This urbanized, Texana-decorated barbecue joint is wildly popular, thanks to it’s come-as-you-are atmosphere, expertly smoked brisket and variety of platters. The first Goode Co. Texas Bar-B-Que restaurant opened in 1977 and even though Goode has since added burgers and seafood to his restaurant-venture line-up, barbecue remains the company’s mainstay.
At Goode Co., the barbecue is slow-cooked for 16 hours, making it mouthwatering tender. Then it's topped with a delicious sauce bursting with smoky, tomato flavor. Sausage (from a well-guarded recipe), fresh pies and bread are made daily, including a Goode Co. exclusive: jalapeno cheese bread.
Located on 290 in the Cypress area, the two-level structure is chock-full of rustic wood accents, Texas-sized chandeliers and hunting relics—all of which contribute to the down-home vibe. Guests enjoy live music on the porch.
- James Beard Award Semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur (2010).
- James Beard Award Semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur (2009).
- Listed in USA Today as one of "10 Great Places to Chow Down on Barbecue" (2006).