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Demeris Barbecue

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Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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2911 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098-1590
+1 713-529-7326
11:00 - 20:30
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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Demeris has been in Houston for a very long time and after tasting the brisket po boy, I can see why. First, I must say that this is restaurant has a beautiful and clean dining area and condiment bar. The service was quick but not very personable. It was not bad just not very cordial. The brisket is both lean... More 

Thank gslape
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Been going here for fifty years: Demeris' Barbecue is absolutely delectable and their cole slaw is the best ever. Usually I get the chopped beef sandwich, which is real beef BBQ chopped at the counter, and I recently took a client who ordered a baked potato with chopped beef. The potato was enormous and loaded with meat and cheese, sour... More 

Thank houtown
Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I'm not a huge BBQ fan so I've only eaten the potato with jalapeno sausage but it was good. What really got me was the cobbler...it is delicious! My hubs though, is a big BBQ fan and he's had the ribs and pulled pork (I think it was pulled pork) and he loved it. P.S. Four stars instead of five... More 

Thank loves_wineandcheese
Dallas, Texas
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

It has been thirty years since I last ate here, and everything is exactly like it was in the eighties - first rate. They offer true chopped beef - not a bunch of warmed over brisket drowning in bbq sauces. The brisket is excellent and served in large portions. My companion had the stuffed baked potato and raved about it.... More 

Thank SouthernTrifecta
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191 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

There must be something in the sauce because it has just my taste in mind. Not too sweet at all and not too smokey or spicy - just right. The brisket is always perfect and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. My kind of fries are served but I have to fight with myself not to order the baked... More 

Thank 47MER47
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2015

First of their bbq is respectable, it's consistently good, sauce is right on the money a nice balance of peppery, tangy, and sweet though this being Texas you really shouldn't sauce on anything. Okay with that said, get a baked potato specifically the smoked turkey "the berkman" no you won't get a side of biggot or anything but you will... More 

Thank Corey M
Houston, Texas
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We love barbecue, but often the sauce leaves something to be desired. Sometimes it's too spicy, sometimes too sweet, sometimes too tangy. Demeris Barbecue gets the sauce just right. A huge compliment to the barbecue. The barbecue itself is perfection, melting off the bone (of the ribs). The pulled pork is great. Some barbecue places will "supplement" the pulled pork... More 

Thank DrVicarious
Houston, Texas
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121 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Okay I have not been to Demeris since they moved from Northwest Mall lot. Boss called and said he would pick up lunch. I ordered a sliced beef - lean. Lean means No Fatty edges...but that's what I got. Was very disappointed. While Demeris has a long history with Houston...I'll take R**y's anyday or G**by's.

Thank dcallawaytx
Laytonsville, Maryland
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163 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Wifey an I got a 3/4 lb of chopped beef to go. It was ready in a flash with a container of regular sauce and with the plastic utensils, were ready to snack with a beer on a hotel lobby table. Meat was tender and smokey- just right. Sauce was a little sweet but mostly tangy. You really don't need... More 

Thank PapalBull
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

One of the better barbecue places I have found in Houston though their dry rub is a little sweeter than I would prefer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2911 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77098-1590
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
  • Phone Number: +1 713-529-7326

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