Houston >Restaurants > Goode Company Barbeque
8911 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX | Directions 7709829.783326 -95.508684
11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Spring Valley, Northwest
Delicious – When I think barbecue I can not think about any other place but Goode Co. I like the one on I-10.
goode for waiting – TERRIBLE SERVICE! Placed a "to go" order at the counter, which is standard operation up there. It took about 10 minutes. I proceeded to check-out at the cashier, and the Goode Co employee was placing "to go" orders for walk in customers from the "check out/cashier" area, basically letting them cut-off everyone who waited in line and ordered the correct way.
I waited in line, and ordered my food the correct way and had it in my hand, and then the cashier took an order from a walk in customer for exactly what I was standing there in line trying to pay for. After she let him order, she was about to make me wait for another customer that wanted to cut in line to order their food from the cashier. The lady said I could go ahead of her because I already had my food, and the cashier apologized to her and then thanked her for being so patient, making me feel like I was the rude/impatient customer. I will never go back because of it. What a bad system they have in place
Worst barbeque – Have bought their pecan pie several times for holdiays but had never eaten there until today. It was not good. Brisket was very dry and BBQ sauce was bland. Coleslaw was really bland. Sausage was nothing spectacular. We won't be back - there is better BBQ elsewhere.
Best Smoked Turkey in the city. – Goode Company hands down has the best smoked turkey. It is very moist and has a great seasoning to it. Not overpowering the turkey though. The potato salad here is tasty, I like to add a little mustard and pickle to mine though because I like it tart. This location is bigger than the one located on Kirby and the atmosphere is a little more quieter. the servers are nicer here too I think.
FANTASIC BBQ – THIS PLACE RATES A 10 IN FOOD, SERVICE, PARKING, AND ATMOSHERE. HEDWIG VILLAGE ONLY. YOLANDA FROM CHILDREN'S COLLECTIONS HOSTED A CHRISTMAS PARTY AT HER HOME AND USED THIS LOCATION FOR THE FOOD. WE FORGOT THE DESERTS SO WE DROVE BACK TO TO PICK UP.
THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I HAD BEEN IN THIS LOCATION AND WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE CARE THEY GAVE CUSTOMERS, THE FOOD PRESENTATION LOOKED GOOD. I LOVED THE ATMOSHERE AND HOW ATTENTIVE THEY HANDLED CUSTOMERS.
Good selection of solid BBQ fare, plus duck! – First off, I'll admit my bias: I love Texas BBQ. Given the fact that this location is very close to my house, I have dined there frequently. Honestly, I wouldn't say Goode Co's BBQ is the best I've had, but it's up there in the top 10 or so. Good enough for repeat visits, certainly. It's pretty obvious as you pull up to the place that they use red oak for their BBQ wood because it's stacked up like -- well, like cordwood -- along the exterior of the building. Red oak is a good choice, since it imparts a gentle smoke flavor to the meat. Some folks (like my wife) find mesquite overpowering, and if you're one of them, I think you'll enjoy the gentleness of oak.
The brisket has always been moist and flavorful, the ribs succulent, pulling easily from the bone, and both the jalapeno and Czech sausage are worth going back for seconds. Probably the biggest surprise is the duck: not too fatty (as duck often can be), with a mild sweet flavor. As for the sides, my favorites (in no particular order) are the jalapeno beans, the Austin baked beans, and the jambalaya Texana. The only thing I've had there that I don't particularly care for is the sauce. I prefer sauce that is tangy with at least a bit of a bite to it. Goode's is too sweet for my taste. But as any Texas 'cue connoisseur will tell you, really good 'cue never needs sauce anyway.
Prices are reasonable (especially the duck), ambiance is down home Texas (gotta love the buffalo), and the noise level is moderate.
ALL I CAN SAY IS FAKE – If you want the real thing, this isnt for you. The meat is dry and tough as if it were cooked fast. Anyone that knows bbq understans you gotta cook it slow. Sauce was horrible and sides were nothing big, lacked in flavor.
Best BBQ in Houston. Simply Goode. – Kirby location is very casual with limited indoor seating. BBQ sauce is AWESOME! Very good meat - brisket, turkey, chicken and sausage. Side dishes are outstanding - jambalya, pinto beans, jalapeno cheese bread!!! I'm not a potatoe salad fan and I have not eaten the deserts.
West I-10 location - a lot of indoor seating. Food quality is just like the Kirby location - simply Goode. Also casual dining and child friendly. Highly recmmended!!
Can't miss barbecue experience – My partner insisted that I drop in on Goode's on a recent trip to Houston. Wow! he was right (and he knows his bbq). Goode's is a must stop spot for solid Texas bbq. By the time the line snakes up to the cafeteria style serving area, you've begun to relax with the beer you pulled out of the ice chest, and you're forced to make the tough decision... what meats will I eat? No doubt, you will want at least the two meat plate. I had brisket and the smoked turkey on a recent visit. The brisket was juicy, tender and offered just the right mix of smoked flavor and spice as it went down. My turkey was a bit dry, but not too dry, and I liked the mix of spices that infused it - must've been some pepper, coriander and a few other things.. The jalapeno bread surprised me at how it wasn't overwhelmingly cheesy or heavy - just the right balance to heavy bbq. The beans were good, not great, and the cole slaw was creamy and heavenly. As I tried to not drip sauce on my suit, I enjoyed looking around to see families, European visitors, cops, groups of kids, and other post-work folks all gathered around the picnic tables on a cool Houston evening. Great place, indeed.
If you Know what good BBQ is you know to avoid this place. – Well if you have never had bbq before this place probably isnt too bad, but if you come from a city that offers great bbq like dallas or austin this place pales in comparison. The brisket is too tough, the sides are nothing special save the jalepeno bread and unfortunately all it takes is one bite of the chopped sandwich to know that this place isnt the real deal. I love taqueria and seafood but dont waste your time at BBQ unless you dont know what good BBQ is suppose to taste like.
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