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Burns Bar-B-Q

Map & Directions 7117 N. Shepherd
Houston, TX 77091
  • Barbecue
  • Wed-Sat 10:30am-7pm
  • cash
  • Catering, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Free


Houston Press' Description

In the good old days, Roy Burns used to set up a smoker and sell barbecue on the side of the road. But he settled down under some pine trees in Acres Homes 12 years ago, and he's been cooking there ever since. Burns Bar-B-Q has a cinder-block pit, but when business is hopping on Saturdays, the old portable pits get fired up, too. Burns's is a favorite Acres Homes neighborhood hangout, especially on weekends. The brisket falls apart on the way to your mouth, so it's best to get it on a sandwich. The wet and smoky ribs are among the best you'll find in Houston. Mashed potato salad and beans are the most popular sides.

Member Reviews

  • darlene.behn wrote a review for Burns Bar-B-Q
    on 07/26/12

    I had always heard of Burns Bar-B-Q how good it was. I finally went and brought some of this Bar-B-Q, and it is delicious. I didn't mind standing in line waiting it was worth the wait.

  • MsDeshay wrote a review for Burns Bar-B-Q
    on 10/31/11

    I remember Mr. & Mrs. Burns on DePriest. How I miss them! But the feel isnt lost. I visit the new Burns BBQ location on N Shepherd. They haven't missed a beat! Thanks Kathy for keeping it going. As long as you all are open, I will keep my weekly addiction. When you all get there... do NOT miss out on some homemade links... makes my mouth water just thinking about them. -Deshay

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