Guillory’s Bar-B-Que

Veteran Owned/Operated

Guillory's Bar-B-Que
Beaumont-style beef links had mostly vanished from Houston barbecue menus until Leonard Guillory Sr. and son Leonard Jr. resurrected them at this small Alief storefront of Guillory's Bar-B-Que.

Leonard Sr. was born and raised in China, Texas and moved to nearby Beaumont for high school. There, he discovered the unique regional dish known variously as grease balls, garlic bombs, or juicy links at legendary joints like Patillo’s and Broussard’s. 

After a stint in the Army and a career as a truck driver, he recruited his son to help in opening a barbecue trailer in the Alief neighborhood of west Houston. When he moved Guillory’s Bar-B-Que into the larger storefront across the street he began working on his recipe for the links, made from family memories as well as a recipe from a legendary Beaumont pitmaster known as Big Foot. After some trial and error, Guillory Sr. now makes some of the best links in all of Southeast Texas. 




Building: Large, older shopping center on corner of S. Kirkwood and Bissonnet.
Parking: Huge parking lot with plenty of spaces available adjacent to the restaurant. Easy access to both S. Kirkwood and Bissonnet.
Ordering: Order at counter, give name, then the food is brought out to your table.
Catering: Call-ahead and pickup only.
Pit(s): Southern Pride wood-burning rotisserie smoker.



Owner(s): Leonard Guillory, Sr.
Pitmaster(s): Leonard Guillory, Sr.
Established: 2017
Address: 11851 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77099
Hours: Tue-Sat 11AM-7:30PM, Closed Sun-Mon.
Phone: (832) 295-3737
Known for: Beaumont-style beef links are the specialty here, but don't miss the loaded boudin - a tray of rice-and-meat boudin-filling topped with brisket, cheese, sour cream and green onions.
Pro-tip: Beaumont-style beef links are eaten like boudin - squeeze out the filling onto a slice of white bread, then add some onions and pickles and a splash of barbecue sauce for fold-over sandwich. a
Brisket price/lb: $0.00
Price Date: 2021-05-19


Neighborhood(s): West, Southwest, Alief
Building Type: Shopping Center
Catering: Pickup
Primary Wood(s): Oak
Primary Pit Type(s): Rotisserie
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner


Beaumont-style beef links are making a comeback in Houston at Guillory’s
Houston Chronicle
This Houston Joint Broke Our Brains by Loading Boudin Like a Barbecue Baked Potato
Texas Monthly
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