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We are located in the heart of the Barbecue capital of the world, in the Galleria area of Houston and easily accessible from any part of the city. Luling City Market was founded by the Craig family in 1981 and has been family owned and operated for over 40 years, bringing the distinct Central Texas Barebcue style to the city. We cook our meat over Post Oak wood in specially designed pits. No gas is used for cooking our meat. All of the smoke flavor and the distinctive smoke ring are genuine. In addition, we make our own 100% beef sausage using the same recipe we have used for over 40 years. We slow smoke our prime brisket, chicken, turkey, pork ribs and our own handcrafted beef sausage links
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $24
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed October 22, 2023 via mobile

A nice little hole in the wall BBQ spot. The brisket sandwich is VERY good, so surprised. Beware of the alacart prices. I like the TVs on NFL Sunday. See our youtube channel Coolest Life.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed June 30, 2023 via mobile

Excellent cafeteria style Texas barbecue! Husband got the brisket sandwich with potato salad and I got the spicy smoked sausage. We shared pickled jalapeños and also bread and butter pickles. Their sauce is great too!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 6, 2023

THIS IS THE BEST BBQ IN MY EYES AND ALWAYS WILL BE. I GREW UP EATING HERE! VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE CREW IN THE BACK COOKING THE MEAT. PRETTY STELLAR INDIVIDUALS 👌 ✨️

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 7, 2022

BEST BAR, GREAT BBQ...What more is there to life? :) Fun place, everyone should go and check it out.

Date of visit: March 2022
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pizza1_12, Marketing at Luling City Market, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2022

Thank you MLM Cowgirl! Come back to see us soon!!

Reviewed May 9, 2021 via mobile

Now it has become average. Chicken and brisket had good flavor but on the dry side. Ribs were much better. Sausage is good but crumbley. OK on the sides but nothing special. Nice classic BBQ ambience. Sauce is still the best.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

Good BBQ - cafeteria style. The brisket is to die for!! So tender and flavorful. Also loved the fall of the bone ribs. The coleslaw and beans were good, but nothing extraordinary. The service was good.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

Walked here from The Westin Galleria Hotel, the walk was not ideal with footpaths/sidewalks missing due to road works which was not ideal! Anyhow, the place itself is great. You get your food at a counter and drinks from the bar separately. There is a...set meal where you get two sides and a half pound of meat. Extra meat is just added to the cost. I essentially got one rib, one slice of brisket and half a sausage (aka link) within the half pound, but I was hungry so got an extra rib and slice of brisket. It was all very nice. The in house bbq sauce was great. Well worth the trip out from the hotel but a taxi would of been safer than walking, which is unfortunate as it was really nearby.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Hadn't been in several years and never for dinner. The brisquet was dry and not juicy as I remember it. Cole slaw was good. Wanted some wine and I know it is a BBQ place, but only 1 red wine selection and not good at...that!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

I should have known! Went with a couple of Israeli work colleagues, like me they had heard of Texan Rib Shacks. Both were looking forward to Beef Ribs, I was looking forward to pork loin.I wasn't disappointed but my colleagues were, especially as the restaurant...had no chicken (run out) and the sausages of different inconsistencies all had pork products. No problem though - the salad bar was excellent. Food is sold by the ounce, so the more you put on your plate the more you pay. Bar tender (Mary) was highly entertaining and a great selection of beers. Worth going for an authentic experience. Priced well, accommodation basic, but if it's well cooked food that you want I would thoroughly recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019

I was really looking forward to my first Texas BBQ. This place was recommended to me by a colleague. What should I say - Brisket was too cold and totally tasteless - I doubt they have ever seen a smoker. The ribs - oh well...- a waste of time to even talk about them.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

Was one of the first to enter in 1981 when they opened their doors. Go back every time I get back to Texas! best brisket & sides! I always have a few jars of their BBQ rub in my cabinet for my smoker!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

Luling is close to the Galleria shopping mall. The place is very simple; you make a line and decide what do you want: Brisket, Ribs or Chicken.... some bread.... that's it. Good part is that you decide the amount of food that you want..... have...some small desserts.... as for drinks you go to the bar, order and pay your drink and sit.... very plain and simple but the food , if you like ribs, is one of the best in Houston!!!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

Busy day of maneuvering around the Galleria shopping left us starving. Have not been to Luling City Market in Houston, only the one in Lullng. Pleasantly surprised, as the quality is very good. We both had a chopped beef sandwich. Really lean with huge flavor....Cole slaw excellent as well. Friendly staff. Hidden off Richmond near the Loop. We will return. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019

We asked around for the best BBQ in town and were pointed to Luling. Four of us created our own sample platter, ordering some of about everything. The ribs were awesome, as were the brisket and sausage. Good sauces and good sides. Really casual, just...good eats, and a friendly bartender.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Asked the people in the office about a good place for BBQ. They suggested Luling City Market. My North Carolina BBQ loving compadre and I drove over and we were hungry. We walked in and it smelled really good. You order item by weight. They...had items like brisket, pork ribs, smoked turkey, links, chopped beef, sliced beef and pork loin. They also had sides of potato salad, pinto beans and cole slaw. I ordered the pork ribs, spicy link and pork loin. I also ordered the potato salad. For the price the side of potato salad was small, but it it did taste good. The meats are another issue. Even with the City Market BBQ sauce the meats were a bit dry. The tastiest of the three items was the spicy link but it too needed the sauce to make it a bit moist. All in all we were disappointed in the offerings and would not consider going back. There have to be better BBQ places in Houston.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Luling City Market is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5