Burns Original BBQ

Roy Burns Sr. sold barbecue by the side of the road in Acres Homes and built that into a neighborhood institution; his sons and grandsons have expanded the business into one of the most popular in the city.

After Roy Burns passed away in 2009, his son Steve went into semi-retirement and son Gary opened his own barbecue joint on Antoine. Daughter Kathy Braden opened her own Burns BBQ outlet on North Shepherd. The original location on De Priest Street in Acres Homes fell into disrepair. In 2010 grandsons Cory and Carl Crawford trekked out to the boarded-up De Priest building and were shocked at the condition it was in.

The brothers bought the De Priest location and brought it back up to code. Steve came in to cook, and other family members helped out as well. They reopened in 2012 as Burns Original BBQ. Gary rejoined the operation in 2013 and Kathy recently returned to the family business. Today, Burns Original BBQ is one of the most famous ETX-style barbecue joints in the city and is a fixture of their Acres Homes community.

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Owner(s): Cory Crawford
Pitmaster(s): Steve & Gary Burns
Established: 1973
Address: 8307 De Priest St, Houston, TX 77088
Hours: Tue-Thu 10:30AM-6PM, Fri-Sat 10:30AM-6:30PM
Phone: (281) 999-5559
Known for: Massive chopped beef sandwiches, pork spareribs, rib sandwiches, a ten-pound baked potato, and "homemade links" i.e. chaurice sausage.
Pro-tip: In addition to the great barbecue, there's a burger joint next door with a Instagram/selfie-worthy mural that celebrates the Burns family and Acres Homes neighborhood.
Brisket price/lb: $17.99
Price Date: 2021-04-04
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