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The Original Rib Tickler

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner
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Service
Value
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible

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Menu

BARBEQUE SANDWICHES‏
Meat: sliced beef. Sausage, chicken and turkey
5.50
One Meat
6.00
Two Meats
4.75
Chopped Beef
5.75
Pulled Pork Sandwich
5.75
Pulled Chicken Sandwich
BARBEQUE DINNERS
All served with 2 sides order or baked potato
Meat: sliced beef. Sausage, ribs, chicken and turkey
9.95
Sides order
Baked potato
One Meat
Excluding ribs
10.75
Sides order
Baked potato
Two Meats
11.95
Sides order
Baked potato
Three Meats
10.75
Sides order
Baked potato
Rib Plate
BARBEQUE BY THE POUND‏
13.75
All Meats
10.00
Whole Chicken
6.00
½ Chicken
11.00
Chop Beef
DELUXE SANDWICHES & HAMBURGERS
Wow these are good!
6.25
Sylvia's Light Weight Turkey with Side Order
7.00
Ted's Chicken Sandwich
With french fries
7.99
Kyle's Turkey Wrap
With side order
5.25
Ham Burger
6.00
Cheese Burger
6.75
Bacon Cheese Burger
7.99
Catfish or Shrimp Po Boy W/ French Fries
SPECIAL DINNERS‏
All served with french fries, unless otherwise specified. Any can be grilled upon request
10.75
Chicken and Shrimp
10.95
Fish and Shrimp
10.50
7 Piece Shrimp
Breaded in‏ house by hand
11.99
10 Piece Shrimp
Breaded in house by hand
8.99
Catfish Basket
10.00
Chicken Fried Steak or Chicken
8.00
Chicken Tenders
SALADS
All dressings are made from scratch
8.50
Salmon or Tilapia Salad
7.99
Super Salad
Shrimp and chicken
7.99
Strawberry Salad
Chicken only
7.99
Chicken Salad
Grilled or crispy
6.75
Taco Salad
Beef or chicken
5.50
Chicken +2.00
Greek Salad
5.50
Chicken +2.00
Wedge Salad
6.99
Chef Salad
SPECIALTIES‏
7.50
The Original Rib Tickler Meat Potato
5.50
Regular Potato
5.99
Fish Taco
Grilled or crispy
6.99
Tijuana Tacos
Barbecoa style‏ brisket
6.99
Shrimp Tacos W/ Side
SIDE ORDERS
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
BBQ Beans
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Potato Salad
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Colesslaw
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Fruit Salad
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Mashed Potatoes
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Fried Okra
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Green Beans
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Corn
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Cinnamon Apples
Side 2.00
Pint 4.00
Quart 7.00
Gallon 2.00
Squash
Fried
Steamed
Cowboy Corn
SHORT ORDERS‏
4.00
Fried Pickles
Eat one and you're hooked
3.95
Onion Rings
Hand cut and breaded here
3.75
Fried Jalapeno
W/ cream cheese
2.25
French Fries
3.00
Sweet Potato French Fries
KID'S MEALS
All served with french fries and soft drink
5.00
Corn Dog
5.00
Grilled Cheese Sammich
5.00
Chopped Beef Sandwich
5.00
Ham Burger
5.00
Chicken Tenders
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here is good-not great and prices average for order-at-the counter. They need fly control. This is a bigger issue on some days than others

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank david k
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been here 15 years ago, thought i should try it again. Lovely people run the place. Brisket was moist, not greasy. Easy to bite and chew. Not a strong smoke flavor, smoke ring was about 1/16th inch. Certainly good eating. I ordered a...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank daanderson77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Rib Tickler was a really nice experience for our family- friendly service without over doing it, really good food, nice sized portions and nice selection without being overwhelming. We will definitely be back again and again.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 11bethe
Reviewed April 17, 2019

Always great, the original people are back owning it. Great bbq sauce. Buffet is great, combination plate is really great as well.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Realestate2019
Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

Grilled fish and shrimp (or fried). Ribs. Brisket or chicken. Coleslaw, corn on the cob, green beans and more. Oh.... BANANA PUDDING OR SUGAR FREE COCONUTCREAM PIE. Always delicious, filling and satisfying. The staff is always professional and fast.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 404anonomus
Reviewed March 20, 2019

They have the very best fish tacos in this area!!!! The food is always fresh and they have the best fruit salad I have found north of Houston!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 1607pittypat
Reviewed February 27, 2019

Quality of Rib Tickler's food can always be counted on. Long time same location in Tomball. Would recommend for all types of choices.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank FarAway278927
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

Still great! Ted has sold his place after many years- actually he had to reclaim it several years ago and has sold it again. The food remains very good and consistent ( although my strawberry salad could have used a few more strawberries.) Please support...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank huff42
Reviewed February 12, 2019

First time visit, we were warmly greeted ,a bell was wrong after we said it’s our first visit. I ordered the grilled shrimp and veg, squash.my husband ordered the pulled pork sandwich and Mac and cheese.The shrimp had a strong smell and had too much...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank VioletG716
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

If you want good barbecue, these folks know how to deliver! Great food and great people at this place!

Date of visit: November 2018
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November 1, 2015|
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Response from BlueRose8099 | Reviewed this property |
It's a small restaurant with fairly limited parking. We only had between 20 and 25 people in our group and took up a big part of the dining area.
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