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Goode Company Barbeque

#23 of 7,025 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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Houston, Texas
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143 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was ok. Ordered the one meat dinner with BBQ ribs, beans and cole slaw. The meat was tender - but not falling off the bone. The sides were disappointing - apples in the beans and the slaw was dry. Highlight of the meal was the pecan pie.

Thank djaungst66
Humble, Texas
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always good. My wife's favorite BBQ. Sliced beef, chicken and ribs were on our plates today. I splurged today with the baked potato as a side (please don't tell my cardiologist how much butter I ate). Goode's is Texas to the core. They wear their company motto on their back. See the photo. Go to Goode's BBQ, you will thank... More 

Thank skd86mld
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All of the food is great....the Brisket and the Duck are outstanding. Jalepeno Cheese Bread... yum. The must try is their famous Pecan Pie. I purchase them for Xmas gifts too... great packaging in a wood box.

Thank Myra E
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Famous eatery, we were not disappointed. Generous portions. Brisket and ribs done to perfection...Texas style. Leave room for the pecan pie. Casual atmosphere with period decorations. Inside and outside seating.

Thank Seamoor7
Houston, Texas
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great casual place, recently updated building, same BBQ dive atmosphere. If you love BBQ, do not "spend Calories" elsewhere, come straight to Good's. Their takeout operation is on fleek. And thanksgiving pies deserve a special mention: simply nothing like it. At lunch, the crowd is white collar professional, and at dinner, mostly River Oaks and West U residents in... More 

Thank UberWorldly
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Goode family established this barbecue venue several decades back and it is definitely a Houston institution. It is not my most favorite place for barbecue as I do not consider mesquite wood an acceptable wood for slow cooked meats (although, in south Texas, mesquite is still the default). I think it is excellent for grilling but if it has... More 

Thank JayPFrancis
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good but not great... It's fast for lunch but not the greatest BBQ place. Only think. They get a lot of business because of the location and drive by traffic

Olean, New York
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great eats, top brisket, great slaw, beans and ranch fries, plus smoked chicken is a dish to note. Various sauces to try, big glasses of iced tea, what more could you ask for.....the original.

Thank babsandmark9121
Chicago, Il
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped along the way to Galveston and defiantly did not disappoint! You can smell the smoke when you exit your car and the food was delicious. Really enjoyed the jalapeño bread

Thank live2travel42
Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here based on prior reviews, but were very disappointed. Maybe it was 2:00 after the lunch rush on a Monday that resulted in the poor quality. The brisket was dry with little flavor. Combination plate choices were limited. The tables were not clean. I can understand out-of-state travelers not knowing what real Texas BBQ is like, but this... More 

Thank Rodger K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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