Virgie's Bar-B-Que

5535 Gessner Rd.
Houston, TX 77041-7411
Critics' Pick


  • Tue 11am-2pm, Wed-Fri 11am-6:30pm, Sat 11am-5:30pm
  • $$
  • Takeout
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Pitmaster Adrian Handsborough's smoky, tender pork ribs are fall-off-the-bone amazing, but they've got nothing on his brisket. He's been selling at least 100 pounds a day of the stuff since opening Virgie's, his small, out-of-the-way barbecue shack in Westbranch in 2004. East Texas-style, his barbecue comes topped with a spicy-sweet sauce and is served up with sides of mustardy potato salad, tangy coleslaw and bacony green beans — all of it homemade.

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