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Finger Lickin Good BBQ in Houston

  • February 20, 2023
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Here in Houston, we know a little something about good barbecue. We have VERY specific opinions about how barbecue should be prepared, what sides should be included, and the right BBQ sauce to smother over everything. But there’s one thing we can all agree on: Houston has the BEST BBQ in Texas!

There are so many good ones, that it’s hard to choose a favorite. Butt if you don’t even know where to begin don’t worry. We’ve rounded up the best BBQ in Houston. Read on to enter BBQ heaven!

Corkscrew BBQ best bbq in Houston
📸 Corkscrew BBQ

2. Corkscrew BBQ

This popular BBQ restaurant in Spring was started as a passion project by husband-and-wife team, Will and Nichole Buckman. They started out catering for families and company parties but soon grew into their very own restaurant business. In no time, it has grown to be some of the best BBQ in Houston!  Corkscrew offers all your favorite BBQ meats by the pound, but their sandwiches are what make them truly stand out.

Their Beefy Cheesy is exactly what it sounds like– a 1/2 lb of chopped beef topped with house-made cheese sauce on a warm, toasted bun. YUMMM! BBQ meat super-fans should try the Whole Hog– 1/4 lb sausage link, 1/4 lb pulled pork and a juicy rib on top of a warm bun. This one’s more meat than sandwich!


Sun-Tue: Closed
Wed-Sat: 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

📍26608 Keith St, Spring, TX 77373

Hours and Location


Wednesday-Saturday 11am-Sold Out



26608 Keith St, Spring, TX 77373

Truth BBQ Best BBQ in Houston
📸 Truth BBQ

4. Truth BBQ

What started as a rural shack in Brenham, Texas is now a barbecue powerhouse in the heart of Houston Heights. Ever since opening its doors in 2015, Truth Barbecue has been committed to serving up authentic Central Texas-style barbecue, with major attention to detail. And in case you were still in doubt that this is one of the tastiest BBQ spots in Houston, Truth BBQ was in the top three restaurants on Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ list in 2021.

So, what’s on the menu? Order brisket, pulled pork, pork ribs, smoked turkey, or sausage by the 1/4 lb-1 lb. Then, choose from several delicious sides including baked beans, brussels sprouts, coleslaw, tater-tot casserole, and mac & cheese. But get there early! Truth will close as soon as they sell out, so definitely try this best BBQ in Houston spot early!


Mon: Closed
Tue-Wed, Sun: 11:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Thur-Sat: 11:00a.m.-9:00p.m.

📍 Location: 26608 Keith St, Spring, TX 77373

Burns Original BBQ
📸 Burn's Original BBQ

8. Burn's Original BBQ in Houston

If we’re talking about the must-visit BBQ spots in Houston, it would be impossible not to bring up Burn’s Original BBQ. Burn’s was established in 1973 as a small local business, and almost 50 years later it’s now regarded as a BBQ icon. The same great menu that gave Roy Burns Sr. his start years ago is still a hit with their huge customer base, so be sure to get in line early if you’re planning to visit this one!

We recommend their loaded baked potatoes– you can choose up to three meats as toppings. If potatoes aren’t really your jam though, you can always go with the 1/2 lb dinner platter, which includes your choice of meat (ribs, sliced beef, sausage links, or chicken) and 2 sides. Bring on the mac & cheese and green beans! We hope you’re hungry.

⏰ Hours:

Sun-Mon: Closed
Tue-Sat: 11:00a.m.-7:30p.m.

📍8307 De Priest St, Houston, TX 77088

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📸 Rudy's BBQ

9. Rudy's BBQ

Rudy’s BBQ started just outside of San Antonio in 1989, and today it’s one of the most popular BBQ spots in Texas. The pits are 100% wood-fired with oak at Rudy’s, so you know it’s going to be some of the best (and most accessible) BBQ in Houston.  Here, you will definitely want to go for some of their delicious brisket and get yourself some corn and coleslaw on the side for a complete and delicious dinner.  There are a couple of locations sprinkled around Houston, so be sure you check their website to find the closest location to you and go get some delicious BBQ!


Sun-Thur 7:00AM-9:00PM
Fri-Sat 7:00AM-10:00PM

📍 Location:14620 Northwest Fwy
Houston TX 77040

Those are just some of the most amazing BBQ in Houston!

That concludes our best BBQ in Houston list, but there are new BBQ places popping up all the time. So make sure to check back here for updates, you never want to miss out on new BBQ in Houston!

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