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Leon’s World’s Finest In & Out Bar-B-Que

2010: Side dishes do not usually get a high billing on the pages of this site, but Leon’s “stepped up” rice does—the combination of tender rice, stewed celery, onions, and a few other veggies along with a nice spicy kick made for one memorable dish. I placed a to-go order for ribs, brisket, greens, and the aforementioned rice. The greens were on the bitter end and had zing but paled in comparison to the rice. The meat wasn’t bad. Ribs were firm and meaty with great flavor from a black pepper rub but could have been more moist. The brisket lacked a smoke ring but had a dense black crust. There was plenty of well-rendered fat in each slice and plenty of flavor. This was some fine ’cue.

City: Galveston


Method: Post oak; gas-fired smoker

Pitmaster: Leon O'Neal

Pro-tip: Get ready for stories; Leon is a talker.

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 5427 Broadway, Galveston, TX, 77551

Hours: Mon-€“Thur 9:30-€“7:30, Fri & Sat 9:30-€“8:30, Sun 11-€“7:30

Phone: 409-744-0070

Website: www.leonsbbq.com

Year Opened: 1987

Last updated: May 3, 2013