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3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
(281) 342-4758
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 59
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    Very good
  • 8
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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
Great Texas BBQ

This was our first experience having genuine Texas BBQ, and it was awesome! The brisket was definitely a highlight as were the ribs. Also, the restaurant itself is a real treat as it looks like what you'd expect it to look like. Great service too!!! Lots of locals in the joint. It's a bit out of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Ryan H
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was our first experience having genuine Texas BBQ, and it was awesome! The brisket was definitely a highlight as were the ribs. Also, the restaurant itself is a real treat as it looks like what you'd expect it to look like. Great service too!!! Lots of locals in the joint. It's a bit out of the way, but really... More 

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have been going to the Swinging Door since the 1970's. All of their food is fantastic - the barbeque, the vegetables, the sauce, etc. My favorite is the ribs, but the brisket, chicken, sausage, turkey, etc. are smoked to perfection.

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Richmond, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

It is worth a trip out from Houston to go to the swinging door. The barbecue is the best in all of Houston in my opinion. We first went there in 1976, where we had our wedding rehearsal dinner. We have been going back ever since. The brief beef brisket is lean and smoked to perfection. The pork ribs are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I went to the swinging door with some friends I met while on holiday and I have to say the food was excellent. The staff were pleasant and friendly the food was delivered very quick and the atmosphere was great. I would recommend to anyone visiting.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 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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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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Additional Information about The Swinging Door

Address: 3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77469
Phone Number: (281) 342-4758
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Richmond
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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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