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Goode Company Barbeque

5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
713-522-2530
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Ranked #182 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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New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very fast decent BBQ. I really enjoyed sitting out on the communal table and taking in locals and tourists. A good reasonable meal on the go.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

I am a home smoker and love good BBQ. Went to an event at Goode's Armadillo Palace. Fun honky tonk atmosphere and good service. The chicken was okay, but the brisket and sausage were first rate. Combine that with a cold Shiner Bock and surprisingly decent wine by the glass and you've got a winner. It's not Franklin in Austin... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A must for international visits to try Texas BBQ ribs. Their BBQ sauce is amazing. Small simple restaurant but very authentic. The food tastes amazing and my colleagues and I went back for more. Be sure to take purchase their take home BBQ sauce and Rib Rub

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Niceville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Though not a Texan, I'm a fairly frequent visitor to Texas and never get tired of Texas style BBQ. They do it right at Goode Company. The locals obviously agree because there were lots of folks here, but still you didn't have to wait long at all. The food is high quality delicousness, yet affordable. I will definitely go back.... More

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Miami, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I' no fro, Texas but I like its BBQ. You can feel the smoke flavour and the ribs and brisket are tender and juicy

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Houston, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Goode Co is an institution in Houston. It has two main restaurants, one on Kirby and one on I10. The Kirby location is much more traditional, basically a barn with outside picnic tables. I have been eating here since 1979 and never have had a bad experience. A stong plus is the great Texas Swing music pumped outside. The I10... More

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Houston, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Rating barbeque is always asking for a fight, and Goode Company is one of the Houston institutions that fires people up if you malign it. It has barely changed over the years and one of the changes it missed was upping its game. The brisket still seems the same as it was when I first ate it back in the... More

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

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to send in your review of Goode Company BBQ. We value the opinions of our guests and are sorry to hear you haven't enjoyed your recent visits, especially the pork ribs. We take pride in serving high-quality and tasty food and stand behind our recipes and techniques. We still scratch-make every dish... More

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well, this is a very famous BBQ in Houston and not really one of the best in my humble opinion. I had some "service' issues a couple of times and the restrooms are terrible. Personally, I prefer Luling City Market.

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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 sorry to hear you haven't overly enjoyed your recent visits. We take pride in serving high-quality and tasty food in a friendly environment and can assure you poor service is not up to Goode Company standards.... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We loved this place simply because we wanted to feel like we were on Texas, and it had that Texas vibe that I think a lot of out-of-towners (like us) are looking for. The food was really good, not amazing, but the overall feel if the place was exactly what we were looking for. Casual, relaxed, down home BBQ.

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chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Offensively bad and disrespectful to world class bbq from KC etc Can't explain sauce other than it reminded me of tai food The meat was greasy and lacked any BBQ char Turkey and sausage tasted like it was boiled not smoked Sides were institutional in texture seasoning and taste A no fly zone

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