Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country, which means we have A LOT of good eats to choose from. Take, for example, our BBQ. Bet you thought you knew what good ol’ Texas BBQ looked like. Well, think again… Houston not only delivers on traditional, perfectly smoked meets, but amazing fusion combinations as well. 

Pinkerton’s Barbecue

1504 Airline Drive, Houston, TX, Heights

Located in the northside of Houston, Pinkerton’s uses only wood burning pits cooking their food low and slow to get just the right amount of smoky flavor. Their desserts and sides are house made from family recipes and they use one of a kind spice blends. Their food is truly an experience, so check out what they’re serving up here.

Luling City Market

4726 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX 77027, Greenway

From the outside, it might not look like much, but inside this market is filled with quality meats, sides and a full-service bar. Founded in 1981, this BBQ spot is a must try for those living in the Galleria area. Their location offers a rustic feel with dine-in, delivery and even catering options.

Lenox Barbecue

5420 Harrisburg Drive, Houston, TX 77011, East End

Located in the East End, Lenox Barbecue has been operating since 1946. Their menu offers great prices and options to fit anyone’s budget and taste buds, though you’ll have to make sure to get it early, because they are only open from 11am-2pm Monday through Friday.

Charlie’s Bar B Que

4803 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77401

With their famous St. Louis style ribs and the “best Angus Beef Jerky around”, how could you not stop in and try some of Charlie's Bar B Que? Located in Bellaire, this eatery and catering company serves up everything from Chicken Fried Steak and Catfish to Fried Okra and Greek Chips with Feta. There’s definitely something for everyone here!

Otto’s BBQ

Multiple Locations

Since 1951 Otto's has been open to the public. Originally set up as a grocery store, the location expanded in 1963 to offer the “best BBQ in town”. If you want to dine like Willie Nelson, George Foreman, or Jerry Lewis, then stop into Otto’s, because they’ve had the opportunity to serve all three! Their extensive menu offers the usual BBQ favorites along with specialty sandwiches, breakfast plates, burgers and chicken sandwiches.

Blood Bros BBQ

5425 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77401, Meyerland

One of the newer locations on our list this week, Blood Bros BBQ opened in Bellaire in 2014 by three childhood friends who live by the motto: “good friends, good food, good times”. With flavors influenced by the diversity of Houston, including tastes from Chinatown, African American fragrant spice blends and a nod to Creole traditions in their curry boudin, the menu is sure to please just about anyone!

Burns BBQ

8307 ½ De Priest Street, Houston, TX 77088, Acres Homes

If you haven’t tried Burns world famous BBQ sauce, then what are you waiting for? Starting off in 1973, Burns BBQ has grown into a popular Houston favorite. Known for their signature rub, Burns BBQ has been voted a #1 favorite in Houston. With affordable prices and sizeable family pack options, you can’t go wrong checking out this local treasure.