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The Best BBQ Joints in Houston

A barbecue plate with brisket, sausage, and mashed potatoes

Welcome back to the Driscoll Place Blog! It’s no secret that the state of Texas is well-known for its great barbecue. Living here in Houston, we are lucky enough to have several great barbecue joints in the area. Enjoy a night off from cooking dinner and head to one of these highly rated bbq joints! We’ve included a brief description of each restaurant below and the drive time from our apartment community.  


Burns Original BBQ

It may not look like much, but this longtime family restaurant offers smoked ribs, bricket, housemade sausage, and all your classic barbecue favorites. Visit their Facebook page to see their menu. Burns is about an 18-minute drive away from our apartment community. 


Jackson Street BBQ

Painted bright red to mimic a red barn, this brick building is home to award-winning smoked meats including venison, brisket, German-style pork sausage, and so much more. They also have all the traditional sides including cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, cream corn, and collard greens. Jackson Street BBQ is about a 24-minute drive away from our apartment community. 


CorkScrew BBQ

CorkScrew offers traditional barbecue plates and sandwiches plus bbq tacos and fully loaded potatoes! Fresh green salads are also available, if you are looking for a healthier option. You’ll find something for everyone at this casual dining barbecue joint. CorkScrew is a 16-minute drive away from our apartment community. 


Pinkerton’s Barbecue

Enjoy barbecue as it should be at Pinkerton’s. Their wood-smoked meats are slow cooked to perfection using their special blend of aged post oak and sun dried mesquite in old school wood burning pits. You will be able to taste the difference as you sink your teeth into their prime brisket, beef or pork ribs, or other delicious barbecued meats. Be sure to try their Jalapeno Cheese Rice or one of their many other delectable sides. Pinkerton’s is an 18-minute drive from our apartment community. 


Thanks for reading our post! We hope you get the chance to enjoy some delicious barbecue this month!