Pappa Charlies Barbeque

Pappa Charlies Barbeque meat
Photo by Eric Sandler

In just over a year, pitmaster Wesley Jurena went from operating a barbecue trailer to a brick-and-mortar restaurant just steps from Dynamo Stadium. He serves properly smoky, intensely seasoned, Central Texas-style barbecue, as well as dishes such as jerk-spiced tri tip and smoked masala-spiced lamb. Pork ribs are some of the best in Houston thanks to a sweet, spicy glaze that draws on Jurena's competition history.


Pappa Charlies Barbeque
2012 Rusk St.
Houston, TX 77003


Sun: 11 am-6 pm
Mon: Closed
Tue: 11 am-8 pm
Wed: 11 am-8 pm
Thu: 11 am-8 pm
Fri: 11 am-8 pm
Sat: 11 am-8 pm

Good to Know

  • Editors' Pick
  • Casual
  • $$
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Beer/Wine
  • Locally Sourced
  • Takeout