Houston, TX 77008
- Wed-Thu 11am-7pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9pm
- All Major Credit Cards
- Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Accepted
- Lot Available
Houston Press' Description
Housed in a tiny converted house on 19th Street in the Heights, Gatlin's is a Houston Proud kind of place. Owner Greg Gatlin is a graduate of St. Thomas High School, and he played football at Rice University. Now he mans the pits at Gatlin's, turning out incredible barbecue with gracious flair. The smoky brisket exudes flavor, gently pulling apart with the prodding of a plastic fork. It is meaty and moist, with a gorgeous smoke ring and obvious fat cap. But the ribs...Lord, the ribs. A lightly charred outside encases a tender, meaty interior. Sausage, too, is praiseworthy. Coleslaw and beans are standard fare, but the dirty rice is outstanding.
Tips from foursquare
It's barbecue, what can you say? The difference is, it's actually good barbecue. Ribs are the way to go. [Eater 38 Member]
The ribs & brisket are excellent. The ranch beans and hot green bean salad are tasty with a bit of barbecue sauce added. Avoid ordering turkey - it's totally dry. Small cafe, quaint and friendly.
2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Barbecue Restaurant: To reinforce that homey feeling, be sure to get a hug from Mama Gatlin after your meal on your way out the door!
Houston Press We Love Food - favorite Houston dishes - Ribs
Haven't had a bad dish here yet! Sliced brisket, chopped brisket, and pulled pork are all amazing.
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