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Barbecue Inn

116 W Crosstimbers St, Houston, TX 77018-5630
+1 713-695-8112
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“fried chicken” (38 reviews)
“salad” (17 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
116 W Crosstimbers St, Houston, TX 77018-5630
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Ate here after my wife read an article saying this place had the best fried chicken in Texas. Well this is definitely some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. The breading is crispy and the chicken itself was tender and juicy! I’m assuming...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank thejbwall
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit and our food. Please come again!

Reviewed 18 August 2018

We have been eating at the Barbecue Inn for years and have never been disappointed. This place is a total throw back to the 50's in the best possible way. First let me say I have never had the barbecue and probably never will. There...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sheila K
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review! Please dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

My friend and I used trip advisor to find the best dinner in the neighborhood and Barbecue Inn popped up on the screen. Excellent food, reasonable prices and great service. I recommend it.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Michał S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Houston is known for its fabulous cuisine, cultural diversity, and Texas charm! The Barbeque Inn on Crosstimbers is a treat! My husband and I were invited to dine here by Dr. Mazow and his lovely wife! Dr. Mazow helped start Houston Eye Associates and he...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Summertill
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I have been dining @ BBQ Inn since 1981. I reside in New Braunfels now and I still eat there on each visit to Houston. The food is consistently delicious...especially the fried shrimp. The wait staff is exceptional, and should serve as the benchmark for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Rodney R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is truly like stepping back into 1975. The chicken fried steak is the best in Houston, bar none. Unlike many places, it is not mostly breading. It's done right, and the flavor is impeccable. Despite the name, the BBQ is not the thing to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Michael V
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I searched out BBQ Inn a couple years ago because they were listed among the Top 10 restaurants for fried chicken in Houston. Went there and their chicken was excellent and have gone back a few times since with the same result. Not so this...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank KingwoodBob
Reviewed 21 May 2018

A neighborhood staple for decades, there is a large variety of different food available. Definitely more than just barbeque. Very popular with locals. Feels like the a hometown diner. Plenty of food (just wish the fries the crispier).

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank dbinhou7511
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome people, and awesome food. I had the seafood platter, Wife had the chicken fried chicken and everything was great. Will definitely be back. Place has been here forever, we used to come here with my father over 20 years ago and it's still great.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank jerryleow
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you for the nice review! We are glad you dined with us again and look forward to you dining with us again soon!

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Came here on a recommendation of great fried chicken and was very happy with a great plate of fried chicken. The crust was flaky and almost melt in your mouth with every crunchy bite. I️ personally prefer a bit of spice in the coating and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Mark S
David S, Owner at Barbecue Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Glad you liked the chicken! We pride ourselves in the fact that we still prepare and fry our chicken the same way my Grandfather did in the 40's. Please come back soon!

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Janie M
13 January 2017|
Response from David S | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W Crosstimbers St, Houston, TX 77018-5630
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-695-8112
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