Fiending for some of the best barbecue in Texas? The question arises, which city in Texas has the best barbecue? Though each city has its own culture and food, barbecue in Houston is next to none. Barbecue restaurants in Houston serve up some of the juiciest meats and tastiest sauces for any patron looking to eat some southern BBQ.

Check out these 13 must-try barbecue restaurants in Houston and let us know if we missed any! For Houston BBQ restaurants and more of the best restaurants in Houston713Area is your go-to guide for all things to do in the 713.

The Pit Room

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1201 Richmond Ave , Houston TX, 77006
Hand-crafted, expertly-sourced Central Texas BBQ now open from 11am - 4pm daily at 1201 Richmond Ave.

Gatlin's BBQ

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3510 Ella Boulevard , Houston TX, 77018
Gatlin’s BBQ is widely considered one of the best Texas BBQ joints in Houston. A two-time winner of the Houston Press Best Barbecue award, Gatlin’s...

Goode Company BBQ | Northwest

20102 Northwest Fwy , Houston TX, 77065
Goode Company BBQ has served countless plates of savory, mesquite-smoked barbeque to Houstonians for more than 35 years (and counting). We take pride in what...

Triple J's Smokehouse Barbecue and Catering

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6715 Homestead Rd , Houston TX, 77028
Here at Triple J's Smokehouse, we're passionate about sharing our locally loved recipes with the Houston community. We are the place to go if you want...

Pappas Bar B Q

8777 South Main Houston , Houston TX, 77025
Portions are Texas-sized, and it's not uncommon for poor souls standing at the back of the line to stare jealously while you start in on a huge plate filled...

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q

14620 Northwest Fwy , Houston TX, 77040
Just north of San Antonio, at the edge of the Texas Hill Country, sits the small community of Leon Springs. Founded in the 1800s by Max Aue, Leon Spring's...

Jackson St. BBQ

209 Jackson St , Houston TX, 77002
Greg Gatlin, Bill Floyd and Bryan Caswell Partnered up to serve slow smoked, hand crafted East-Tex BBQ.

Pinkerton's Barbecue

1504 Airline Drive , Houston TX, 77009
We are here to bring real Texas pit barbecue to Houston. After moving back from living in Austin Texas, spending many days in the hill country, I found...

Killen's BBQ

3613 East Broadway Street , Pearland TX, 77581
Since Chef Ronnie Killen held his barbecue pop-ups in 2013, the goal has always been "To serve the best barbecue... period!" At Killen's BBQ, Killen showcases...

Corkscrew BBQ

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26608 Keith Street , Spring TX, 77373
Red Oak smoked BBQ, no gas, no propane. Cooked Fresh everyday. Open Tue-Sat from 11am till Sold out. We place a binder outside on the picnic table with...

Houston Barbecue Company

1127 Eldridge Pkwy Ste 400 , Houston TX, 77077
When you’re craving Central Texas-style smoked barbecue, there’s one place in Houston that serves up the best: Houston Barbecue Company! At Houston...