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Central Texas Bar-b-q

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8101 Airport Blvd Ste 39, Houston, TX 77061-4138
+1 713-641-3360
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of parking and seating. They have plenty of your typical southern sides.(nothing too healthy) Meat and three OR two meats OR three meats. Nice big portions with plenty to take home. They also have a jalapeno bar. We came here because the trendy BBQ place down the street had an outrageous line. Glad we did.

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Thank Allison C
Delray Beach, FL
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369 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ribs were great and the mac and cheese was killer! Fun atmosphere perfect for barbeque. Would recommend to anyone who really loves ribs.

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Thank Patbro
Lubbock, Texas
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94 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Grab a tray and head through the serving line. one, two, or three meat plates as well as by the pound. Great meats and a wide variety of sides and deserts. Many more than most places. Highly recommend the broccoli and rice but everything we have tried is great. Sure makes you wish to go more often.

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Thank Leroy H
Fort Worth, Texas
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

When you gather your tray and eating utensils, you get a plastic fork and plastic knife. If you get the brisket, put the knife back! Brisket has a nice smokey flavor and is extra tender. If you want to spice up your plate, get the jalapeno sausage. An excellent variety of sides to choose from besides the usual potato salad... More 

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Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent BBQ and friendly environment. Had 2 meats (ribs and brisket) and 2 sides. Meats were great and sides too

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Thank Jason S
Ijamsville, Maryland
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

If you find yourself with a hour or two at the airport jump in a cab or Uber down the street and around the corner for some delicious BBQ! I am usually nervous about brisket so I let my husband order that - mistake. I wanted my own, especially the smoky burnt outside bits. Very little fat and fork tender.... More 

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Thank Kimcooks
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

What does it tell you when the restaurant you want to eat at is open only between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday? It tells me that they have so much business they don't need to be open on the weekends. This for a very good reason. The place is outstanding. I went in this... More 

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Thank Mike B
Bowersville, Georgia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had the opportunity to eat at this location while traveling. Enjoyed it! Was impressed with the owner's care of his customers...awesome to see it!

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Thank ElisaRuthN
Houston, Texas
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219 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I am new to Texas and have been to 3 other big name bbq places, but Central is the best. You have to know where you're going and what to look for when you get there, but it is all worth it. Some of the best mac-n-cheese I have had. The ribs (portions huge for the price---- great VALUE here)... More 

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Thank Vic777_12
Phoenix
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is in a very non-descript strip center behind a Jack in the Box near Hobby Airport. Don't let this fool you. It's a place where locals go, and you know what they say: "if locals like it, it must be great." It is indeed a hidden gem. A no frills BBQ joint. Beans are to die for and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8101 Airport Blvd Ste 39, Houston, TX 77061-4138
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-641-3360

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?