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The Original Rib Tickler

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28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
281-255-8119
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 25
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  • 8
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  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great BBQ

St Louis ribs are very great!! BBQ beans are also good! Try BBQ baked potato loaded. Haven't tried anything that wasn't good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

St Louis ribs are very great!! BBQ beans are also good! Try BBQ baked potato loaded. Haven't tried anything that wasn't good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As a former BBQ restauranteur and current tour guide, I've tasted a lot of BBQ and the Rib Tickler is WAY near the top of my list. Quick, DELICIOUS, friendly, clean...it's got it all. From the meats to the desserts, everything is top notch. Ted, the owner, is always so happy to see us, consistently going above and beyond to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ted and his wife have taken the restaurant back over and it has taken us some time to get back to the Rib. Good food is plentiful since he has reopened and got the place back. He was the original owner and he and his family know how to run a restaurant. We also saw someone eating fried catfish filets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Always happy people working, great food. Price can't be beat. Much better than other chain joints nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Rib Tickler has some of the best ribs I have ever tasted.. And the fried shrimp is great too, better than I've had in some seafood restaurants.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I hadn't been to the Rib Tickler in years only because I don't travel that way too often but I was not disappointed going through the drive through to get a rib dinner with baked potato! At my destination I could have eaten it all at once it was sooo good! Great value! And the woman at the window gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband gets the barbecue while I get their fish and shrimp, grilled salmon or their fried fish with a delicious queso sauce..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Rib Tickler's BBQ is excellent and good quality! One of our family's favorites! If someone wants something other than BBQ they also have a great menu with lots of variety to choose from.

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Tomball
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You may have heard stories that the original owners were not running the Rib Tickler any more. Yes for a short time they weren't, and it showed. They have been back now for several; years and the food is better than ever. Good thing because I live in Tomball now. They have all the "standard" BBQ items, all of which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are in Tomball and are looking for great BBQ, this is the place to go. You won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Tomball
  • Phone Number: 281-255-8119

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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