The Brisket House – Deer Park

The Brisket House, Deer Park
Populated by oil refineries and chemical plants in cities like Deer Park and Baytown, Houston's far east side was never known for great barbecue until this outpost of The Brisket House opened.

Indeed, the blue-collar area of Deer Park, Pasadena and Baytown are known mainly for refineries and Urban Cowboy and not so much for great barbecue. Though there are a few chain barbecue restaurants, Kammerl’s decision to bring craft barbecue to Houston’s east side was a stroke of genius.

But not just in terms of barbecue consumer demand. Refineries are historically massive consumers of barbecue catering, with jobs for upwards of hundreds of employees. Refinery workers have come to expect great barbecue as part of the job and this location of The Brisket House – Deer Park fits the bill.




Building: Standa-alone building at the end of a small strip center, with a roomy dinign room and adjacent outdoor patio.
Parking: Shared parking lot with strip center, quite a few spaces. Usually not a problem to get a spot.
Ordering: Counter ordering. Get in line and place order with the order-taker, pay, then get a number and a member of staff brings your order to your table.
Catering: Pickup and delivery only. Minimum 20 person order for delivery. There is a bulk/catering menu on the website.
Pit(s): One Southern Pride, wood-burning rotisserie pit.



Owner(s): Wayne Kammerl
Pitmaster(s): Jorge Castaneda, Victor Hernandez, Brandon Fabian
Established: 2012
Address: 3217 Center St, Deer Park, TX 77536
Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-8PM, Sun 11AM-6PM
Phone: (281) 884-8058
Known for: No-nonsense, unpretentious location for great barbecue in an otherwise smoked-meats-wasteland.
Pro-tip: Check out Wayne's PB&J sandwich - a jalapeno bun generously topped with pulled pork, brisket, and jalapeno sausage.
Brisket price/lb: $22.00
Price Date: 2021-05-14


Style(s): Central Texas
Neighborhood(s): South, East, Southeast, Deer Park
Building Type: Stand-Alone
Catering: Pickup, Delivery
Primary Wood(s): Oak
Primary Pit Type(s): Rotisserie
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner


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