The Brisket House – Woodway

The Brisket House - Woodway
Wayne Kammerl is one of the original craft-barbecue pitmasters in Houston, opening his original Brisket House location in 2010 as an homage to his early experience at legendary Tom's BBQ in College Station.

Opening a barbecue joint in an upscale neighborhood like Tanglewood was relatively novel in 2010, when suburban and rural joints were still the standard. But with the rise of craft barbecue, the clientele began to skew upscale too, and this location perfectly fit the bill.

The wood-burning Southern Pride smoker sitting right by the door was also also quite new, as most old-school joints had rickety, rusty old pits in the back not meant for public viewing. Though located in a shopping center, the fragrance of burning post oak still permeates the dining room, adding to barbecue bona fides of this location of The Brisket House – Woodway.




Building: Small slot in strip shopping center in busy Tanglewood neighborhood.
Parking: A small parking lot associated with the shopping center that is full during busiest times. There are a couple of parking spaces in front that are reserved for The Brisket House. Valet parking available at the front of the shopping center. Substantial number of street parking spaces on Woodway.
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, David Guzman
Established: 2010
Address: 5775 Woodway Dr, Houston, TX 77057
Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-8PM, Sun 11AM-6PM
Phone: (281) 888-0331
Known for: The Brisket House Special is a tray of meat and sides that is a throwback to the old meat market days of Texas barbecue.
Pro-tip: Get a side of the excellent cornbread. Also, this is the only location serving beef ribs.
Brisket price/lb: $22.00
Price Date: 2021-05-12


Style(s): Central Texas
Neighborhood(s): West, Memorial Area, Tanglewilde
Building Type: Shopping Center
Catering: Pickup, Delivery
Primary Wood(s): Oak
Primary Pit Type(s): Rotisserie
Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner
Drinks: Beer, Wine


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