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Harlon's Bar-B-Que Airport

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3500 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032-5573
+1 281-821-8274
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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747 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Poor airport BBQ. Service was bad, food was too. This is not a good place to represent Texas BBQ as it can be so good and Harlon's was so bad.

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Laurel, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Had twenty between ask the waitress if we had time said she yes grab fish and chips and wife got a cheeseburger. Made sure we had time fast service with a smile !! Anytime I'm around I will come here.

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Thank timanddarlene
Northborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

No service, reminded me of an old Greyhound bus terminal eatery in its atmosphere. Great cool beer, but the food is a mishmash of low end bar-b-que. Avoid unless you love this sort of thing.

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Thank patrick g
McAllen, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Located on b gate. I had the pulled pork sandwich...it was good. The service is horrible. I was the only one at ordering, 3 employees, and they were on their cell and I even had to ask, with my food ready to be charged, if there was something missing because they would not charge me. Anyway...food good, bad service.

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Thank Linda R
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

I was walking around the airport killing time and ran into harlon's. The food looked really good so I gave it a try. The BBQ was good. The mashed potatoes and coleslaw were really good. The cornbread was great. Overall it was a great meal in an airport.

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Thank bigguns182
Everett, Washington, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The BBQ was just okay but the Mac & cheese was really runny and had no flavor. Too expensive -even for airport food

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Thank Wentegra
Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

I fly through IAH several times a year and usually grab a quick bite at Harlon's. They don't have pulled pork, but the brisket and ribs have both been good on several occasions. The sides have usually be sitting for awhile, but are still decent. The prices ... well this is airport food, so not a great value. But, I've... More 

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Thank ColoradoDoc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Just returned to the U.S. and had a three hour layover at IAH. Decided on BBQ from the food court options in Terminal B and was sorely disappointed. The brisket tasted more like boiled meat, it definitely wasn't smoked brisket. The ribs were fatty and flavorless. The sauce was thin and runny. The service was just as poor, highly unmotivated... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Thought I would try some TX bar-b-que on my layover in Houston. I ordered a pork sandwich. They gave me 2 pork ribs WITH 2 BONES in them, and a bun. I protested that I had received the wrong order, as I had ordered a sandwich. They said this is what they call a pork sandwich. I asked them how... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

If your in Terminal B and have time for a quick bit, you must try Harlon's. It's worth sitting in the food court -- trust me. I ordered the two meat platter with sausage and brisket. They carry all the sides to complete the meal. The meat was fantastic. It was the best sausage I've ever tasted in a BBQ... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue, Fast food
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 N Terminal Rd, Houston, TX 77032-5573
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-821-8274
  • This restaurant is at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (after security)

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?