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Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
+1 409-744-0070
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (61 reviews)
“potato salad” (21 reviews)
“rum cake” (10 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If I could I would rate this place 10 stars!! Everything we had was phenomenal!! That meat has the perfect smoke taste and hell of a good sauce!! The Mac and cheese is fantastic! The potato salad is probably my favorite, creamy delicious and crunchy!...More

Thank drinkcherrycoke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu spoke volumes about the ownership. A picture of the presumed Leon and his wife graced the menu. Definitely more of a hole in wall kind of place. You're paying strictly for food here and not the atmosphere. We had brisket and sausage. The...More

Thank Aggies_D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic flavours and the best brisket in Texas, a little out of the way but well worth the effort to find this little gem.

Thank MichaelLindaG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are real foodies and search out local cuisine cooked with love wherever we go. We called in an order for take out and it was ready promptly. We ordered brisket, turkey and short ribs. The short ribs were amazing! The turkey...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw that they had good reviews and decided to give them a try. I'm glad we did. It's a small place, seemingly doing most of their business to go. We ate there and had very friendly service and very good food. The waitress was so...More

Thank dmsinjt
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped for lunch on our way to the ferry and enjoyed some excellent food and service. The brisket and ribs were tender with very good favor from the rub and smoke. We also liked the homemade Downtown sausage. Leon and the servers took great...More

Thank Mark1632
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I have always come here for the meet. The sides and the sauce are not wonderful but when the meat is good who needs sauce? The last couple of times I've come here the meat was dry and overcooked and seem to be microwave heated....More

1  Thank Charles G
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We had the 2 meat plate. We picked chicken and ribs with potatoe salad and coleslaw. Great price for the amount of food you get. This place is sticking to the old school style when it comes to pleasing customers. Everything tasted great. Service was...More

Thank regina o
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Of all the many great barbecue restaurants in Texas, Leon's is some of the finest. The food is great, and also the side dishes. The service was also exceptional.

Thank spmci
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I had a combination meal of sausage, rib tips and brisket. The sausage was phenomenal. Would go back here in a heart beat.

Thank Brian H
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Do you guys cater? Or if we take in our raw meat can you cook it for us? If so how much will you charge?
24 June 2016|
Response from Charles N | Reviewed this property |
Don't really know the answer to that. The are a restaurant on Broadway with really good food is all we know.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-0070
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