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“Something has changed :(” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Prize Barbeque

Grand Prize Barbeque
2223 Palmer Hwy, Texas City, TX 77590-7139
409-948-6501
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Ranked #5 of 79 Restaurants in Texas City
Cuisines: Barbecue
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Something has changed :(”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Unfriendly staff. Good food. I dread calling in an order to go here. The lady on the phone is rude. She yelled across the room (in Spanish) to someone while I was trying to place my order. Hurt my ears so bad that all I could think was there must be a fire or something really important. The next time I called was not pleasant either. I almost get mad at myself for continuing to go back. Texas City is a small town so we don't have too many options. I never see the owner anymore. Maybe he should check in on his empoyee's.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Texas City, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food poor service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The food is good for BBQ,. but when I held my son's rehearsal dinner there, for 30 people (and actually had 26 adults and 3 children (well under the 30 adults that I paid for) we actually ran out of food! Not only that but they OVER Charged us!!! and did not give 30 place settings! When I asked them for 2 more place settings, they were rude and told me they gave me 30, and I told them they did not, and they could come make a head count if they wanted to do so!

They OVERCHARGED us by more than DOUBLE the amount, and I had to go back and bicker over the charge (which was reduced) ..but the lack of courtesy and the rudeness of the MANAGEMENT there was unheard of! I have NEVER had a management treat me with so little respect and so much disregard about my complaints. ..when I told them how they had run out of food for the people.. they offered to give me a 'free dinner' ... a lot that says about their concern about the customer.. a 'free dinner ' is NOT going to make up for ruining a rehearsal dinner!

Visited October 2011
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Lake Worth, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good, fast Texas BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Went here with some local folks for a quick business lunch. The cafeteria style service does not detract from the excellent food. There are many option. I chose a platter that had pork, chicken and sausage. All were excellent. I'll be back.

Visited July 2012
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Venice, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

I have been going to Grand Prize since it opened. I now live in Florida and for my birthday and Christmas, my family sends BBQ and sauce! The sauce and brisket is one of the best and I always try BBQ wherever I am in the USA. I'm shocked about those horrible reviews, just leaves more for me!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Galveston, Txq
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always good BBQ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

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Smallish place, friendly . Real smoked BBQ done on location

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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