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The Swinging Door

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3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-4758
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food and Atmosphere

Always take friends from out of town to Swinging Door. It has great barbecue, definitely a restaurant to visit for the fun atmosphere. They cater parties also in their dance hall. We love it!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always take friends from out of town to Swinging Door. It has great barbecue, definitely a restaurant to visit for the fun atmosphere. They cater parties also in their dance hall. We love it!!!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Food is always good but it's overpriced compared to competitors with the same quality food. The dirty rice is pretty awesome!

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Hamburg, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Love the ribs and green beans and at this small but satisfying BBQ joint. Everyone liked their meal but the pork ribs and smoked turkey were fabulous! My two year old niece loved the sausage and beans.

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We ate here with a large group recently. It is quite a ways from our home so we were hoping for some good bbq. We felt that the prices were very high and were not very impressed with the bbq ribs. There was not much taste. Liked the fresh green beans. Cobbler kinda bland too. Pretty disappointed. This is such... More 

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Houston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Okay in a pinch if we feel like getting take out as we live close by, however, if we choose to go out it is worth it to go a little further and hit up Rudy's, Schulze's, or Dozier's. There is a much better variety of sides at these places. Also, whenever we eat at Swinging Door we smell like... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food but for Texas BBQ it is only OK. Great old structure that has a lot of ambiance. Staff is friendly but not as efficient as I would like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We've lived near The Swinging Door for 20+ years & throughly enjoy the great food, great staff & really neat atmosphere! For years a group I've belong to has an anniversary celebration w/100 + attending. I cook the chickens. All else, brisket, sausage, potato salad, cole slaw & sauce from the Swinging Door round out a great time & all... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is good; just not my favorite. It's a bit too dark and rustic for my tastes. The service was ok, nothing special.

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Columbia, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I know things can't be perfect for everyone. Saturday we were those people. We waited 20 minutes for a table, not that things were particularly busy. (We were a party of five adults and two small children.) The beer was good and cold, the place itself was deliciously smoky. Our server brought by some small bites and took our orders.... More 

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Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The atmosphere is very country rustic and extremely casual. Don't let that fool you, though. The service is top notch and the food is delicious. Many BBQ restaurants that have good BBQ don't have good sides. That's not the case here. The potato salad, beans, and cole slaw are very good. Be sure to save room for the cobbler with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (281) 342-4758

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?