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The Swinging Door

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3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77406-9118
+1 281-342-4758
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted Texas Bar-B-Q while we were in Texas, so my Husband did a lot or research and we decided to go to the Swinging Door. We definitely had the Texas Bar-B-Q experience that we were looking for. The food was great-we each ordered the two meat, two vegetable platter and tried different things. (My Husband also orderd the potato... More 

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Thank FoodieCritic57
Richmond, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They have great Texas barbecue, worth the ride for sure! Great taste and down home service makes this spot a crowd favorite!

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Thank YAMIFIVE
Houston, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This a hole in the wall place that serves simple, delicious food. Steve is a character and everyone is energetic. The tables and chairs are mixed and matched, but the meat is indescribable. And the cobbler....to die for.

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Thank Jalene P
USA
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My first time at this restaurant. I came here for dinner with friends. There are multiple dining areas within the restaurant, so even though there were quite a few patrons, including at least one larger party, it wasn't crowded. The interior is interesting. Old-fashioned looking fixtures, stained glass, advertising signs. The wall next to where we were sitting looked like... More 

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Thank RubyDragonfly
Richmond, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brisket, Sausage, Potato Salad and Blackberry Cobbler were all fantastic. Coleslaw was pretty bland. We will definitely eat there again!

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Thank Wes H
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Luckily we walked in shortly after 5 in the evening. By the time we left the place was packed!! I can see why!! Great food, friendly and fast service, no complaints!! Make sure to leave room for dessert!!

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Thank Kandy S
Richmond, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Want to take out of town friends for a good traditional Texas barbecue meal? This is down home and tasty, honey! Great for groups too.

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Thank barbaratconway
Canada
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We have never had a bad meal here. The bbq is flavorful and juicy. The sides are awesome - their coleslaw is my absolutely favorite. It is ready quickly and great option for takeout as well.

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Thank swtp232
Sugar Land, Texas
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248 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

It has been years since we last dined at the Swinging Door. The neighborhood has changed with urban sprawl, but the BBQ remains very good. Have tried many other BBQ joints Fort Bend County, but the Swinging Door rates the best so far. Portions are large! We had the one meat plate with two veggies. Service attentive and Texas friendly.... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the wait staff was excellent. The barbecue sauce needs a little kick to it. A bit of brown sugar and a bit more pepper. All and all the lunch was very nice. The peach cobbler was very good. I prefer brown bread and they serve only white. You also get a lot for your money.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3818 Fm 359 Rd, Richmond, TX 77406-9118
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 281-342-4758

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?