Killen's Barbecue

Houston, Killen's BBQ, June 2015, BBQ plate
Photo by Kimberly Park

More than any other restaurant, Ronnie Killen's Pearland establishment kicked off the local barbecue boom that's brought Franklin-inspired, Central Texas-style smoked meat to neighborhoods across the entire Houston area. The core menu remains among the most wide-ranging of any local barbecue joint — with brisket, pork ribs, beef ribs, homemade sausage, turkey, pork belly, and a full range of sides and desserts all available daily — the addition of dinner service in 2017 added steaks, comfort food, and Tex-Mex to the menu. Long lines can still be an issue on the weekends, but those willing to consider barbecue for dinner only need to make a reservation to skip them.  


Killen's Barbecue
3613 E. Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77581


Sun: 11 am-8 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11 am-8 pm
Wed: 11 am-8 pm
Thu: 11 am-8 pm
Fri: 11 am-9 pm
Sat: 11 am-9 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining