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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
Cuisines: Barbecue
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- Jun 28, 2014
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English first
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 reviews 3 reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 reviews
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 reviews 4 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a place that I've been going to for almost two decades. So when I have someone in from out of town, it's THE place for BBQ. Ted & Sylvia have brought the restaurant back to the pinnacle of Texas BBQ. The food was fresh & warm, the sides were as good ever. We shared the brisket, sausage &... More

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Tomball, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

BBQ was ok but I was hoping for better. We will try again because everyone can have an off night. There was a lot of take out going on.

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Houston, Texas, USA
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250 reviews 250 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

If you like good BBQ, you can't go wrong her. If you don't like BBQ, tis place may change that..it is really good.

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