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'Top 50 Best BBQ Joints' | See which Houston-area eateries made Texas Monthly's list

One Houston-area restaurant made it in the top three.

HOUSTON — If there's one thing we know Texans crave, it's BBQ. Fitting for any occasion, a wedding, tailgating or just because — BBQ is a smoked staple you can devour any season. 

Texas Monthly has done all of us Texans a favor by releasing its list of "Top 50 Best BBQ Joints" in Texas and to no surprise, eight Houston-area BBQ eateries made the list — one of them ranked third best in the state! 

Texas Monthly said this year's list was put together by 32 Texas Monthly editorial staffers and three freelancers who visited 411 BBQ joints over eight weeks.

The is Texas Monthly's sixth Top 50 list since 1997.

List of Houston-area BBQ joints that made the list

  • Truth BBQ *ranked Top 3*Truth BBQ opened in 2015, its first location in Brenham. 

Location: 110 S. Heights Blvd.

Opening hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to sellout.

  •  Blood Bros. BBQBlood Bros. BBQ first opened in 2018. The owners grew up together in Alief and share the same passion: good friends, good food and good times. 

Location: 5425 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire

Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to sellout; Open Thursdays from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 

  • LJ's BBQ LJ's BBQ first opened in 2015. On Fridays and Saturdays you can get FREE locally brewed beer in the cooler just past the checkout.

Location: 1407 W. Main, Brenham

Opening hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until they sellout. 

  • Feges BBQFeges BBQ opened its first location in Houston's Greenway Plaza food court. Its second location, in the Spring Branch area, opened earlier this year.

Location: 8217 Long Point Road (Spring Branch location)

Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Brett's BBQ ShopBrett's BBQ Shop opened in 2018. Has a weekends-only cooler full of free beer.

Location: 606 S. Mason Rd, Katy

Opening hours: Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to sellout; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to sellout

  • Killen's BarbecueKillen's Barbecue first opened in 2013. It now has two locations, Pearland and The Woodlands. Killen's also delivers to Sienna, every week, Saturday and Sunday.

Location: 3613 E Broadway St., Pearland; 8800 Six Pines Dr, The Woodlands

Opening hours: Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to sellout; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to sellout

  • CorkScrew BBQCorkScrew BBQ first opened in 2011. Owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Will and Nichole Buckman.

Location: 26608 Keith, Spring

Opening hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Tejas Chocolate + BarbecueTejas Chocolate + Barbecue opened in 2015. Originally sold only bean-to-bar chocolates and decided to step it up a notch by adding BBQ to the menu.

Location: 200 N. Elm, Tomball

Opening hours: Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Happy eating, friends!