Killen’s Barbecue

3613 E Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77581

Phone: (281) 485-2272
Hours: Tues-Sun 11 - Sold Out (around 3:00)
Twitter: @killensbbq

Opened 2014
Pitmaster Ronnie Killen and Manny Torres
Method Oak, hickory, mesquite, and pecan in an indirect heat pit and a wood-fired rotisserie

TMBBQ Rating: 4.75


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Brisket and pork belly, beans and broccoli/cheese all were great
David Monasmith @ Killen’s Barbecue, 2017-02-19 23:02:56
Got here about 12:30pm. Stood in line for about 20min. Line moves but not as fast as expected. Got lean and moist brisket and a beef rib. Sides were cream corn and Mac and cheese. Brisket flavor wise was amazing. Downside was it was very dry. Even the burnt ends were dry. Saving grace are the 3 BBQ sauces available. They made it easier to go down and added good flavor to already good smoky and peppery meat. Beef rib was very juicy and great bark with pepper and slight saltiness. Perfect. Cream corn was Rudys like which is good. The Mac and cheese was great but extremely heavy. Could only have a couple bites before arteries started complaining. Beef rib 5 out 5. Brisket taste 5 of 5, brisket moistness/ tenderness 2 of 5. Sides 4 of 5. Overall 4 out of 5.
Terry r @ Killen’s Barbecue, 2016-07-26 18:29:53
Had the Wagyu brisket, pork belly, pork rib, and beef rib all of it was sensational might have been the best meal of my life They serve a white bread if you ask for it that I highly recommend I'm guessing that they make it also. We arrived at 10:30 and waited 1:45 minutes
CJW @ Killen?s Barbecue, 2016-02-28 14:26:31
When you consider how nice the place is, sides, desserts, (meats are not quite franklin quality) the daily specials are creatively cool! For a Houstonian, I'll take the Killen trip over a franklin trip any day. Get there at 9am to be first in line
paul_umlove @ Killen’s Barbecue, 2016-01-29 14:04:19
Amazing as usual. The brisket, pork ribs, and turkey were cooked to perfection. I need to try some of their specials but it's hard when those 3 meats are consistently great. Waited in line about 45-50 minutes
cvalen9 @ Killen’s Barbecue, 2016-01-15 20:09:08
Elite BBQ that knocks it out of the park. Got the beef ribs plate and 3 meat combo with brisket, spare ribs, and jalapeño sausage with sides of green beans and Mac N Cheese. Best beef ribs I've ever had. I always find beef ribs inconsistent at BBQ joints and Killen's did it right. Bark and peppery taste was fantastic; the meat was absolutely perfect. Brisket hit the spot; loved the homemade sausage which was super hot. Sides complimented the meal well and banana pudding was the perfect finish. Houston's most elite BBQ hands down.
Rahul Yaratha @ Killen’s Barbecue, 2016-01-15 20:05:47
Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Thin was my 5th or 6th time and everything I have ordered has been great. Brisket by far is the best I have ever tasted (haven't been to Franklin's yet), the turkey, ribs, and sausage are awesome too. It's definitely worth the hour wait in line. The sides and desserts are out of this world too. The creamed corn is divine and banana pudding is irresistible. I talked to the Pitmaster Ronnie Killen during a few of my visit and he is very nice and willing to take some time by his pits to chat. I highly recommend everyone to make the trip to Pearland.
cvalen9 @ Killen’s Barbecue, 2015-12-12 15:38:38
Was able to dine in delight at this true establishment of barbecue excellence. We blessed our mouths with the holy trinity of barbecue with the brisket being outstanding and the pork rib being a plus. The sausage is a taster's choice but tickled my fancy and the beef rib only being outdone by some of Texas' best in that area. This pop up made me proud I am again from Texas and is one more reason why texas is the barbecue capital of the world.
Rashad See @ Killen's BBQ, 2013-08-03 04:21:51
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July 18, 2014

“The Best Barbecue, Period.” That’s the motto Ronnie Killen has printed on the shirts that he and his staff wear, putting a daily target on every one of their backs. Making that declaration even after a good run of success toes the line between confidence and arrogance, but Killen had them printed while still serving his pop-up customers, five months before he opened the doors of his new restaurant. It was just plain cocky. I admire…