear you will no longer be visiting our restaurant due to pricing. More

Norwich, Connecticut
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178 reviews 178 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We read Goode was some of the best BBQ in the Houston area and we weren't disappointed. My husband and I both had the beef brisket and it was delicious as was the various sides, best of which was the potato salad! The ordering process was a little overwhelming for a first timer, but we had a great time talking... More

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