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Ray’s BBQ Shack

In a gas station just south of the University of Houston campus you’ll find some of the best fried catfish you’ll ever eat, and some great barbecue to go along with it. The barbecue comes from the experienced hands of co-owner Ray Busch, who has been serving smoked meat to the public via a food truck since 1985. It’s a mash-up of Southeast Texas cajun, fried fish, and barbecue. If it’s barbecue you’re looking for, then it’s hard to beat the four meat sampler plate for under $15. The only problem is you’ll have to choose between one of the many house-made links.

City: Houston


Method: Hickory in a gas-fired rotisserie

Pitmaster: Ray Busch and Herb Taylor

Rating: ★★★

Address: 4529 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, TX, 77021

Hours: M-Sat 11-8

Phone: (713) 748-4227

Website: www.raysbbqshack.com

Year Opened: 2011

Last updated: August 21, 2014


  • Kim

    Saw a picture on facebook ,the catfish looked right on point! I’m skeptical about barbecue on the but I’m trying theirs today after 4pm.