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The Original Rib Tickler

28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
+1 281-255-8119
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (19 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (2 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
28930 State Highway 249, Tomball, TX 77375-4241
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I can't really comment on the BBQ. They do have really good and fresh salads (my favorite is the Strawberry salad)and homemade dressings. The fish tacos are good and I love the fried catfish and shrimp.

Thank CLombard
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The Rib Tickler has been making world-class BBQ in Tomball for many years - they have the best we have found in Texas. In addition, their service is excellent, and you can't go there without seeing one of the owners who are always friendly and...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 18 December 2013

The rib tickler has the best ribs and brisket in the area. I think that their sauce is among the best anywhere. The portions are of ample size and the service is very good. If you are in the Northwest Houston area - give them...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This is the place for BBQ. They do it right. Sides are good too. Lots of food for the money. This place has been around for a while and for good reason.

Thank txlady12
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Craving BBQ ribs - this is the place for you. Great taste, huge portions, and a relaxed casual atmosphere. The coconut cream pie was enough for two to share. I'll be back!

Thank Vickie H
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Some of the best Bar-B-Que I have eaten - including in the Carolina's - and I like Lexington Bar-B-Que! Just a GREAT job with the food. I like to be seated and waited on, but for this kind of chow, I will make an exception...More

1  Thank vinomanfla
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This place is amazing with talented cooks. There food have a good juicy flavor that invites me for more food. Whenever I walked in I was amazed with the smells of different foods. I would love to go back there.

Thank Lorelai S
Reviewed 29 May 2013

This is a place that I've been going to for almost two decades. So when I have someone in from out of town, it's THE place for BBQ. Ted & Sylvia have brought the restaurant back to the pinnacle of Texas BBQ. The food was...More

1  Thank Ei and Aar S
Reviewed 14 April 2013

BBQ was ok but I was hoping for better. We will try again because everyone can have an off night. There was a lot of take out going on.

Thank sleepy1492
Reviewed 29 March 2013

If you like good BBQ, you can't go wrong her. If you don't like BBQ, tis place may change that..it is really good.

Thank Carlos A
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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