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The Original Rib Tickler

28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
+1 281-255-8119
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (22 reviews)
“turkey” (4 reviews)
“sausage” (5 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
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Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The smell from the street was enough to get your stomach grumbling it smelt so good. It's not fancy but your not there for decor. Not only was it good the sides, I had the beans and potato salad, but the loaded baked potato looked...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank newtravellerCanada
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome barbecue, best ribs outside of Kansas City. Love their baked beans. Try their baked apples with cinnamon. Buy by the plate or by the pound.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank danieln866
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I wish I'd discovered this fantastic, family-run BBQ joint years ago - I've missed out on so many delicious ribs! We stumbled on The Original Rib Tickler earlier this year. All the BBQ is excellent, but the ribs are superb- juicy, flavorful, and tender. We...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank SuzanneAussie
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Over the years I've frequented the Tickler often. The food is above average and the prices are reasonable. The folks that work there are friendly and polite.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Wonderful home cooked food. Everything is delicious and go here about 2-3 times a week! Love the people there too!

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank jhaas
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I ordered the meat potato. It was very delicious and filling. The restaurant was very clean, everyone was friendly and my food was ready fast.

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank 302sheryll
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This restaurant/drive-through is my go-to for a great tummy-filling, family-pleasing take-home dinner. Anything on the menu is wonderful...but the sweet taste of the cole slaw has been a bit inconsistent lately.

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank dg2014jg
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent ribs and chicken for all of us The four of us had plenty of food and everything was hot and delicious.

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank helpful4350
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We love the Rib Tickler!! After trying almost every BBQ place around Houston we find this our go-to place time and time again! I love the loaded potato with brisket or turkey and my husband loves their ribs. Cozy feeling inside and the owners are...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank AmyStellaJewels
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

With all the good Bbq in Texas, you can find a better place to eat. Meat is mediocre at best, sides and desserts are store bought. Why not just go to Kroger and "make" this at home?

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank stephanief246
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2 November 2015|
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Response from BlueRose8099 | Reviewed this property |
It's a small restaurant with fairly limited parking. We only had between 20 and 25 people in our group and took up a big part of the dining area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Tomball
  • Phone Number: +1 281-255-8119
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