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Goode Company Barbeque

5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
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Ranked #188 of 7,273 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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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Morristown, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We were in Houston visiting friends and were their guest for dinner at this BBQ restaurant. It was good, but nothing to write home about. It was my first experience with true Texas BBQ so I did not know what to expect. I had the brisket and the ribs. They were both good but just so so. I think that... More 

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New York, NY
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

I've had good Texas style BBQ, but never in Texas. In Houston I was taken here by a friend who'd been living there for several years. The brisket was dry and bland. The pork ribs were nothing special. I also sought out BBQ in Fort Worth. Riscky's was similarly disappointing, though Goode is definitely better than Riscky's. I guess you... 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 Barbeque. We value the opinions of our guests and are disappointed to hear you didn't overly enjoy your recent visit, especially the brisket. We pride ourselves on serving high-quality and tasty food to each and every guest who walks through our doors. We scratch-make all of... More 

Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Mouth watering brisket and ribs. Great BBQ sauce. The brisket melts in your mouth. The ribs falling off the bone. They are that tender. Both with just the right amount of savory smokey taste. Friendly service and great value.

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They highlight is the turkey here though you can't go wrong with any of the meats I think others do brisket better. Classic cafeteria style BBQ joint with picnic tables outside and don't forget the Pecan pie!

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Most of the BBQ places in Houston are pretty much the same. Other parts of the country, BBQ means slow cooking with special highly flavorful and if desired, spicy sauces. In Texas, BBQ means smoked, so it is slow cooking in smoke. All the meats have similar flavor, tasting like smoke. The meat is good quality and tender, but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Luv this place...I live 2 blocks from Goode Company...so I am a regular...however, when I want to watch football and eat BBQ, I go to Houston Barbeque Company on Eldridge in west Houston...They have big LCD TVs and great BBQ (post oak smoked vs mesquite with a classic central texas sauce)...

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Pearland, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I can honestly say that I have patronizing Goode Company BBQ for over 20 years and never had a complaint. I am particularly fond of the sandwich with a toasted egg bun with the BBQ Czech sausage, easy on the sauce or on the side and of course a Shiner beer. To finish, a slice of their famous Texas pecan... More 

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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Right in the heart of houston a real live BBQ a joint the way they used to be. The Goode name is well known in Texas and this place rocks. Old time setting, big tables so you can meet a few folks and great food.

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Houston, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been frequenting the Goode Company restaurants for over 20 years. The food quality is good and the prices are reasonable.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in the mood for good, old-fashioned barbeque, nothing is better than Goode company. They have the normal fare you expect at a barbeque joint - brisket, chicken, sausage, ribs, ham - and all are excellent. Nothing fancy, just good slow cooked, tasty meat. On the side, the baked beans and potato salad are great and I love... More 

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Additional Information about Goode Company Barbeque

Address: 5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
Phone Number: 713-522-2530
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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