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The Swinging Door

3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-4758
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Ranked #1 of 81 restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Houston, TX
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just open the door to this "classic" Texas BBQ restaurant and your taste buds start salivating for the BBQ. (Even a vegetarian in our group LOVED the smell!) The restaurant is decorated with old stained glass windows from churches, farm implements, and old photos for a country feel. Paper menus outline the menu of meats, sides, sandwiches, and desserts. For... More

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Fulshear, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We'd eaten at the Swinging Door previously and had a good experience; however, something seems to have changed. The cost of their food has increased but the service and food quality have decreased. When we visited they weren't very busy so we expected to have a great experience but that was not the case. To pay $16/person for a subpar... More

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Unnnnnnnnh. That is the guttural sound I make when diving into a plate of Swinging Door BBQ. I've never been a huge fan of BBQ. I don't have dreams about it the stuff or cravings for it, so I was especially annoyed when my now-husband's family wanted to take us out to Saturday evening dinner at their local "PG" (a... More

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Richmond, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place has been around forever and although not the "high fashion" type of place, it is a good old fashioned barbecue place. Never had a bad meal here.

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Richmond, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Swinging Door is a local favorite for both eating in and taking out. Brisket is always a favorite and they also have some great draft beer to enjoy. Also found out that you can drop off some raw meat and for a small fee they will smoke it for you!

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Richmond, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

One of my favorites! Best in the area. Hands down. The bread and pickles and sauce you get as appetizers is so yummy. Good BBQ is the secret! Great laid back country place to have some beer and BBQ- don't skip dessert!

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Richmond, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I went here and once was enough. I did not enjoy my meal at all. I've had better ribs at Chilis!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Steve has been fixing bar b que for as long as I can remember. He takes his time till it cooked to perfection. The atmosphere is clean. The staff are great bunch of locals who are totally helpful. He has a large variety of items to choose from. He is one of the best restaurants around. He just opened a... More

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Richmond, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

On a Friday evening, we went with a group of 24 people (we had reservations) for a monthly outing. Everyone was able to have single or couple tickets and everyone was able to order individually from the menu. The waitress was great and the service was fast. Everyone at our table enjoyed their food. Portions were reasonable. Prices were reasonable.... More

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Richmond, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the appearance fool you. I live and work close and frequent for the smoked turkey BBQ sandwich with a side of green beans. The brisket is good, sausage is awesome and the spare ribs are top notch.

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