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The Original Rib Tickler

28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
281-255-8119
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Ranked #4 of 98 Restaurants in Tomball
Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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- Sep 16, 2014
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Magnolia, Tx.
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150 reviews 150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We've patronized this place ever since it was it's original little shack decades ago. Today's restaurant & drive-thru version is the best it's ever been with an expanded menu, but no alcohol. IMHO, no one in town has better ribs, but that's my personal taste. They have great take-out: order ahead & pick up or go thru the drive-thru, &... More

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Tomball, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Original Rib Tickler is one of our favorite hangouts. Of course the ribs and homestyle veggies are incredible, but the jumbo stuffed baked potato is among the best I've eaten.

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tx
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I always get the chopped beef sandwich with sweet potato fries. I do drive through because I'm always in a hurry. The staff is always super friendly and all in touch with their Texas roots. I love that! Oh and I can't forget the sweet tea... Yummmmmmmmn

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Houston, TX
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I can't really comment on the BBQ. They do have really good and fresh salads (my favorite is the Strawberry salad)and homemade dressings. The fish tacos are good and I love the fried catfish and shrimp.

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Tomball, Texas, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Rib Tickler has been making world-class BBQ in Tomball for many years - they have the best we have found in Texas. In addition, their service is excellent, and you can't go there without seeing one of the owners who are always friendly and helpful! I can't recommend the Rib Tickler highly enough!!

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Tomball, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The rib tickler has the best ribs and brisket in the area. I think that their sauce is among the best anywhere. The portions are of ample size and the service is very good. If you are in the Northwest Houston area - give them a try.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is the place for BBQ. They do it right. Sides are good too. Lots of food for the money. This place has been around for a while and for good reason.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Craving BBQ ribs - this is the place for you. Great taste, huge portions, and a relaxed casual atmosphere. The coconut cream pie was enough for two to share. I'll be back!

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Trinity, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Some of the best Bar-B-Que I have eaten - including in the Carolina's - and I like Lexington Bar-B-Que! Just a GREAT job with the food. I like to be seated and waited on, but for this kind of chow, I will make an exception and go down the chow line. Glad they did NOT used paper plates and plastic... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This place is amazing with talented cooks. There food have a good juicy flavor that invites me for more food. Whenever I walked in I was amazed with the smells of different foods. I would love to go back there.

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