Gatlin's BBQ

Row 1

1221 W 19th St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 869-4227
$ $
Tue–Sat: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

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  • It's barbecue, what can you say? The difference is, it's actually good barbecue. Ribs are the way to go. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The ribs & brisket are excellent. The ranch beans and hot green bean salad are tasty with a bit of barbecue sauce added. Avoid ordering turkey - it's totally dry. Small cafe, quaint and friendly.
  • 2010 Best of Houston Winner: Best Barbecue Restaurant: To reinforce that homey feeling, be sure to get a hug from Mama Gatlin after your meal on your way out the door!
  • Houston Press We Love Food - favorite Houston dishes - Ribs
  • Haven't had a bad dish here yet! Sliced brisket, chopped brisket, and pulled pork are all amazing.
  • Best Barbeque in Houston. Come early before they run out!
  • You might have to wait a bit to get your good (especially during lunch) so be prepared to be patient. The flavor on the rubbed ribs and the tenderness of the brisket is worth the wait.
  • Update: 53 minutes to get food. Not told there was a 30 minute wait until we had already been there 20. Never going back. Don't care how good the food is. Staff did not care.
  • Been waiting about 25 minutes for our food. Not sure we will ever come back. Sad given good food reviews. Hate when we try something new and get let down.
  • Get a chopped brisket sandwich--this is where all the juice, burnt ends, and extra fat that falls off the slices ends up.
  • The ribs fall off the bone and fatty brisket is phenomenal. Great dirty rice, as well. Sauce is kind of spicy, so I should have gotten slaw to cool things down. Sausage is ok, but brisket is king here
  • If you see a line, expect 50-60 min before you get your food. Calling it in doesn't help. I love this place but the quality-convenience balance is starting to tip...
  • pork ribs.
  • Dear god in heaven this might be the best BBQ in Houston. Ribs fell off the bone, char on the brisket was perfect, and I'm not a fan of sauce at all but DAMN!
  • Ribs are just amazing!!!
  • Ribs that fall off the bone and very moist brisket! I don't think u can go wrong with any of the meats here. Dirty rice and cole slaw are good. Ranch beans were ok. Amazing family friendly hospitality
  • Best BBQ in Houston! Long lines, order ahead for to-go and you'll still be waiting.
  • This BBQ joint is the best in town. Dry rub spare ribs awesome.
  • The ribs are awesome!
  • Brisket. Dirty rice.