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The Original Rib Tickler

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28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
281-255-8119
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Niagara On The Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The smell from the street was enough to get your stomach grumbling it smelt so good. It's not fancy but your not there for decor. Not only was it good the sides, I had the beans and potato salad, but the loaded baked potato looked amazing. It's a Tomball must!

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Thank newtravellerCanada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome barbecue, best ribs outside of Kansas City. Love their baked beans. Try their baked apples with cinnamon. Buy by the plate or by the pound.

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Thank Daniel N
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I'd discovered this fantastic, family-run BBQ joint years ago - I've missed out on so many delicious ribs! We stumbled on The Original Rib Tickler earlier this year. All the BBQ is excellent, but the ribs are superb- juicy, flavorful, and tender. We are hooked! We also love the sides, especially their yummy beans, extra cheesy mac and... More 

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Thank SuzanneAussie
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Over the years I've frequented the Tickler often. The food is above average and the prices are reasonable. The folks that work there are friendly and polite.

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Thank Mark S
Litchfield, IL
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Wonderful home cooked food. Everything is delicious and go here about 2-3 times a week! Love the people there too!

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Thank jhaas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I ordered the meat potato. It was very delicious and filling. The restaurant was very clean, everyone was friendly and my food was ready fast.

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Thank Sheryl L
Magnolia, Texas
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This restaurant/drive-through is my go-to for a great tummy-filling, family-pleasing take-home dinner. Anything on the menu is wonderful...but the sweet taste of the cole slaw has been a bit inconsistent lately.

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Thank dg2014jg
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Excellent ribs and chicken for all of us The four of us had plenty of food and everything was hot and delicious.

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Thank helpful4350
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We love the Rib Tickler!! After trying almost every BBQ place around Houston we find this our go-to place time and time again! I love the loaded potato with brisket or turkey and my husband loves their ribs. Cozy feeling inside and the owners are always stopping at the tables to make sure your happy with the food. Don't leave... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

With all the good Bbq in Texas, you can find a better place to eat. Meat is mediocre at best, sides and desserts are store bought. Why not just go to Kroger and "make" this at home?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Tomball
  • Phone Number: 281-255-8119

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