Gatlin’s BBQ & Catering

1221 W. 19th
Houston, TX 77008

Phone: 713-869-4227
Hours: Tue-€“Sat 11-€“7 or till meat runs out
Website: gatlinsbbq.com/
Twitter: @gatlinsbbq

Opened 2010
Pitmaster Greg Gatlin
Method Hickory; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip The Cajun dirty rice has a fan base.

TMBBQ Rating: 4.25

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As posted St. Louis ribs, brisket, deer sausage spicy and smoked sausage amazing nice people all in all a great place for BBQ an special 10 for the tender and sweet oak ribs wow breathless
icelee72 @ Gatlin’s BBQ, 2014-09-06 03:18:38
The dirty rice alone was worth the 1.5 hour wait. Brisket was very good; deer sausage really hit the spot. Top it off with some fresh peach cobbler by Mama Gatlin, and we had the makings of a great Saturday lunch.
Rahul Yaratha @ Gatlin’s BBQ, 2014-07-18 06:37:00
Excellent ribs, brisket and venison sausage. Very good potato salad. Large portions. Well worth the wait.
George Caflisch @ Gatlin’s BBQ, 2014-07-02 07:00:47
4pm and out of dirty rice, baby back ribs, and bread pudding! The spare ribs, brisket, and spicy sausage more than covered up my sorrow. Parking was tough but the meat was like butter. Robyn fell for the potato salad, too.
Ed Dravecky @ Gatlin’s BBQ, 2014-06-27 17:38:57
Got here late the brisket was a little dry but the smokey flavor was amazing perfect with the slightly spicy sauce. The sausage was slightly sweet. The sides were a really find the green beans are my standard order and are usually pretty boring. This place make them with peppers and bits of sausage. Very good
Jeevan Gowda @ Gatlin’s BBQ, 2014-05-08 19:08:41
Great Ribs
Tiffany Cooper @ Gatlin’s BBQ, 2014-04-27 10:05:12
Fantastic ribs!
KC Culbert @ Gatlin’s BBQ, 2014-04-26 14:38:38
Stopped in on a weekday at 12:40 & was immersed in the "you're at a GREAT Texas BBQ joint" feeling immediately. Cars parked up and down the street (like it seems to be a most great places there is little parking). I saw some outside picnic tables with people from all walks of life talking and eating. I made it inside and found about 4 tables and not too bad of a line. The lady taking orders (& everyone else) were super friendly. I felt like a regular. I ordered the 3 meat and a table opened up so I ate there inside. The line came by my table so I was able to tell from the talk all the first timers who were in line. The returners were giving them pointers on what sausage, ribs & sides to pick. I got moist brisket which had a black bark and plenty of smoke. Great flavor and unlike some have said it had a good salty taste. The spicy sausage looked dry but I was surprised at how tender and good it was. It snapped when you ate it and had an excellent flavor. The ribs I got were St Louis style and although the meat was firm it would pull off the bone in one big delicious piece. I am definitely becoming a rib man. It had a pretty pink ring and was moist was a brisket rub kind of flavor. I don't line multi meat plates. I'd rather get more of 1 or 2 meats but at Gatlin's I don't know what meat I'd eliminate. I ordered it to go so I could take the left overs but there were none! My choice for BBQ in Houston.
Hank Mangum @ Gatlin’s BBQ, 2014-04-18 08:37:56
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Reviews

May 15, 2013

Greg Gatlin is in charge of the smoker, but he also bustles around taking orders and tidying up. So does his mom, who is responsible for the fine bread pudding and other sweets. After a wait—which is often lengthy—you’ll receive plates neatly stacked with precisely sliced meat. In case you’ve ever wondered what the deal is with different ribs, you’re in luck: Gatlin’s has two kinds. Side by side, you’ll see that the baby backs…

January 6, 2012

It was the end of a long day. My friends Nick and Clark had stayed with me bite for bite through six other barbecue joints and we were on our way to Houston to eat at this mightily heralded joint in northwest Houston that’s just over a year old. Greg Gatlin had his heyday on the gridiron as a defensive back for the Rice Owls, but barbecue is his game now. He was manning the…