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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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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, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BBQ at its BEST!

The Swinging Door has been around for years because they know what they're doing!!! BBQ that's extra tender with the best potato salad there is in town. And whatever you do, save room (if you can!) for their hot fruit cobblers with ice cream! Oh man! You'll leave fat and happy! 😊

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Swinging Door has been around for years because they know what they're doing!!! BBQ that's extra tender with the best potato salad there is in town. And whatever you do, save room (if you can!) for their hot fruit cobblers with ice cream! Oh man! You'll leave fat and happy! 😊

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not sure how we found this place but glad we did. Everything we've tried has been very good with the exception of the BBQ turkey breast which is outstanding! The sides are great, my favorite is the green beans. The service has been great all 4 times we've gone there. We are going back again tonight! Oh, and portion sizes... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place has the meat smoking and sauce down to science. Their baked potatoes with chipped beef is beyond good and it is huge. We have been going here for 30 year and would not think of going anywhere else. They smoke turkeys at Thanksgiving and my family makes us get one every year.

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I had the turkey and my friend had the brisket. It was really excellent BBQ! The building is a little run-down, but it just adds to the experience. It felt like we had found a real local treasure.

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Richmond, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you want to have some of the best ribs in Texas, this is the place. Great atmosphere and better food.

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texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

excellent bbq and sides. the portions are large and quite good. try the slaw or potato salad and dont forget the beans

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

You know BBQ is going to be good when the locals keep coming back. Everything we had was good, from the pickle plate to the ribs, to the chicken. Great place to take kids and large groups too!

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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?