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Goode Company Barbeque

5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
713-522-2530
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Ranked #167 of 7,229 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'm not a huge fan of meat. I eat it when it's available but I don't seek it out or crave it. That being said Goode Co was an amazing testament to southern BBQ. I had a loaded baked potato with honey ham and turkey breast. The slow cooked meat was definitely the best part. The jalapeño cheese bread is... More

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NC
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We are not native to Texas so we wanted to try a nice local spot to give Texas BBQ a shot. We were pleasantly surprised to have come across Goode BBQ, based on a recommendation. The sauce was fantastic although we were not crazy with the rub – I assume it is a Texas style rub. Very tasty other than... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The brisket was tasteless and the sauce wasn't much better. For a self service restaurant, the price is way out of line. What a scam!

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

Thank you for sending in your review of Goode Company BBQ. We value the opinions of our guests and are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit, especially the brisket and sauce. We take pride in serving high-quality and tasty food to every guest who visits our restaurant. We scratch-make all of our dishes daily using the highest-quality... More

Bingley, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went to Goode's to round off a fantastic week in Houston. We got the dinner - 2 meats with sides. The food is proper Texan - nothing fancy, but big portions and delicious BBQ sauce. We sat outside with a cold beer and felt very Texan. Nothing is set up for tourists, it is all very real and traditional,... More

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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a good go to place when in the area. BBQ is good, parking is easy and the line goes quickly. There are better BBQ places around but all an all this is a solid choice.

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Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you're not from Texas, this is definitely worth trying. It gives a good idea of what Texas bbq is all about. Careful, spicy is spicy and though the jalapeño bread is DELICIOUS, it's spicy. The pinto beans were perfectly seasoned and perfect. Really enjoyed the atmosphere. We were in a large party upstairs and it was some of the... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food is ok. I found it to be VERY heavy on the smoke. Went there with a bunch of New Yorkers, who enjoyed the experience, but agreed with me on the food -- we got the brisket and two sides -- none of us finished. The best thing was the jalapeno bread, which was delicious. Goode Company is counter... 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 all of our guests and are disappointed to hear you wouldn't recommend our restaurant. We take pride in serving authentic Texas BBQ that is slow smoked over mesquite wood for hours to ensure a high-quality and tasty meal. We use... More

Ellijay, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I got the BBQ Brisket Po Boy, my son got the 3 meat special (comes with 2 sides). The Po Boy was excellent, though next time I'll ask for the sauce on the side. My son says this is his favorite BBQ place in Houston and enjoys coming here whenever he can. I can see why. Low key atmosphere. Attentive... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is good stuff. Quality ingredients prepared or carved to order. Cold beer. Walk up service. You might find better but if you do it's really good. Brisket and ribs are about as good as it gets. Cooking here emphasizes the meat and meat flavor. If your into sauce, there isn't much here for you. The beans are very good.... More

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The Hague
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Probably the best BBQ place in the West U area. Not as good as Gatlins but better than Pappa's. Quite small, limited parking.

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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're disappointed to hear we aren't your favorite BBQ spot in the city. We take pride in serving tasty, high-quality food to all our guests. We scratch make all of our dishes using the same tried and true recipes we did on day one. We... More

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