Gatlin's BBQ

Gatlin's BBQ Garden Oaks
Photo by Eric Sandler

Pitmaster Greg Gatlin's massive new restaurant in Garden Oaks is the third permutation Gatlin's BBQ. Gone are the cramped quarters of the original location on 19th street; in its place is a retro-styled, classic looking barbecue joint with wood paneled walls, Edison bulbs and, most importantly, a massive, wood-fired rotisserie smoker. The good news is that Gatlin's is already producing brisket and ribs that live up to its place on Texas Monthly's list of the state's 50 best barbecue joints. The better news is that he's figured out how to move the line a little more efficiently than the bygone days on 19th.


Gatlin's BBQ
3510 Ella Blvd
Houston, TX 77018


Open Now
Sun: Closed
Mon: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Tue: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Wed: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Thu: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Fri: 11 am-3 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
Sat: 11 am-9 pm

Good to Know

  • Casual
  • $$
  • Beer/Wine
  • Takeout