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“Don't miss Leon's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

Leon's World's Finest Barbeque
5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
(409) 744-0070
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Ranked #50 of 262 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Don't miss Leon's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

This is one of the best Barbeque places in the country!! We tried it the other day and we went back the next with our friends. We're going again before we leave Galveston. The ribs and the sauce are perfect. If you're going to Galveston, go to Leon's right away because you're going to want to go back.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Waco, Tx
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Lived up to it's name! Awesome BBQ!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

My wife and I like exploring new restaurants, and this little "hole in the wall" BBQ joint was some of the best BBQ we've ever had, and we've had a lot. Ordered a pound of brisket and and ribs mixed, and while my better half loves ribs, she admitted they were wonderful, but the brisket was better! Got "Leon's Cut" which is supposed to have some fat for flavoring, but it was lean, moist and had great flavor, and you could cut it with a fork! It is 5-star brisket! The sauce is just right, a hint of vinegar, not overpowering. To our surprise, Leon's pinto beans were also some of the best we'd ever had, with just a bit of sweetness added. To top it off, we split a small, personal sized homemade pecan pie, and all that for under $25! We were more than satisfied, and plan on going by again before we leave town to get some brisket to take home! Don't dress up, but check it out. Leon's is now on our "must visit" every time we come to Galveston!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Galveston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Down home cookin' at it's best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

I had out of state visitors and wanted to make sure they had a great Texas and Galveston Island experience. Althought they said they had barbecue in their state, upon taking that first bite, big smiles appeared and they said," But not like this!!" We chose the three meat dinners. The platters were HUGE, and the meats absolutely melt in your mouth delicious. Between the three of us, we had brisket, sausage, ribs, and pork. Which one was best? Can't even venture to say...they were all so good! I was impressed that the barbecue sauce was warm and served separately. The meats could stand alone without any sauce, but when the barbecue sauce was added, it did not overpower the food and made a perfect compliment. Raw onions, pickles, cole slaw and beans. All homemade and excellent. Quaint atmosphere, super casual, entrance similar to entering someone's home, I believe we ate in the living room, and I bet the smokers are in the backyard too! (are they?) All in all, an asset to the island, and a must visit restaurant. I am just disappointed I didn't discover Leons five years ago when I moved here! If you check your I Phone, the location on Broadway is the one we went to. The other at Harborside is no longer there. Oh yes, Leon and his wife really made us feel at home and I appreciated that so much!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elkins, West Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

This restaurant is a neighborhood place and not a tourist attraction. The food was excellent and for a great price. Staff was friendly and patient with our large family crowd. The food is worth the drive. Small place with a few tables however they make it to go. Recommend an order to go if they are busy-take Leon's finest to the beach to catch a sunset!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westlake, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“AWESOME BBQ! A+++++++++”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We have eaten here several times over the years and the bbq is always great. You have to eat here if you want bbq in Galveston.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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