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$7 - $16
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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

Good BBQ - portion size is very good, well prepared. Meats were served somewhat cool - would have preferred it warmer. Good selection of sides. Overall, good value for the price point. The staff are very friendly and helpful, facilities are clean, and the atmosphere...was very good.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Hbbc2015, Owner at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2022

Thank you for your honest review! We are pleased to know that you had an overall positve experience with us, and enjoyed what we had to offer. We hope for you to come back soon, so we can provide you with a five-star worthy experience!

Reviewed January 2, 2022

We got our order to go - very tasty, moist brisket and sausage, along with potato salad, cole slaw, and baked beans for our sides. We enjoyed all of it; everything was well seasoned and flavorful. If dining there, you place your order at the...counter, and then they bring the food to your table. Decor is very Texas - wooden tables, neon signs, Texas flag. Nice to have this spot in the neighborhood. We would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Hbbc2015, Owner at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2022

Thank you for your kind response! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 17, 2021

The bar ecue is the best in Texas. It's always moist and tender and the flavor can't be beat! Sides are delicious....especially smoked baked beans. They have sweet or spicy Carolina style sauce. In the evening it is always slower and quick to get on...and out. We HAVE to stop to eat even if we don't sty on Houston. People are friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Hbbc2015, Owner at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2021

Terri, we are honored you consider us to be the best BBQ restaurant in Texas! Thank you for taking the time to leave this generous and honest feedback on your time spent with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy more of...More

Reviewed November 20, 2019

I love trying new BBQ places when I'm in Houston. I tried HBC during my last work trip. We arrived at dinner time and I ordered a pound of brisket from the point or 'fatty' side. I'm assuming they cook their briskets 'hot and fast'...as the fat was not properly rendered and the bark was overdone. Overall taste was okay but much of it was just inedible. The brownies were stale as well. Maybe I just picked a bad night to visit (11/7/19)?More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2019

We never want any guest to feel disappointed with our quality of food, and we apologize if our brisket didn't exceed your expectations. Please reach out to Joseph or Lucinda Flores at houstonbarbecue@yahoo.com at your earliest convenience to discuss this further.

Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is “no frills”. You queue, get your food, self service for fountain drinks and then you eat. Great food - BBQ brisket and sausage, potato salad and coleslaw. All fresh and all tasty. Definitely worth a visit

Date of visit: June 2019
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to share this generous review! We're so glad you've liked everything, and we hope to prepare another order for you soon.

Reviewed April 24, 2019

I got my food to go but have eaten in several times and enjoy it. The interior is large. there is a full bar but no table service for drinks.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2019

Sherry, thank you for the five-star review! It's been a pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to preparing your next order again very soon. Take care!

Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Very nice food, but I don’t like making the order at the counter and get it there and then. Works for a quick lunch but less so if you would like to enjoy a meal with people you appreciate. Would perfect for a two room...setup, one for a quick canteen meal and one for a proper restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Thank you for the kind words on our food and feedback on our dining area and service. We appreciate you stopping in and we hope to serve you again soon!

Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We were in Houston so you gotta get bbq in Texas. Our bellman suggested this place and it did not disappoint. I loved loved loved the brisket. We may just go back for dinner...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

We appreciate that you decided to stop in. It always puts a smile on our face to read positive feedback from our new guests. We put forth our sincerest efforts to provide an excellent experience for our guests and we are very happy to hear...More

Reviewed December 25, 2018

My husband and I were in the area visiting. Found the place by putting in google search for restaurants near where we were. Looked good and decided to try. My husband and I had the brisket plate. It was the Best. Prices reasonable. Large portions....Doesn't seem like it till you try to eat all they serve you. Everyone one friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. Will definitely be back when we are in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

Bernita, we appreciate this five-star review of your experience, and are so glad you enjoyed your meals! We invite you back any time you might be in the area, and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Took my parents to this restaurant because my dad had a hankering for a chopped beef sandwich. When we walked in and the employees saw that I was there with two older folks and needed a bit of help getting them settled at a table...and that I would need assistance carrying the food, they were great! They helped me move some chairs so that my dad's walker wasn't in the way and they brought extra items to the table. They were all so sweet. The food was excellent! Daddy was happy with his sandwich and my roasted chicken and fried okra were tops. This will be my go to BBQ restaurant when I'm in town visiting.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for the review, Sharon! We are so happy to hear that you and your parents enjoyed your meals and received excellent service from our staff. We appreciate your business and your kind recommendation and we look forward to serving you again someday.

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Great place, no-nonsense-food, good and friendly staff. Tasty food - had the combo plate (brisket and ribs) together with 2 side dishes. The meat was very nice, tender and juicy. Would most certainly go back. Excellent value for money.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

Diana, thank you for the great review. We strive to provide exemplary service and food, and we're pleased to know this was reflected in your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed March 20, 2018

Dropped in for dinner with a group after work and had some good boba and sides.the ribs were perfect and the brisket good. Try the fried okra.. They have bottled beer but the main bar is not open yet after Harvey.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thank you for the excellent review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food! We hope you will visit us again the next time you are in the area.

Reviewed January 20, 2018

This place is great. Excellent service and catering. Highly recommend!! The restaurant is always clean, staff friendly and they have the best barbeque ribs. The flavor is delicious without the bbq sauce but their bbq sauce is tasty too! Potato salad is great too!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Hbbc2015, Owner at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for the kind words and support! We are so happy to hear you love the food, and we look forward to having you back again soon.

Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

We frequented this restaurant because it was just across our hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. set menus was also good. Try the beef ribs, yumm!

Date of visit: December 2017
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Zetster, Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and pictures with us! We’re so glad you enjoy our beef ribs and received top-notch service from our friendly staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

This place is good for lunch they are pretty fast and the chopped beef is good.... They have been around along time... Not too expensive

Date of visit: December 2017
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Hbbc2015, Manager at Houston Barbecue Company, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Thank you for stopping in for lunch! We are happy to hear that you can count on us for consistent delicious BBQ! We hope to serve you again real soon.

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Houston Barbecue Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5