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The Pit Room

Photograph by Jody Horton

The Pit Room is still in its early phases. They plan to add dinner hours soon, and the menu will continue to grow. Look for some of the items next door at Jackson’s Watering Hole, which Sambrooks also owns. You might remember that name as the bar where Pappa Charlie’s Barbecue trailer was once set up. When Pappa Charlie’s left for his new brick-and-mortar near downtown, this neighborhood lost a great option for smoked meat. Now, with the Pit Room, the neighborhood and Houston has one more great barbecue destination.

City: Houston


Method: Post oak in an offset smoker

Pitmaster: Bramwell Tripp

Rating: ★★★★

Address: 1201 Richmond Ave., Houston, TX, 77006

Hours: Open 7 days 11-9

Phone: (281) 888-1929

Website: www.thepitroombbq.com

Year Opened: 2016

Last updated: September 25, 2016


  • Steve Bodiford

    Wish I’d never left Houston for West Texas now!

  • Steve Bodiford

    I used to work at a Pawn Shop not far from there!!!

  • Carole Garfinkel

    No Kidding.
    You will be very happy that you found them.
    A “thoughtful” restaurant concerned with the finest taste and quality.
    They really love what they do!

  • Jarrod Glow

    Best BBQ in Houston!

  • Heather

    So impressed with this place! The food was fantastic and the staff was very friendly!! I would highly recommend eating at the Pit Room.

  • d

    I’m sold, first stop when I get back to Houston.

  • Jeff DeMuynck

    Frito pie is also amazing because of the in house chilli. Still cant get over how great the charro style beans are. Very happy to have this place in Houston.

  • MDP

    The brisket here is nowhere close to approaching Killen’s quality. The ‘bar’ is set at a point where you have to ask yourself, ‘does this brisket need sauce, or is no sauce required at all?’ It really needs the sauce. Also, why do they keep the place chilled to the point of a maternity ward? It makes the food cold quickly. Great beans.