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Carl's Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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21920 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77429-3377
+1 281-890-2275
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cypress, Texas
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love that this place is still around. Definitely old school. Traditional bbq from times past. It is good but dont plan to have your wedding reception there. It makes me happy that places like this stay around for us old school people.

Thank utbeta
Level Contributor
60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been eating at Carl's for over 14 years. Despite all the nearby BBQ competition, we'd rather eat here than the big chains. My favorite meal's the pulled pork one meat dish, with green bean casserole and special mashed potatoes. The BBQ chicken one meat dish is generous and tasty too. Try their tiny cornbread muffins... More 

Thank Beabe T
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have been here before but always for barbeque. This time we had a coupon for 2 chicken fried steak dinners, drinks and desserts for $19.99. The steaks were excellent and huge, one would have been enough for both of us. Plus your choice of 2 sides, bread, drinks and dessert. The food was outstanding and we took leftovers with... More 

Thank Sandy A
Houston, TX
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Carl's has been in Cypress for years, I have tried the several times over the last 25 years. My issue with the food is consistency. I have had day old ribs (at least the looked and tasted day old) there not fond of "day old" food at a restaurant. the sliced beef has been average to good the times I... More 

Thank 6Daysontheroad
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Local BBQ restaurant has been around for a long time, great meats, great sides, great sauce. Friendly staff, clean facility, and a great place for lunch or dinner. Bread and extra sauce are available at a small bar near the tables, nice little extra. Usually order a two meat platter, good size servings for big appetites.

Thank Scott V
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

carl's barbecue has been in the same location for as long as i can remember. they're legendary in the cypress area. quality of all their food is top notch.

Thank coetken
Cypress, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Probably the best barbecue in Cypress. You can get better if you want to go to Old Town Spring, or Giddings or Lexington, but this is good. I really like their twice baked potato casserole. Their brisket is good.

Thank Bob M
Tomball, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The ribs, moist brisket, banana pudding and the baked potato casserole are all over the top and they keep us coming back.

Thank mreiland2016
Long Beach, California
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My first experience here was lackluster, but it's a family favorite so there was no getting out of a second visit. This time my meal was Great. A two meat dinner - two meats & two sides. The sliced brisket was moist and flavorful all the way through the meat. The sausage had big flavor. The portion was adequate, plenty... More 

Thank VictoriaTravelsToo
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great food and options served in large portions and in a very relaxed atmosphere . Went here for a "relaxed" business lunch and it was a good choice - plenty of room and time for eating and talking.

Thank Roger B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21920 Northwest Fwy, Cypress, TX 77429-3377
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: +1 281-890-2275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?