There’s nowhere else that’s better equipped to satisfy your barbeque craving than Houston, TX. One of the founding cities of barbeque, Houston has a wide array of restaurants that cater to people looking for a little slice of southern cuisine. Here’s a list of several restaurants that will make you break out the cowboy boots and eat until you pass out.
Goode Company BBQ
Goode Company has been in business since 1977, providing quality barbeque catering and dining to all the residents of Houston. They believe in homemade food that’s delicious and bringing the family together over the dinner table. From their smoked ribs that can be shipped to any of the 48 continental states to their amazing Tex-Mex creations, you’ll always be satisfied when leaving any of their 3 locations. They have a seemingly endless array of combo platters to choose from, and make sure that you get a slice of their Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie for dessert.
In operation since Roosevelt was in office, Pizzitola’s offers authentic old-fashioned barbeque and comfort food from a staff that has over 100 years of experience in pit-style barbeque. As popular with the locals as it is with tourists, hundreds of people eat brisket and ribs together in the same quaint dining room as they have for decades. Also, don’t miss the Banana Pudding or the Chocolate Fudge Cake (with Pecan Icing, yum) that’s made in strict adherence with the owner’s mother’s recipe, as some regulars will stop in just to get a slice to go, it’s so good!
If you’re looking for a restaurant that’s known for its BBQ but also makes a mean burger, then Pappas is the place for you. They do it all here, from chicken, ribs, and brisket to burgers, Po-boys, and even breakfast tacos! If you want a little lighter fare, then they also have amazing salads that can be served with any of their famous meats, and you’ll never look at a baked potato the same way again after having one of their enormous spuds. Not to mention, with 17 locations servicing the greater Houston area, you’re never too far away from a location.
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Southern Style BBQ isn’t the only thing that you can get in Houston. Brazilian BBQ, while slightly different in its presentation and tastes, will still satisfy even the hungriest of meat-eaters. With an endless buffet and all-you-can-eat meat, you’ll likely need a hand truck to get out of the restaurant! This dining experience is a little on the pricy side, with a dinner for 2 typically coming in around $100, but the diverse flavors and amount of food you get are completely worth it.
Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ
For a full Texas experience, Rudy’s will not only feed you but allow you to peruse the best that Texas has to offer in a rustic environment that will make you feel like you’re living in a little house on the prairie. Once you find the dish that you like the most, you can also take a to-go package back home with you, just so the barbeque flavors and experience never has to end.