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Leon's World's Finest Barbeque

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
+1 409-744-0070
10:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 19:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 20:30
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in to try some Q while staying on Galveston island. Brisket, Ribs and Chopped beef were meats we had. Sides were baked beans and potato salad, fast service, good food, beans were excellent and brisket was cooked well.

Thank Anthony W
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us visited Leon's in the way into Galveston about two weeks ago. It had a 4 1/2 star rating and we found out that rating is well deserved. Leon's wasn't much to look at outside or in, but it had a wonderful homey feel to it. Leon and his family were extremely warm and welcoming and it almost... More 

Thank asp3a
Galveston, Texas
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238 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I left $21.00 on the tray for a $15.00 tab. The server took the cash, cleared the tab, and disappeared out the back door. Losing the cash is bothersome. The arrogance, rudeness, and insult are a very big deal. You'll never see me in there again. The recipient of a good gift should be grateful, and say "thank you."

3 Thank danny w
Lafayette, Louisiana
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We just arrived and checked into the hotel. Looking for something close by. Leon's BBQ pooped up. So we decided to give it a try. I did the Lean Brisket with Ribs, mac and cheese and beans. Pickles and onions and bread came with it. Ribs melt in your mouth, brisket had to cut with a knife, but it was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We read the reviews and anticipated a barbecue treat. It was just okay. Nothing bad, but nothing to bring us back either. My husband had the young,tender spareribs. They had barely a hint of smokey flavor, the rub overwhelmed with black pepper lingering on the palate. I had the brisket which was very juicy and tender, absolutely no smokey flavor... More 

1 Thank BarbaraF841
Houston, Texas
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I have to tell you that I was a little worried when we pulled up to the little hole in the wall at about 2:30 this afternoon. No one was there. The three of us found a table and each ordered a beef brisket sandwich, two of them the Leon fatty side BBQ and one the lean beef. Three sides:... More 

Thank kctLosAngeles
las vegas, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

we ate their 6 days ago.wow what a meal! you get alot of food and it's fantastic.we ordered brisket some of the best we ever ate.their sides yum.baked beens were some of the best I ever had.our waitress was super friendly asked her questions and told her how good her food was and she told us next time to try... More 

Thank Glenn W
san antonio
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Hurry get over here and try this place . There are a lot corporate or chaim restaurants here in Galveston but when you want some plain and simple BBQ come check out Leon's . It has a simple no-frills dining room atmosphere with a great family vibe . The food is the real deal . We ordered the one meat... More 

1 Thank martin c
Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This place is a small hole-in- the-wall type spot but the food is good! The house made sausage links are very good! A must try!

Thank LesLeigh M
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I checked TripAdvisor to see where to go for barbecue in Galveston. We ended up going to Leon's Worlds Finest Barbecue. What a treat! We ordered brisket and ribs with baked beans and potato salad. The brisket was excellent and the ribs were just a little dry but the flavor was delicious. The sides were home made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5427 Broadway St Ste A, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-4436
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-0070

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?