When husband-and-wife team Otto and Annie Sofka first founded Otto's Barbecue and Hamburgers in 1950, they never dreamed barbecue would become the meat and potatoes of the family's livelihood. The small corner grocery store specialized in canned and boxed goods—that is until Annie started cooking up hamburgers at the request of hungry regulars. As the popularity of Annie’s burgers grew, the store’s shelves were cleared out to make room for tables and chairs to accommodate the growing lines of customers. Within two years, the Sofkas were officially in the burger business. By the ’60s, they were ready to add old family barbecue recipes to the menu, and Otto’s has been a favorite pit stop for Houston barbecue lovers
Three generations have now manned the kitchen at Otto’s, satisfying customers as varied as George Bush Sr., Liberace, and George Foreman with barbecue that has been smoked in a hickory grill for 18 hours. Chefs pair seven meat choices, including beef brisket, slow-smoked pork ribs, and sausage links, with a range of homestyle sides and giant stuffed potatoes, creating full meals that showcase the flavors of the South better than an art installation built from chicken-fried steaks. The chefs at Otto’s also serve up their own line of bottled sodas, ensuring enough frothy root beer, orange soda, and cream soda to wash down the saucy eats.
Chow down on ribs, slaw and more at Central Texas Style Barbecue, a down-home barbecue joint in Pearland.
Keep your health in check at Central Texas Style Barbecue, a local restaurant with endless healthy menu items.
At Central Texas Style Barbecue, kids of all ages are welcome.
The private room at Central Texas Style Barbecue is an excellent option when you're heading out with a big group for a night of celebration.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Central Texas Style Barbecue's beautiful outdoor seating area.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
Catering services are also available.
Delivery and take out are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Central Texas Style Barbecue's diners can park in a neighboring lot just seconds away.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Central Texas Style Barbecue, too, where prices are generally under $15.
Central Texas Style Barbecue has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Enjoy finger-licking barbecue year-round at Sydney's and Leon's Worlds in Pearland.
The patio tables outside of Sydney's and Leon's Worlds are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
Sydney's and Leon's Worlds is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Sydney's and Leon's Worlds is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Sydney's and Leon's Worlds offers catering.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from Sydney's and Leon's Worlds.
Sydney's and Leon's Worlds is located near a parking lot, which many diners take advantage of.
The menu at Sydney's and Leon's Worlds is reasonably priced, with most items costing less than $30.
The cuisine team at Brisket Bar-BQ grills up a menu chock-full of down-home barbecue fare. Ravenous guests can quench hunger with a brisket barbecue sampler ($10.25) or a plate of shred-ready ribs ($9.25), each of which arrives with a choice of two sides—beans, potato salad, coleslaw, Cajun rice, fries, mashed potatoes, or corn. Brisket Bar-BQ also concocts succulent barbecue chicken and turkey baked potatoes buttressed by a blend of butter, cheese, sour cream, bacon, and chives ($7.25), plus hearty homemade chili ($4.45), which is emphatically ladled into large, hand-warming bowls.
Enjoy classic barbecue dishes at Charlie's Bar-B-Q in Bellaire and embrace the mess.
Low-fat choices are not featured on the menu
this place serves the real deal.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Can't get enough of Charlie's Bar-B-Q's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Homebodies can take advantage of Charlie's Bar-B-Q's delivery and take-out options.
For a night out with great food that won't break the budget, head to Charlie's Bar-B-Q.
Head on over to Charlie's Bar-B-Q first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Charlie's Bar-B-Q is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cuisine Type: American
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Cheeseburger
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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The Locker Room
The Locker Room is more than a hockey bar: it's a hockey-obsessed bar. Situated nowhere near the Canadian border, the bar nevertheless thrives on a love for hockey teams, Canada, and sports in general. On any given day, bottles of Molson and Labatt await excited crowds visiting for the NHL game of the night. When there's no live hockey, football games playing on the bar's LED TVs keep the fun going while the insatiable scents of
poutine and Tim Horton's coffee help you feel the chill of the Great White North. A covered patio gives bargoers another incentive to join in The Locker Room's revelry, and kid-friendly meals and snacks make it a destination to share with the next generation.