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Goode Company Barbeque

5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
713-522-2530
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Ranked #132 of 7,216 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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The Hague
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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

Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The beef was a little tough. The smoked beans had an after taste and the only green vegetable was cole slaw which was runny. I have had better BBQ. I expected more from Good Company. My son and daughter in law live in Houston and go to one of the Good Company Mexican restaurants for breakfast every Saturday. I thought... 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 guests and are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit, especially the beef and beans. We take pride in serving high quality and tasty food to each and every guest who walks through our doors. While our original... More

Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The sides are absolutely THE best of BBQ joints, especially the green beans with onions and bacon and the baked beans with bacon, brisket and apples. Everything is good, but these two sides will make a meal in themselves with bread and pickles.

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

By far, the best BBQ in Houston. Have been for years, maintains the authenticity. The food is great (The brisket, the ribs...). You can't go wrong. It's a must for anyone visiting Houston.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I remember when this chain first opened in a barn like structure off US 59 & Kirby in Greenway plaza Area. It was fantastic food at a decent price. Over the years I have followed it as other locations opened and as usual.....the price went up and tastes and quality went down. I try it periodically to see if they... 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 feedback. We value our customers and are disappointed to hear your recent experiences have not lived up to your expectations. We take pride in serving high-quality, hand-crafted food in a consistent and tasty manner. We use the same recipes and techniques we have since day one and stand behind our... More

Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Goode Company is a must-visit every time we're in Houston. The BBQ is really good, they have a large variety of meats and sides, so there's something for most everyone. But save room for pecan pie. Seriously. No other pie even comes close!

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L.A.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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
72 helpful votes 72 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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