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A Central Texas Barbeque Restaurant & Mixed Drink Saloon

General Info
Luling City Market was founded in 1981 in Houston Texas in an attempt to bring the distinct Central Texas barbeque style to the city. We cook our meat over Post Oak wood in specially designed pits. No gas is used for cooking our meat. All of the smoke flavor and the distinctive smoke ring are genuine. In addition, we make our own 100% beef sausage using the same recipe we have used for over 20 years. We grill fresh meat 7 days a week from brisket, chicken, turkey and pork ribs to our own home made sausage links. It's not ALL about Bar-B-Que. Our experienced long-time employees make delicious cole slaw, potato salad and pinto beans along with individual pecan pies and Texas size brownies. We have the perfect side dishes to compliment the best Bar-B-Que you'll ever experience. You may have heard of our distinctive Luling City Market Bar-Q-Que sauce. This tangy mustard based sauce has been one of our most popular items and we ship it all over the world. Our special sauce is so good you can use it on everything from meat, eggs and seafood to just plain old crackers. We make it here from a special recipe - you can't get it anywhere else, but you CAN get it from us. Click the 'Sauce' link above for more details.
Regular Hours
Mon - Sat:
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TollFree: (877) 526-2271

We grill fresh meat 7 days a week from brisket, chicken, turkey and pork ribs to our own home made sausage links. We make delicious cole slaw, potato salad and pinto beans along with individual pecan pies & Texas sized brownies.
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amex, diners club, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards
Price Range
Luling City Market is located in the Houston Galleria area.
Central Houston

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Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Delivery, Caterers, Barbecue, American, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average



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James I.



Best BBQ in Texas if you ask me! The coleslaw is awesome too! I go once a week while I am in town! Love this place!



Provided by Citysearch - 
How can you call yourself a BBQ place with this food

This is by far the worse BBq place in the world. The service was horrible. The meats looked burnt and was really dry, and no BBQ sauce to dip the meat in. The sauce they did have was just hot sauce and they called it BBQ sauce. Also the setting was kinda like a chow line, and the sides, Potato salad or cole slaw was nasty as well. They also charged extra for pickles and bread. If you notice they put the meat on a paper and weigh it but before they do that they add bread to the weight and make you pay for that weight not just for the meat. I have never heard of a BBq place charging for bread. Last but not least the price was really high, 2 meats 1 side and a drink and 2 pickles is 16.50. I have been to some expensive BBQ places in my days but atleast the food is good unlike this place. PLEASE STAY AWAY.

Nicholas P.


Great Barbecue

This place has some real Texas barbecue and it's delicious. The chopped beef sandwich is the best I've had.



Provided by Citysearch - 
one of the better bbq in houston

ribs are very good.brisket is very good ,but the homemade hot links - if you can take spicey is my favorite !. their home made salse is spicy and tasty too .i really like it as well. their side items are nothing special.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Ok, this is NOT THE Luling city market, I repeat NOT. If you truly want the best BBQ in texas as voted in TEXAS MONTHLY 1 of only 10 that even made it in the mag and it's not in houston it's in downtown LULING next to the train tracks. BBQ is very you like it or you don't. I've eaten at over 60 BBG joints in my 45 years on this planet and I can say LULING CITY MARKET in LULING TEXAS is the best .Or at least the top 10 ever. I have been eating there since I was in collage at Sam Houston ,I would drive there on the weekends instead of going home and eat and swim at the bridge at the edge of town. When we go the river each year in the summer we have to stop and PIG out, you won't be left hungry. I gave this place a star because i had to it does not deserve even 1 star this was a family member who split from the LULING family.



Provided by Citysearch - 
I will never ever eat here

I will never eat the nastyest bbq in the state of tx again. If you see their name on a sign keep driving. They have discusting food and even worse management. I would not even give them a star if the rating system would allow me to. I give them two thumbs down.



Provided by Citysearch - 
WORST BBQ & Service

Upon walking in the joint it is like a local neighborhood bar. Older white men hanging around the bar. The menu is very limited. I ordered the turkey, and when I saw it, it looked like turkey from a can. I tasted it and it tasted like fake turkey...meaning I dont believe that it was real turkey at all! So, I switched to chicken and it was black and tasted five days old. It had no smoke or seasoning flavor. The potato salad was tasteless. Wanted to add pickles, so went over to the condiment section and it was filled with GNATS. They were all over the pickles, onions, and relish. My friend ordered the sausage and it tasted like grease and some unknown meat. The ribs were dry and had no flavor. The coleslaw was mildew and caused my friend to gag. We left all the food on the table and left. Our meal was $28.00 (way over priced) Didnt even taste the beans. I would not be surprised if they picked it up and resused it. all the meat looked at least a week old. WORST food in my life. The service people was slow and just stood there looking at us.



Provided by Citysearch - 
The best! !!!!!!!!!!!!! BBQ EVER

absolutely the best
had some sent for christmas, and even my daughter-inlaw who was dissapointed in not having a turkey dinner is now a convert
LUV IT!!!! brisket... ribs and sausage , we have a new tradition and made a pact that none would be consumed w/out all of us there (there were some leftovers) we all supervised the prep and entry to the freezer several calls today wanting to confirm the consumption on New Years day



Provided by Citysearch - 
Nothing Like the ORIGINAL

Having moved to Houston several years ago I was told about Luling City Market and how great it the food was. I passed by it and stopped with friends and was not very impressed with it. I am originally from Luling and had the best BBQ there, so the only thing good about this place is the name and nothing else.If you want good bbq worth the trip to Luling to get the best.

karu 123


Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad quality food

I love BBQ and have eat at lots of BBQ places, this is by far the worse place I have eaten at. The place is a cafeteria style. They serve with their bare hands, the guy pick up my meat with his bare hands, no gloves. I had a plate of brisket and ribs with two sides potato salad and cole slaw. The meats were so dry making it difficult to swallow. The sides were not good and tasted old. It is over priced for the quality of the food. Would never go back there again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
BBQ Gone Bad

My husband and I dined at Luling City Market last night. I had heard and read for years how great it was, a Houston BBQ institution. We happened to pass by so we thought, yeah we'll give it a try. Upon entering the place was dirty looking and filled with elderly neighborhood types at the bar. We proceeded to the area where you can order. The menu was almost non-existent. Brisket, ribs, sausage and I think chicken. The guys working behind the counter were not helpful or welcoming. It was kind of a ""what do you want"" atmosphere. I ordered the brisket plate and was only offered one side (it's supposed to come with two), and I had the potato salad. My husband ordered the brisket a and sausage plate and the coleslaw (his order also sans the second side). We were offered bread and the guy stuck his bare hand in the bag and pulled out two slices. We went over to the ""condiment bar"" which consisted of white onion cut into 1"" wide slices and some cheap dill pickles. If you want the ""good"" pickles you have to pay for them!!! It was expensive enough as it was. I spent 28.00 on a little brisket and a bad side. We sat down, ready to dig into what a lot of people have touted as the best bbq in Houston. What a disappointment. The brisket was dry, tasteless and the outside was so hard it felt like swallowing broken glass. The sauce was not good but made the meal palatable. The potato salad was bland (but edible when doused with the sauce) and the coleslaw equally as bland. We would not recommend this place to anyone (we like) and will not be returning.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Fantastic BBQ!

Absolutely fantastic BBQ. It's a cafeteria style, they have brisket, ribs, sausage etc. I had the brisket and sausage combo. I'm not normally into brisket, but it was perfectly lean and tender. The sausage was great, just a little spicy but not too hot. They serve the food on paper, and the sauce is on the table. I read one of the other reviews said the beans were excellent - I wouldn't say they were anything special, but definitely good. If you want good barbecue in a casual ambience, you have to try this place.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Unquestionably the best BBQ in Houston

This is in an unlikeley location for a really good bbq joint (near the gallereria inside the loop). Being a student of both bbq joints and making bbq of all kinds, this placed surprised me. The ribs are very meaty and must be slow smoked for days to come out so good with fat rendered out of them. The sausage, chicken and turkey are all quite tasty too. If you rate your bbq on brisket, I only give these guys a B+ though. Don't take my word for it, let the people in point if you do not get there before 11AM for lunch, the line is out the door. Sauce (usually not noteworthy in most places) is unique and tasty. The chains like Pappas or Goode can't touch this!



Provided by Citysearch - 

Eaten there a couple of times. Not noteworthy. Living off the great reputation of the real BBQ joints near the real Lulling and west.

Pass on this one. Go to William's Smoke House or to the Swinging door, or better yet, take a short trip west and get some real BBQ rather than this substandard want-to-be stuff.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Yucky and dry brisket... don't waste your money

My husband and I favorite BBQ place is Salt Lick (Driftwood/Austin area). This is our baseline for all BBQ places we try. Unfortunately, this place is a bust. My brisket was very dry and my husband was a little more moist only because he has lots more fat. We would never go here again. I agree with other reviewers, drive out of town to get good BBQ. So far, we can't find any good BBQ place in Houston. We tried other places too (Goode, Pappas, Luthers), all not up to par.



Provided by Citysearch - 
I wouldn't bother!

We were actually going to Bayou City for lunch, which we love, but when we smelled the BBQ we thought ""why not?"" I had never been here and I always heard it was really good. I'll never return! I had the potato salad and a sliced beef sandwich. The salad was so bland, the meat was dry and the bread was rock hard! I asked if I could add some slices of sausage to my sandwich and they said no! I had to buy the whole link which he didnt bother to slice! It definitely wasn't worth it! It was mushy and greasy. My friend had the ribs which he said were ok. Also, they are WAY overpriced! I didnt intend on spending $28 for a sandwich, salad, 3 ribs and 2 drinks! Goode Co. is still the best in town thats for sure! I'll never go back to this place again!



Once great - Luling City Market fails today

While the BBQ is incredible and I love the sauce. The smoke ring and great flavor is available elsewhere. Like Goode co. the problem with Luling City Market is the lack of service and hostile employees. Why bother to eat at place that would rather cheat than feed you. I think Houston BBQ on Elderidge is better and they don't make up the number for what it will cost. I will never go back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best in Houston

I am sort of bias, it is not the best I have had because I believe that belongs to the Luling City Market in Luling. I lived in Sequin for 7-years and at least once a month would go over to Luling for lunch (being sure to take an extra shirt that day to change into afterwards, because after exiting the smoke room your cloths are saturated with BBQ smoke flavor, its TERRIFIC!)...However, I have now lived in Houston for 4-years and eating at the one on Richmond Ave the food to me is just as delicious to that in Luling (less the smoke room ambiance). You see I am a sausage lover (and would take sausage over brisket any day)...there is nothing better than placing a slice of sausage in a piece of pure white bread, then pouring the sauce on it for every bite and dringking it down with a cold Shiner. Love the sauce. If you don't like the BBQ at the City Market just leave Texas as we don't want you here...



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome BBQ

Great Ribs and BBQ sauce with a little kick, that's what I'm talkin' about... Somebody send Rachael Ray an e-mail to come on down to Texas for some real food. She'll be able to leave the fake smile at home when she wraps her lips around some of this Texas sausage!!! Luling City Market is one of my all time favorites!!! You gotta try it out...