Best brisket in the area. This time brisket and ribs were in the cold side
Our waiter started off on point. After our food was delivered, he seemed to forget about us. My husband asked for a pepper and never got it. I had to eat my ice when my soda ran dry for a while.
I was very disappointed in the rib it was extremely tiny and all I had was bone this was the first time that I was disappointed with my meal and I have been a regular customer there for many many many months hopefully this will not happen again
Killens BBQ is a great place to meet and make new friends. Staff was awesome when we asked if another couple could join our reservation and had no problem getting us a table for 4. Thank you Killens staff your amazing.
Planned our visit when down from Canada, Waited over a month for the day to arrive and would wait longer. The Beef rib was with out a doubt the best I have ever had. All the food was amazing and will go again anytime I am in Houston. Even bought their spice rub to bring back to Canada.
Fantastic food as always!!
We were seated 35 mins after our reservation. It's frustrating to make reservations and not be seated in a timely manner.
We are regular visitors to Houston and we always try to get to Killens. We order the beef ribs and sides. The ribs are delicious- perfectly cooked and seasoned. The sides are excellent too. We have tried the creamed corn (best ever), mashed potatoes, collards, green beans and cole slaw. All were delicious. Our friends ordered the pork tips and they were melt in your mouth. So good. We usually go on the week nights and have no trouble getting a table, although we do usually reserve. We are not big meat eaters, as a rule, but when we go to Killens- we dive in and enjoy every bite.
Went to Killen’s expecting it to be the best BBQ we ever had. Somehow, it was better than expected. If you are thinking about getting the beef rib, just do it.
I ordered the smoked turkey and it was a little salty but very moist. My husband's pulled pork was great and so was the fried fish that my son ordered. Next time I won't try to eat healthy. I'll just go for the gusto!
When I go to Killen's Barbecue for dinner I always have high expectations. First of all how may barbecue joints can you make a dinner reservation? How many barbecue places allow you to make a dinner reservation? With my high expectations I am never disappointed. The barbecue is always great but the fried chicken may be even better. Great overall menu but what differentiates Killen's are the sides and desserts. All of this adds up to a great overall dinner.
Fantastic food!! But the dinner service BBQ Boudin balls were to die for, but then we've never had anything from any of the Killen's restaraunts we didn't love. If you can make it to the dinner service, I highly recommend, it's a little more fun, but their BBQ is delicious any time of day!! Haha!!
Food was great as always. Service was also good. Last time, our waiter forgot to bring our appetiser, but all good this time. Glad to see last time was an anomaly.
We were a little late for our reservation so OpenTable considered it a no show but...
The food is excellent as usual and the service is always outstanding!
Fabulous food, great service, BIG (Texas!) portions! The brisket was fantastic, and the frito pie appetizer was the bomb! Highly recommended!!! And I'm not even a BBQ fan...!
Food was too spicy.
Table too close together.
Restaurant was too loud.
Reservation was for 8:00, didn't get seated until 8:15.
Food quality and quantity were not as expected.
I will NOT return.
chicken fried rib eye not thoroughly cooked this time.
Killen’s is always a 5-star place for their food; but we’ve been to dinner service 3 times now and have been disappointed every time. Our previous 2 reservations were at 5pm, most recent, 6pm. All three times they have been out of popular, key menu items, like pork ribs, beef ribs, pulled pork, and smoked chicken, very early in the night. We placed our order and 30 minutes later we were told the pork ribs were out. There appears to be some miscommunication between the kitchen and the dining room staff. They made it right, but after changing my order we waited another 30 minutes for food. I think we will stick with the lunch service going forward; we have never been disappointed there.
The food was delicious. The sights were fantastic there were great dishes coming out to other tables that made want to come back for more. Service was spot on. The catfish and shrimp entree is a winner.
Beef rib was amazing! Would like the jalapeño sausage spicier, but still a good sausage. Will definitely go back next time I’m in town.
What a great place! We had a reservation and were seated right away. The BBQ nachos appetizer was outstanding. My husband had the beef ribs and he said they were perfect. We will definitely be back!!
We love the food at Killen's however on our most recent trip our food took over an hour to make it to the table, and when it did a pork chop that was way under-cooked was delivered. The restaurant did provide a replacement.
We ordered dessert and both the banana pudding and carrot cake were delicious.
In terms of atmosphere, I wish the restaurant would do something about the shadows that are cast by the fans crossing the lights.
1). Brisket, pork ribs and sausage
3). Best carrot +are ever.
Everything was unbelievable as always very consistent ,BEST BBQ EVER,RONNIE 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌👏👏👏👏
Outstanding flavors and meat quality. Among the best I have ever eaten. The appetizers are excellent (boudin balls and pork belly in particular). The brisket and the big rib were very very memorable. Sides are okay (had potato salad, cole slaw and collard greens). They should add cornbread to their menu if you ask me. Three kinds of homemade sauces on the table enhance the pleasure and flavors even more. You probably won't have any room for dessert unless you share everything. Definitely going back!
It was awesome! Best brisket and pulled pork in town!
If you see my reviews you will see I eat BBQ a lot! Two years ago I was in Houston with a list of places to eat. We had this on our list, but didn’t get to eat here. This is the best Brisket I have ever eaten! We had cream-style corn and macaroni and cheese as sides. Finished off with the banana pudding. Absolutely, hands down, one of the best meals I have eaten in a very, long time!
My expectations were so high but it wasn’t what i expected. It was good barbecue but it wasn’t the best I ever had. The sides were excellent, the meat was well smoked, and the meat had a lot of pepper. I was looking for more flavor and not pepper.
My family enjoyed the food. We went at Killens to celebrate my sister & my niece birthday. 🎂🎀🥳🎉🎊. Omg !!! Killen’s briskets are to die for. The bone in beef rib is a sure winner. I will definitely recommend you to try this. Happy family, happy tummy 👌😘 The service is fast and the staff are all awesome. 👍👍👍
Best rib in town.....a bit expensive but worth every time
Best BBQ ever, great service, everything was wonderful, for sure it would be our top priority for BBQ.
Wonderful food, as usual. We live in Boston and visit during Christmas every year, without fail. Our experience this year was fantastic, as usual. Our service was good overall, though a little less warm than usual. Our only complaint this time (and maybe our first ever) was that the banana pudding has changed and is just not great. Very whipped cream heavy without much flavor. But overall still one of our favorite meals in Texas!
This time we ordered pork ribs, a beef rib, and moist brisket with Mac and cheese and creamed corn. It was incredible!
Food that was available was delicious, but’s many dishes were not available. That was very disappointing.
We had a 7:15pm reservation and they were out of pork ribs and pulled pork. Those are 2 of our favorites and this severely limits the options for the 2 and 3 meat plate combinations.
Lots of tables had issues with their food. Our chicken was burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. Pork chop was still raw. Our waiter was amazing but the kitchen was clearly having issues.
Company from Brazil
Chicken and Catfish & shrimp were great, but today my sides were just ok as they were cold - I love their mashed potatoes, but not cold - my fry’s were also cold and soggy... I won’t let this affect me I love my Pearland Killen’s restaurant’s
It was the best BBQ I have ever had in my life. The Pork ribs were amazing!
Some of the best brisket ever! The food was amazing. Even better was the service. We came here with a big group. I'm glad we made a reservation even though we arrived at 5 pm because there were a lot of people coming throughout the night. We were celebrating a special occasion, and even though they were busy, they never rushed us to finish our meal, which I really appreciated. Really enjoyable meal!
Brought co-workers from out of town to my go to restaurant . As usual, Killen’s delivered. Food was great and everyone had a good time.
You can order delivery directly from Killen's Barbecue using the Order Online button. Killen's Barbecue also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (281) 485-2272.
Killen's Barbecue is rated 4.7 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.