Luling City Market


4726 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77027-6604
(713) 871-1903
Today: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
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We are located in the heart of the Barbecue capital of the world, in the Galleria area of Houston and easily accessible from any part of the city.

Luling City Market was founded by the Craig family in 1981 and has been family owned and operated for over 30 years, bringing the distinct Central Texas Barbque style to the city. We cook our meat over Post Oak wood in specially designed pits. No gas is used for cooking our meat. All of the smoke flavor and the distinctive smoke ring are genuine. In addition, we make our own 100% beef sausage using the same recipe we have used for over 30 years.We smoke fresh meat 7 days a week from brisket, chicken, turkey and pork ribs to our own home made sausage links. Our experienced long-time employees make delicious cole slaw, potato salad and pinto beans along with homemade individual pecan pies and Texas size brownies. We have the perfect side dishes to compliment the best Bar-B-Que you'll ever experience.

You may have heard of our distinctive Luling City Market Bar-Q-Que sauce. This tangy mustard based sauce has been one of our most popular items and we ship it all over the world. Our special sauce is so good you can use it on everything from meat, eggs and seafood. We make it here from a special recipe - you can't get it anywhere else, but you CAN get it from us. Click the 'Sauce' link above for more details.
Mon 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tue 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wed 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thu 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Fri 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sun 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Reviews for Luling City Market

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In this wood-paneled diner that looks more like a saloon, you can't see the pit where the staff slow-cooks the tender, juicy barbecue; but you sure can smell it. From a cafeteria-style line, guests choose from brisket, links, ribs, turkey,… Read Full Editorial

My Review by lcmbbq1 via Citysearch on 8/7/2012

Fantastic sausage, shipped some to my parents in Dallas, they loved it

How can you call yourself a BBQ place with this food by jg1977 via Citysearch on 3/22/2011

This is by far the worse BBq place in the world. The service was horrible. The meats looked burnt and was really dry, and no BBQ sauce to dip the meat in. The sauce they did have was just hot sauce and they called it BBQ sauce. Also…

Worst sausage in town by CSMobileUser2 via Citysearch on 10/21/2010

I had hoped this would be a great BBQ restaurant after reading their website but the service was horrible and the sausage unedible and cold. I went as far as to complain to the two workers that the sausage tasted a little sour but they…

one of the better bbq in houston by garryt via Citysearch on 9/10/2010

ribs are very good.brisket is very good ,but the homemade hot links - if you can take spicey is my favorite !. their home made salse is spicy and tasty too .i really like it as well. their side items are nothing special.

NOT THE REAL LULING BBQ ! by Scooby via Citysearch on 4/16/2010

Ok, this is NOT THE Luling city market, I repeat NOT. If you truly want the best BBQ in texas as voted in TEXAS MONTHLY 1 of only 10 that even made it in the mag and it's not in houston it's in downtown LULING next to the train tracks.…

I will never ever eat here by Nikkig via Citysearch on 8/1/2009

I will never eat the nastyest bbq in the state of tx again. If you see their name on a sign keep driving. They have discusting food and even worse management. I would not even give them a star if the rating system would allow me to. I…

WORST BBQ & Service by TiffanyGayle via Citysearch on 1/10/2009

Upon walking in the joint it is like a local neighborhood bar. Older white men hanging around the bar. The menu is very limited. I ordered the turkey, and when I saw it, it looked like turkey from a can. I tasted it and it tasted like fake…

The best! !!!!!!!!!!!!! BBQ EVER by JDNortham via Citysearch on 12/27/2008

absolutely the best \r had some sent for christmas, and even my daughter-inlaw who was dissapointed in not having a turkey dinner is now a convert\r LUV IT!!!! brisket... ribs and sausage , we have a new tradition and made a pact…

Nothing Like the ORIGINAL by fabnron via Citysearch on 12/10/2008

Having moved to Houston several years ago I was told about Luling City Market and how great it the food was. I passed by it and stopped with friends and was not very impressed with it. I am originally from Luling and had the best BBQ…

Bad quality food by karuby123 via Citysearch on 11/16/2008

I love BBQ and have eat at lots of BBQ places, this is by far the worse place I have eaten at. The place is a cafeteria style. They serve with their bare hands, the guy pick up my meat with his bare hands, no gloves. I had a plate of…

BBQ Gone Bad by maximusfungurl01 via Citysearch on 10/5/2008

My husband and I dined at Luling City Market last night. I had heard and read for years how great it was, a Houston BBQ institution. We happened to pass by so we thought, yeah we'll give it a try. Upon entering the place was dirty…

Fantastic BBQ! by WolvesDave via Citysearch on 8/28/2008

Absolutely fantastic BBQ. It's a cafeteria style, they have brisket, ribs, sausage etc. I had the brisket and sausage combo. I'm not normally into brisket, but it was perfectly lean and tender. The sausage was great, just a little…

Unquestionably the best BBQ in Houston by digdoggy via Citysearch on 6/26/2008

This is in an unlikeley location for a really good bbq joint (near the gallereria inside the loop). Being a student of both bbq joints and making bbq of all kinds, this placed surprised me. The ribs are very meaty and must be slow smoked…

Pass by tolo via Citysearch on 5/24/2008

Eaten there a couple of times. Not noteworthy. Living off the great reputation of the real BBQ joints near the real Lulling and west.\r \r Pass on this one. Go to William's Smoke House or to the Swinging door, or better yet, take a short…

Yucky and dry brisket... don't waste your money by happydachsies via Citysearch on 4/26/2008

My husband and I favorite BBQ place is Salt Lick (Driftwood/Austin area). This is our baseline for all BBQ places we try. Unfortunately, this place is a bust. My brisket was very dry and my husband was a little more moist only because…

I wouldn't bother! by ysaguirrec via Citysearch on 4/18/2008

We were actually going to Bayou City for lunch, which we love, but when we smelled the BBQ we thought "why not?" I had never been here and I always heard it was really good. I'll never return! I had the potato salad and a sliced beef…

Great Bar-B Q in Texas by Monica L via Insider Pages on 2/4/2008

I love this place. This place reminds me of Luling, Texas original restaurant. The food is great and the restaurant is a great setting. The prices are great for what you get. You can not beat this anywhere. This is the place to go if you…

Best in Houston by dltexas via Citysearch on 11/14/2007

I am sort of bias, it is not the best I have had because I believe that belongs to the Luling City Market in Luling. I lived in Sequin for 7-years and at least once a month would go over to Luling for lunch (being sure to take an extra…

Awesome BBQ by sbabendure via Citysearch on 7/28/2007

Great Ribs and BBQ sauce with a little kick, that's what I'm talkin' about... Somebody send Rachael Ray an e-mail to come on down to Texas for some real food. She'll be able to leave the fake smile at home when she wraps her lips around…

City Market, Luling by nanadawn1955 via Citysearch on 7/12/2007

There is nothing out there like City Market. It is more than fabulous BBQ, the ambiance is one of a kind! I grew up on City Market food, and now that I am living in California, I send for it, and every time anyone in my family goes home,…

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