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“Very Please”

The Original Rib Tickler
Ranked #9 of 161 Restaurants in Tomball
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We have visited 3 times now. Excellent service and food. Very informal family atmosphere. We have had the rib platter and the chopped beef and pulled pork. Baked potatos are large and have all the toppings you could want.

Thank chicag0andy
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Our family loves this place but will select a different place to eat BBQ due to limited gluten free options. They said the chicken was gluten free but it was in same container and touching the ribs that were not gluten free. Beware of cross contaminated items. Over time their gluten free menu may improve. My sister says we will not eat here until then.

Thank Catherine D
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Another Tomball institution, the Rib Tickler is indeed the original, and quite good. Seating is somewhat limited, but the people flow moved fast.

Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I've been going here since it was a walk-up shack.
Always great. Plenty of parking in rear. Has drive thru. Nice covered porch areas.
Had the Sylvia today, add sauce n mashed taters!

Thank doclizardo
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I personally think the best thing about TORT is the peach cobbler--it is worth going here just for that. The BBQ is pretty good--but go for the peach cobbler!!

Thank Michael N
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