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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 - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Not as good as expected

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
houstonnative47
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Houston, Texas
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248 reviews 248 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A bit off the beaten path, but always a fun and festive place to have a company holiday party! There is plenty of parking and can accommodate large groups with good food and good service. Brisket, sausage, turkey....all good and large portions for those capable of eating it all! Worth the drive.

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Richmond, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic BBQ. We went for a family of 12 dinner. They were on top of things. Nice place to relax & visit with your dinner guest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I love their ribs, potato salad and dirty rice! Cobbler is a bonus and brownie blast will put you in a coma! The best ever!

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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: Barbecue, Steakhouse

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?