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Carl's Barbecue

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21920 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77429-3377
+1 281-890-2275
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New England
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carl's is our go-to place when visiting family in Cypress. The cornbread is outstanding and the plate portions are very generous. Very reasonably priced and an excellent selection of meats and sides.

Thank SarahC9876
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Been going to Carl's for about 16 yrs. Always good food, fast service and pleasant servers at this BBQ joint. Will be so relieved when the construction on 290 moves out!

Thank Dixie V
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is friendly and laid back they offer BBQ and hamburgers. This is a great destination are new to Houston

Thank Laree W
Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Traditional describes Carl's very well with the bottles in a tub of ice, walking down a serving line to choose your meats and sides and then plenty of tables for seating ... friendly people and quick service ... as a first time visitor, went with BBQ, sausages, potatoes and beans ... all good but no dish to single out as... More 

Thank EdRambler
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We had a takeaway of jacket potatoes which were enormous and nicely cooked, however the filling wasn't very generous which made the potato dry and hard to get down. My husband had the banana pudding which he absolutely loved 😊

Thank Bongarnold
Cypress, Texas
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I love that this place is still around. Definitely old school. Traditional bbq from times past. It is good but dont plan to have your wedding reception there. It makes me happy that places like this stay around for us old school people.

Thank utbeta
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been eating at Carl's for over 14 years. Despite all the nearby BBQ competition, we'd rather eat here than the big chains. My favorite meal's the pulled pork one meat dish, with green bean casserole and special mashed potatoes. The BBQ chicken one meat dish is generous and tasty too. Try their tiny cornbread muffins... More 

Thank Beabe T
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have been here before but always for barbeque. This time we had a coupon for 2 chicken fried steak dinners, drinks and desserts for $19.99. The steaks were excellent and huge, one would have been enough for both of us. Plus your choice of 2 sides, bread, drinks and dessert. The food was outstanding and we took leftovers with... More 

Thank Sandy A
Houston, TX
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Carl's has been in Cypress for years, I have tried the several times over the last 25 years. My issue with the food is consistency. I have had day old ribs (at least the looked and tasted day old) there not fond of "day old" food at a restaurant. the sliced beef has been average to good the times I... More 

Thank 6Daysontheroad
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Local BBQ restaurant has been around for a long time, great meats, great sides, great sauce. Friendly staff, clean facility, and a great place for lunch or dinner. Bread and extra sauce are available at a small bar near the tables, nice little extra. Usually order a two meat platter, good size servings for big appetites.

Thank Scott V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21920 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77429-3377
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: +1 281-890-2275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?