Midtown Barbecue

Midtown BBQ
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In Houston's ever-expanding barbecue boom, this Midtown restaurant gives diners another high-quality option to choose from. Pitmaster Brett Jackson, who trained at the iconic Louie Mueller Barbecue, serves a menu that starts with the Texas trinity (beef brisket, pork ribs, and sausage) while adding chicken, turkey, and pulled pork. Sides are in the hands of Eric Aldis (Corner Table) who brings a chef's touch to sides like the four cheese mac and cheese, sauteed mushrooms, and green chili corn casserole. While most barbecue joints are primarily lunch-only, Midtown is both open for dinner and offers a full bar with cocktails.

It may not be a Houston version of Austin's well-regarded Freedmen's Bar yet, but the range of offerings and a promising selection of housemade pickles are a good start.      


Midtown Barbecue
2708 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77006


Sun: 11 am-midnight
Mon: 11 am-midnight
Tue: 11 am-midnight
Wed: 11 am-midnight
Thu: 11 am-2 am
Fri: 11 am-2 am
Sat: 11 am-2 am

Good to Know

  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering
  • Full Bar
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining