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Payment method
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Neighborhoods
Central LA, Central Hollywood
Categories
Barbecue Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisine: Barbecue

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05/06/2011

Overall
Dude, it's the best BBQ in LA ...

Dude, it's the best BBQ in LA -- easily -- and dare I say this far west of Kansas City. Reasonably priced, hometown, casual atmosphere and great sides, especially their slaw or mac salad. Always a recommendation, especially for out-of-towners who think LA eating is all sushi and portion control.

08/07/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Pretty good outside of georgia

I had a pulled pork sandwich that reminded me of back home. Good sauce and tasty pork.

07/05/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
BBQ as good as it gets

Anyone that doesn't like this place probably doesn't like BBQ. I'm originally from North Carolina and I'd fight my grandmother over this stuff. It'll make your tongue knock your brains out just to get another bite. Sure wish they would open a place in San Diego.

04/11/2009

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Awesome BBQ

This place is small but has really good BBQ. It's the best in the Hollywood area. The Sandwiches are my favorites, the beans are really good, the mac salad is good, the potato salad is good and even the pies are good. Next thing will be the ribs, my boyfriend says they too are good.

05/27/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Very good eats.

I've traveled through some of the so-called ""BBQ states"" like North Carolina, Texas, Missouri, and I found that the food is pretty good there. However, many of the places in those states were serious junk. The food at Houston's was just as good as any of the decent places I went to, and in many cases, even better. Those people who are looking to for ""real BBQ"" or claim to know the authentic stuff, remind me of those New Yorkers that claim their pizza is the best, even though I've had far better New York -style pizza in L.A., compared to the pizza in Manhattan (maybe outside of manhattan it's better, to be fair). For the price you can't beat this place with a stick. Also, in a happening place in Hollywood. Their sandwiches are awesome and they have home-made chili, that is nothing like the junk they top your fries with at Der Wienershcnitzel. If you're used to that kind of junk, then yeah maybe this place isn't for you. Otherwise, I give it an A minus.

05/19/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Poor BBQ

I have eaten here off and on for the past 4 years, I am from Texas and have a good idea of BBQ, I travel quite abit so I get east coast, St. Lois, Dirty south and west coast BBQ. I feel Hustons is to BBQ what a Burger King taco is to true cuisine, a pale comparison at best. BBQ is not any meat with BBQ sauce on it, its a method of cooking, otherwise get a slice of bologne and drip bbq sauce on it and open a resteraunt.

11/01/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Are we talking about the same restaurant?

I was in the mood for barbecue, and, reading the great reviews here on citysearch thought I'd give the place a try. I don't know if this was just a bad day or what, but the eating area was completely filthy, and the food wasn't good. The meat was gristly and fatty (i had beef ribs, which I gave up even trying to eat about 1/2 way through the meal) and the sides (potato salad/cole slaw) both had a weird metallic taste to them. Total waste of money.

04/16/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Excellent Barbeque!

I am from the South and miss the bbq there! Houstons is awesome. Definitely not a fancy place, but the food I recommend. I had a party catered by them and they delivered it promptly. Try it!

02/03/2007

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Grungy Hip BBQ

Great ribs. The Smokey burger is delicious. There is also a really cool vintage furniture store, The Junk Market, a block south on Selma.

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