Where to eat in Houston, Texas: Burn’s Bar BQ

08. January 2006 Houston, Texas 3

What would you do if you had a five-hour layover in Houston? If you’re like me, then you’d grab your backpack from baggage claim, call 411 for information, ask the airport information clerk and the po-po for directions and finally convince the cab dispatchers to find Burn’s Bar BQ so you can eat a decent rack of ribs.

We’ve followed Anthony Bourdain’s advice before and ate chapulines, or crickets, in the market of Oaxaca, Mexico. We’ve tried nose-to-tail eating at St. John’s in London. Eating barbecue from one of his favorite barbecue joints in Houston was just too easy.

We paid a total of $74 for cab fare to and from the airport to eat three kinds of barbecue with potato salad, white bread and pickles at Burn’s Bar BQ. Our entire order cost us less than $15. It took 45 minutes to eat everything. It wasn’t the first rack of ribs we’ve ever had that tasted as good, but man, was it all worth it! Talk about dedication to my meat.

Burn’s Bar BQ is at 8307 De Priest Street off Williamsdell Street in Houston, Texas. They can ship a big order of ribs to your city if you call 281/445.7574.

3 thoughts on “Where to eat in Houston, Texas: Burn’s Bar BQ”

  • 1
    Em on September 27, 2006

    Hello! I’ve uploaded a photograph of yours to a travel site. (I put the URL under “Website.”) I couldn’t find a picture of Burn’s BBQ anywhere, and I really adored yours. I added your website in the caption.

    If you have a problem with this, PLEASE get back to me!

    Also, judging by your site, you might really enjoy 43 places. It’s a great way to keep track of the places you’ve been and write about your impressions.

    Have a good day. :]

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    Homesick Houstonian on June 14, 2008

    wow! I’ve never even heard of burn’s! anthony bourdain went to houston??? i must see that episode!

    I enjoy Goode Company BBQ (on Kirby), but people are split over whether they like it or not. In fact, every bbq in houston is like that. One person says it good, the next will tell you they are full of shit heh. But if you don’t like the bbq, you’ll still love the jalapeno cheddar bread and the pecan pie.

    Thelma’s is supposed to be legendary, but I haven’t had a chance to try it.

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    Houston Gold on March 23, 2009

    You’d think that there would be more local restaurants posting at least their locations with google or a simple website with a copy of the menu on it….might be something in that.

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