My partner insisted that I drop in on Goode's on a recent trip to Houston. Wow! he was right (and he knows his bbq). Goode's is a must stop spot for solid Texas bbq. By the time the line snakes up to the cafeteria style serving area, you've begun to relax with the beer you pulled out of the ice chest, and you're forced to make the tough decision... what meats will I eat? No doubt, you will want at least the two meat plate. I had brisket and the smoked turkey on a recent visit. The brisket was juicy, tender and offered just the right mix of smoked flavor and spice as it went down. My turkey was a bit dry, but not too dry, and I liked the mix of spices that infused it - must've been some pepper, coriander and a few other things.. The jalapeno bread surprised me at how it wasn't overwhelmingly cheesy or heavy - just the right balance to heavy bbq. The beans were good, not great, and the cole slaw was creamy and heavenly. As I tried to not drip sauce on my suit, I enjoyed looking around to see families, European visitors, cops, groups of kids, and other post-work folks all gathered around the picnic tables on a cool Houston evening. Great place, indeed.
Pros: Very good bbq. Fun atmosphere.
Cons: Long lines.