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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
10:00 - 15:00
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Delray Beach, FL
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365 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Patbro
Lubbock, Texas
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93 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Leroy H
Fort Worth, Texas
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

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

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 9 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 

Thank Kimcooks
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 

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 1 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!

Thank ElisaRuthN
Houston, Texas
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209 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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 

Thank Vic777_12
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

Thank NathanKelp
Mckinney, TX
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198 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

First time at this great little BBQ joint near the airport. You are served fast and all of the meats are done correctly. Good staff as well. Will be back.

Thank DougGleaner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?