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(HOUSTON) — The city of Houston and the surrounding area have no shortage of places to get barbecue.

From trailers and food trucks to pits and spots, ‘cue is in abundance.

The editors of the famed Zagat’s restaurant guides have named the “34 Most Important Barbecue Joints in Texas.” Out of that list, 11 are in or around the Houston area.


Here are the local spots in alphabetical order:

  • Brook’s Place in Cypress
  • Burns BBQ & Catering in Houston
  • Corkscrew BBQ in Spring
  • Gatlin’s BBQ in Houston
  • Goode Co. Texas Barbeque (multiple locations)
  • Killen’s BBQ in Pearland
  • Lenox Bar-B-Q in Houston
  • Pizzitola’s Bar-B-Cue in Houston
  • Ray’s Real Pit BBQ Shack in Houston
  • Triple J’s Smokehouse in Houston
  • Virgie’s Bar-B-Que in Houston

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Houston Restaurants Among Zagat’s ‘Most Important BBQ Joints in Texas’  was originally published on