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Goode Company Barbeque

5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
713-522-2530
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Ranked #194 of 7,254 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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Cumberland, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Although this is a BBQ place, our family LOVES their pecan pie. They fly well in a suitcase. My daughter doesn't make a trip back home without at least 3 in her carry on. Their BBQ is also delicious but you have to try the pie!

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Goode Company has raised prices substantially in recent years although its product remains, well, "good." The brisket, sausage and turkey are all quite flavorful and the Austin (boo) baked beans are excellent. Some of the sides, though, are pretty lackluster. The atmosphere is still good with the smell of mesquite smoke and country music playing. Outside seating is as pleasant... More

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Chatham, Ontario
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141 reviews 141 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

grab a tray and go through the cafeteria style line and sample an assortment of bbq'd meats. They had a reasonable variety of sides and a few desserts. Then take your food and sit outside on the covered eating area at a series of long picnic tables. My meal was quite good but a few friends noted their meat was... More

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Goode Company BBQ has been around a long time and has a faithful following amoung Houston's elite. Goode Company is a mainstay in the community and to its credit "gives back" when asked. That said, the BBQ is adequate, however it you are looking for exciting BBQ, there are plenty of other choices in H-Town that are just as good... 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 customers and are disappointed to hear we aren't your favorite spot in Houston to grab some authentic Texas BBQ. We are committed to serving high-quality and tasty food to each and every guest who walks through our doors. We... More

Katy, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have tried this place several times, and the brisket is always dry, over-cooked. Veggies are average. Considering this is a chain restaurant, I would expect better. I've tried 3 different locations, and my opinion of their meat is the same at each location. I have a philosopy of three strikes you are out - won't be trying another one.... 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 customers and are disappointed to hear you haven't enjoyed your visits, especially the brisket. We pride ourselves on serving high-quality and tasty food to each and every guest who walks through our doors. We still scratch-make all of our... More

Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you want good slow-smoked BBQ, go to Goode's. There's a reason they've been around a long time. George Bush Sr STILL enjoys the place as well. Great Brisket, so tender you can cut it with your fork. Best pecan pie! They are so good we have them cater our 4th of July party for the past 10 years.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are new to town you need to check out Goode Company Barbeque. It's the best in town and you get a feel for the it was before all these people started coming into town

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Houston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Never a good(e) sign when you say you like a BBQ joint for the Texas atmosphere and the pecan pie. Unfortunately, that's wal I would recommend at Goode Co. The brisket was dry, over-cooked. Pie and Texas music playing in the background are really nice.

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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 customers and are disappointed to hear you didn't overly enjoy your 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're glad to hear you... More

Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

CAVEAT: There's an interesting group of people who spend a significant amount of time trying to establish a hierarchy of barbeque. These BBQ elitists carefully critique the most acute details of their meat; things like fat content, bark, and sauce. I am not one of those people. I won't be so ignorant to suggest that all barbeque is created equal,... More

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It's better than average, but not as good as its reputation, and certainly not as great as Killen's or Gatlin's. Over the last ten years, I've eaten here dozens of times, but only once since I discovered Gatlin's and Killen's a couple years ago. Goode C. BBQ will do in a pinch and is certainly better than Pappa's, so there's... 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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