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3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-4758
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Monday
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent small town atmosphere!

Coming from a small town myself, I cannot express how much I love love love The Swingin' Door. The staff is so very super friendly and the food is good quality bbq. Any bbq place that includes white sliced sandwich bread with the meal is A-Ok in my book. PS - I definitely recommend the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
amanda_n_byrum
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Coming from a small town myself, I cannot express how much I love love love The Swingin' Door. The staff is so very super friendly and the food is good quality bbq. Any bbq place that includes white sliced sandwich bread with the meal is A-Ok in my book. PS - I definitely recommend the cobbler. It is excellent!

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Fulshear, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First off if you saw this place from the road, you'll probably drive right past as it looks like an old nightclub with the faded neon yellow paint and dilapidated front porch. The fact that cars are actually there during noontime hints that it is open. This was my second visit there (not by choice), and it was just as... More 

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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 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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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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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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Senior Reviewer
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3 restaurant reviews
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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 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?