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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Phil’s Texas Barbecue

110 S. Heights Blvd. (Washington Ave.) Send to Phone
713-862-8600
Real smoked meats and more at Phil’s Texas Barbecue.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Phil’s Texas Barbecue Restaurant Review

: Native Houstonians Phil Stephenson and his cousins Danae Stephenson and Martin Pike’s barbecue restaurant is pure Texas. Phil’s Texas Barbecue is housed in a 1930s garage that’s been updated inside and out. Agaves, mesquite trees and native grasses greet you outside, while the interior of the sprawling space exposes polished concrete floors, open rafters, a large family dining room, private rooms and a 22-stool mesquite bar. There’s a full bar and big beer menu, but the real attraction is pitmaster Gilbert Arismendez’s smoked meats. After a special rub, the beef brisket, pork ribs, pork tenderloin, regular and jalapeño sausage, turkey and chicken are smoked over aged hickory wood for hours. The jalapeño sausage goes down well with a side of garlic cheese grits and the crisp pimento coleslaw. Desserts are fresh-baked brownies and pies like the buttermilk pie ordered à la mode. This is one joint where you’ll definitely want to take out-of-state visitors.

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