5 Best Underrated Barbecue Joints in Houston (According to You)

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Photo by Troy Fields
Kammerl slicing juicy brisket at The Brisket House.
2. The Brisket House
There was a lot of debate going on in the comments between fans of the Brisket House and Baker's Ribs. And as I said, it came down to one vote. So I'd say we can pretty much call this one a tie. I mean, what's not to like about brisket, brisket and more brisket? At The Brisket House, the meats are smoked over a combination of oak and pecan wood for at least 15 hours to make sure it's all saturated with that great barbecue flavor. And the owner, Wayne Kammerl is a damn nice fella. During the debate about The Brisket House versus Baker's Ribs, he chimed in, writing: "This is the owner of The Brisket House. I just wanted to say that I am good friends with Russell at Bakers Ribs and he is a great guy. And they do a fine job! We all in the BBQ Community support and help one another anytime we can." Awww.

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Photo courtesy Baker's Ribs
DEM RIBS.
1. Baker's Ribs
Remember, kids. ONE VOTE. Let's not get too cocky. Oh, who are we kidding, congrats, Baker's Ribs! Even in beef-happy Texas, a barbecue joint with a pig as a mascot came out on top. The company was originally founded in Dallas in 1988, and now has franchises elsewhere in Texas, including the one here in Houston. Baker's Ribs smokes with hickory wood and, unsurprisingly, is known for its pork ribs, which are prepared "St. Louis style." I personally love the joint because its one of the few places in town you can get pulled pork. I realize pulled pork isn't very Texan, but heavens it's tasty! After wading through all the vitriol in the comments, I think commenter morrowenterprises summed up Baker's Ribs most eloquently: "BAKER'S RIBS!!! BEST TEXAS BBQ BY FAR!!!"

Location Info

Rudy's Country Store & BBQ

21361 Gulf Freeway, Webster, TX

Category: Restaurant

The Brisket House

5775 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Baker's Ribs

2223 S. Voss Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant


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12 comments
bayoucitybobby
bayoucitybobby

Corkscrew BBQ in the Woodlands/Spring is the hidden gem of BBQ in the Houston area. Long lines and selling out quick means get there early and bring your appetite!

rogerscorpion
rogerscorpion

Blood Brothers are @ Buffalo Bayou on 5/24? Where on Buffalo Bayou? It's extremely long.

katie corbin
katie corbin

Matthew Asendio you nailed it! B-heezie is #2!

Closinhtown
Closinhtown

The Brisket House must have you guys on the payroll. Seriously, brisket house is not over or underrated. It's just not good bbq.

robinvtx
robinvtx

you need to visit Beef n Bun on Long Point. The Best!!!


kelly.d.switzer
kelly.d.switzer

The Bakers Ribs up here near Dallas are horrible. I hope the Houston one is miles better, because I can't eat this slop.

thepigonvoss
thepigonvoss

Everyone on this list and even ones that aren't on it have great BBQ right here in Houston.  

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