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The Swinging Door

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3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77406-9118
(281) 342-4758
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sausage, or. brisket are very good The. chicken is exceptionally good Don't forget the fixings Nd the iced tea This place has been around for a long time, real fort bend county tradition

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Thank E R
Richmond, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been here several times however this past time was a disappointment. Normally the food is wonderful so I'm not sure if it was just an off day. Hopefully, it will be back to normal the next time we eat there.

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Thank JW P
Katy TX
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a group of 30 people dine at The Swinging Door from all over the country and everyone enjoyed the great food and relaxed atmosphere. They were ready for us and the service was wonderful. The facility makes you feel like you went back in time with its rustic atmosphere. Highly recommend giving it a try.

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Thank MS1KatyTX
Richmond, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pecan smoked BBQ. The smell and taste is superb. The ribs fall off the bone, the brisket is tender and the chicken delicious!

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Thank yolaineclawson
Houston, Texas
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243 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to this place. I was very pleasantly surprised. This is one of those country style restaurants that you won't find in the city. They serve great barbecue here. The waitress that handled our group was very friendly and efficient. It's a large place and is s good choice for couples, families, or a big group.... More 

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Thank Ciahasher
Chesterfield, Missouri
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331 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of ten. We made reservations and arrived on time. The staff was distracted and focused elsewhere. The menues were greasy and dirty. It took a long time to order drinks and an even Longer time to get them. The menus had klots of cliches plus the waiter was tasked to handle a entire dining room. I... More 

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Thank Stu K
Richmond, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go there often. We love the food. I like the pork ribs and beef brisket. My wife likes the smoked turkey. Service is good and nice decor.

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1 Thank cshedd1
Richmond, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've only been to the swinging door three times. Each time I have taken an out of town guest. Each & every one of them have been impressed with the food & service. You get to choose from serval different meat choices. They are equally as good. The sides are all very tasty as well. And the best part is... More 

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Jacksonville, Texas
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to the eating establishment. The food was awesome and the company even better. Nick was a fantastic waiter. The food was a little pricey.

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Thank Christina L
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Excellent barbecue. Great family environment. Simple and great value. Terrific service. They also have great take out.

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Thank Jim H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77406-9118
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (281) 342-4758

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