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Galveston / Houston Hotels and BBQ Options?

WarBGEagleWarBGEagle Posts: 6
edited April 2017 in Off Topic

Hello All.  Wife and I are headed to Houston and Galveston for Memorial Day (two days in each town).  Kids are staying back with the grandparents.

Couple of Questions for locals and people who have been:

1)  What are the best BBQ options for Houston and/or Galveston?

2) What is the better place to stay in Galveston - San Luis Resort or Hilton Resort?

  - both are about the same price... so that's not really the deciding factor.

  - big difference between the two? 

Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!



  • chasw14chasw14 Posts: 31
    Having grown up in Galveston and having been to both, The San Luis is nicer with better bars and restaurants.  The pool area is much nicer and the bar area around the pool is nicer. It is a bigger hotel so if you want a smaller hotel, go with the Hilton.  If the price is the same, I would always go with the San Luis
  • HoustonEggerHoustonEgger Posts: 550
    edited April 2017
    BBQ in Houston:
    • Roegels - Especially Thursday for Pastrami
    • Pinkerton's - Jalapeno Cheesy rice and Duck Gumbo
    • Killen's (Down in Pearland)
    • The Pit Room (tacos are a must!)
    • Corkscrew (in Spring)
    • Gaitlins
    • Blood Brothers - popup/truck only so you have to find them on Twitter. Usually on Washington on the weekends
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  • ibandaibanda Posts: 551
    I have not been there, but hear good reports about Killen's Barbecue on the south side of Houston in Pearland. 

    It has been a long time since I have been there but lots of good seafood to had, Gaido's (fancy), Fish Tales on the seawall, and I have had good seafood on the bay side near the Strand on the pier where the fishing boats unload their catch.
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  • xfire_ATXxfire_ATX Posts: 586
    Growing up in N Houston I
    have a bad taste in my mouth for the area.. However I do rotate around and we stay on the S end of Galveston every two years or so and Ive come to enjoy some of the locals again.

    I found this Gem last time I was down there- very casual, food was great.

    Previous time there we ate here which was nicer atmosphere but frankly I was at the beach and I wanted more casual

    One last thing I would say to do is hit a Buccees- one in League City on I-45 and if youre near there you can always hit Rudys BBQ.

    *Rudys- Some may disagree but I find Rudys to be an above avg BBQ joint.  Its easy to feed my family- everyone can get something they are happy with.  May not be the "best" at anything but pretty good at all of it.
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