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Gatlin's BBQ

3510 Ella Boulevard, Houston, TX 77018
+1 713-869-4227
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“dirty rice” (23 reviews)
“brisket” (103 reviews)
“spicy sausage” (9 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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3510 Ella Boulevard, Houston, TX 77018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’d read the favorable reviews & passed by here frequently so we had to finally try dinner. After coming home, I re-read a lot of the reviews. Looking at the great reviews, I just can’t understand the difference from our experience, but when I read...More

Thank TXhome1225
Reviewed 10 November 2017

First off it is a clean restaurant, which is not always the case at BBQ joints. The staff was very friendly and they had all the classic BBQ options that you would expect plus a few other unique options. I am kind of a BBQ...More

Thank JimH-ATL
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Once again I am in Houston in search for another BBQ place listed as Texas Monthly Top 50. Gatlin’s was not too far from my hotel so decided to find it and since it was Monday checked their website to make sure they were open....More

Thank Homestyle68
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The wife and I went to Gatlins on a Wednesday..We tried to go on a Weekend, but it was too crowded (speaks to the quality). I had the combo dry brisket and wet Brisket (a bit more fat attached), and the Chicken (white meat). I...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I had looked forward to this visit because of the ranking it has. The staff is very friendly. I ordered the baby back ribs, the moist brisket, the venison sausage, and the corn. The brisket is ok. The bark is good, but not much smoke...More

1  Thank shaun r
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve been going to Gatlin’s for a long time, going back to the old location. They have our favorite baby back ribs in the city of Houston. All the meat is delicious and they have some great sides, as well. The staff is very friendly...More

Thank Leah L
Reviewed 12 October 2017

October 11, 2017. Hmmm Um Good! The meat is smoked to perfection. Tender. Smoky. Great Tasting. The sides are just as good. The dirty rice is better than in a Louisiana restautant. Nice friendly staff.

Thank beehughes
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch recently, twice in one week. Some places have good BBQ and sides or meh, or sides are good and the BBQ is meh...but Gatlin's gets it right! Food and sides are great. Spicy sausage has just enough kick and pork ribs are...More

Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 26 September 2017

My first visit to Gatlin’s was this past Saturday for lunch. It arrived about 20 minutes after they opened, just before the lunch rush came in. My sliced brisket sandwich was very good. Will be back.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Went here with a friend after a college football game and the service and food were amazingly good! I had the lean brisket (nicely charred), the sauce had a pleasant kick, the fried okra is the best i've had in a long time, the creamed...More

Thank Aimieey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3510 Ella Boulevard, Houston, TX 77018
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-869-4227
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