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06/01/10Provided by Citysearch
This was some very strong BBQ. I got a three meat dinner meal and it was well priced with a good amount of food. The meat was prepared tremendously. I was very pleased. I was, however, disappointed in the sauce. I wish I could combine the sauces of Smokey Bones with this place. I would be in heaven. Even with that, I really enjoyed my meal. The jalapeno bread was fantastic. I also enjoyed the apple backed beans. It was a pleasant surprise. Something different for me.
03/31/10Provided by Citysearch
There might be an appropriate occasion for eating at Goode Company. For example, perhaps you are forced to entertain someone visiting from the northeast and you do not want them to fall in love with awesome ‘que and move to Texas or perhaps you simply need to eat brisket NOW and cannot stand to drive the half hour or so it takes to get to one of the awesome authentic joints on the outskirts of town. Yes, I do understand that there is a time and a place for Goode Co. but why anyone would come here outside of those given scenarios is beyond my comprehension. This may qualify as barbeque in other parts of the country, but this is Texas and we expect more than meat slathered with sauce.
Many praise the pecan pie as well. This oozing mess of sugary goop sprinkled with pecans on pre-made crust must certainly be more addicting than crack for only a victim of addiction would order it a second time.
The sausage, jalapeño cornbread and beans on the other hand are fairly good. I wouldn’t kick them out of my dinner plate, that’s for sure. The innate problem with cooking barbeque in Houston is the same as that with Tex-Mex – there are simply a plethora of awesome, cheap and lovable places. So if you are going to do it, you best do it right…or you can just buy some prime real estate on Kirby Dr. and let it do the talking.
02/02/10Provided by Citysearch
As a native Houstonian that now lives in Austin I always make Goode Co. a part of my trip while in town.
I used to watch Pappy (RIP) in the parking lot years ago and Goode Co. is just home. I like the other ventures but Kirby is the only one I go to.
I usually always get the same thing: jalapeno sausage, smoked turkey, sauce on the side, double Jambalaya Texana rice with 2 Jalapeno bread and a cold Lone Star. The stuffed potato is great, the ribs and brisket are good but I just like what I like. That sauce is killer.
Myself and others in Austin will get together if one of us brings some back. There is usually no talking involved; just eating and smiling.
I never liked pecan pie until I had one from Goode Co. Simply the best I have ever had. Ever. If you have never been you are cheating yourself out of a great meal. I can't think of one BBQ place in town that comes close.
Oh, and the lemonade is really good too for the kiddos.
01/17/09Provided by Citysearch
Great location. Lots of outdoor seating to melt the northerners in the summer. The roasted duck is to die for. Brisket is done very well and not overcooked, juicy and delicious. The jalapeno bread goes well with the plates. Potato salad is pretty good. Nice plate of goode co. bbq and a cold beer is a great meal any day of the week.
11/22/08Provided by Citysearch
Well, reading reviews on City Search of barbeque places, is very up and down; kinda' like riding a roller coaster. One reader gives a place a shining five stars, while the very next reviewer gives the same place a one star. And I'm not talking about Goode Co., just barbeque reviews in general, on City Search. I've tried quite a few of the barbeque places in Houston over the years, and Goode Co. is one of the better places. Plus I happen to like their Kirby location. It's close to Rice Village, close to Downtown, and convenient to West U. and Bellaire. The people working here are friendly, the service is good, and they serve remarkably consistent BBQ ribs, chicken and sausage. I especially like their turkey sausage and their pork ribs. Unless I'm in the mood to buy mesquite wood and make barbeque myself in the back yard, this place is the next best thing. ....Nice, mild smoke flavor, and friendly service.
If you want the die-hard, strong-kicking mesquite smoke flavor that's second to none.......................well then you'd have to come by my house on a Sunday afternoon, when I have the barbeque grill going.
10/03/08Provided by Citysearch
i don't know to what level of high cusine you might choose to elevate your idea of bar-b-q to. but this place on kirby has been there and serving it up to rave reviews for as long as i can remember. although over the years they've expended into other areas of the restaurant business, they've kept it unchanged - basic and simple - here. you get a choice of your basic meats - links, chicken, beef, pork (turkey in the fall) and sides. dirty rice, potatoe salad, cole slaw, etc. bottled beer on ice is available out of an old 1950's ice house style cooler. indoor seating can be hard to find at peak hours, and the service line may seem rediculously long, but they actually move you through very quickly and eating outdoors is fine even on the hottest Houston day. prices are reasonable and the food is great. very adaquate parking. it's a friendly, great place that almost anyone from houston knows about and likes.
08/10/08Provided by Citysearch
The service was good but the facility was dirty and seating inside was limited. The brisket sandwich was served on an excellent roll, the meat had a great flavor but the portion was disappointing (I spill more meat when I'm making a sandwich!). We were forced to eat outside and battle the pigeons. ISo, we decided to load up chunks of the roll with Tabasco Sauce and fed it to the pigeons. It discouraged their begging to a point that we could finish our lightweight sandwiches. This experience would have been worth it if there was three times the amount of meat that Iwe received on our sandwiches.
07/23/08Provided by Citysearch
The food is great but the environment leaves a lot to be desired, mostly because the indoors is very small and crowded and the outdoors is very hot during the summer. However, there is another location on I-10 west of the 610 loop (8911 Katy Freeway) which has an INCREDIBLE environment and a lot of seating. I recommend that location. The building is also very cool, it comes across like a mix between a classy riverboat and a western saloon, with a two-story dining area. The brisket and sausage are my favorites, the meat is tender and has great smoked flavor. The bbq baked potato is fantastic, albeit a bit small, and the potato salad is the best I've ever had. Altogether the best BBQ around, which is saying something in Houston. I would rather eat there than just about anywhere. The jalapeno bread is good, too. Add an ice cold Shiner Bock beer and you've got a taste of heaven.
07/16/08Provided by Citysearch
I have visited Goode at least three times while visiting Houston and I have been dissapointed each time. There are alot of different meats to select from, but the side selection leaves a lot to be desired. Coleslaw, mac salad and beans and that is about it. The big dissapointment is how dry the meat is. I tried different meats at each visit and they were always dried out. Also don't eat outside unless you like to be attacked by pigeons. They are all over the place. I will try a different BBQ joint on my next trip to Houston.
12/09/07Provided by Citysearch
This place is so overrated and overpriced! We went because of the hype, thats the best thing there. They don't give you plate bigger than a kids meals and it will cost you your first born! Don't give your money away! I have had $3 street corner bbq better than this place!
08/06/07Provided by Citysearch
It's the best. I like ribs without sauce, so the meat has to be great and juicy alone. They slow smoke everything which makes it very tasty. They also have the best pecan pie and potato salad I have eaten in a restaurant. Try it. But beware there is usually a line, like all good restaurants in houston.
01/05/07Provided by Citysearch
Goode Co. has some great BBQ! I live in Austin where BBQ is plentiful so I know my BBQ. Whenever I go back home to Houston I always make a trip out to Goode Co. BBQ because their food is just that great! I have never been disappointed with anything that I've ordered on the menu. The bottom line: their bbq is scrumptious, and I can feel my mouth beginning to water for some now.
07/31/06Provided by Citysearch
You're served on a lunch line, sit outside, and refill your own drink. From what they lack in service they do not make up in food quality. The meat is great, and the process in which they make it is reason. But the BBQ sauce is just not that good. Too sweet. The baked beans leave something to be desired. And the bread is decent for anyone who likes jalapenos. Worth a visit, but this can't be the best Houston has to offer.
- General Info
- The little BBQ barn that started it all, and a true Texas gem tucked right off Kirby Drive. Cozy interiors, shaded picnic tables, and mesquite-smoked aromatics since ’77.
- Regular Hours
Mon - Fri: Sat Closed Sun:
- Barbecue Restaurants, American Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Caterers, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
- Payment Options
- Price Range
- South Central Houston, University Place
- Other Information
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Beer, Wine
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average