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Goode Company Barbeque

#23 of 7,000 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
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5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've had Texas BBQ and this place is not what I've come accustom to tasting. Brisket was dry and fatty , sausage was rubbery, turkey was dry and spicy, no smoke flavor from any of the above mentioned meat. The ribs however were good, along with garlic jalapeño bread. The place is very small and uncomfortable , there are tables... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a BBQ stand on Kirby Dr. You eat outside on picnic tables. I happen to love the jalepeno and cheddar cheese bread.

Thank Loretta C
San Antonio, Texas
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a late lunch to this location and ordered the two meat special. The brisket and ribs plate was well serve The mezg was lean and tender. If you order the chicken you won't be disappointed. They have a good selection of beers and regular fountain dri ks.

Thank Domingo N
Sumter, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat BBQ a lot. I am from SC but have travelled extensively and always seek out a BBQ restaurant wherever I go. I had sampled Texas BBQ on several trips but never had Goode's. When I pulled up Goode's looked like the kind of BBQ joint I like. Some wafting from a chimney. Open air eating area with fans... More 

Thank CarolinaPugman
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is surprisingly a very nice restaurant with very good food, excellent service, and historical ambience. We had spicy sausage, briskets, and ribs with gumbo and coleslaw and it was amazingly tasty and delicious. The historical info such as checks from 100 yrs ago was interesting. Staff was friendly and it provided indoor as well at outdoor sitting.

Thank msr345
Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the authentic look and feel of this place, but felt the ribs came up short in the taste department. My friend had the brisket which was marginally better than my meat selection.

Thank outoftowners99
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Goode's (Armadillo) for a rehearsal dinner and I was so glad we did. The service was great, the food was amazing and the local beers on tap were a great addition to wash it all down. I ate way too much because I couldn't get enough. The courtyard portion of the venue was pretty neat as well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm told this location is the original Goode Co BBQ. Even if it isn't, you should experience good food. It is self serve, thru a line. They have ribs, brisket, sausage, pork , chicken, turkey and all the normal sides except fries. The decor is down right old school TX right down to the stuffed armadillo. I've been twice and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get yourself down there, get a selection of beers in a bucket and select your barbecue, brisket, steaks, ribs, Czech sausage whatever, eat drink and enjoy

Thank Jupitaris
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely LOVE Goode Co. BBQ. Everyone has their own idea of what they consider good BBQ--and much of it depends on the region of the US in which you live or were raised. Some like sauce that has a more vinegary tang, slaw on top of the sandwich, etc. If that's the kind of BBQ you like, I'm not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5109 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098-5011
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-522-2530
Everybody loves an original, and you're not likely to find too many things more original than this. It would be an understatement to call the Goode Company Barbeque on Kirby a Houston institution. It's a tradition that has stood the test of time.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?