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This place is like going back to 1957 its timeless. all the cooks and waitresses have been there 20 to 30 years. The food is really good great fried shrimp, chicken fried steak, and awesome fried chicken but be patient it takes those fine lady cooks about 25 minutes to cook it right. Family owned and not a chain dont miss it . On the corner of crosstimbers and yale. closed sunday and monday.

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  1. Thanks for this. I love good fried shrimp, and it's getting harder and harder to find. Seems like nobody hand-breads their own shrimp anymore. Soooo much easier to serve that heavily-breaded, frozen crap from Sysco.

    1. Be prepared for a wait or get there early, because it gets packed! Amazingly enough, even though it's called Barbeque Inn, I have never had the BBQ! It's a great place. I agree with joe! I always get the CFS, my DH gets the fried chicken.

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      1. re: danhole

        They also do a very good fried oyster, and a real, non-sysco stuffed crab on the seafood platter, with the shrimp, oysters and a nice piece of catfish. I've had the spare rib appetizer, St. Louis style, it's decent, nothing special, but it helps pass the time while you're waiting on the fried chicken. I also love the chicken fried steak, it's so hard to choose what do get, the wife and I always end up sharing.

        1. re: James Cristinian

          Wow James! I had no idea. I get stuck in a rut and stick to one thing, which is the CFS. Can you get the fried oyster as an appetizer? Did you read on the Houston Press blog that Triple A on Airline has an even better CFS than BBQ Inn? I need to check that out.

          1. re: danhole

            Dani, I don't think it'll be a problem. I seem to recall having added extra oysters and shrimp to the platter so we could split it, then again, my memory could fail me. I think they're pretty flexible. Another one of my favorite places, Mardi Gras Grill, does a fried oyster appetizer, even though it's not on the menu.

            1. re: danhole

              Dani, you got me curious, so I called the Barbecue Inn. I got good news and bad news. The oysters are not available as an appetizer, however, you can add them to an entree for a very reasonable $1.04 each.

              1. re: James Cristinian

                Thanks James. Now go try the CFS at Triple A and I will too and we can compare notes.

                1. re: danhole

                  Dont forget the barbecue makes the best ice berg lettuce salad Ive ever had the best.