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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
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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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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
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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.

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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 

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Glenwood, Minnesota
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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!

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St. Clair Shores, MI
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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 

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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 

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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 

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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.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

We shared a 3 meat combo, the brisket was excellent, the sausage very good but the pork ribs were only average. We had the cole slaw and turnip green as sides and they were under seasoned for our taste. The sweet potato pie was some of the best I ever had. We had the meal as takeout and the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
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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