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Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

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5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
(409) 744-0070
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I checked TripAdvisor to see where to go for barbecue in Galveston. We ended up going to Leon's Worlds Finest Barbecue. What a treat! We ordered brisket and ribs with baked beans and potato salad. The brisket was excellent and the ribs were just a little dry but the flavor was delicious. The sides were home made... More 

Thank Arnold W
Houston, Texas
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Arrived late in the day. Chairs were on top of tables and staff was ready to go home. But as we walked through the door, we were welcomed like family. The food was outstanding and if we lived closer, we would visit Leon's weekly.

Thank Lorraine D
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you love real Texas barbecue you'll love Leon's. We always order "Leon's Cut." While there are a few tables, there's no ambiance--it's really a takeout restaurant, and that's fine with us. We go there for the outstanding barbecue and the wonderful people who work there.

Thank emmeness
Kelowna BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We are visiting Galveston from BC Canada to take a cruise. Our Houston to Galvestion transfer driver Dwayne told us this was the best bbq place so we took a Taxi from Holiday Inn over there for $11 and simply had the best time ever!!!. the service was amazing and the food and experience will be a life long memory!... More 

Thank presley1977
Glenwood, Minnesota
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

When on the island this place is a must. This is a hometown, quaint little place with very good food as well as great service. We will most certainly be back as we visit the island every year. Thanks Leon's!

Thank Charles N
St. Clair Shores, MI
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Had a great dinner at Leon's while visiting Galveston. Undoubtebly the best BBQ ever! The most tender brisket - melted in your mouth and the ribs were unbeatable. The sides of potato salad and BBQ beans were definitely home made and will be something I try to duplicate because I have to have more! Met Mr. Leon who is a... More 

Thank DebSCS
Saskatoon, SK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Super friendly family run Texas BBQ. My wife and I had our 3 and 5 year old with us, they enjoyed the Mac and Cheese, we split the meat platter for 3, which was plenty. The ribs were my favourite. Brisket was a bit on the warm side. I wonder if there's a best time to get the meat right... More 

Thank crosask
Mt Holly
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We stopped in for some early dinner at Leon's and this had to be one of the best, if not the best Bar B Q I have ever had. The wait staff were very friendly, and catered to your needs. Old building, survived numerous storms, and still stands. This is a nice clean no frills restaurant that has been in... More 

Thank Posttime
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to get some bbq in Texas, this is a great spot. I think the ribs are smoked or rubbed, but still enjoyed them. The other meats were great too. Service was great, we were told what was good and how to order it. Very enjoyable.

Thank Denny B
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Great barbeque - and, if you like lean meat, this is the place: they offer lean brisket, which is delicious. Perfect, classic barbeque place - no atmosphere, white bread standard (others available), friendly staff. It's the food, the food, the food - NOT a yuppie paradise. WARNING - try the door, even if you think the place is closed; there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: (409) 744-0070

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